Saturday, March 11, 2017

Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm & Moor Cream Cleanser: Review and Swatches

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Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm & Moor Cream Cleanser: Review and Swatches
Known for its healing properties, the Hungarian thermal water is rich in skin-beautifying ingredients like calcium, magnesium, humic acid, and fulvic acid. Determined to capture and deliver these precious components of the thermal water to skincare, Margaret and Stephen de Heinrich de Omorovicza created Omorovicza ten years ago. Patented with the Hydro Mineral Transference delivery system that modifies the rich minerals to increase their bioavailability, the Thermal Cleansing Balm ($110 CAD) and Moor Cream Cleanser ($100 CAD) are two great products that give a nice introduction to the brand. To read my review for both, click......
Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm: Review and Swatches
Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm
Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm ($110 CAD for 50ml):
Made with Hungarian moor mud and sweet almond oil, this is a rich cleansing balm housed in a luxurious frosted glass jar. The orange blossom-scented balm is rich and thick in the jar but once spread on the skin, it becomes slick and smoothing. Intended to be applied on dry skin, the balm does a great job at removing foundation, eye makeup, and even waterproof mascara. Its cleansing action is not as efficient as that of the Shu Uemura cleansing oils or the Estee Lauder Cleansing balm, but its rich and nourishing texture feels extra luxurious on the face.
Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm: Review and Swatches
Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm
Because it's made with silt of the Hungarian moor, the balm has a mildly gritty texture. It's not coarse enough for it to be exfoliative but you do have to be careful when using it around the eyes. Therefore, I wouldn't recommend this if you are looking for a heavy-duty waterproof makeup remover. However, if you want a rich and calming balm cleanser, this is a great choice. To remove the balm, Omorovicza has included a tiny terry-cloth mitt (see photo below). The product removes pretty cleanly but I would recommend following up with a mild foaming cleanser to get rid of any remaining residue or debris.
Omorovicza Moor Cream Cleanser: Review and Swatches
Omorovicza Moor Cream Cleanser
Omorovicza Moor Cream Cleanser ($100 CAD for 150ml):
Also made with the mineral-rich Hungarian moor mud, the Moor Cream Cleanser is a rich cream cleanser that's also infused with zinc oxide, essential oils of lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus. Although it doesn't lather, the Moor Cream Cleanser is lightly exfoliative and incredibly refreshing thanks to the gritty moor mud and essential oils.
Omorovicza Moor Cream Cleanser: Review and Swatches
Omorovicza Moor Cream Cleanser
The cleanser cleans really well. It doesn't remove waterproof eye makeup but it removes pretty much every else. My skin feels super soft and nourished after each use and the cleanser isn't at all drying or irritating. If you have sensitive skin and want a gentle and rich cream cleanser, then this is probably the best pick.

Availability:
Omorovicza is available online at Sephora and in stores at Holt Renfrew and Nordstrom. Find a full list of retailers here.
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