I know that I had previously tried the Clarisonic Mia and I didn't have the best results. My skin has never fully recovered since using the Clarisonic a few months ago. Being the little testing guinea pig that I am haha, I was not ready to give up completely on these cleaning systems. I have been intrigued by the Olay Pro-X Cleansing System for a while now. It is super affordable compared to the Clarisonic. The Pro-X is about $28 at Wal Mart and other drugstores nationwide whereas the Clarisonic Mia (the most inexpensive version of the Clarisonic) is about a whopping $160. Here is what I have observed in my few days of using the Pro-X. The brush is much much smaller than the Clarisonic. The Pro-X just has a single, small circular brush head. The Clarisonic has a dual brush head, if that makes sense. (The head is ciruclar, but the outer part of the head rotates at a different speed than the center of the brush head). The Pro-X has 2 different speeds, but honestly I can't tell much difference between the two. It is battery operated, and unfortunately doesn't have a charger like the Clarisonic does. Like the Clarisonic, it is waterproof, so you can use it in the shower if need be. I like how the Pro-X is much smaller than the Clarisonic. Not like the Clarisonic is huge or anything, but the smaller the product, the more portable and easier it is to travel with!
Here are my thoughts about my experience so far. Well, unfortunately, I am going through the skin purging stage, again. This totally sucks. But, with any skin cleansing system, this is bound to happen. So far my skin hasn't had the same skin purging reaction as it did to the Clarisonic. With the Clarisonic, my skin turned into cystic acne, with deep breakouts everywhere. With the Pro-X, I have my impurities surfacing, but not nearly as extreme as I had experienced with the Clarisonic. Even though my skin is purging, each day my skin is improving overall. I can actually see some results! So even though it kills me to have my skin breaking out, the end result is hopefully in near sight. I only use the Pro-X once a day, in the evening. This is important for me because when I wear makeup, I want to make sure that I am going to sleep at night without a trace of makeup left on my skin. I also don't want to use it twice a day because I have sensitive skin and that would just be way too much for my skin. I put a pump of Purpose Facial Cleanser directly on the brush head. After I use the Pro-X, I also cleanse my face with oatmeal. (I have a post about using oatmeal as a facial cleanser...please read if interested on the process) After I get out of the shower, I use extra virgin olive oil as my moisturizer. I use a pretty liberal amount and I use small, circular motions to work the oil into my skin. Extra virgin olive oil is so amazing for your skin and no, it will not clog your pores! In the morning, my skin is soft, well hydrated and I have noticed the redness in my skin has greatly reduced since doing this routine!
These are my experiences so far in the first week of using the Pro-X. I will keep you updated on how my skin takes to this cleansing system compared to the Clarisonic Mia! Hopefully my findings might give you some insight and maybe you'll want to try this affordable cleansing system too.
Until next time,