Friday, April 25, 2014

Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System Review.

WOOHOO! This much awaited review is finally live!
The Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System. Is it any good?

Ever since my post on the Olay Aquaction Long Lasting Hydration Gel Moisturiser, I've been getting a lot of requests to review Olay's dupe for the insanely expensive Clarisonic. Thanks to Olay, I got sent the product so here's my two cents!

This is what you'll get for RM99.90:
  • A brush head
  • The device
  • 2 AA batteries
  • A 20ml tube of the Olay Regenerist Skin Renewal Cleanser

In terms of size, this thing is quite handy and easy to travel with. The only complaint I have is that there isn't a case to store the brush head. Without a proper container, the brush head might get squashed in your travel bag and then the bristles will go all wonky :/

Before getting to test this baby out, I spent about 10minutes trying to open the battery compartment -.-
This may seem like an easy task, but it's sealed so tightly that you'll have to pull and yank and wiggle the battery cover before it pops open. It does get easier after the first few times though.
Why is it fitted so snugly? Because the device is water resistant. Yes yes, you multitaskers can use it in the shower.

To install the brush head, you just have to press it onto the connection pin until it locks into position. You'll hear a click sound. For the Cleansing System to really work, be sure to replace the brush head at least every 3 months.

I like how the device has a smart memory component installed. Once you set a speed, the Cleansing System remembers your setting, so you'll start with the speed you last used.
A word of caution: The HIGH speed is quite cray cray. Be sure to start off with LOW first. Don't be overenthusiastic!

Speaking of over-exfoliation, Olay recommends you use this no longer than 60seconds. To make your life easier, I've created this guide. So whip out your phone and set the timer!
Also, while Olay says it's alright to use the brush morning and night daily, I'd suggest you don't go all gungho in the beginning. Save it for nighttime use, okay? Over-exfoliation can cause your skin to go berserk.

Another thing is that the brush rotates in a clockwise motion. Why is this so important for me to point out?
Answer: If you place the brush too near your hairline, your hair WILL get caught in the bristles and swirl around your face. You'll end up with wet, sudsy hair. All over your face.

How to use the Cleansing System?
Dampen brush head slightly. Dampen hands. Dispense the Regenerist Skin Renewal Cleanser on palms and massage over face. Switch on cleansing brush and move it around face for 60seconds according to face diagram above. Avoid the eye area!
Rinse face and brush head with water.

Oh btw, the Skin Renewal Cleanser contains micro scrubby beads. If you find it too harsh, you can use your regular cleanser instead. It also has a creamy scent, if that makes any sense.

On to how well does the Cleansing System work! 
Here's a test*. As you can't see, I've drawn an invisible line down the middle of my heavily made-up face. I've also labelled the two parts A and B respectively.

Part A will be removed with a regular cleanser, while Part B will be removed with the Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System.
Both sides will then be wiped with a cotton pad.
Cleanser X vs. Olay's Cleansing System!

After the "experiment", here's what's left:
SO AMAZING. I actually spent quite some time rubbing cleanser A over my face. But check what remains :O
For B, look at the brush hahahah. Most of the makeup/dirt/grime got caught in the bristles. The cotton pad is relatively clean.

*Test done without makeup remover. Yes, I know this isn't the correct way to remove makeup. Bear in mind that this is just to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Cleansing System. Don't flame me for not using a proper makeup remover. Results would have been be harder to capture on camera if makeup remover was used.


Apart from giving your face a thorough cleanse, the brush leaves you with nicely exfoliated skin as well! Products you use will also be better absorbed too! :D
Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System is available at selected Watson pharmacies and is priced at RM99.90.
Extra brush heads can be purchased separately. RM25 for a set of 2 brushes.

Product sponsored by Olay. 

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  1. nice review !
    i love to see a comparison on this product with olay pro-x .
    do a review on them !

    1. Hey there! The Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System is the same as the Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System. They're just called differently in different parts of the world. Hope this helps (:

  2. nice system i am searching more about this cleansing system but still not connivance to buy this system