Clarisonic vs Olay Pro X Spinbrush
Clarisonic vs Olay Pro X Spinbrush
What’s the difference?
This post is to help explain the difference between the Clarisonic vs Olay Pro X Spinbrush.
My intention is to inform you on the pros and cons of each of them in hopes that it might help you make a clear decision if you were deciding to purchase one.
In the summer of 2011 (a few months after I really got into makeup) I heard about the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System and decided to look into it so I went on YouTube to try to gather more information about it since it cost quite a bit of money and I had also heard of the Olay Pro X Spinbrush. I wanted to know the difference between to two to help me decide if the Olay Pro X Spinbrush did exactly the same thing as the Clarisonic and so if it did I would not have to spend so much on it.
A lot of people on YouTube were raving about the Clarisonic but there weren’t that many good reviews comparing the difference between the Clarisonic and the Olay Pro X…I was extremely confused.
Then I saw comparison videos on the two of them (I can’t remember who’s) but all of these girls mentioned that the two were exactly the same other than their price tag so I decided to go ahead and purchase the Olay Pro X Spinbrush.
I paid about $30 for it and used it immediately after arriving home and really liked it at first until…
After a few days of using the Olay Pro X Spinbrush my face started to “sting” shortly after using it and when I applied a moisturizer (both day and night) it would feel like it was on fire.
The nice thing about the Olay Pro X Spinbrush is that it has two difference speeds and actually does a good job at cleaning your face but for people who have sensitive skin (as I discovered) it would be great for them to provide different brush heads. It’s also nice that it’s portable due to its size and the replacement brush heads will only cost $10 (less than half the price of a Clarisonic brush head).
About a month later I decided to give the Clairsonic a shot. These two facial cleansing systems are similar in that they both are used to clean your face and both use brushes to do it however the Olay Pro X Spinbrush does just that, it spins whereas the Clarisonic vibrates.
I considered the Clarisonic very carefully before purchasing it and thought to myself that I was spending the money on it because it was supposed to be good for my skin and that it would be a great “investment” and that’s exactly what it is…AN INVESTMENT.
I purchased the Clarisonic Plus just because I wanted the opportunity to use the body brush head. To this day I have not regretted that purchase. I use their sensitive brush head which is the softest one available and it works just fine for me, no problems with it at all.
It also came with other facial cleansers in the kit: a refining skin polish, a gentle hydro cleanser, a refreshing gel cleanser and a nourishing care cleanser however I always use my Cetaphil with it and it works for me. I have had the opportunity to use the refining skin polish with the body brush head during the summer time to slough away dead skin and it works great.
It has a one minute timer with four separate intervals (2 for 20 seconds and 2 for 10 seconds) then it shuts off. You have the option to increase the timer or just turn it on and off yourself. The brush head is a lot larger than the Olay Pro X. The outer rim of bristles in it prevent the facial cleanser
For me I really enjoyed the Clarisonic better because the sonic pulses are gentler on your skin but it still does an effective job at cleansing. I like that the brush head comes with a cap which allows it to air dry while keeping it from touching everything else at the same time.
The bad part is that it’s bigger and not as portable as the Spinbrush. The Clarisonic comes with a charger so you don’t have to worry about using batteries.
So let’s go over the pros and cons again:
- Small & Portable
- 2 Speeds
- Less expensive
- Only one brush head available
- No timer
- Has a timer feature
- Includes a charger
- Different brush heads available
- Gentle on your face
- Very expensive
Bottom Line: They are both great facial cleansing systems that work differently and if you are just looking for one and don’t have sensitive skin I would just go with the Olay Pro X Spinbrush however if you do have sensitive skin and are willing to make the investment, go for the Clarisonic.
I hope this review was helpful to you. Please comment on which one you chose and how it has worked for you.
A la prochaine (till next time),