Have you noticed the lack of clay mask reviews on Mostly Sunny? Up until I tried Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask (120 USD on the Omorovicza site. This post does not contain affiliate links) recently, I had given up on clay masks for years. I have combination skin, so naturally many SAs tried to sell me clay masks and I did try some. However, I was always disillusioned. The texture was often thick and unpleasant, it cracked as it dried, and frankly I never saw enough difference to keep up with it. Since I have always had good experience with Omorovicza products and the brand is famous for the Deep Cleansing Mask, I decided to give it a go!
The packaging of Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask is the same with Thermal Cleansing Balm. The glass pot is very sturdy, and it comes with a spatula so you can scoop the product out easily.
Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask smells lightly of orange blossom. The texture is creamy yet lightweight. You are supposed to cover the face (and neck if you want to) with a generous layer of the mask, wait for 15-20 minutes before removing it (I like to do this with a damp muslin cloth. It offers some gentle exfoliation). Since the mask is not drying whatsoever, you can leave it on for longer if you want to. It doesn’t crack or tighten uncomfortably as it dries. I do experience some slight tingling almost every time, but it doesn’t bother me.
Besides the fact that it isn’t drying at all, what’s special about Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask is the fact that it is rich in minerals (calcium and magnesium). Like what you would expect from a good clay mask, it cleanses the skin thoroughly. At the same time, the minerals work wonders. My skin is always softer, brighter, poreless, and well-hydrated by the time I remove the mask. It’s such a treat!
To make sure not all clay masks have got better since the last time I used any, I tried some sample sachets from other brands as well (including another beloved skincare brand, Aesop). What I am about to tell you is not good news for those who want to save some bucks: Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask is truly one of a kind. I either experienced drying with other masks, or they simply did not measure up to the brightening and pore-tightening effect. In short, I’m more or less mentally-prepared for the fact that this is a pricey product I simply have to repurchase!
Here’s some great news for those of you who are interested in Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask and Thermal Cleansing Balm: for the moment, they make a Summer Detox Pair (for your reference. Not affiliate link) on the Omorovicza site for 180 USD (the full price for both products would be 225 USD)! My pot of Thermal Cleansing Balm is on its last leg (and it makes me really sad), and I stand by what I said: it is not something I would use every day, but it is such a treat for the skin! Nowadays I use this combination once a week, and I am truly hooked!
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Bottom line: I was skeptical about Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask being described as something that would work for all skin types, but trying is believing! It cleanses my skin thoroughly without drying my normal (to dry, especially when it’s cold) cheeks out. I get incredibly soft, smooth, poreless, and well-hydrated skin from this mask, and this is something I had never thought a clay mask could do! If you are a clay mask enthusiast, you must lay your hands on this. If you are a clay mask skeptic, you must lay your hands on this as well, just so you’ll know not all clay masks are made equal!
Have you tried Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask? What’s your favorite clay mask? Does anyone else avoid clay masks like what I used to do?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx