Does Mud Clean? Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm Does!

Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm box

Some, if not most of you, have probably heard about Omorovicza‘s legendary Thermal Cleansing Balm (50ml. RRP: 65 euros) by now. The fact that it is black and contains mud (Hungarian Moor mud to be precise) triggers many people’s interest. I have incorporated this cleansing balm in my routine for about 2 months now, and it is time to give my verdict!

Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm box open

Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm comes in a sturdy box. I like the Omorovicza logo and the pattern on the inside of the box. I have actually been keeping the pot of cleansing balm as well as the spatula in the box.

Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm pot

The cleansing balm comes in a very sturdy glass pot. Everything about it feels luxurious. Nothing short of what I would expect from Omorovicza!

Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm

The balm itself is a grayish black, and it smells like orange blossom. The scent is natural and unintrusive, so even if you are not a fan of orange blossom, you probably wouldn’t be bothered.

Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm spatula

You are supposed to scoop the cleansing balm out, or rather scrape some off with the spatula (again, really well-made. I’m impressed). Once you break the surface, you will see that Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm is very rich in oil. Just get some (very little is needed. Start with less than what you think you need) onto your fingers and melt it by rubbing it between your fingers. The balm will become a thick oil, and you can start massaging this oil onto your skin!

The Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm can be used all over your face, including the eye area. With the high oil content, it removes waterproof makeup with ease. I usually pre-cleanse with Bioderma, but i you are not wearing a lot of makeup, it can get the job done! This is not a cleanser you use when you are in a rush. As a matter of fact, I find that the more time you spend massaging, the better the balm works. I personally don’t have the patience/energy to use it every night, so it is my treat 2-3 times a week. I estimate the pot will last me more than 6 months!

Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm

Once I am done massaging, I remove the balm with a warm muslin cloth. The first time I used it, I was a little surprised after I had removed everything, as it felt like there was some kind of residue. However, I realized soon enough it was because I had put too much on. Don’t worry if it happens to you, as whatever is left is absorbed quickly by the skin, and I have not broken out from it. It will probably take you a couple of trials to figure out how much you need each time, but it’s all smooth sailing from there.

The result? Extremely soft, smooth, supple, and well-moisturized skin! This is not only a cleanser that doesn’t strip, it practically doubles as a moisturizer. Especially in this weather, I really appreciate how rich it is as well as how gently it cleanses. Any sign of dullness of sensitivity caused by environmental stress throughout the day will be lifted, and my skin is calm, soothed, and plump!

Here is the ingredient list:

Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm ingredients

Bottom line: I would recommend Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm to people whose skin is dry, mature, or struggling in the weather. The installment cost might seem high, but you only need a tiny little each time, and it is great for a pampering session. I can’t speak of the anti-aging benefits it boasts, though I am sure if you cleanse your skin properly without stripping, the process of aging will be delayed!

Have you heard of Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm? Have you tried a cleansing balm? If so, is there anything you would recommend?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

PS: Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm can be found on the brand’s website. You can get 15% off on everything with the code NEWYEAR15 until February 3rd!

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  • Teri

    The texture sounds definitely interesting! Does it still look black when you have it on? I bet D looked funny at it, no? :p

    • Philippe

      Turns completely clear once you melt it with heat. Fascinating to use really 😛

      • Sunny

        Yeah pretty much. I still see some dark bits, but in general it becomes clear.

  • Redhotjillypeppers

    This is a new brand to me but it looks like a great product !

    • Sunny

      It is! Such a nourishing way to cleanse!

  • beauties

    looks intriguing :)

    • Sunny

      Haha yeah it’s unexpected eh :)

  • Icaria

    Oh I would have needed that this week. It sounds divine! :)

    • Sunny

      Haha yup it is! It’s particularly good for dry/cold weather!

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    Interesting for sure! This brand has some really nice products!

    • Sunny

      Yup I agree! I think the cleanser is a great product as an introduction to the brand!

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Oooh interesting–I WANT TO TRY A LUXE CLEANSING BALM!! 😛 I’ve always been curious though because before I got a Clarisonic, I LOVED using a muslin cloth to cleanse/exfoliate. This one sound soo nice! I wonder if it would break out my oily, acne-prone skin though :/

    • Sunny

      Hey Becca, is there a way for you to get a sample of this first? This is on the rich side, and while I think most skin types could benefit from good oil, if it’s acne-prone and more sensitive it’s always better to be safe!

  • Jasmine @ themakeupfile

    I think my mother would benefit from something like this. She always complains her skin looks dry, dull and old!

    • Sunny

      Aww well if she does try I’d love to know how it works for her! I think people with drier skin could really benefit from this!

  • Marla

    I’ve never heard of this brand before. I don’t think I’ve ever tried a cleansing balm before. It looks like it has a very nice consistency.

    • Sunny

      You should try cleansing balms, Marla! They’re so much more gentle!

  • Taylor

    I just got this 2 weeks ago. It’s something I’ve been dying to try. I’m loving it! I’m glad to hear you like it as well. I adore the smell. I really want to try the mask as well, so luxurious and much better than Eve lom in my opinion

    • Sunny

      I’m glad to hear you like it too! I’m definitely going to explore Omorovicza further. With so many brands around, I tend to give brands that I already have positive experience more chances!

  • Melanie

    Oh, no! More to want now! I have the BB cream, and tried the mask and Complexion Brightener (awesome as a base under foundation) as samples. Good thing they have loyalty points for shopping! Thanks for the post — I think I might have to try!

    • Sunny

      Yay keep me posted about how you like it!

  • ValleyDoll

    Hmm sounds great, especially if its rich on oil !

    • Sunny

      Especially if your skin is dry or taking a hit in winter!

  • JoanneP

    I haven’t tried it. But sounds like I don’t need it for my face. Does it work on lips too?

    • Sunny

      Yup I use it all over my face (eye area, lips) and it doesn’t irritate at all!

  • Meryl @ Memoiselle

    Wow this looks interesting! I have seen Omorovicza brand in few Europe beauty blogs and this one sounds interesting that the color is dark yet cleanses the whole face :) Hope I can get myself a jar of this :)

    • Sunny

      Hey Meryl, Cult Beauty also stocks this just in case shipping costs less for you there! xx

  • Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    i’m really curious about this now :) I’m putting it on the list for later! Yay!

    • Sunny

      Haha yes do give it a try! See if you can get a sample first!

  • Tracie Fisher

    I received a sample of this heavenly product from Sephora. It was love at first use. It is everything you described. Sephora seems to be the only place you can get a smaller jar, thus making it more affordable. However, they have been sold out for months. When I asked them when they would get more in, the answer was disappointing, they have no idea. I guess I will just have to save for a month to get the larger one. Def 5 stars.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Tracie, I’m glad to hear you like this, too! I keep repurchasing it, which should say a lot about how much I love it! Maybe just save up for a bigger pot? Per milliliter it’s most probably cheaper!

  • Tracie Fisher

    I know you are right. I know this is off topic but have you tried L’Occitane Creme Divine? Best moisturizer ever. $106.00

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Nope I haven’t tried that one! I keep thinking it might be too rich for my combination skin. Glad to hear it works well for you tho!