Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm

Omorovicza is based on the mineral-rich healing waters found in Budapest’s thermal spas. I’m obsessed with all things mineral and love a range based on proven historical benefits as opposed to big corporate money.

Ethos:
Omorovicza is made without:

  • Parabens
  • Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)
  • Petrochemicals
  • Silicones
  • Sodium Laureth Sulfates
  • Synthetic colors
  • Synthetic fragrances

They do not test on animals and they do not retail in China at the time of this post.

What’s in it?
Acerola, Apricot Seed Oil, Beeswax, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Copper Gluconate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Jojoba Oil, Magnesium Aspartate, Moor Mud, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 20, Squalane, Stearyl Heptanoate, Sweet Almond Oil, Tocopherol, Virgin Plum Oil, Zinc Gluconate.

Acerola is plant based and hugely beneficial to the skin due to it’s high vitamin C content. Copper, magnesium, zinc, calcium, selenium and manganese all form Omorovicza’s patented Mineral Cosmetology and are used throughout the range to soothe, repair, neutralise free radicals, support the skin’s infrastructure and promote cell regeneration. Sweet Almond Oil cleanses without stripping and Hungarian Moor Mud removes impurities and decongests pores.

What’s good about it?
Unlike some cleansers, you feel the benefits on the skin when you use this. It is very clearly full of ‘good’ ingredients and the skin is left feeling very calm and hydrated. It feels like a treatment.
It’s perfect for a second cleanse in the evening or a quick cleanse in the mornings.

What’s bad about it?
It’s not cheap. And if I had to use it to remove my makeup I would need to use too much to warrant the price. For that reason I tend to ‘save’ it and use it as previously mentioned. It may sound silly but it feels almost too good to use on a first cleanse.

Verdict:
I love this cleanser. I use it as a treatment cleanser when my skin is in need of help – whether because of acne breakouts, redness or just looking a little dull. It’s a perfect morning after cleanser if you have over-indulged the night before – it feels deeply cleansing without stripping. I have friends that use it as their cleanser of choice – as I mentioned before, I wouldn’t use it as an everyday makeup removal cleanser – I’ll stick to my oil remover and then go in with this – I want the properties of this to hit my skin, not remove my makeup.
Perfect for a slightly older skin that needs a boost.


Packaging: 4/5 – glass pot – which seems to be appropriate for the ingredients – I couldn’t picture this in a tube
Texture: 4/5 – works across the skin very nicely, non-foaming (joy) and absorbs slightly on application due to the clay – which I love
Performance: – 4/5 – does what it says on the box
After effects on the skin: – soft, comfortable, clean, cool and calm

Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm is £48.00 for 50ml and is available from net-a-porter.com