Olay Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System

4.4

503 reviews

84% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have oily acne prone skin. initially I really liked the brush. I love the cleanser that comes with it. I've purchased it again. I began to notice that I would break out each time I used the brush. I wouldn't use it for a week and then as soon as I used it, I would have flare-up. I cleansed and stored it properly. I think it's a good product just not for me. I've had it for about 1 year. didn't cause any issues at first. maybe it did and I notice because I am really working to get my skin clear.



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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

My skin type: Oily, cystic acne prone, sensitive skin.

Experience with this: About a year, and I have used the Clarisonic Mia 2 for 1.5 years prior. Scarring improves significantly through exfoliation and improved circulation. Skin is clearer and plumper as skin better absorbs moisturisers and lotions :)

Use: Only at night before bed to make sure skin is clean and to improve skin absorption of skin care products. When you start out, I recommend once a day every alternate day in case your skin is sensitive. You can increase frequency of use every 1-2 weeks, but using any cleansing tool too frequently will cause your skin to thin.

Handling: Waterproofing holds up.This is so much lighter than the Mia 2 because it is battery operated. This is useful especially when you travel. Batteries are lighter than a charger, and if you forget the charger you can always buy batteries. I prefer that the handle is slimmer. Also, you can cleanse at your own time and pace. The Mia 2 buzzes when you need to move to different sections on your face and stops when the time is up, and I found this annoying. There are 2 speeds on this; default and faster. I prefer the default speed and use faster for a more deeper/ thorough cleansing for heavier make-up days.

Brush head: This is the only thing that puts the Olay at a disadvantage to the Mia 2; there is only 1 kind. For the Mia 2 I've used on the Normal, Sensitive, Delicate, and Deep Pore Cleansing brushes. The Olay cleans like Sensitive, but similar in terms of touch like Delicate, if that makes sense. Normal and Deep Pore made my skin thin really quickly, and Delicate made my skin break out oddly enough. Sensitive was just a bit rough and I find the Olay brush somewhere between Sensitive and Delicate. If you want a deeper cleanse, I suggest just the faster speed and not pressing it deep into your skin. The easiest way to try the brush is to buy your own brush, and see if any of your friends won't mind letting you try it to see how it feels. Using a brush on your hand is so different than on your face.

Durability: I've dropped it a couple of times from face to waist heights (I'm 5'2/ 159cm) and so far it's been okay (have had it for about a year). I had the Mia 2 for 1.5 years before it just died on me (I bought mine overseas with no international warranty). FYI the battery power dies really quickly after a year so you find yourself charging it almost every 1-2 weeks, a big difference from when you first started using it and charging it every 1-2 months. The Olay is good this way because in the event that it breaks, replacement is a lot kinder on the wallet.

Packaging: No frills. The Mia 2 comes in different colour and designs, and I loved my green Mia 2 (R.I.P.), but the white Olay is clean and simple and you can't really complain as it's sole purpose is to clean your face and it does it satisfactorily.

Overall: I love this better than the Clarisonic Mia 2 primarily because I feel it cleanses enough without thinning out my skin at a price point MUCH lower than the Clarisonic. As an electric facial brush I think this is one of the most value for money products available and one of the best to start with.

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Black

I have been using this product for about 3 months now, and I feel like I quite like it and would recommended anyone to give this a try if they are thinking about it.

First up is the price, tho it is a little overpriced (in my opinion), it is still waaaaaay cheaper than Clarisonic. Of course, there's the difference in quality, but if you take a look at the reviews, many of them say that Clarisonic's brushes stop working right after 2 years when the warranty runs out. Ouch.

Initially I wanted to get the Clarisonic Plus (had crazy discounts) to replace my Olay Pro-X, but the risk of it only usable for 2 years was too much (still a student), so I decided not to get it..

Secondly, I think that the build and quality of this is pretty decent. I dropped it TWICE from my standing height to a tiled floor (ouchhh); once it was because it slipped out of my hand while I was using it during my shower, and another time was just carelessness.

