Omorovicza is a brand I've wanted to try for the longest time. The only reason I haven't is because it's not available in Norway and I like to see products in person before I buy, especially at this price. And Omorovicza really is a luxury brand, but one with a great philosophy behind it.
I went to literally every department store in New York when I was there this summer looking for Omorovicza. I knew I wanted to buy the Queen of Hungary mist for both me and as a present for my mother. I couldn't find it anywhere. Not until I finally discovered the heaven that is the beauty hall, or basement if you will, at Bergdorf Goodman.
The lady working at the Omorovicza counter when I was there was absolutely lovely and so I, of course, ended up buying one more product. I was seriously tempted to get a whole lot more, but knew I had so much skincare back home that I just couldn't justify it. When that's narrowed down though, another few Omorovicza purchases might be down the road.
The other product I bought was the Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm. It comes in a super luxe and heavy glass jar with a white screw on cap with the Omorovicza symbol on the top. It has 50ml of product inside and has a 9 month expiry date written on the back.
The cleansing balm itself is different than anything I've ever tried before. It is kind of a thick paste, but once you scoop some out and start massaging across your face it blends across the skin so effortlessly and feels smooth and gentle on the skin. It has a dark grey colour and has little black beads in it. It has an amazing smell, similar to the smell of the Queen of Hungary Mist.
I can't speak for how well it removes makeup as I always remove it prior to cleansing with micellaire water. I would imagine it would be fantastic at it though. I do take it over my eyes and I've had no problems, even with my super sensitive eyes.
I take a small amount of the cleanser, you need very little, much less than you think, dot it on a few places on my face on dry skin and then starts to massage it across the skin. It's gentle, but I still feel it gives a really good cleaning, just without stripping the skin. The lady at the Omorovicza counter said to remove it with a wet flannel, but I personally remove it by splashing a bit of water on my face, and then patting away the excess water and whatever cleanser might still be left with a dry flannel. I just have to splash water on my face to feel clean, so that's why I do it this way. It works great that way to, but it's not the recommended way. I don't think it matters much either way.
When compared to other favourite, the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Natural Lift and Sculpt Moringa Cleansing Balm, the Omorivicza Thermal Cleansing Balm not only have a much shorter name, it also feels much lighter on the skin. Through the summer months I've stuck to my Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm and left the Emma Hardie one for use when the winter comes back. This is because my skin has been much less dehydrated the last couple of months and so the Emma Hardie one felt a bit heavy. I still love the Emma Hardie, and I love the Omorovicza one. For summer the Omorovicza is definitely my preference. That doesn't mean I don't think the Thermal Cleansing Balm is suitable for winter time. It's definitely one to use all year round as well. Conclusion; Both fantastic products, it's down to personal preference here!
I've used it pretty much every evening, or morning and evening since June and I am a little over halfway through the jar, which I think is absolutely fair. I'm of course gutted I might be reaching the end soon, but I have used it a lot.
One thing is for sure; I am a total cleansing balm convert. While this is expensive, I deem it worth it and will definitely be looking to re-purchase at some point in the future. Maybe the next time I'm in London. For any of you considering this one - I highly highly recommend it. It's such a luxury to use in the evenings, feels amazing on the skin and makes skin look and feel amazing as well!
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