Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask – Swimming in the Dead Sea

Do you remember the first time you traveled without your parents? For me, that happened on a school trip when I was about 16 years old. We went to Israel.

Despite doing what a bunch of 16 year olds do when they spend three weeks together, we managed to get some cultural highlights in as well. Staying in a Kibbuz for a few days, visiting heritage sites, going to the desert and of course, swimming in the Dead Sea.


Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask
Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask


We had all looked forward to floating in the sea, but to be honest, the whole floating thing wasn’t as great as I had thought it would be.

It was something else that remained more memorable: My first ever mud treatment! It was more of a slather yourself in mud and take pictures posing in a bikini thing than a treatment, of course, but my skin felt so soft and cleansed afterwards I was unable to forget.

Mud or clay masks have accompanied me ever since, working miracles on my acne-prone skin, and while I usually stick to drugstore versions (clay is a cheap ingredient after all), I recently caved and got a pot of Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask .


What Omorovicza claims:

Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask uses Hungary’s famous healing waters and mineral infused muds from the thermal Lake Héviz to create a wonderfully effective skin purifier. After just one use your complexion will be more even and matte. Plus, the Omorovicza patented delivery system, the Hydro Mineral Transference™, anchors the minerals and trace elements in Hungarian healing waters, improving their delivery while revitalising skin.



Packaging and price

Housed in a glass pot, the full size contains 50 ml and is available for 75 € at Cult Beauty here.

I had a sample pot containing 15 ml that lasted me for around three months, used as spot treatment or as mask on problem areas, never the whole face.

Due to hygienic reasons the jar packaging isn’t my favorite.


Texture and smell

The smell is fresh, a little herbal, and the texture is surprisingly smooth. After application, the mask does dry down a little, but never gets as tight and uncomfortable as other purifying masks do.


Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask - the product
Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask – the product



I get a lot of hormonal, deep set cystic spots, especially throughout pregnancy. Sometimes they don’t come to the surface for days, looking angry and red and hurting when I move my face. Nothing can clear them overnight, but I felt like this mask made them go down faster.

Used all over my problem areas (chin, cheeks, jawline and nose), it helped clear smaller blemished and blackheads without leaving my skin dehydrated or irritated, which a lot of clay masks can do.


Favorable ingredients:

  • Kaolin: Clay, purifying, anti-acneic
  • Glycerin: Moisturizing
  • Silt: (Hungarian) Mud, puifying, rich in minerals
  • Zinc Oxide: Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial
  • Acerola Fruit Extract: Anti-oxidant, rich in Vitamin C
  • Yeast Extract: Firming, anti-oxidant
  • Hydrolyzed Soy Protein: Moisture retention
  • Tocopherol: Vitamin E, anti-oxidant
  • Rosa Damascena Flower Oil: Skin toning, improves skin texture
  • Orange Peel Oil: Rich in Vitamin C, brightening, anti-acneic

Unfavorable Ingredients:

  • Perfume (natural fragrance, way down the ingredient list)


Does it live up to its claims?

I guess.

It is a wonderfully effective skin purifier and contains a lot of minerals and antioxidants as well.

I don’t know about the Oil-control and mattifying part though, as this isn’t really an issue for me.


Will I rebuy?

I am on the fence.

The product itself is really great, I like the effect on my skin and the fact that it isn’t drying at all. But the price? I do splurge on my skin care, but Kaolin is such a cheap (and effective) ingredient, so I am not sure if I can justify paying that much money for it. Special thermal healing water just doesn’t convince me, I guess.


Who do I recommend it to?

If you struggle with cystic spots that just won’t come to head, that one will work great.

If you want an effective purifying treatment on very dehydrated skin, this might be perfect.

But if you are on a budget, check your local drugstore for a clay mask. There are great ones out there.


Have you ever been to the Dead Sea?

And when was the first time you covered yourself in mud?


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  • Last summer I tried their cleansing balm and it was really amazing (Beautylymin is also a fan) – it left my skin feeling soft, clean, the smell reminded me of my childhood… but it is so expensive that I just couldn’t justify to myself buying the whole size. Sometimes you have to pay more for excellent ingredients, but I feel like a lot of it goes on packaging here, and as pretty as that is, as long as it is effective, I don’t care much for how something looks on a shelf.

    Inma x

    • Yes, I feel the same way. Luckily I have another sample pot from a Cult Beauty Box sitting in my cupboard so I don’t have to make the decision quite yet…

  • I’ve never covered myself in mud, actually… And I would really love to! I do go to Hungarian thermal spa every once in a while, though. Laying in hot thermal water is really therapeutic and I feel so pampered afterward… I love the sound of this product, but I do agree that that is way to much money for a clay mask… If I ever (god forbid) get problematic skin, I will definitely consider it 🙂 Great review, as always xx

    • Soaking in hot thermal water sounds just about right at the moment.