I was so worried that it would stop working, but so far, no issues at all. Phew.

Third, it cleanses well. I used to have skin that feels rough; probably due to all the dirt and dead skin?? And I have pimples too.

But after using this my skin feels so much smoother, and pimples has really gone down a big notch. I use this once per day; sometimes in evening after applying makeup cleanser, and sometimes during cleansing in the morning.

I wonder if the Clarisonic would be able to do an even better job, as I feel that the Pro-X still doesn't clean a 100%. But until I got the assurance that their products will last for a much longer period, I will not touch it.

And if my current set actually happens to stop functioning, yes, will repurchase.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Ive been suffering congested skin and bad breakouts for 4 months ( different foudations , heavy make up, summer heat) breakouts will form after one heals. The cycle was bloody tiring and endless. So there was a customer at Priceline ( yes i work there) who was buying a manual cleansing brush. He was a guy and he has super nice skin .Like you would tell because he isnt wearing make up. So i asked him his secret and he told me that he uses a facial brush for cleaning. After work i bought a cheap generic cleansing brush . Even if it was harsh , it made me feel the difference. The make up melted and no gunk was left. Then i started noticing improvements. Then I have upgraded to the Olay cleansing brush system. If was on Sale so i grabbed one and after trying them on, it felt softer and gentler like i could sleep with it on my skin swirling . I love love love it! I use it with my Mario Badescu glycolic acid wash and Man , they do the trick. Now im slowly seeing results. My skin has lesser millia and bumps . There are only 4 active pimples now from 14. Yes 14 bumps ( acne cosmetica) and i can see the surface of my skin. My pores are still big but id rather have big pores than have 15 pimples on my visage. im a guy anyway. So now i am confident to wear any heavy make up because i know that at the end of the day, there is Olay who can do the job for me. After a week i now use it in the morning because the experience is so pleasurable.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I can't even express what a disappointment this cleansing brush is! I own a Clarisonic and purchased this brush (after reading rave reviews here and elsewhere) for my tween daughter and a second one for me for travel. She opened hers, we put the batteries in and it wouldn't shut off! The on/off button was completely inoperable. The only way to turn it off was to remove the batteries. We tried the second unit and it did work. It is, compared directly to the Clarisonic, much smaller in the hand (which is a plus for my tiny tween, but not for me as an adult -- with very small hands). The movement of the brush head doesn't even compare to the Clarisonic. The Olay brush head moves very slowly, even on the faster setting. My daughter is going to try it and if she doesn't like it, I will purchase her a manual facial brush. I would give this product zero lippies if I could. These were both brand new, sealed units, purchased from a reputable B&M retailer (London Drugs) with a great return policy. They were also both in the new packaging (which is not the like the photo here) so they weren't old stock being clearanced.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This cleansing brush has really cleared up my skin! In conjunction with using a new cleanser from garnier and using the benzac acne gel, it has really transformed my skin from moderate/ mild acne to 99% clear! I was planning to get the Clarisonic Mia, but then decided against it because of the price, until I came across this. It was only $21 AUD at Chemist Warehouse, and while I knew the package was aimed at older skin types, I decided to impulse buy it and try it out.


It has been working great, leaves my skin feeling really exfoliated and fresh. You won't have to buy another exfoliator ever again! I love how they have cleansing brush heads on sale, in case you need a replacement. I have been using this for three months, and the brush head has not flared or been damaged at all. The battery compartment is very well sealed, and the batteries are still working fine.

