Let me introduce you to Omorovicza, (a name that not many people can pronounce confidently) the luxurious Hungarian skin care brand that I’ve been very loyal to last 2 or so years. Nobel Prize winning laboratory & the art of mineral loveliness made me to blow my 2015 beauty budget on most of their products.
Glad to be of service today, in sharing much-loved from the brand and what didn’t work well for me.
Let’s begin with: Best Buys
- Thermal Cleansing Balm – The best buy ever! Balm cleansing is somewhat a lengthy process where you take time in massaging & remove with a warm fennel cloth leaving for 10-15 minutes. Even though it takes a while to perform, the post effect is just fabulous & there’s nothing like seeing your skin squeaky clean. Massaging activates the moor mud cells, gets deep into the skin & simply works wonders ensuring the skin is supple and at best condition. Seriously addictive stuff. One of my repeat repurchases (reviewed here).
- Hydra Melting Cleanser – 3-in-1 Tiffany blue cleanser is for all lazy ‘cleansing-girls’. Once the gel applied to dry/makeup full face it turns into oil. Add water to emulsify when you’re ready to take-off the grime! Unlike other cleansers, this product really saves time & guarantees soft, super cleansed skin in less than 10 minutes! Not something I use on daily basis considering the GBP 58/- price tag. If your budget permits, then this is one-heck of a makeup remover and a second cleanse.
- Queen of Hungary Mist – can be described as a luxury spritz toner & facial mist. Go-to product during my travels as it keeps the skin hydrated even when I’m not wearing moisturizer. To me this is the perfect in-flight mist, beach/pool refresher and a decent holiday toner. At home, I use after exfoliation to clam the skin but it doesn’t come cheap. If you are looking for a budget version – Mario Badescu’s facial spray with Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater is the closet. Back-up worthy product!
- Deep Cleansing Mask – is the solution to white heads, excess oils, congested pores and all the nasties. Post cleansing (with Thermal Cleansing Balm), I leave it for 15-20 minutes and removes with a warm fennel cloth. It extracts impurities as soon as the thin layer covers the skin without over-drying or tightening. I’m amazed how it leaves the skin super clean and pores shriek its size dramatically & ready for masking after each use. Without a doubt a desert island product and a finest skin purifier. Best to use when your skin looks dull & stressed.
- Refining Facial Polisher – another cult find! Emerald mask-polisher-buffer hybrid is my midweek exfoliation treat to remove dead skin & to brighten the texture. I’ve tried it as an ultra-fine buffing mask and a polisher. Though it’s not an excessively aggressive scrub, I prefer it as a mask for the gentle buffing effect. Post second cleanse, I apply a thin layer, leave for 10 mins & take off with a warm cloth. The effect, is fabulous & as you’d expect – skin is even toned, smooth and ready for the sleep-in mask. A tube will last a year or so.
- Rejuvenating Night cream – is the only night cream, you ever going to need! This rich, creamy subtly scented weighty jar is my baby. Sinks into the skin effortlessly without a hint of greasiness. Come morning, skin is deeply hydrated. It’s packed with nourishing oils, vitamin A – that boosts production of collagen & anti-aging properties. Price is difficult to gobble but this lush cream is invested-worthy.
- Miracle Facial Oil – This, mother of all facial oils designed to feed and improve the quality of skin texture. Within a week use, I could see my skin topped off with an unknown radiance, velvety texture, noticeably smooth smile lines and not one patch of flakiness. I use this dry-oil as (1) a serum under Rejuvenating Night Cream on weekly basis & (2) on its own majorly at nights. It works either ways & 3 drops is all you need. I found that with increase use the effects keep getting better. More visible the results were I bid farewell to my ex-favorite Clarins Lotus Treatment oil. Comparatively, Omo is a marvelous skin nourishing oil, intense anti-aging treat and a huge complexion booster. And it isn’t oily, never made my skin greasy and the mimosa (almond like) aroma is heavenly. If you like oils with anti-aging benefits then go get it. And save some for winter!
On the fence products
- Reviving eye cream – was my first eye cream purchase from the brand. Post 6 months of daily use, I could see my dehydration lines smoothed out but can’t say the same for my dark circles. More suitable for someone in early 20’s as a basic eye cream now that I think of it.
- Perfecting Lip Balm – which I enjoyed using great deal last year but, it didn’t blow my mind. I now see it more as an OK-ish tingly lip conditioner & a nice base under matte lipsticks. Though it’s hydrating, not a HG status for severely dry, chapped & sore lips. Thick texture doesn’t last long & reapplication is a must.
- Nourishing Hand Treatment – Liked it a lot till I found La Mer Hand the treatment. Balmy texture is on the drier side. Takes a while to massage-in but leaves hands really soft, nourished & locks the moisture immediately. But never felt wow using it. I prefer something light, creamy in texture and a little scented for daily wear. Overall a good hand cream but not the best.
Not worthy products
- Blue Diamond Eye cream – started using it 4-5 months back, particularly with high hopes. The silky texture is lovely, absorbs easily and deeply moisturizing. Half a pump goes a very long way & I find it to be so much better than Reviving eye cream. Despite the fact, it pumps up the hydration levels, reduces puffiness and made my tired looking eyes a lot fresher; otherwise effects have not been noticeable. Besides it is one of the best eye creams I’ve tried, bitterly disappointed of $230/- priced pot! I expected more!!
- Radiance Renewal Serum – is a product that promises oomph skin. Even when I’m about to finish the bottle (using underneath the night moisturizer) – I see nothing but my good old skin. The glow, radiance & brightness it claimed nowhere to be seen. If I could a put a list of unimpressed products this would be on top.
- Gold Eye Lift & Gold night drops – not even close to as good! I expected both to be fabulous based on the reviews, but haven’t seen any results so far that too nearly for a year. I never understood what Gold Night Drops did to my skin & what the ‘gold’ term stands for. Not bothered anymore.
In summary, leave the eye creams aside. Focus on masks, cleansers, facial oil & the polisher. They are worth every penny, offering real skin benefits and guaranteed results. All the products purchased via Omorovicza website.
Have you tried any Omorovicza products? I love to hear your thoughts.