Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm

The principle ingredient of Omorovicza's Thermal Cleansing Balm is Moor Mud. Also known as therapeutic peat moss, Moor Mud is extracted from Lake Hévïz, the largest thermal lake in Europe. The hydrosoluble clay has been used as a healing agent for centuries; rich in calcium, magnesium, vitamins, animo acids and phytonutrients, it detoxifies the skin and promotes cell regeneration.

© Helen Pockett

It's said that one should expect to use a new product consistently for eight weeks before seeing any benefit, but the improvement in my complexion was noticeable immediately. My skin was softer, smoother, plumper, hydrated, and (three days later) completely blemish-free.

© Helen Pockett

Although the oil-based balm is very effective at removing make-up – even waterproof mascara – it's too special, too nourishing, too expensive for that; I prefer to use it as more of a mask.

I wash my face with warm water and massage a pea-sized amount of cleanser into my skin with the tips of my fingers. I leave it on for ten minutes to let it sink in and dissolve any lingering impurities or traces of make-up, then I remove it with a warm, wet muslin cloth. (It's important to note that simply splashing the face with water will not remove the balm.)

As such a small amount is needed each time, a 50ml pot will yield at least 60 applications. Included in the (very luxe) box is a spatula, which is perfect for hygienically dispensing the right amount of balm and preventing contamination.

50ml | $110 |