Olay Professional Pro X Clear Acne Protocol

Overall rating: 3.9 / 5
(based on 7 reviews)

Recommended by 71% of visitors

Average price: $37.78

Brand: Olay



Most helpful review

By Andrea, Ann Arbor, MI on 02/02/2012

This is an excellent product and worth every penny. I have struggled with adult, cystic acne since going off birth control while we were trying to get pregnant. Other things I've tried that have failed: . dermatologist prescribed oral antibiotics . dermatologist prescribed topical treatments . rodan & fields unblemish system . pro-active . murad acne complex system I would definitely recommend this product if you've got persistent acne that just doesn't seem to respond to anything else..

Pros:
  • cleared up adult cystic acne
  • minimized pores on nose and chin
  • reduced redness
  • safe during pregnancy
Cons:
  • pricey
  • can't purchase individually

15 out of 23 people found this review helpful

Ingredients

Brightening Renewal Cream
Ingredients:
Water, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Polyethylene, Pentylene Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Acetyl Glucosamine, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine, Panthenol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isohexadecane, Triethanolamine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Squalane, Dimethiconol, Stearyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Behenyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 80, Allantoin, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Benzoate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, DisodiumEDTA, Laminaria Saccharina Extract , Sodium Hyaluronate, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.

Anti-Oxidant Sunscreen Sheer Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum Spf 35
Active Ingredients:
Avobenzone (3.0%, Sunscreen), Homosalate (9.0%, Sunscreen), Octisalate (4.5%, Sunscreen), Octocrylene (2.6%, Sunscreen), Oxybenzone (2.0%, Sunscreen).

Inactive Ingredients:
Water, Pentylene Glycol, Nylon-12, Polyethylene, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Stearyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Behenyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethiconol, PEG-100 Stearate, Polysorbate 80, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Stearic Acid, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.

Items marked with red have tested a 3 or above (out of 5) in comedogenic (pore-clogging) testing.

The list of ingredients above is provided for informational purposes only. Always check the actual product label in your possession for the most accurate ingredient information due to product changes or upgrades that may not yet be reflected on our web site.

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Member reviews

         
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“OLAY BRING IT BACK!”
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This is the only product I have found that loves my skin as much as I love the product. Not only is it gentle and non-irritating, it is effective! I am extremely disappointed that Olay has discontinued this product line. The only plus side to this is the fact that I found it half price at Ulta (22.50) and bought 2 boxes. Please, please bring this product back for the huge population of adult acne sufferers!

Pros

  • Clears skin without over drying
  • Creamy cleanser
  • Extremely Gentle

Cons

  • DISCONTINUED
  • Only sold as a set
  • Pricey
  • for a few months
  • $ 22.5
  • I recommend using this product/treatment.





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So far, I love this product. I have tried everything and this is the first product that I have noticed significant skin turnover. When I do get a blemish, it is clear within a day or so using this product. My skin is also far less oily. I think other products stripped my skin and then my body over-compensated for the lacking oil. With this product, your skin definitely does not feel stripped. The first time I used the cleanser I was unsure if my skin was even clean because of the odd cream consistency. I will never go back to a foamy, soapy cleanser. This product is wonderful, the treatment works miracles, and the moisturizer is perfect under makeup.

  • moderate
  • for about a week
  • $ 39.99
  • I recommend using this product/treatment.





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By on

Don't waste your time. Save your money.

Pros

  • Nothing

Cons

  • No exfoliator
  • Gave me acne cysts
  • Made me break out more
  • Expensive
  • Doesn't last long
  • moderate
  • $ 40
  • I do not recommend using this product/treatment.





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I'm now 33 and I've suffered from moderately severe cystic acne since my early teens. I have tried literally every product you can buy in drugstores and Proactive (which was awful). This is the ONLY product that has ever worked for me.

It's a little bit pricier than some of the drugstore alternatives but it is WORTH EVERY PENNY (I usually stock up on several kits at a time when it goes on sale and I've found Walmart to be the cheapest place to buy it). I will never use anything else ever again and have recommended this product to all my friends and sisters who have similar problems.

The cleanser is great and scent-free. I sometimes feel a slight tingle after applying, but nothing strong enough to be painful - and I have sensitive skin. Leaves your skin feeling soft and clean.

Since using this and switching to mineral makeup my breakouts have almost completely stopped and I can go weeks with clear skin (a first for me!). Even when my hormonal cystic acne pops up at that certain time of the month, this product clears it up quickly - if I don't irritate my cystic acne by picking at it (hard to do!) my makeup covers it up beautifully (I use L'Oreal True Match Naturale mineral powder - also a little pricey but totally worth it!) and only I know it's there. Using Pro-X Clear gets rid of my cystic acne within a couple of days and since I've started using it more than a year ago my post-acne discolouration has faded to practically nothing!! (again, something I'm now able to cover up with mineral makeup - something I was never able to do before)

In my opinion this is by and far the BEST acne cleanser system you can buy and I've tried them all. For the first time in my life I have clear skin and that makes the small expense of buying this system worth every cent.

Pros

  • no scent
  • great for sensitive skin
  • actually works
  • doesn't bleach towels
  • easy to use
  • one kit lasts almost 2 months
  • easily available

Cons

  • moderately pricey
  • only sold as kit
  • often run out of one step before the other two
  • moderately severe
  • for more than a year
  • $ 40
  • I recommend using this product/treatment.





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By on

This is an excellent product and worth every penny.

I have struggled with adult, cystic acne since going off birth control while we were trying to get pregnant.

Other things I've tried that have failed:

. dermatologist prescribed oral antibiotics

. dermatologist prescribed topical treatments

. rodan & fields unblemish system

. pro-active

. murad acne complex system

I would definitely recommend this product if you've got persistent acne that just doesn't seem to respond to anything else.

Pros

  • cleared up adult cystic acne
  • minimized pores on nose and chin
  • reduced redness
  • safe during pregnancy

Cons

  • pricey
  • can't purchase individually
  • moderately severe
  • for a few months
  • $ 36
  • I recommend using this product/treatment.





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I will say that I liked the moisturizer it comes with, the fact that it's salicylic-acid based and doesn't bleach fabrics, and that it didn't dry out my skin. But this product did absolutely nothing for my acne. I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it, but I have late-onset acne that didn't start until my late 20s. I used it religiously, twice a day for 6 weeks and saw no improvement whatsoever. Since it cost so much and a money-back guarantee was offered, I saved my receipt and the entire original box. After 6 weeks, I called the 800 number listed and was told to what to send and where. So I did. A few weeks later, everything I sent was returned to me with a letter stating that the UPC I enclosed did not match. Yeah, right. So I called the 800 number again, spoke to someone named Beverly, and was told to fax everything to another 800 number. Needless to say, my money was never returned. So much for that "money-back guarantee".

Pros

  • Doesn't bleach clothing, bedding
  • Doesn't dry skin

Cons

  • Doesn't work
  • Expensive
  • Company policies
  • moderate
  • for about a month
  • $ 40
  • I do not recommend using this product/treatment.





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If you have adult acne, cystic acne it's worth arty and much cheaper than other lines such as obagi... I feel like I've tried them all. Abx, accurate ect

Pros

  • Has really cleaned out my pores on my nose and forehead, formulated for adult acne... You might feel like I did that it was moisturizing too much ... But it works

Cons

  • Dont sell individually, have to be as the 3 steps...just not sure I'll go through them at the same rate
  • moderately severe
  • for about a month
  • $ 46
  • I recommend using this product/treatment.