I decided to do a review on this specific product because I’ve seen tons of blogs and YouTube videos reviewing on the Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System but none on this next generation .
Today I will be reviewing the Olay Pro-X Microdermabrasion Plus Advanced Cleansing System which I have been using for about three weeks now . This product is an ‘upgraded’ version of it’s previous Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System . This new and improved set has a new Microdermabrasion Foam head , high speed setting and a Thermal Crystal Polisher .
Olay is an Americanline that started out in 1949 with it’s original brand name as Oil of Olay . The Olay brand has expanded into a range of other products grouped in “boutiques” including Complete, Total Effects, Professional, Regenerist, Quench (North America), White Radiance (Asia) and Olay Vitamins (USA) . Olay is well-known for their anti-aging moisturizers with the launch of Total Effects in 1999 .
Back of box .
Box contents .
Kit includes a 3 Speed Facial Cleansing System , Microdermabrasion Foam Head , Cleansing Brush Head , Thermal Crystal Polisher (0.68 fl. oz.) , Exfoliating Renewal Cleanser (0.68 fl. oz.) , & 2 AA Duracell Batteries .
The 3-Speed Facial Cleansing System from different angles .
The brushes on the Olay Pro-X Microdermabrasion Plus Advanced Cleansing System are interchangeable . Mainly two brushes are used , the Microdermabrasion Foam Head and the Cleansing Brush Head . To attach the brushes to the system head , press the system head onto the connection pin until it clicks into place . The brush head is sturdy when clicked in and will not fall off when the system is turned on .
Also , the Olay brush rotates while the Clarisonic brush vibrates .
There are three speeds to the cleansing system . Each speed setting lets you choose the precise level of facial cleansing you need each day . Use the slowest speed for lighter cleansing , or try the Advanced Cleansing Speed for a deep clean . The Microdermabrasion brush should be used with the 3rd / highest speed on the system .
Left-Right : Cleansing Brush Head and Microdermabrasion Foam Head from different angles .
The brushes work together to gently polish away imperfections , dull patches and surface discoloration . The product claims that exfoliation is at least 7x better than our scrub alone . I personally think that the brushes feel really soft on the skin , and the cleansing is definitely better than just a scrub , because the brush bristles are very fine and are able to reach into pores that your fingers may not . My face has gotten clearer around the cheeks and I always feel fresher after using it .
Left-Right : Exfoliating Renewal Cleanser (0.68 fl. oz.) , Thermal Crystal Polisher (0.68 fl. oz.) .
In both the cleanser and polisher are fine beads that exfoliate the skin .
The sample tubes are actually quite small and the actual cleanser/polisher product is quite little so you may need to get the proper bigger tube when you are done with it . You can use your personal cleanser to replace the Exfoliating Renewal Cleanser , however it is advised to use the Thermal Crystal Polisher for microdermabrasion . After using either products , your skin will feel soft and clean , however it is recommended to follow up with a moisturizer as the cleansing/polishing may dry your facial skin .
This product is designed to increase skin exfoliation that may increase skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn . It is therefore favoured to apply sunscreen after use .
An overview of the two generations of Olay’s Pro-X .
Directions : Dampen facial skin and system head with water . Gently massage on face for 60 seconds . Avoid the eye area . Rinse face and system head with water after use .
Advanced daily cleansing gentle enough for daily use on days when microdermabrasion treatment not used . Microdermabrasion treatments should be limited to 2 non-consecutive days/week . Do not use your personal scrub together with the Olay Pro-X Cleansing System as it might be too abrasive to the skin .
* Remember to remove makeup before using to prevent the brushes from being stained .
It is better to use it at the end of the day when your skin has accumulated dirt and sweat etc. as in the morning your skin would still be clean . The cleansing system is waterproof therefore one is able to use the product in the shower . There is no problem with using it multiple times daily so depending on your skin’s condition , you may wish to try it once a day first and slowly increase the frequency . I would suggest starting with the first/slowest speed for cleansing as it is less harsh on your skin , and slowly work it up to the second/middle speed .
Installing the battery : The battery compartment is at the bottom of the cleansing system with the logo printed on it . The cap fits on rather tight to prevent water from seeping in (the waterproof function) , and therefore one might need a little strength to open it . Hold the cap firmly , wiggle the cap and rock it side to side while pulling .
I do not own the Clarisonic Mia nor have I tried it therefore I will not be able to do a review or comparison with that product .
The Olay Pro-X Microdermabrasion Plus Advanced Cleansing System is not currently available in Singapore but can be purchased online . The Cleansing Brush Head and Exfoliating Renewal Cleanser can be found in Watsons stores .
Verdict : I have only been using the product for 3 weeks so I might not be able to fully show how well it has worked for me . I might update again in the future . I hope the review has helped whoever who was looking to buy this product . I personally do enjoy using it and will be using it for a long time . Olay’s Pro-X is much more affordable (a fraction of the price) than the Clarisonic Mia , but to each their own , it may work differently on everyone . I prefer using my personal cleanser (with exfoliating beads) with the daily cleansing brush and the Thermal Crystal Polisher from them for the microdermabrasion as I really enjoy the feeling (the initial heat after you place it on your skin !) .
Update : It’s been a few months now and I would say I still like the Cleansing brush but I’ve stopped using the Microdermabrasion brush as I don’t see anymore dead skin coming off my face when I do use it . I’m using my personal cleanser and it’s been working out for me fine .
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Love , Gee .
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