Background to Braun Shavers

Braun is a German company that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Proctor and Gamble, which bought Braun's previous owners Gillette in 2005.

The Company is best known for its shavers and grooming products of course, which it has been manufacturing and marketing since 1950. However it has also made other oral and beauty care products, food and drink-making appliances, irons, clocks, watches and calculators over the years. Read the rest of this article below the reviews....

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In 1950 the first Braun electric shaver was designed. Although it looked more like a mouse-trap than a shaver it used the principle of foil and cutter-block, which, in a very refined form, is still employed in Braun shavers today!


It was really in the early 1960's when Braun started making great headway in the global shaver market and that continues to this day; they are seen as the pioneer of many innovations to shaving - like the automated cleaning system for example.


Braun shavers are traditionally foil head models and the company has led the way with improved foil technology over the years.


Braun is considered one of the "Big Four" electric shaver manufacturers around today.


Key Models and Features

The key Braun shaving units available today fall into the following categories:

Series 1

Braun Series 1-150
- Free-Float Foil System - floating foil follows facial contours for a smooth finish
- Slim Precision Head - shaves close even in hard-to-reach areas.
- SmartFoil - through its unique foil patterns the Smart Foil captures hairs growing in different directions.
- Washable - fully washable under running tap water - for easy cleaning.

Series 3

Braun Series 3 - 390cc/ 370s/ 360s/ 350cc/ 340s Wet & Dry/ 330s
- Triple Action Free Float System - With three fully adaptive cutting elements the floating head adapts automatically to facial contours and shave short and long hairs in every stroke.
- 3-Stage Cutting System - With twin foils that shave off stubbles and an integrated cutter that shortens longer hairs Braun shaves progressively closer in 3 stages.
- Clean & Renew System - The Braun Series 3, 5 and 7 shavers feature a simple to use Clean & Renew System - it cleans, charges and lubricates.
- SmartFoil - through its unique foil patterns the Smart Foil captures hairs growing in different directions.
- Washable - fully washable under running tap water - for easy cleaning.

Series 5

Braun Series 5 - 590cc-4/ 550cc-4/ 560cc
- ActiveLift - Unique oscillating middle trimmer lifts & cuts flat-lying hair - for a thorough shave even in problem areas.
- Contour-Adaptive Head - 33° pivoting shaver head perfectly adapts around the jaw line and under the chin.
- OptiFoil - Braun's most advanced foil with ergonomically sized holes cuts hair deeper than ever before - for perfect closeness that lasts longer.
- 3 Stage Cutting System - With twin foils that shave off stubbles and an integrated cutter that shortens longer hairs Braun shaves progressively closer in 3 stages.
- Clean & Renew System - The Braun Series 3, 5 and 7 shavers feature a simple to use Clean & Renew System - it cleans, charges and lubricates.
- Washable - fully washable under running tap water - for easy cleaning.

Series 7

Braun Series 7 - 790cc-4/ 760cc-4/ 750cc-4/ 730s-4
- Pulsonic Technology - 10,000 micro vibrations with every stroke help capture more hair - for Braun's most thorough and comfortable shave.
- ActiveLift - Unique oscillating middle trimmer lifts & cuts flat-lying hair - for a thorough shave even in problem areas.
- Fully Flexible Shaving System - Braun's unique combination of pivoting shaver head and floating foils ensure maximum facial adaptability.
- Personalisation Modes - Extra sensitive and intensive mode for the different facial zones - for a more individual shave.
- OptiFoil - Braun's most advanced foil with ergonomically sized holes cuts hair deeper than ever before - for perfect closeness that lasts longer.
- Triple Action Cutting System - 3 special cutting elements shave long hair as easily as short hair.
- Clean & Renew System - The Braun Series 3, 5 and 7 shavers feature a simple to use Clean & Renew System - it cleans, charges and lubricates.
- Washable - fully washable under running tap water - for easy cleaning.

Other Braun Grooming Products For Men

Braun also makes body and face grooming equipment for men - in the CruZer range:

CruZer Face

CruZer Body

CruZer Beard & Head

CruZer High Definition

Braun Products For Ladies

Braun makes the Silk-epil epilators for ladies:

Silk-epil Xpressive

Silk-epil Xelle

Silk-epil Soft Perfection