I’ve heard such amazing things about the Omorovicza skincare brand since I started blogging but I’ve never tried the brand for myself apart from a tiny sample of their cult favourite Queen of Hungary Mist, so I was excited to try a small selection of Omorovicza skincare. Omorovicza is a very luxurious skincare brand which launched in 2006 and has almost fifty products comprising of four collections for every skin type, and have won many awards since their launch. Not only do Omorovicza do premium skincare, they also have many spas and stores all over the world where you can indulge yourself with a number of treatments. Over the last few weeks I’ve been trying a few of their products which are suitable for my dry and dehydrated skin so I can now report back.
Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm £48
This is one of the products I’ve seen feature the most on beauty blogs and couldn’t wait to try. It’s beautifully packaged within a very weighty glass jar with a white lid and the box even contains a mini spatula as well as an handy mitt within a little sealable pouch for keeping the mitt inside when travelling. Described as being a gentle black facial cleansing balm which is rich in Hungarian Moor Mud, whose unique mineral complex detoxifies and purifies the skin. It claims to remove all makeup, including waterproof mascara, and cleanse all skin types without stripping to leave the complexion soft, hydrated and radiant. To use the cleanser you need to apply a small amount to dry skin and massage well including the eye contours, in circular motions to cleanse and stimulate circulation and remove with a damp cloth.
The balm is suitable for sensitive, dry, oily, combination and normal skin and contains the following ingredients;
x Hungarian Moor Mud is rich in calcium and magnesium carbonates, humic acid and fulvic acid, which together purify and nourish the skin.
x Sweet almond oil, rich in vitamin E, replenishes the skin and leaves it soft and hydrated while sweeping away makeup and impurities.
x Uplifting orange blossom scent transforms cleansing into a sensual ritual.
x Omorovicza’s patented Hydro Mineral Transference™ delivery system leaves skin firmer, more supple and younger-looking.
I really like using cleansing balms whenever my skin’s feeling particularly dry as they tend to be a little richer and this is possibly the nicest cleansing balm I’ve ever tried. The first time I used it, I scooped out a spatula sized amount of the balm which was way too much as you only need a pea sized amount and it breaks down all of my makeup quickly and easily. I have to admit I prefer to remove my makeup with micellar water first as I feel this balm is way too special to be used for makeup removal and I like to leave it on my skin for as long as possible which I can’t do comfortably with melted makeup mixed in with the balm. On contact with the skin the balm becomes an oil and leaves my skin feeling so nourished and soft once I’ve removed it with the mitt.
Omorovicza Skincare Illuminating Moisturiser £85
This moisturiser is for dry or normal skin in need of sustained hydration throughout the day and is a nourishing, light diffusing moisturiser for dry and/or ageing skin. The description of this moisturiser really appealed as it supposedly contains ruby crystal to flatter the complexion by blurring the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The packaging is equally beautiful as the Cleansing Balm with a clear frosted glass bottle, silver writing and a pump dispenser. The claims include;
x Deliver long-lasting hydration and restore suppleness with apple pectin and plum almond oil.
x Minimise the appearance of fine lines and imperfections with ruby crystal.
x Leave skin firmer, more supple and younger-looking as Hydro Mineral Transference™ delivers minerals deep into the skin.
The moisturiser has a strong herbal scent on first application but the scent does dissipate within a few minutes so don’t let the herbal scent put you off. It has a lovely consistency which absorbs instantly and gives the skin a subtle glow which makes my skin look so much healthier than it usually does. It manages to intensively hydrate my skin whilst having a lightweight consistency so it works well as base for makeup or as an evening moisturiser and I use just one and half pumps for each use. There are no claims to soothe irritation or inflammation but I had a mosquito bite on my cheek and it pretty much disappeared after using this moisturiser twice which really surprised me. It’s such a luxurious buy but if you really like to treat your skin this is a lovely moisturiser which leaves my skin feeling and looking very plumped and firmer.
Omorovicza Blue Diamond Concentrate £295 (sample size shown)
I honestly couldn’t believe the price of the full size version of this product when I looked online as it’s one of my most luxurious skincare products I’ve tried. This is a sample size of the full size version but it’s been an amazing treat within my routine and I love the bright blue colour of the liquid. It is said to contain ground breaking natural ingredients provide an instant lift, renew elasticity of the skin and dramatically reduce the appearance and depth of wrinkles and restores the luminous vibrancy of gentle skin. It is to be applied after cleansing and feels just like a serum with a nice fresh spa-like scent. I think this product would be best used by those displaying the signs of ageing as you’d be able to see the benefits but I don’t have any wrinkles yet so I’m enjoying using it as a preventative measure instead.
x Diamond Peptides help to prolong the healthy life of skin cells and to protect their DNA.
x Nasturtium derived polysaccharides, called Arabinogalactans, accelerate the oxygenation of the skin and protect against hypoxic stress.
x A compound of essential amino-acids and copper encourages the production of collagen and elastin for renewed elasticity.
x Sodium hyaluronate instantly lifts the face; it reduces the appearance and depth of wrinkles.
x Copper gluconate regulates the production of sebum for a matte complexion.
x Omorovicza’s patented Hydro Mineral Transference™ delivery system leaves skin firmer, more supple and younger-looking. A natural polysaccharide provides an instant lifting effect while reducing wrinkle depth and giving the skin a natural radiance.
Omorovicza Gold Rescue Cream £150 (sample size shown)
This was the last product I’ve been trying and is another sample size and is a gold infused face cream for revitalising dry/sensitive skin. An intensely nourishing cream which is powered by a potent thermal water-in-oil barrier formulation whilst colloidal gold promotes a youthful appearance. A combination of peptides help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles with even the most dehydrated of complexions feel revitalised and rejuvenated. I’ve been using this cream as a targeted hydrating treatment on my dry patches alongside the Illuminating Moisturiser in the evenings, and use it almost as if it’s a mask. I’ve never heard anyone mention this product before but I really like it and imagine it would be amazing for those with dehydration lines.
x Anti-inflammatory colloidal gold heals microdamage and strengthens skin.
x Omega 6 ceramide retextures the lipid matrix for a stronger barrier function.
x Polypeptides (palmitoyl tripeptide and caprooyl tetrapeptide) strengthen dermo-proteins such as elastin and collagen for renewed elasticity and vitality.
x Omorovicza’s patented Hydro Mineral Transference™ system, leaves skin firmer, more supple and younger-looking.
I would love to know if you’ve tried any products from Omorovicza, and if you have any specific product recommendations?