Skin Cleansing Systems
When you purchase a Clarisonic system, you are getting a kit that includes the Clarisonic wand, which features multiple speeds, a charger, facial cleansers and skin polishers. Many consumer reviews report noticing clearer skin within just a few days of use.
The product is expensive, but well liked and worth trying. You don't need to use the cleansers and polishes that come with the kit. If you have a favorite face wash or soap, use that instead. The biggest benefit of this product is the Clarisonic wand itself.
Unlike Clarisonic, the Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System is widely available at your local drugstore, pharmacy or online. For a fraction of the price of the Clarisonic, the Pro X provides the same basic package: a wand/brush and some cleansing products. The big question though... Are the results the same?
As it turns out, many consumers are quite satisfied with the Olay Pro-X system. For a much smaller investment (around $30), people noticed better looking, better feeling skin. Many people have pointed out that the Olay brush is not as good as the Clarisonic brush, but most were satisfied with the performance given the wide price discrepancy between the two products. If you are looking for the Cadillac of facial cleansing systems, the Clarisonic may just be the product for you, but if you are just looking for a better way to clean your skin, a product like Olay might fit the bill for less of an investment.
The most economical skin care system of the bunch is the Dove SkinVitalizer. While not really an entire "system" like the other products, the Dove SkinVitalizer is a wand that massages and exfoliates while cleansing the skin. It does not come with other products to use and retails for about $10. The main claim that this product makes is very similar to both the Clarisonic and the Olay products: This manner of cleansing removes more make-up, dirt and oil than manual cleansing.