Olay vs. Clarisonic: The Great Face Brush Face Off

I am what you would call an impulse bargain hunter. This means that while I’ll sit and stew over expensive purchases for months and months and months, the minute I spy a cheap version of something, whether or not I need it, I’ll buy it before even thinking twice.  (Hello Forever 21 habit!) So while I’d heard from friends what a life changer the Clarisonic Mia face brush was, and while I was dutifully doing my pondering and praying over the possibility of taking the purchasing plunge, I randomly came across an Olay face brush for only $30 at the Costco and, yup, I bought it before I’d even bothered to wonder whether I should just put that $30 toward the actual brush I was supposed to be saving for. You know how these things go.

So a few months later and I was given this rad little column here and I thought, well hot dang, I’m going to find out once and for all if I should have splurged on that Clarisonic like I always figured I should have, or if this bargain option is actually every bit as good as the real thing. Dang it! Think of the world’s problems I’d be solving!


My editors asked me to make a video of it, which, look, I’m about to make a real fool of myself. But please! Enjoy! It’s all after the jump.

You can buy the Clarisonic Mia right HERE,

and the Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleaning System right HERE.

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