This Sunday was special for me, I met Rati and Sanjeevji yesterday! They both are such awesome people 🙂 Sanjeevji is so warm and a thorough gentleman. And Rati, she is so pretty, I mean she is so pretty pretty pretty and beautiful :* :* I was totally in awe and I didn’t even listen some parts of the conversation she was having with me because I was ogling at her! Hey guys, you need to see her in real to see how gorgeous she is! Totally love her and Sanjeevji 🙂 I can go and on about them, but I have got a product to review today. So, I will start right away. Like a majority of you, I have been eyeing the Clarisonic Cleansing System for ages now. The random beauty videos on youtube which rave so highly about the benefits of Clarisonic’s cleansing system tempt me no end. I would always look up its price online and then quickly point towards the cross sign on top right hand side of the browser, I mean, the price is scary right, 16,000 to 18,000 for a cleansing brush? What if it does not work and breaks me out? These doubts prevented me from pressing the “add to my cart” button. But one day, while talking to Rash, I stumbled upon this Olay Pro X microdermabrasion advanced cleansing system which looked almost like Clarisonic, but way cheaper, Rs. 3575 specifically. I immediately ordered, got it within a few days, tried it, and here I am with the review to tell you all whether this cleansing system is worth Rs. 3575 on. Read on:
Rs. 3575 online for the complete set includes one cleansing system with three speed settings that runs on two AA batteries, one foam head brush, and one cleansing brush; also one cleanser and microdermabrasion crystal polisher.
Exfoliation is a critical step for revealing more youthful, brighter skin. The Olay Pro-X Microdermabrasion System gives you these vivid results by removing the layers that life puts on. Up to twice a week, use the Microderm Setting with the microdermabrasion Foam Head and Thermal Crystal Polisher to exfoliate 7x better than the scrub alone. You’ll gently help treat the appearance of imperfections, dull patches and surface discoloration for a visibly improved texture and a more even skin tone. After the first use of Pro-X Microdermabrasion you’ll see a noticeable improvement in the appearance of fine lines, radiance, brightness and pores. After the second use, you’ll uncover a visibly improved texture and more even skin tone. After using for five days, you could see the best results yet. Over 90% of women noticed silkier, smoother-feeling skin, and a visible improvement in dullness and overall appearance of skin. More than just for Microdermabrasion, this system can also be used for daily cleansing. 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.
How To Use:
Press system head onto connection pin until it clicks into place. Dampen facial skin and system head with Water. Apply ProX formula to face. Turn on system. Gently massage on face for 60 seconds. Avoid eye area. Rinse face and system head with Water. 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. Replace system head as needed.
Ingredients (Thermal Polisher):
Peg-8, Sodium Bicarbonate, Silica Silylate, Polysorbate 20.
My Take on Olay Professional Pro-X Microdermabrasion Advanced Cleansing System:
I had picked up the microdermabrasion kit because it claimed to exfoliate the skin 7 times better than your regular scrub. It’s a home microdermabrasion kit that comes with one cleansing head, one foam head, exfoliating renewal cleanser, and thermal crystal polisher, along with the cleansing system which has three speed settings – Daily Gentle Cleansing Speed, Daily Deep Cleansing Speed, and Microdermabrasion Speed. I find the fastest speed, that is the microdermabrasion speed works better, even for daily cleansing. The first speed setting is too slow, it hardly moves! The cleansing system runs on two AA batteries (provided with the kit) and when you attach the brush head to the system, the brush rotates in circular motion to remove dirt and grime.
Coming to the foaming brush head, it’s a soft sponge brush which has to be used with the thermal crystal polisher. The second brush – the daily cleansing brush has soft bristles (it looks a bit rough though, but it isn’t). It does not scratch or feel abrasive on the skin. The kit also comes with small tubes of cleanser and thermal crystal polisher. The cleanser has micro beads that gently exfoliate the skin during the cleansing process. There aren’t any gritty or round granules that you can feel. The texture is gel like and after using it with the foam head or cleansing brush, I do not particularly feel any great cleansing effect.
Coming to the second step – the thermal crystal polisher – it has gritty granules in a gel texture which feels warm on skin. It’s not alarmingly hot, does not sting, it’s a nice warming sensation and with the cleansing system and brush bristles, spreads on nicely to the skin and I feel that it exfoliates really well. This cleansing action with microdermabrasion effect clears off dead cells completely and leaves the skin touchably smooth. The face much lighter and as they say, it works much better than regular scrub and the warming effect comes as a bonus. Also, I don’t think this cleansing system or the microdermabrasion will adversely affect sensitive skin – it’s suitable for all skin types.
I haven’t used Clarisonic, but based on Clarisonic reviews, I don’t think this Olay Pro X Cleansing System matches up to the Big C; however, it still is a good one, and at the price that it comes, it’s really good.
Coming to the effects you can see, with one use, you would get a good exfoliating experience. You can use it up to twice a week and would see a clearer face by then. Also would like to let you know that your skin care products absorb better after using this cleansing system. I was worried whether it would cause breakouts on my skin, but fortunately, I haven’t had much breakouts due to the cleansing system, just the regular pimples that I get any way!
I usually clean the brush heads after every use with shower gel or soap. Also, one can use the brush head for daily cleansing. I don’t use it on a daily basis, just twice a week and that’s why I think I would go for brush replacement only after 6 months.
Overall, I think it’s a good investment and works very well. If you are looking for a budget cleansing system, check this out. By the way, Clinique has also launched a cleansing system, it isn’t available in India yet, but I would definitely want to check it out too.
Pros of Olay Professional Pro-X Microdermabrasion Advanced Cleansing System:
- A cleansing system that comes with two brush heads and microdermabrasion kit.
- Exfoliates skin well, really well.
- Microdermabrasion that you can do at home.
- Cleans up skin a lot better than regular scrubs and exfoliators.
- The brush head and foam head are gentle on skin, non abrasive.
- Skin feels lighter and refreshed after the microdermabrasion procedure.
- You can use the cleansing head on a daily basis with your regular face wash and cleanser.
Cons of Olay Professional Pro-X Microdermabrasion Advanced Cleansing System:
- Does not match up to Clarisonic, so don’t keep your expectations high.
- No “wow” results.
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