Clarisonic Mia Skin Cleansing system / $119 @ Sephora.com
Olay Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing system / $24 @ Amazon.com
|$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|
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!
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!