Review: Omorovicza Cleansing Foam

June 2, 2021

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love a good cleanser. A bubbly gel, a velvety milk, a soft cream, a powerful micellar water, even a luxurious balm on a heavy make-up day. But a foam isn’t something I would typically reach for. In fact, I don’t reach for Omorovicza Cleansing Foam very often, but there are certain days that my combo skin is feeling more oily than dry and this is exactly what my shiny skin is crying out for.

Omorovizca Cleansing Foam on desk

What Makes It Special:
Unlike many of the foaming cleansers on the market, the Omorovicza Cleansing Foam doesn’t contain sulphates; which are the group of ingredients usually responsible for those rich lathers of bubbles. Most products (like shower gels, hand washes, facial cleansers) that have a real lathering foam usually have sulphates to thank for it, and although current studies tell us that sulphates themselves aren’t ‘bad’ ingredients, they can be dehydrating to those with certain skin types, or problematic to those sensitivities to those ingredients.

Why I Like It:
As I said above, this suits me best on oily days. So for days when I’m feeling extra shiny, have been wearing lots of makeup or even an extra greasy SPF, I reach for this as a first cleanse. It ploughs through even the thickest sunscreens and leaves my skin feeling truly ‘clean’ in just one go. It also has a gorgeous, light, fresh scent which is a joy to use. Although Omorovicza Cleansing Foam calls itself a foam, it really gives off more of a light ‘bubble’ than a typical ‘foaming’ finish, and the consistency right out of the tube is like an airy paste until you add water.

What I Don’t Like About It:
Although I love how clean and refreshed my skin feels this definitely goes a little too far for my skin unless I’m feeling particularly oily. If I’m having a dry or dehydrated day it gives me that ‘squeaky’ clean feeling, which can leave skin uncomfortable and can actually do damage to your skin barrier. It’s your skin’s way of telling you that too much of its moisture has been taken and now it feels tight and stripped of the natural oils and hydrators that your skin needs to function optimally.

Product with swatch

Application:
Apply a small amount of Omorovicza Cleansing Foam to a damp face and rub until a slight lather/bubble appears, add water to hands as required. Rinse clean with warm water. Can be used morning and night, but personally, this is too strong for me in the AM, I prefer to save this for the end of the day as a first cleanse only.

Product Claims:
Purifies and refreshes the skin – agree
Removes all makeup and impurities without stripping skin of moisture – agree that it removes impurities, but if I use this on a dry day it leaves my skin feeling tight.

Ingredients:
Aqua (Hungarian Thermal Water), Glycerin, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sorbitol, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Saccharomyces (Hungarian Thermal Water) Ferment Extract, Limonene, Xanthan Gum, Parfum (Fragrance), Copper Gluconate, Linalool, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Phospholipids, Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Proteine Ferment, Pectin.

Available From:
Mecca
Cult Beauty

Details:
30ml – Not Available / £20
150ml – $109 / £55

Repurchase:
It’s a perfectly lovely cleanser, very effective and a pleasure to use. Having said that, I only reach for this when my combo skin is having an oily day and so I would only really recommend it for those with oily, or often oily skin.

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