Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleaning System Specialty Cleanser: The Tiniest 3rd Triplet of the Cleansing Brush Trio

Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleaning System Specialty Cleanser

Remember when I blogged about Skin Physics’ Derma Sonic cleanser and how incredibly similar it is to the popular Clarisonic? Today I have yet another mechanical face brush to show you and it’s even cheaper than the first two!

Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleaning System Specialty Cleanser

Now, I have to be clear about one thing. This is in no way similar to the Clarisonic or Derma Sonic. Even though they serve the same purpose, they operate very differently to each other. The Clarisonic and Derma Sonic work with very rapid movements at 300 per second. It’s so swift that what you feel on the skin are vibrations.

Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleaning System Specialty Cleanser

The Olay brush, on the other hand, spins a lot slower in comparison. It’s a rotating system with a brush head that revolves at 350 times per minute. You can practically see the head spin whereas you can’t with the other two. When you turn the brush on, you have to hold it steady against your skin or else your hand and face will spin along with the brush. :P

Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleaning System Specialty Cleanser Description

Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleaning System Specialty Cleanser, Clarisonic and Skin Physics Derma Sonic

The bristles of the brush are double in length to the Clarisonic and Derma Sonic, are very soft and don’t scratch the skin when brushing. There are two speeds to the brush: slow and fast. The quicker speed isn’t even close to half the slowest speed of the other two cleaning devices. I actually like that it’s not that fast; I do like to feel how the brush spins on my face.

Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleaning System Specialty Cleanser

The brush also comes with a 20ml tube of Olay Renegerist Skin Renewal Cleanser. It’s nothing spectacular and doesn’t have to be used primarily with the brush. I’ve used my own cleanser with the brush and it works just fine.

Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleaning System Specialty Cleanser and Skin Renewal Cleanser

Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleaning System Specialty Cleanser, Clarisonic and Skin Physics Derma Sonic

Similarly with the Clarisonic and Derma Sonic, I don’t use this daily. You know the issue I have with using these scrubbing brushes daily and whilst I cannot be certain that this Olay brush will give me the same unfavourable results when used daily, this isn’t something I’m willing to gamble my skin on. But for a facial scrub that I use twice a week, I’d say this works a treat. I like using this on days when I have a lot more makeup on than usual and it cleans my skin very well. I like to use this on my neck as well (don’t forget to scrub your neck!) and sometimes, even behind my ears. :)

Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleaning System Specialty Cleanser

Battery life-wise, I’ve used this about 10 times and so far, the battery is still going strong. This isn’t a rechargeable device so there’s no charging deck for you to put this on. Even though the pack comes with a pair of batteries, the more economical and environmentally-friendly way to power this would be to use rechargeable batteries instead of the use-and-throw ones. This is also very handy for travelling as it’s not only smaller but also lighter than the Clarisonic and Derma Sonic.

Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleaning System Specialty Cleanser, Clarisonic and Skin Physics Derma Sonic Weight Comparison

Now comes the all-important question: is this a must-have? I get asked a lot of questions on whether the Clarisonic is worth investing in. When the Derma Sonic came about, I recommended that if you really want to try out the Clarisonic, then get the Derma Sonic because it works exactly the same but without the hefty price tag. However, the Olay brush isn’t in the same league as the Clarisonic and Derma Sonic, simply because they don’t function the same. I must say though that the results I got out of the Olay cleanser are exactly the same as I did the Clarisonic and Derma Sonic. So, if you’re looking for a mechanical face brush that cleanses the skin very well without over-scrubbing or stripping it dry, then the Olay cleanser is one to try because it sure is a lot more affordable than the other two. But if you asked me if it completely replaces the more sophisticated face brushes, I’ll say it doesn’t because different skin types and age may prefer a brisker brush like the other two.

Even so, it’s a very good brush to use and it’s definitely something to check out. I give it a good thumbs up.

Here’s what Olay Regenerist Australian ambassador Rebecca Gibney has to say about the cleansing brush.

Eh, close enough to what I said. :P

Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System Specialty Cleanser retails at AU$32.99 and is available at Woolworths, Coles, Priceline, Target, Kmart, Big W, Chemist Warehouse and selected pharmacies nationwide. Replacement brush heads are available at AU$9.99 (2 pieces per pack). At the time of writing, Chemist Warehouse is selling this at AU$22.69, which is at least 10 bucks cheaper!

What I like about it: A good cleansing brush that gives similar results to pricier cleansing brushes but at a fraction of the price. That’s the reason why one device is sold every 3 minutes in the US!*

What I do not like about it: It’s non-rechargeable. Bugger, where did I put the rechargeable batteries?!

