This is one of the first releases of the brand, and it’s one of the products that I like the most from the brand. Omorovicza products are made with the use of thermal water and mud from Hungary, which is known for its thermal springs. One of the things you should do while in Hungary is definitely taking a bath in the Hungarian thermal baths.
Omorovicza claims that this product both the Hungarian thermal water and the Hungarian Moor Mud is ‘rich in calcium and magnesium carbonates, humic acid and fulvic acid’, these ingredients are supposed to ‘purify and nourish the skin’. This product also contains HEALING CONCENTRATE™, which is patented technology to deliver the minerals that are in the thermal water that Omorovicza use in their products, leaving ‘skin firmer, more supple and younger-looking.’ Also, there are sweet almond and apricot seed oils, vitamin E, squalane (omorovicza.com). It’s a purifying cleanser, yet hydrating one, and it’s suitable for all skin types.
I’ve been using this balm for years, and I like it a lot. It is hydrating and purifying. I mean, it won’t replace acids or a clay mask, but after washing your face with this balm, it feels fresher and overall looks more radiant. It ’s a joy to massage your skin with this product. It feels so cocooning, it just envelops your skin, if you know what I mean. The balm contains ferments, which my skin just loves. The dark colour comes from the Hungarian Moor Mud, it’s not a dye. The product contains quite a bit of the mud, which nourishes for the skin. I think it’s what my skin loves about the product, the mud, the water and ferments.It kinda sounds like a description of a mask, rather than a cleansing balm, but it is true.
The product is meant to remove makeup, which is fine. But if you follow a double cleansing routine, personally, I would use it as a second cleanse, because of all the great ingredients in this balm. When you wash the product off, you can notice how radiant and how soft your skin feels. It resembles silk, literally. I don’t have a problem with this product, it doesn’t break me out. However, I remove it with a flannel, because it is quite dense and oily. It is a cleansing balm after all. So if you are a fan of splashing, you might be disappointed with this one.
I would agree with Omorovicza, this balm is suitable for all skin types whether it’s dry or oily. Perhaps it wouldn’t suit people with active acne (I mean having a lot of pustules), because you need to remove it with a flannel, and you don’t necessarily want to pop spots while cleansing your face. Also, people who can’t tolerate fragrance might not like this product. There isn’t much of it, I mean I can’t smell anything overwhelming, I would say that I get a sniff of the mud rather than the ‘uplifting orange blossom scent’ which Omorovicza describe on their website. However, whatever the scent is, I quite like it. It doesn’t smell like anything particular, but it isn’t disturbing.
Overall, it is a great cleansing balm. Suitable to remove makeup or sunscreen, but I would use it as a second cleanse. It’s packed with great ingredients trapped in the Hungarian mood and thermal water, which Omorovicza use in their products. It will make your skin smooth and radiant, and it’s suitable for all skin types.
Ingredients: Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearyl Heptanoate, Silt (Hungarian Mud), Squalane, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Prunus Domestica (Plum) Seed Extract, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene, Parfum (Fragrance), Saccharomyces (Hungarian Thermal Water) Ferment Extract, Tocopherol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aqua (Hungarian Thermal Water), Linalool, Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola), Dehydroacetic Acid, Fruit Extract, Phospholipids. (omorovicza.com)
Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm retails for €60 for a full-size product, and you can also get a sample size from cultbeauty.co.uk for €20.