Whilst a very simple working machine (with only two speeds), it really does do what it says.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Black

I can't believe I have not done a review on this yet! I've been using this literally for years. It's going on about 5 years now. I bought this as a cheap alternative to the Clair-sonic. When I first started watching Youtube Beauty Gurus years ago, everyone was raving about the Clair-sonic. I do want to buy a Clair-sonic one day, but I guess because I own this and it does a great job, I haven't really been in a huge hurry to pull the trigger on that. This has two settings. One rotates slightly faster than the other. The brush heads are replaceable and honestly over the last 5 years, I probably could have bought a Clair-sonic by now because the amount of money I've spent on the brush heads. They alone probably add up to a couple of Clair-sonics. The replacement heads are about $10.00 per box and they come with two in a pack. This is battery operated and it doesn't seem to waste the battery too quickly. In all the time that I've owned mine, I don't remember replacing the batteries that much. You can use in the shower, and it won't get damaged. I've tried that before, but I prefer to use it before showering actually.

I use the Walgreen's version of Cetaphil with this device and it gets my face squeaky clean. I typically take all my makeup off first with Ponds, use a cleanser like Aveeno to wipe that off and then remove all my eye make up with a separate eye makeup remover. Then, I dampen my face and use this for about 1-2 minutes and rinse. I've noticed that it does take off extra makeup that the cleanser and water just always tends to miss. Also, if I go a long period of time without using, my skin has to readjust to this and it does some purging. I'll see small whiteheads above my chin or random breakouts. But they go away after you keep using regularly. I use every other day.

I usually replace the brush heads every other month or so. You'll start to know when the brush isn't being effective anymore. I can't remember how much I paid, but I think it was under $40.00 and it came with a cleanser. I didn't like that cleanser much and I believe it is sold separately. I just use Cetaphil or the one from Philosophy (Purity). I recommend you give this one a try. 5 years later, there's all sorts of copy-cat versions of this out there as well as copy-cats of the Clair-sonic, but this one is pretty accessible and I trust the brand name.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Silver, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I have been using this brush for about six months, and it has made a huge difference in my skin's appearance. I started seeing results after just a few uses. I have very oily skin with large pores and scars -- lots of texture that holds onto dirt, cleanser, etc. I use this 2-3 times a week after removing my makeup. After removing my makeup, I apply cleanser to my face and neck and apply a dab of cleanser on the brush, then run a bit of water over the brush. I don't apply much pressure; I just let the brush do the work. I make sure to concentrate on the areas where my skin is its worst -- chin, around my nose and between my brows -- by holding the brush in place there for a few seconds but applying very little pressure. I have had two people tell me recently that my skin looked gorgeous (I'm the one with scars and huge pores, remember?), and one of those people said my face glowed, and it does. My skin has never glowed until now, but it does. And being 55 and being told my skin glows... well, it doesn't get much better than that for me. I've lived most of my life with lousy skin that doesn't respond well to anything but the most gentle of products (and Accutane years ago), so finding a cleansing tool that cleans without irritating is a real boost for my skin and my self esteem. I've been using the same brush head since I bought the brush, and it's still hanging in there, but I bought a box of two brush heads so I'll be ready when it's time to change. I love this little gadget!

9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I got it just to experiment, i wanted to buy Mia 2 that was very expensive.I am using it for 3 months now . My skin looks brighter , cleaner, pore are reduced and flaky dry patches are gone . I am so happy n satisfied with Olay proX that i don't need Mia any more.I got it from shoppers drug for $28.I use it on alternate days with lush cleanser. After that i apply Clinique toner then my night cream. My skin looks like a MIRROR now. These days I'm giving it as a gift to my friends and relatives on their birthdays . THE BEST GIFT EVER !!!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I like this because it does remove more makeup and sunscreen than washing alone I feel.

I wanted to try the clarisonic but I read that it would be worth trying this affordable thing first and seeing if I like using it. I am sure the clarisonic is worth more, but probably not like 11x more.

In canada the mia would cost me over $200 at sephora, whereas this was $18 on amazon.ca. So you can't really argue with that.

I prewash and use this for round 2 and its great. I do feel like it has made a difference in my skin by gently exfoliating and removing excess residue.

Not sure how long it will last but I don't foresee shelling out a fortune on the clarisonic when this helps wash my face very well for a more affordable price.


3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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