Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Luxury Makeup Removal with Omorovicza's Thermal Cleansing Balm

In a blogging failure of epic proportions I managed to snag a deluxe sample of Omorovicza's Thermal Cleansing Balm months ago during a Sephora promotion. I was (apparently) so thrilled with my little mini pot of the product that I hid it away from myself in the Getting Cheeky beauty closet only to uncover it this past weekend. The failure is of course the fact that this little gem of a deluxe sample is no longer availablemy apologies!

Perhaps my inclination to hide my Thermal Cleansing Balm away like a squirrel packing away nuts for a long winter has more to do with the fact that I'm terrified of falling in love with this product. A full 1.7 oz pot of Omorovicza's Thermal Cleansing Balm will set you back a cool USD $102. I may love skin care, but I'm not quite willing to invest that much in what amounts to a makeup remover just yet!

While the price may cause my heart to skip a beat, I can appreciate Omorovicza's attention to detail. This sample is truly deluxe in every sense of the word. The packaging is an exact replica of what one would get with a full sized product from the box to the elegant glass pot.

Given Thermal Cleansing Balm's price I'm sure you're wondering what makes this particular cleansing balm so special. According to Omorovicza, their balm has the following properties: 
"Hungarian Moor mud, rich in calcium and magnesium carbonates, swiftly removes impurities and make-up. Sweet almond oil replenishes skin to leave it soft and silky. The scent of orange blossom oil lifts your spirits and senses. Mineral Cosmetology™, a patented mineral delivery system, leaves skin firmer, more supple, and younger-looking."
Despite its manifold benefits, I will say that the color is a bit confusing. While it is entirely to do with the ingredients that make up the product, I've become used to translucent cleansing balms whose change in color gives an idea of how much makeup you've already removed, or conversely how much you've yet to remove. With Omorovicza's grey/black color it can be difficult to tell how much of the color on the face has to do with the balm itself and how much has to do with eye makeup that's been successfully removed. This criticism is admittedly trivial, but food for thought nonetheless.

I've been impressed with this product. With a brand like Omorovicza one expects quality ingredients, well thought out products and results. Though I've never had what I would term a bad experience with a cleansing balm, Omorovicza's Thermal Cleansing Balm is one of the better, more moisturizing products of its kind that I've used. Bottom line: the Thermal Cleansing Balm removes all my makeup and leaves my skin feeling moisturized and soft ... isn't that what a cleansing balm should offer?

Have you tried any products from Omorovicza? What are your favorites?