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