Friday, April 12, 2013

Olay Fresh Effects’ Va-Va-Vivid cleansing system review

Sample


I received Olay's Va-Va-Vivid cleansing system from their fresh effects line in my Sweetheart Vox box. I want to say that I am a huge Olay fan before I even got this product, so I'm sure you can understand how excited for this I was.

The cleaning system comes in two parts of a small tube of shine minimizing cleanser and a small handheld vibrating brush.  The cleanser claims it will clean deep into the pores to remove dirt and minimize shine. While the vibrating brush claims that it helps remove dirt
from deep in pores.


Shine minimizing cleanser
I found this creats a great lather from this soap, super foamy. I did feel like my skin was clean after use. One thing don't like about this soap is it doesn't have any acne fighting medicine in it. One of the reasons I did make a point to mention that is because Olay is targeting a 'younger' crowd with the fresh effects line, so I would hope they would have some acne fighting products in it maybe. - Yes I do know they do have an acne line, which I have tried and will report back soon!

 Other than that the cleanser is a good one. I'm just not impressed with this. I like it, but I prefer my other cleansers.

PROS:

  • My skin feels refresh and clean afterwards
  • Great lather
  • No bothering scents. 

CONS:

  • No acne fighting benefits. 
Power Brush
Now here is the part I love. I have honestly been looking into buying a cleansing brush for awhile. Clasonic is just out of my price range. I'm all about finding great products to splurge on but I just can't justify me spending over $200 on a cleaning system just to start up, then pay even more money when I have to buy new brushes! That's a month worth of car insurance! For me right now this is the next best thing! 

In the photo to the right is a picture of the power brush next to a maybelline color tattoo, just so you can get an idea of how small it is. Perfect for travel! 

Here's why I like this so much. My skin feels significantly cleaner when I use this with my face washes.  I even use this with my more gentle scrubs, the ones made for everyday use.  I notice a difference in my skin, my skin seems smoother, not that I was breaking out. I also like the brush head, it has plastic-gel like bristles. It surprisingly soft on the skin. It works well in getting into the contours around your nose and your hair line due to it's triangle shape. No more getting soap in my hair around my hair line! 

How I use this, I apply my face wash to my face and rub it around a little. Then I wet the brush head and use it on my face in small circles. Run water over the brush head while its still turned on after use to clean it. 
PROS:
  • Cleans the skin well
  • Skin feels smoother after a week of use
  • Cleans the hard to reach areas like hairline, and nose. 


CONS:
  • Feels a little flimsy, like easily breakable.
  • Unsure on product lifetime. 
VERDICT:  Even though I'm eh about the soap, I'm sure others will love it. It just doesn't fit my needs.  I do love the Power Brush even if I'm not sure how long it lasts, I do know I will go out and buy one for myself when it does die. The cleanser and power brush are sold together in a box for around $14. I strongly recommend picking this up if a clarisonic system if out of your reach too.

You can find more information about fresh effects here! 


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