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Review of Olay Pro-X Professional Advanced Cleansing System

Is Olay's New Gadget as Good as Clarisonic?

With its off-white color, gray button controls, and facial cleansing brush system at the top, it's hard not to compare Olay's new Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System ($30) to Clarisonic ($195).

But while they're visually somewhat similar, they differ in price (obviously) and motion. While Clarisonic uses a sonic oscillation system, Olay uses a nonsonic rotating one, making for a completely different experience. I almost prefer the circular massaging action of Olay (it's great for soothing sinus pressure), and the bristles seem to be slightly softer. Not that it's good or bad one way or another, but if you are looking for a super deep cleanser with a ton of power, Clarisonic, which has a heftier, more dynamic feel about it, wins out in this battle. To see the rest of my review, just keep reading.

Both systems have two settings so you can pick between a light or more intense washing. Clarisonic charges on a base, while Olay works on AAs. As far as cleansing goes, I used both side-by-side and really couldn't tell which one gives the smoothest, softest results. One major dissimilarity, however, is that "Claire" is waterproof while Olay is just water-resistant. klutzes beware.

There's no denying Clarisonic is an amazing product and worth the dough if you have it to spend. (See our video review.) But for its ability to deep cleanse, exfoliate, and give a great massage in the process, Olay's Advanced Cleansing system has surprised me with its great value.

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rocksit rocksit 2 years

Been using my Clarisonic Aria twice daily for two weeks (Check Pleasingcare.com) . My skin is remarkably smoother and looks refreshed. A few friends have already complimented my complexion, asking what skin care or makeup I'm using. I tell them its the Clarisonic! It cleans well and preps skin for better absorption of moisturizer. Plus, it feels like a facial massage. Now I can't go back to a regular old washcloth!

mcbutterpants mcbutterpants 5 years
I just got this at Sam's club for $38. It comes with a full exfoliating cleanser, extra brush and batteries. I had the Clarisonic before but I got rid of it because I started using a different cleanser that I felt help my skin better than the Clarisonic. I would say for those who do not want to spend $200+ on a Clarisonic this is a decent substitute. I did like that the brushes on this are softer than on the clarisonic as well as the fact that it's not heavy. I really liked that it was powered by batteries. With a bathroom cluttered with blow dryers, flat irons, electric toothbrushes and more I did not want to have another thing to plug in. The only thing I didn't like about it was it didn't have the beeping to tell you to move one to the next part of your face. Otherwise I think it's a great product!
Beauty Beauty 5 years
Anonymous, you'll have to fill us in on what you think when you get your goodies!
adrian44 adrian44 6 years
Good review! Thanks!
stellaRuby stellaRuby 6 years
I use a Nutra Sonic and have been really happy with it. I bought a travel size one and I am super happy with it.
dd-sugar dd-sugar 6 years
Thanks! It's on my wish list. The Clarisonics seem too expensive to me and I trust the Olay brand name. Hope to see more reviews!
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 6 years
I think if I try out the Olay one, I'm using rechargeable batteries, or else it might as well be even more expensive than the Clarisonic with the amount of regular batteries one would need to constantly buy.
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