      • Oh, I believe you… It sounds pretty tempting to me, too 😀 Like, right now!

  • Sound like a nice product. I have had cystic spots for most of my adult life although they haven’t been as bad recently. This sounds very good for that. Gemma x

  • In terms of claims, this mask sounds perfect to me yet and even though I’ve recently found some exceptions, my skin usually doesn’t tolerate clay masks, which means that I know when I purchase that kind of product that there is a strong possibility that I can’t use it!

  • I have to say that I love this mask and Omorovicza products, in general, but I just wish they weren’t so expensive. Their Thermal Cleanser is definitely in my top 3 of all time but I seem to fly through it! xx


    • I have seen them on your blog quite a lot, and I have been meaning to try more of their range, but so far I haven’t gotten around to spending the money.

  • I get cystic spots sometimes too, have one on my cheek right now. This mask sounds really good but it is expensive! I will have to see what drugstore has to offer in the department of clay masks. Do you have a favorite drugstore one??


    • I use the DM brand, so no recommendations you can actually get in the States. Just look for Caolin in the ingredient list up high, that should do the trick.

  • Oh that review was great to read, really informative! I’d love to try some products from Omorovicza, but I’m just not sure if I can get myself to spend the money 🙂 xx

    • I do invest in skincare, but sometimes you can just get a cheaper alternative with almost the same ingredients.

  • I love clay masks and they are life saviors to me. This mask sounds so good, but it is quite expensive in my opinion, not sure if I would pay so much for it.

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • I was thinking the same way, but now that I have it, I am kind of hooked.

  • Hmm…while this does sounds lovely, it’s not something that my skin needs so I’ll be giving this a pass, especially for that price.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • If you are blessed with spot-free skin, you better save the money and invest in a few more mascaras 😉

      • HAHA! I need all the help that I can get in the eye lashes department. How’s Little Peanut? And how are you holding up with the arrival of the little one?

        • He is peacefully sleeping next to me, and I myself am tired and hormonal and will probably go to bed very soon (it is 8 pm at the moment, but I don’t really last much longer than 9:30 these days.) But overall we are doing great.

  • I’ve been wanting to try something from the brand but everything is so expensive! I’m not sure the products are actually worth such high price tag although whatever I read about always sounds really nice! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • That is exactly my problem: Now that I have tried it I love it, but I feel you pay a lot for name and packaging…

  • I love clay masks and this sounds like a good one. It’s too bad that it’s on the pricier side. Thanks for sharing your honest review!

    Doused In Pink

  • I’ve never heard of this, thanks for the thorough review!

    xoxo Emily

  • Hmmm, I’ve never covered anything in mud besides my face. The first time I did it was probably when I was in high school. Speaking of high school… I went on school trips to France and Denmark and you went to Israel? Is that a common school trip destination in Germany?

    • Haha, no. We were the first to go and the last, due to safety issues that occurred shortly after. Most people at my school went to the States, but I jumped at the opportunity to go to Israel as part of an exchange. We actually lived with families there for three weeks and attended school with them. I did the same with the UK when I was a little younger.
      My sisters went to France and one went to Bolivia with a school exchange. We are a well-traveled family starting early.

  • jodie.keith

    This sounds like a good choice for me, seeing as I get quite bad blemishes and spots on my chin!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

  • I haven’t seen Canada or the US, so I guess it is parr. Traveling has always been a huge part of my life, thanks to my parents who encouraged us to go and explore, and I had amazing opportunities. Visiting Israel with school isn’t really a common thing to do.

  • Kate

    I like the fact that it can clear congested skin without drying – would be good for me! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

    • I love the effect it has on my skin. If only it wasn’t so expensive!

  • I’ve always wanted to try it but I’m not sure it’s worth the price. I’ve been happy with my choice from Caudalie for weekly use all over and I like my other clay mask from Derma E for really deep cysts. I really want to try the mud mask and clay cleanser from Pixi. I also like using Ceramic Slip in the summer as an occasional treatment cleanser or mini mask.

    • I am on the fence. It really works better than any other clay mask I have tried so far, but it IS really expensive. And I fear that the big pot would probably dry out before I finish it, which would be really annoying. The travel size is perfect.

  • Sounds like a great product 🙂 Well reviewed 🙂


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  • Claire Cavanagh

    This sounds fantastic, but definitely out of my usual price range!

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  • I’m constantly on the lookout for products to help clear my acne. This mask sounds great but it’s a bit out of my price range. I will need to look for something cheaper.

