Omorovicza is a brand I have seen highly praised time and time again in all of the 8 years I’ve been reading and writing blogs. A quick Google search will bring up tons of ton 10 lists which Omorovicza has made it on to and every skincare specialist has used and praised it at some point. So after all that, how could I call myself a good blogger if didn’t try it out for myself?
Omorovicza is a Hungarian brand of luxury skincare hailing from Budapest (definitely on my bucket list!). It uses Hungary’s thermal waters which contain minerals that heal and rejuvenate skin throughout their product range.
A few months ago, my sister moved homes and she had a huge clear out. This was fantastic news for me because I get her hand me downs and unwanted/unused beauty products. Whilst going through her beauty and skincare collection I came across samples sized products from Omorovicza. Obviously, they were the first thing to go straight into my bag to try and review later!
A few months on, I’ve used up the products and feel like I can give a good first impressions opinion on the products. There wasn’t enough in the samples to warrant a thorough review and although it would be great for SEO to do three separate posts on the products, it just doesn’t feel right. So instead I’m doing a jam packed jumbo post on some of their most sought after products.
Let’s get stuck in and start straight away with probably their most talked about product – The Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm.
The balm is dark grey in colour and the consistency is mostly smooth but has some small bits in. The primary component is Hungarian Moor Mud which contains calcium and magnesium carbonates, humic acid and fulvic acid, all of which purify, detoxify and nourish the skin. Sounds dreamy, but the thought of all those ‘acid’ products is slightly unnerving; however it turns out that unlike many other mud-based products, this one does not dry on the skin nor does it dry out the skin, due to it being blended with sweet almond oil.
I also have to sheepishly confess that I thought the ‘thermal’ in the name meant that it would heat up whilst using it, so couldn’t wait to try it. It was only after I washed it off and searched the box to see if I had applied it wrong that I realised it was thermal as in thermal springs. LOL.
It looked quite difficult to work with going on face value but as soon as I put my fingers into the pot it melted slightly. It’s worth noting that with a full sized product you actually get a spatula to scoop out the amount you need.
I warmed the product between my fingers, mostly to get the right consistency and spread it across my face but I don’t think “warming it up” is necessary. The oil-like consistency reminded me very much of the Eve Lom balm cleanser, only this one has a slightly better smell. It has a citrus smell that I can’t put my finger on, it’s strong but nothing offensive and fades quickly after washing.
It literally feels like massaging oil into your skin. I’ve said this before but as much as I love how gentle cleansing balm’s are, it just doesn’t feel like I’m cleansing my skin.
As with all cleansing balms, you have to use a face cloth or muslin cloth. There is no way you’re going to get this product off without one because unfortunately it leaves a slight residue. It does stain your face cloth too but most things do so I’m not too fussed by that. I guess with the colour of the balm it makes it so much easier to remove every single bit of it. I sometimes miss bits (near my ear) and only notice when I’m out of the bathroom!
All in all, after a fair few washes (a little goes a long way) I must admit I liked the thermal cleansing balm more than I thought I would. With that being said though, I personally don’t think it’s a product for me. I wouldn’t recommend the product to anyone with oily skin as it just won’t do anything for you.
If however you have very dry or sensitive skin this this would be perfect!
To purchase a full sized pot would set you back £17 for ml. Not bad at all.
Next I tried the Omorovicza Cleansing Foam.
Described as ‘ideal for all skin types, this product helps clear congestion, combat dryness and soothe sensitivity whilst leaving skin firmer and more luminous thanks to its unique, Hydro Mineral Transference system that delivers targeted minerals deep into the skin. Sufficiently gentle for even easily-upset complexions’.
For someone who’s skin is very easily upset, this definitely seemed more up my street. This cleanser comes in a squeezy tube which makes it much easier to use and definitely more hygienic. I like that the tube had a silver seal on it, so you can make a note of when you open the seal and ensure you use it before the products become ineffective.
I was *slightly* apprehensive about this product because I know that as a general rule, products that foam are very drying and bad for your skin. I had a quick look at the ingredients list and was confused. There are absolutely no sulphates in this product!
My second surprise was that the foam is pale blue in colour. This would be down to the Copper gluconate which detoxifies and regulates the production of sebum. Other key ingredients are White lupin (energises and revitalises skin) and Apple pectin (provides long-lasting hydration and restores suppleness). Since the formula is pretty concentrated, you don’t need to use too much. My sample size got me through just over two weeks which I wasn’t expecting!
The cleanser also has an orange-blossom scent but it’s all natural, no artificial fragrances at all. It took me a fair few days to get on board with the smell so bare in mind that it does take a bit of getting used to.
When it comes to the actual cleansing (what it’s actually supposed to do!), this product works wonders on a face full of light makeup or as a second cleanse. Using this with full coverage makeup was a struggle. It didn’t clean absolutely everything off and if I’m honest it just turned into a mess.
I much preferred to use the cleansing foam in the morning times only, when I haven’t been wearing any makeup. Although I use a muslin cloth as part of my cleansing routine, you wouldn’t necessarily need one to get all the product off. I love that there’s no residue at all and it leaves my skin feeling really really clean! I did find that my skin was tingling a little bit after use but that subsides fairly quickly.
Just a small note on this product, if you”re expecting suds upon suds, well then you’ll be disappointing. It froths only slightly but it’s enough, honest.
I would recommend this product for oily and/or combination skin. For £12 you get a tube of 30ml which actually is a very good price!
Last but not least, I tried the Omorovicza Copper Peel.
The excitement for this one was real! In the box came two tubes. One was a clear liquid and the other, a bright green one.
Omorovicza describe this product as a foaming two-phase peel, combining a blue copper paste and a lactic acid activator, polishes and smoothes complexion and visibly reduces pore size for a brighter, more even skin tone.
I need help in all of those areas so I go stuck in straight away. The scent is faintly ‘spa like’ but interestingly, the fragrance isn’t as strong as the other Omorovicza products I tried.
The directions state to apply a generous amount of Copper Peel paste to dry skin on the face and neck. I’m very frugal so I went with a thin layer. The paste is only slightly grainy, nothing too scary. Next you apply a generous (lol) amount of Copper Peel activator onto the Copper Peel paste; gently massage the resulting white lather, using circular motions, for 2 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
After washing it off, my skin was immediately really soft and supple. It felt like I had just had a spa treatment – bliss! I was hoping that this peel would be slightly stronger though and give stronger results. I got 3 uses out of the tubes. Once again, love the packaging because you can seal the tube by reversing the end piece (that breaks off when opening) and use it as a stopper. My skin did look ever so slightly brighter though so I no real complaints there.
I would recommend this product for all skin types, even sensitive skin. It’s really very gentle and doesn’t slough off any skin, at least not noticeably but it still gives you the results anyway.
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