Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System [Review]

By Gwendolyn Me - September 21, 2013

Today, I would be reviewing the Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleasing System as promised. This has just been launched in Malaysia. (It's been in Singapore for a few months) So if you are in Malaysia or Singapore, it is available in Watsons but you might not be able to get it all the time because it is sold out REALLY QUICK! So if you see it. Grab it. 

Many of you would have heard or know about cleansing brush systems and the really famous and heavily raved would be the Clarisonic (it's available worldwide). Or the Neutrogena Wave Sonic that isn't available in Msia and Sg but it is if you are in the states, UK and Australia. They are also other brushes from Luna, Proactiv, Spa Sonic, Philips, Tosowoong, Missha, Dossy, and the list goes on. (They are alot of Korean companies that are coming up with all these battery operated cleansing brushes)

As much as i would like to get the Clarisonic, it is priced at RM500/$200++ it's a huge difference compared to this Olay Cleansing brush priced at RM130/$50. I have never own a battery operated cleansing brush system. I've always used my hands or a cleansing sponge, so i can't say would the clarisonic be better or the Missha. But this would be my honest opinion on this product as a first impression as well as a review as i have used it for one week. I know one week isn't a long period of time to properly test out a product, so that's why i consider it a first impression. So i will update a longer review in maybe a month or two of full usage. 


Ready for that challenge?

So firstly, 

If you do not know, Olay has now a cleansing system that is portable, waterproof, handy, travely-friendly and it only takes you less than 5 minutes to change how your skin feels and breaths. 

I've always told and said that it's not important how your makeup skills are, but it's important how much effort you put in your skincare line. Investing on a proper skincare to make you skin better is FAR BETTER than buying expensive foundation and concealer to cover up. so Prevention is better than cure. 

So what does it claim it does?
- Deepy cleans (removes dirt and makeup)
- Gently exfoliates (remove dead skin)
- Water resistant
- Enables better penetration of the active contained in your skincare products
- Skin is instantly cleaner, feels fresher
- Skin texture is improved & smoother with continuos usage

Inside the box, it comes with 2 speed control & water resistant device, 1 gentle brush head (refills available for purchase seperately), 1 AA battery and 1 Skin Renewal Cleanser. 

The brush is detachable. Everytime you need to replace one just gently pull it out, then when you replace it back in, just follow the shape of the head (image below) and gently push it back in until you hear a snap. 

The battery cover comes with a rubber band for a tight compartment and what blocks the water from getting into the battery. 

The device is very handy, it fits into my hand perfectly. And i've got very small stubby hands. 
The top button is the ON/OFF button, and the bottom button is the speed button. 

So how does it work?
This brush rotates in two speeds but in one direction. It rotates rather than vibrates compared to the clarisonic and the Luna.

How do you use it? 
If you have Normal/Oily Skin
1. Remove your make up with your own cleansing oil/water or makeup remover.
 2. Wet the brush and apply your cleanser directly on the brush.
3. Turn it on and place the brush on your face and let it do it's magic. 
4 . Move the brush around slowly and move to another section of your face after 15 seconds. (30 seconds for deep cleansing) 

If you have Sensitive/Dry Skin/ Acne Prone skin
1. Remove your make up with your own cleansing oil/water or makeup remover.
2. Wet your face, wet the brush. Apply cleanser on your face.
3. Turn it on and place the brush on your face and let it do it's magic.
4. Move the brush around slowly and move to another section of your face after 15 seconds. (30 seconds for deep cleansing)

As you can see the only difference is how you apply your cleanser. You could apply it on dry face for deep cleansing, you could apply it on wet face, you could even apply it after you have foam up on your palms.

My favourite cleanser to use along with this product is my Biore Mashmallow Cleanser. and if i am SUPER OILY i would use the Garnier Pure Active Cleanser for a deeper cleanse. It only takes me less than five minute for my face to be cleanse.

What Do I Think & Say?
I feel it does what it claims. In one week, i didn't use it twice daily, i only used it everynight before i do my skincare night layering before i go to bed. For someone that uses makeup everyday, this has been a really great tool for me and my skin. I now do not have to worry about clogged pores.
Just to clarify again, i have sensitive skin with mild rosecea, and am allergic to alcohol. So am i not the best person to test product? LOL
Despite the skin that i have, THIS did not make my skin red, tight, squeky nor flaring red. it DID NOT make my rosecea worst or activate it. So if you are worried about brushes being too harmful and too rough, i can't tell you this doesn't too that.

I do have a friend who's sister has one and she also has sensitive skin, so she uses it on alternate days. This product is the same as brushing teeth or washing hair, it works differently for differently skin and people. So, explore around which technique and how suits you best.

It's a cheaper solution compared to the clarisonic. I know i have heard saying such as i can't compare both as the clarisonic has a sonic wave and all that, but if you are young, would you need that sonic feature?

Do i like it? 
I LOVE IT. Now that i have used it, I felt like i missed out on SOOOO much. Especially being in such a humid heathy weather. With all the pollution and dust around. I really need this. This is definately going into my fav list.

Would i recommend it?
YES i would. I wouldn't say don't buy the clarisonic. If you have the money to splurge on it, it's up to you. BUT if you are in your 20s, i would say you wouldn't need something from the high end for it.
My thinking would be, if you are in your 20s, and you insist in getting the clarisonic even if you have to starve that month, what happens when you are in your 40s? Would you still purchase it? Or would you downgrade for something else?
BUT, i would like to give the Luna Mini a try 5 years down the road. LOL. So i would see if this Olay would last me 5 years *dreams&hopes

What i didn't like about it?
It looks too thin. LOL! I know thin is good, i can't hold it and so. BUT in the beginning i wasn't really keen on it because of the look of it being too thin about seeing the cute adorable LUNA and the professional looking MISSHA and CLARISONIC. But after all the raves i've seen. it's worth it.
Not like you going to a beauty pagaent with this right??

This product has been raved and introduced in 女人我最大 if you would like to know more about it and it is being demonstrate and spoken in a much more detailed level. UNFORTUNATELY it's in chinese.

 FYI: I don't brush and move it as fast as him though. LOL 

An extra tecnique for face lifting. 

Some countries may call it the Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System. 
Some countries call it the Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System. 

Happy Cleansing! And don't forget to be lazy girls. :) 

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  1. Nice review :) it looks like a nice alternative to expensive clarisonic. Check out my blog at beautyinspirationstop.blogspot.com

  2. Awesome review. This sounds like such a great system! :)

    1. It is a great system that is definately worth the try.

  3. I got the Clarisonic Mia 2 for my birthday last month but this product sounds really similar! Definitely saves pennies :) x


    1. OOoo. Well, at least you didn't have to splurge on it yourself. :)

      Asides the sonic effect, this is a good alternative for the younger age as well.

  4. awesome review , i'm thinking of getting myself one too . Thanks for this


    1. You should if you could get your hands on one. I highly recommend it. :)

      Thanks for the comment.

  5. I just wanted to ask, where can I buy the replacement head? Is it available in watson too?

    1. Hi. Yes, the replacement is available at watsons in both msia and sg as well.