Olay Pro-X Cleansing System Review

I've been curious about this Olay Pro-X Cleansing System spinning cleansing brush for a while, so when I was given one to review while at Lucky Fabb, I was super excited! I've been using the Olay Pro-X Cleansing System for about 6 weeks now, so I feel like I can accurately review it. 

If you're familiar with the Clarisonic Cleansing Brush, the Olay Pro-X Brush is very similar, but instead of a $200 price point, it's at a much more reasonable price of $29.99. I've never used a Clarisonic, so I can't compare the two, but the price point alone makes the Olay one a lot more practical for those of us without huge beauty budgets! 

To use the brush, you wet your face a little, and apply a thin layer of cleanser all over your face. The brush has two speeds, and is water resistant, so you can use it in the shower, too! When I started using the system, I used the included Pro-X Exfoliating Renewal cleanser, but when I ran out of that, I just switched to using my usual Neutrogena cleanser with the brush. Both worked great, although the Exfoliating Cleanser obviously exfoliated more than just my regular cleanser. 

After using the brush and cleanser, my face always feels extra clean- much more so than it feels when I just wash it. I love the super-clean feeling! The first week or so, I actually noticed a bit of an increase in blackheads (Ew, I know. TMI? Sorry!) but I had heard that the same thing happens a lot with the Clarisonic, but that's it's important to keep using the brush while your skin adjusts and gets all of the "gunk" out. 

After that first week-ish, I was thrilled with how my skin looked. I've been lucky to never really have acne, but I have always had blackheads (really hate that word) and they were dramatically decreased after a couple of weeks using the brush! I've been using it daily in the shower, and I occaisonallly use it at night, too. Consider me a cleansing brush convert. I'd highly recommend this brush if you have wanted to try out a Clarisonic, but don't want to commit to the  heft price tag! 


  1. Ooh you've been so dilligent about using yours. I've used mine about once a week since FABB, but I guess I need to use it everyday to see results! Thank you for posting this!

  2. I love my Olay brush! I noticed a huge difference in my skin when I started using it, and I notice an even bigger difference when I stop using it. The blackheads return and the skin clearing process starts all over again. Much more affordable than the Clarisonic.