  • I’ve heard some great things about the Omorovicza brand in general but the price on their products has kept me from trying them. This sounds like a great purifying mask especially since it’s non-drying.

    • It was the first thing I have tried, because they are so expensive, and now I really want to get my hands on some of their other stuff.

  • I’ve heard about this brand. It’s definitely a luxury brand. I have been wanting to get Aztec Healing Clay. I hear it’s a very effective mask, and it also contains clay (bentonite, to be exact.

    • I haven’t heard about that one myself I am usually not picky when it comes to clay masks.

  • thefashionsalt

    I have always wanted to go to the dead sea and do the mud bath. I’ve read so much about that. As far as masks, I don’t usually like them because of the tightening effect. So I would probably like this one, but wouldn’t pay that much for it. I hope you and your new little peanut are doing well 🙂

    • It was so much fun! The whole trip was. Are you enjoying your spring break getaway?

  • My skin decided to act up on me this week…not sure why? I have a clay mask from Michael Todd that I really like…but I am looking to try others. I will have to check out the stores next time I’m out. Thanks for sharing your honest thoughts on this. xo

    • My skin usually acts up as well when I am sick, just to add to the overall feeling of blah, I guess. Are you feeling a little better?

  • I’ve never been to the dead sea but it’s one o fthose places I’d love to go and floating in it would be amazing! 🙂

    I get really and breakouts in pregnancy too, pregnancy hormones have a lot to answer for! Funnily enough I’m using a clay mask too, when I can remember!

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    • Have you tried a floating tank? I have only read about them, but they soon very relaxing.
      And yes, pregnancy hormones are the worst. And the drop in hormones on day 7 after delivery was even worse than I remembered…

      • Oh hormones during and post pregnancy are crazy! And oh yes you must have had your baby now! I hope you’re getting lots of newborn snuggles to help with the post-baby blues! It can be a tough time. I know I’m in another country and all but that just means I’m more likely to be awake if you’re wanting someone to chat to in the middle of the night when the hormones seem to be at their craziest! You can email me any time 🙂

        • That is very sweet of you. We are spending a lot of time snuggling at the couch and my husband is at home right now as well, so I have al the time to ease into it. It is overwhelming, even though we have done it before. But I guess you are never prepared for the hormones raging!

          • Oh it’s good you have a helping hand in the beginning, I can only imagine what a juggling act it is! Hubby will take a few weeks off work when baby arrives to help me too which will be great.
            Hope the hormones are settling a bit – mine hit in hospital with the toddler and I had a bit of a weep that they hadn’t given me a muffin for morning tea, ha! Hormones have a lot to answer for!

          • I have been crying over lots of stuff, like not braiding my daughters hair before she went to day care and stuff, but as long as you know why it isn’t as bad.
            I feel like now, on day 10, things get a little more back to normal.

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          • Knowing that it is going to happen makes it a lot easier. And it is also easier for the husband to deal with it, as he is knowing what to expect. The first time it was pretty scary for him I guess.
            Fingers crossed you don’t have to wait much longer, these last days are the hardest!

          • Oh yes my poor husband had no idea what to do! „why are you crying over a muffin? Do you need me to get you a muffin?“ haha! They will be more prepared this time around too.
            My last scheduled checkup is tomorrow so unless baby makes an appearance they will be booking me in for an induction, eek! My first was overdue so looking like this one will be too. The last days are hard, but so are the newborn days! I’m hoping things are settling down for you and you’re starting to get into a rhythm. Rhythm, not a routine, as babies love to change routines, haha!

          • Yes, kind of, but I am dreading the day my husband leaves for work again (next Tuesday) and I have to get two kids and myself ready in the morning until 8 am. So far he has been around and very helpful. But knowing things will only get better with everyday the baby ages keeps me going.
            Were you induced with the first one?

          • It’s great you have hubby to help for a while though! I’m sure you’ll be a pro by next week!
            We were lucky to be discharged from the hospital on our induction date last time! This time around we didn’t even make our last OB appointment, haha! Baby couldn’t wait it seems.

          • Oh, so he (or she?) has arrived? Congrats! I hope you are doing great!

          • Thank you! Yes, he has arrived! We’re doing well so far, the usual day/night confusion from him even with a loud toddler during the day!

          • Haha, yes. No daytime naps for mom this time…

  • Nope, never been to the dead sea and haven’t tried anything from this brand yet either!

