Review: Olay Regenerist 3 Point Super Cleansing System / Olaz Regenerist 3 Zone Reinigungssystem

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Hello ladies, 
today I'll be sharing my thoughts on the Olay Regenerist 3 Point Super Cleansing System / Olaz Regenerist 3 Zone Reinigungssystem as it's called in our drugstores.
I got it for St. Nicholas back in 2014, but I haven't started using it right away since I was scared of breaking out & going through that initial skin cleansing phase. I would say that I've been consistently using it for around a year now, and in this time I managed to really get to know its strengths & weaknesses. 

Luckily, I've never had problems with acne or really major breakouts, but I do have enlarged pores & blackheads, and as someone that loves taking off make-up more than putting it on, I was always intrigued by the oh-so-famous Clarisonic. Since I didn't know how I would get on with these cleansing brushes I didn't really want to splurge on that one and it always looked a bit too big/bulky for my liking, so when I spotted this Olay/Olaz one at much, much lower price and with a more compact look, I knew it was time to give it a try.

So what does it claim to do: cleanse your skin 4x times better than a cleansing cream, gently exfoliates, effectively prepares skin for anti-ageing routine. It comes with a detachable brush head, their Olay Regenerist Skin Perfecting Cleanser and batteries. You're supposed to dampen your face & the brush, add some cleanser to it and gently move around your face for 60 seconds, avoiding the eye area, rinsing your face & brush after that. It's also water resistant, so you can use it in a shower. If you're interested in reading more, you can read it on Boots.

First let me tell you a few things about my experience with the Olay / Olaz Regenerist Skin Perfecting Cleanser.
It comes in a small, 20 ml tube and has a thicker, gel consistency that seems to have some micro exfoliating particulars in it.  I should have known from my past experience with Olay skincare products that this won't work well with my skin, but I've learned it the hard way once more. 
When I first started using it regularly and getting break-outs, I didn't think much about it, because I thought ''it's normal, my skin is going through that cleansing phase everyone's talking about'', but I've also noticed that my skin was a lot more dry & red than usual (keep in mind that I have combination to oily skin that is hardly ever dry). After a month, the breakouts started to calm down & I decided to try using another cleanser with it to see how it'll work. And guess what? I had no more breakouts, no dry or tight skin, and also no redness. I've also tried using this cleanser on its own and once again, I had red, irritated, dry skin and woke up with pimples the next day.
I haven't looked at this cleanser since.

But the actual Olay/olaz face brush is a complete winner for me.
The brush itself is very compact, small, light and fits nicely in the palm of your hand, which is one of my favourite things about it. It's easy to store and it's great if you're someone that travels a lot or if you're studying in another city for example & are always bringing things from/to your home.
It has a very minimalistic look, with some grey, rubbery details, including two buttons (one for tuning it off/on & the other one for speed). Since it's operated on batteries, you don't need to charge it, which is just a huge bonus for someone like me, that always forgets to charge things, and it also means one less wire in the house. Also, the batteries are still going strong after more than a year!

The brush head is very easy to pop on and off, easy to clean, it spins around and has soft bristles. Since it's so small, it fits perfectly around the side of your nose, which is another reason why I love the size of it, since this is where I tend to get a lot of white-heads. The thing that could be improved is the fact that it doesn't come with a lid/cover for the brush head, which would be a nice thing to add. So would be a few different brush head options.
On the packaging it says that you should change the brush head every 3 months, but mine was still looking great until a few months ago, when I bought the replacement heads that come in a pack of two for less than 10€, I think. On the photo above you can see how the packaging of the brush head 2 pack looks like & the difference between a new one & my old one (far right).

 So how do I use it? First I remove my make-up with a cleansing balm/oil and use a face cloth to remove that. Then I damp my face & this brush, apply a cleansing gel (it worked well with a cleansing foam as well) on my face and go in with the Olay/Olaz brush. I like to use it on high speed on my nose, chin & forehead, and on the low/normal speed on my cheeks that are my more sensitive area. I can't say if I use it for exactly 60 seconds as it doesn't have a timer (which is another ''weakness''), but I would say I do around two ''laps'' on my face. I usually do that twice a week, or whenever I'm wearing a lot of make-up for long periods of time. I also make sure I'm not pressing the brush into my face, but actually let the spinning brush head do its work.

The results have also been great. After that initial breakouts, that have been occurring for the past month I would say (the majority of them were on my chin & cheeks), I haven't had any problems with it whatsoever, unless one time when I didn't use it for a month and I got a few breakouts around my chin. So I do think you have to be consistent with using it. Ever since I've started using another cleanser with it, I also don't experience any dryness or redness, which is great since my skin usually is quite sensitive.
The main thing that I've noticed is, that my blackheads & pores are noticeably less prominent, smaller and cleaner. The texture of my skin also improved & is now very smooth & soft, some what plumper and my face always feels extremely fresh & clean after I use this cleansing brush. Which is a heavenly feeling after wearing a full face of make-up for 12 hours, for example.
 I also think that this helps to prevent some breakouts around that time of the month and also helps to get rid of any remaining scaring from old blemishes much quicker. And I've also noticed that the oils, serums & moisturisers sink into my skin a lot quicker on days when I use the Olay/Olay face brush compared to the days that I don't. So I have to agree with pretty much all of their claims.

All in all, I think this is a great, budget friendly cleansing system. I can't say if it's the best one out there, since I haven't tried any other ones, but since this gives me the exact results that I wanted from the start, I don't even have a need to try out a different one. At such a low price point (if I'm not mistaken, it's around 30€ in Müller), it's definitely worth giving a try, if you're looking for something that will take cleansing your skin to the next level.

Have you tried the Olay Regenerist 3 Point Super Cleansing System / Olaz Regenerist 3 Zone Reinigungssystem, or any other cleansing face brushes on the market?

Sanja ♥

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5 komentarji

  1. Great review! It sounds like a fab little system, and I love the look of that brush xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

    1. Thanks Gemma & it sure is great, I love it :) xx

  2. Mam ga na wishlisti že nekaj časa, sam še vedno ne vem če ga res rabim al ne :)) Čeprav sem zdaj spet navdušena, da bi ga imela :D

    1. Meni se res zdi vreden nakupa no, tako, da jaz ti ga priporočam :)

  3. Thank you for an informative article, its a shame they all have rubber bits on :( rubber brings me out in a rash :(


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