“Designed by a team of dermatologists along with Olay, the Advanced Cleansing System is as effective as a system sold by skin professionals for nearly $200.* Professionally and clinically designed to cleanse 6 times better**, the Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System also sets your skin up for supersonic anti-aging moisturization.” (www.olayprofessional.com)
So, this system supposedly cleans your skin 6x better than using your regular cleanser alone. And because it exfoliates your skin, all of your skincare products will be more effective on your skin. You may notice your everyday cleanser working better, your moisturizer doing a better job moisturizing, etc.
The Advanced Cleansing System ($30) contains a 2-speed cleansing brush and an exfoliating cleanser (.68 oz). The cleansing brush is battery operated (no plug) and includes (2) AA batteries. The cleansing brush is detachable, and once your brush becomes old, you can purchase the cleansing brushes separately for around $10 for a pack of two.
There are two buttons, an on/off button and a button that controls the speed at which the brush will rotate.
I’ve been really interested in trying the Clarisonic for the past couple of years now, but ranging from $149-$225, they aren’t exactly affordable. So, I decided to try the Olay Pro-X as a less expensive alternative. I purchased mine from Target for $29.77. It’s about a dollar less at Walmart, and about $5-6 more expensive at CVS and Walgreens. If you’re lucky enough, you might have a P&G coupon that will take a few dollars off the total price.
So far, I’ve only used this twice and I really like it. What’s different with this and the Clarisonic is, that the Clarisonic vibrates, whereas the Olay Pro-X actually rotates. Do I think it makes a difference? Personally, I don’t think so. I love that it’s Water resistant, so I can use it in the shower and I love how gentle the brush is. I was a little nervous at first that it was going to be too scratchy and harsh on my skin, but it’s not scratchy at all. It’s actually very soft. I like using it on the higher speed, as I feel it does a better job. Also, I’m loving that it’s fairly silent. It doesn’t sound like I just started a lawn mower, like some of my electric shavers.. Lol.
So far so good, and I’m very excited to use this as a part of my daily skincare routine. I broke out terribly this past week, and I haven’t introduced any new products to my skin – so I think my skin was lacking major exfoliation.
I’ll keep you updated within the next few weeks of my thoughts and overall opinions with this product.
*Have you tried one of these or similar? I know several companies now have similar battery operated cleansing brushes.. I was going to purchase a Sun Labs one a while back that can be used on the face and body, but I never ended up getting it. The only similar thing I’ve tried in the past is the I-Skin Intelligent Microdermabrasion System, which worked great – but the head isn’t a brush, it’s a sponge.. and you can’t purchase replacement sponges at Sally’s. How dumb is that?? And I’m not going to purchase a whole set for $30, when I only need a new sponge.
Anyway, let me know your thoughts in the comments below!