Friday, January 4, 2013
Olay Pro X Advance Cleaning System Review
Hello All!! So I have been debating forever on possibly purchasing the Clarisonic Mia. It's basically a skin cleansing system that the reviews say transform your skin. Only thing is, it is very pricey. I have seen them for as little as $100. The system consists of using a mild skin cleanser with an electronic device that vibrates a brush head against your face to remove impurities and deep clean the skin. The reviews on almost every major site (Ulta, Macy's, Amazon, Makeup Alley etc.) are anywhere from 4-5 stars out of 5. That's pretty darn good!
So when I came across the Olay Pro X System, I figured after doing my research that it was a really great less expensive alternative. The reviews on all the major sites are almost equal to those of the Clarisonic Mia. Usage is exactly the same, a cleanser and the device for about 60 seconds and the price at CVS Pharmacy was $29.99/Sale $24.99. One major difference is the Clarisonic only vibrates while the Olay Pro X spins in a circular motion. Which I actually like. I feel like it's actually brushing the dirt away and not just pulsating against it. The brush head on the Clarisonic is larger than the Olay Pro X HOWEVER, the only moving part on the Clarisonic is the center bristles. The outer ring of bristles is there only to prevent splatter. So in actuality, the Olay Pro X has a larger moving head.
The Olay Pro X came with a small trial size cleanser. The cleanser has a fine graininess to it. My skin, I would say is on the sensitive side and wasn't irritated by it. But the second time I used it and went on for more than 60 seconds, I felt a bit of irritation from it. That was my fault though lol. I lost track of time. One other thing is that the Clarisonic comes with a charging dock and the Olay Pro X needs 2 double AA batteries. I don't mind that. I read in several reviews that the batteries have lasted people over a month with everyday use. That isn't bad at all.
Once I finish with the Olay Pro X and apply my nighttime moisturizers, I find that my skin is glowing!! Really glowing and clear looking. I also noticed that before I used the system, I would wake up the morning after and my skin felt tight. Almost like either my moisturizer had been rubbed off while I slept or my skin absorbed it and needed more. However with the use of the Olay Pro X system it felt still well moisturized in the morning with no tightness.
Overall I love it! I've used it now for 1 full week and have noticed some nice changes. My skin looks more radiant, feels softer and I've noticed less blackheads in the areas where I would get them. Still I have not used the Clarisonic so I cannot speak for it. I can only compare with what I've read and pictures I have seen. I would say if you really want to transform your skin, give the Olay Pro X system a try. I neglected my skin for a very long time after I had my second son, and now I've got to get back to it. This is a great cheaper alternative!! Thanks for visiting!!