Off topic: Clarisonic Mia vs Olay Professional Pro-x

9 Mar

Clarisonic Mia Skin Cleansing system / $119 @ Sephora.com

Olay Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing system / $24 @ Amazon.com

Pro-X Mia
$24 @ Amazon.com $119 @ Sephora.com
Weighs 5.1 oz Weighs 7.7 oz
2-speed, rotating system 1-speed, sonic technology
Water resistant for use in the shower Water resistant for use in the shower
Operates on 2 AA batteries (included in the box) Comes with a magnetic charger
No cap Comes with a cap for the brush head
No timer Stops automatically after 1 minute
Claims to clean skin 6x better than basic cleansing Claims to clean skin 6x better than basic cleansing

Size comparison:

The brush head for the Pro-X is much smaller.

Both systems claim to clean 6x better than basic cleansing! Let’s put that to a test:

Clinique lipsticks, Clinique lipgloss, Makeupforever foundation, Prestige waterproof eyeliner, Urban Decay eyeshadow, Maybelline Lots of Lashes Mascara

After cleaning with Philosophy Purity cleanser by hand you can still see that there is lipstick, lipgloss and waterproof eyeliner

Now let’s try with the Pro-x and Purity cleanser…

Better! You can still see some lipstick and eyeliner reside though.

Now for the Mia…

No apparent residue!

Eep. The brush heads will need cleansing!

Other thoughts:

Looking back, I have no idea why I used mascara and eyeshadow for testing… you’re not suppose to use either one of the systems around your eye area!

Also, the two systems feel VERY different. I recommend that you sonic technology is very different from a rotating brush head. The best way I can describe it is that it is like a very powerful massaging chair lol. I never really felt like the Mia cleaned my face better but apparently it washed my hand better?

I also read that some people do not use their Mia’s or Pro-x’s to clean makeup? I always assumed that the whole point was to remove makeup more effectively. Hm, I don’t know? :/

Bottom line! Buy the Mia if you can afford it! If not, the Pro-x is a very nice alternative as well!

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One Response to “Off topic: Clarisonic Mia vs Olay Professional Pro-x”

  1. jenna March 18, 2012 at 7:54 pm #

    Nice product test!! I have the first edition clairsonic, and I love it- I know dentist.net sells them at 5% off- with a promo code called ‘toothache’ The grainy face wash is best Ive used

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