Over to you. What are your thoughts about this cleansing brush? Is this something you might like to try out? Do you think that cleansing brushes work better than regular scrubs or even a face flannel?

Note: This product was provided for editorial consideration.
*US sales August 2011 to June 2012

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17 comments… add one

  1. Fiona

    I have this one but it’s another version – Olay Professional Pro-X. It sure do look the same as Olay Regenerist :)
    I like this Olay one. It’s cheaper, works well and doesn’t break me out. No complain here :D
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    1. Tine

      Oooh I remember the Pro-X one! It’s no longer available here, I think. It was quite popular when it was out, especially when it was so much cheaper than the Clarisonic, which was launched just after the Pro-X was launched in Australia I think.

      This one’s fantastic for travelling, that’s for sure. I brought it with me on holiday and I absolutely love it.

      1. Victoria

        Do you know what is the difference between this one and the Pro-X one? It looks exactly the same and was wondering whether it was just renamed for the Asia Pacific region. They just launched it in Singapore and I believe they will be launching it in Malaysia too.

        1. Tine

          I’m afraid I haven’t used the Pro-X so I can’t tell you the difference. I was at Watsons today and I saw the Regenerist Brush :)

          1. Victoria

            Ah, its ok. Do you know how much they were selling it for? I bought the Pro-X brush from a website that was recommended by a blogger because I did not think Olay would be bringing this device to Malaysia. I am currently waiting for it to be delivered. Now I am wondering if I should have waited and purchased the Regenerist Brush instead. LOL.

  2. Su

    I have been using the Olay brush for almost a year now. Like you said its fairly gentle on the skin (although I have yet to try Clarisonic), and sometimes I wonder if its any more effective than me moving my fingers/hands in a similar motion Haha. However I am still using it especially when I have breakouts. The effects are not instantly noticeable but I tell myself its working underneath the skin. The batteries last ages. I haven’t had to do a 2nd changeout and I use it about 3x a week. Thanks for letting me know I can now get the replacement heads at various stores! :) :)

    1. Tine

      That’s good to know, Su. I’ve been using it during my holiday as well on top of using it back home in Melbourne and the batteries are still going strong. I find this more gentle on the skin than the Clarisonic. Having said that, I’m still not going to risk using this daily so am only using it 2-3 times a week :)

  3. Norlin

    This is the one and only cleansing brush I’ve tried and I LOVE it!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Ok is that proof enough? ;) Seriously, I love how economical (in price & maintenance) it is, and size wise, perfect for me even if I want to bring it with me when I’m travelling.
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    1. Tine

      Bring this with you when you head to the US. Seriously. I have it with me now in Malaysia and it’s amazing. Plus, when you’re in the US, you can buy replacement heads for cheaper I think (it’s about a tenner for 2 in Australia).

  4. Paris B

    I’ve seen a similar looking machine here although I’ve no idea what it’s called. Not quite sold on these gadgets anymore after the Clarisonic. I’m not all about chemical exfoliators! :D Going gaga for them hehe
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    1. Tine

      Hahahaha my Clarisonic is sitting on my top shelf collecting dust. I really regretted buying that one. Mum said it’s all that but I’m like, look at what it did to my skin! :P
      This one is surprisingly good. Much cheaper and lighter too.

  5. Gladys

    I bought this last week when Priceline had their 40% off skin care sale. I then went back and bought another for my daughter because on the first use I LOVED IT!

    I had severely congested skin and blocked pores galore. The first use I was at least 85% cleared out and by the third use easily blackhead free. I also found manual squeezing out of pores (ewww I know, sorry) so easy after using this.

    As to the products used, I haven’t tried their supplied cleanser. I used an Indie Face soap followed by Nivea face scrub.

    If you’re on the fence about this, get off it and go get yourself one. It’s amazing!

    Oh and PS, the same day I bought the Nivea branded one. Exactly the same but not shower proof. Just so you know.

    1. Tine

      40% off! SCORE! :D

      Hahaha, I’ve heard, read and said more TMI stuff so manual pore squeezing is nothing. Especially when I do it myself as well. :P

  6. Chelsea

    I use this behind my ears too. Don’t want potatoes growing back there! ;)
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    1. Tine

      BAHAHAHAHAHA potatoes! Too funny! :D

  7. nency

    Its made in thailand right? I also hv bough this same as ur. I wonder this original or not.

    1. Tine

      Hi Nency, yep mine is also made in Thailand. Mine was a PR sample (I’ll be livid if they gave fake samples away :P). I’m sure yours is original as well.

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