Monday, March 29, 2010

Olay Professional ProX Restorative Cream Cleanser

We have a bunch of Olay products we were sent for review and this is the second in the series (read the first - the Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Aging Eye Roller review here). 

Olay has a new product line called Olay Professional ProX, which is touted as a scientifically advanced line of potent, proven and professional products that re-signal skin to perform more like it did when it was younger. 

The Professional ProX Restorative Cream Cleanser is the first of the two cleansers we were sent to try out. Its companian cleanser is the Olay Professional Exfoliating Renewal Cleanser, reviewed here. It's rich lathering formula is pH-balanced and helps restore skin’s purity to its optimal condition. It costs approximately $28.99 for 150 mL.

 We will again be using our 5 point scale to rate and review this product.  To read a full description of the scale, please visit this post: 

We each used the Olay Professional ProX Restorative Cream Cleanser for seven days. Here is a quick description of our skin types to help provide you with an idea of how the product works.

J's Skin: I have combination skin - an oily t-zone and dry cheeks. My skin is not sensitive but is fairly thin. I live in a very dry climate and so my skin tends to get dehydrated and flaky in the winter. I am not prone to breakouts.

C's Skin: I have combination skin that's oily in the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin). When I tried this cleanser it was winter and moderately cold (approximately -15 C). I wear full make-up most days and like a cleanser to wash off all my make-up including my eye make-up. 

J's Review:

Value: 3.5
A bit steep for a drugstore cleanser, but you only need to use a pea sized amount so in that respect a whole tube will last you a long time.

Application: 5
This product has a velvety rich lather that feels nice on the skin. I also appreciate the hygenic pump dispenser which travels well and dosen't leak.

Effectiveness: 4
At first I was confused because given the product name I was expecting a true cream/lotion cleanser and not a foaming cleanser. Once I was over the confusion, I found this product cleansed well and left my skin feeling smooth and fresh. You only need a tiny amount to build a rich lather and I found it to rinse off fairly well. My only complaint is it did leave my skin feeling a bit tight after cleansing.

C's Review:

Value: 4
This cleanser is two or three times more expensive than I'd normally spend on a drugstore cleanser. However I found it to be an effective, very good cleanser so I don't feel it's overpriced.

Application: 5
This is a cream cleanser that lathers once mixed with water. You don't need much of it to get a good cleansing and it rinses off easily. It has a pleasant, inoffensive scent. You can use too much of this, and the few times I was overzealous, it was difficult to lather effectively and to rinse off afterwards.

Effectiveness: 4
I liked this cleanser though I did need to exfoliate more frequently during the week, as I felt like it didn't clean as deeply as I like a cleanser to do. However, it left my skin feeling very smooth and clean and not overly dry. Overall, I would recommend this cleanser. My guess is that it would quite well for most skin types.


Please note that the following product up for review was sent to us by a PR firm. All the opinions expressed in this review have been made independently and are not in any way affiliated with the company supplying the products or the PR firm we are in touch with.

1 comment:

  1. I just bought this product which also was on sale for 1/2 off.. I like Olay's products so I thought this was going to be a good one too. Let's see.