  • Sarah Laird

    One of my biggest regrets was not getting in the Dead Sea when I went to Israel – everyone was covering themselves and it looked so amazing! I swear by mud masks and this does sound fantastic but it is a little on the pricey side. Fab review though 🙂 x

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  • For hygienic reasons I’ve never felt comfortable covering my face with the mud when I went to places like that. I ended up thinking weird things so only covered my legs but not my face. I haven’t paid more than 30€ for mud masks, even though all these ingredients and effects sound good, 75€ is quite a lot so I will stick to more affordable options.

    Ela BellaWorld

    • I was 16, I am not sure I worried about hygiene anytime back then. I probably would today though, and triple cleanse afterwards.

  • Thanks for this review! I am always looking for the perfect mask even if this one is too expensive for my wallet these days 😀
    I wish you a lovely day!
    xx Elisa

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    This seems like a fab cleansing product, although the price is probably a little too steep for me. I think that skincare is one of those things that’s definietly worth investing in, but I’d be on the fence about this one. And I’ve never been to the Dead Sea, but I’d love to visit it one day! It’s such a unique, interesting place! Have you thought of going back? x x


    • Of course I have, but there are so many places I want to travel to that I have never been before that they get priority. Plus Israel isn’t the safest place to go with kids these days, something I need to take into account now. So I´ll save it for later, I guess.

  • Toyas Tales

    With my oil and uneven skin a clay mask is a must-have and has been very effective.

  • tayloraube

    I’m always amazed by dead sea products adn this cleansing mask looks amazing! I loved this post <3

  • Thank you so much for this great, honest review! I’m usually a big fan of dead sea products, they work so well on my skin x

    • This one is mad in Hungary, so it isn’t a dead sea product per se. Which dead sea products do you use?

      • I’m using a dead sea mud masks by schaebens! My skin looks and feels so clear whenever I use it and their products are really affordable too! 🙂

        • I have heard of Schaebens before, they seem to have some great masks on offer.

  • I’ve never seen this product before, but it looks pretty interesting. I always have such a hard time finding the perfect mask, but this looks a bit promising!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

    • It would be perfection if it weren’t for the price. The only setback.

  • Absolutely loving the detail, great review!!!

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  • Erica White

    Wow! Great review with such detail! I am loving it! I definitely want to check this product out since you were so thorough!

    • Do you use clay masks regularly?

      • Erica White

        I do! I really enjoy clay masks since my skin tends to be too sensitive for other masks 🙂

        • Don’t you find them too drying?

          • Erica White

            No, they tend to be more helpful for my sensitive skin. My skin isn’t naturally dry though, so it might be drying on someone else’s skin.

  • Oh I’ve been wanting to try this product for a long time, it looks beautiful!

  • I visited Jordan a while back so I saw the Dead Sea. I didn’t get it though because it was 42 degrees and the last thing I wanted was to be in the sun, even soaking in the water!
    I’ve used clay and mud masks for a while, but lately I’ve found that they tend to dry me out a little more than they used to. My skin is changing I guess!


    • I have to admit I was pretty careless about sun protection when I was 16, as I am constantly reminded by the hyper pigmentation on my face and body.

  • So my friend was visiting Jordan and I asked her to bring me back one of the Dead Sea mud masks. It was amazing! I used it on my body as well, it did a good job of clearing things up and making the skin look more clean!
    This seems pricey for what it is but might seem like a good choice if you want to splurge on an item. I like that you didn’t feel dehydrated, that’s always a concern for me with clay masks!

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    • If that s a concern, I feel this mask would be perfect for you. I am still undecided, but luckily I have another sample pot sitting in my bathroom, unopened, so I don’t have to make the decision quite yet.

  • It looks fantastic! Thanks for the review!


    Nazlıgül | on my own way

  • wow, der Preis ist schon krass, aber wenn du sagst dass 15ml schon so lange gehalten haben wenn man es nicht auf dem ganzen Gesicht anwendet, gleicht sich das natürlich wieder aus und ist vermutlich genauso teuer wie anderes 🙂 Ich muss mir definitv diese Marke mal ansehen, das klingt schon super gut 🙂 Vielen dank für die ganzen tollen hilfreichen Informationen darüber 🙂

  • I may get this for my husband as he has bad cyst spots that are painful and won’t came to a head for days. Hopefully it will help for him.

    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  • And the feeling is incredible.

  • I love this mask. I know it’s stupid expensive but it is the best clay mask I’ve ever used. It doesn’t dry my skin out like so many others. I hate that tight, crumbly face-cracking feeling some mud masks give.

    • I absolutely agree. Good thing I have another sample size so I don’t have to buy a full size anytime soon…

  • I love this mask. I know it’s stupid expensive but it is the best clay mask I’ve ever used. It doesn’t dry my skin out like so many others. I hate that tight, crumbly face-cracking feeling some mud masks give.