The magic of Omorovicza can be traced back to the inspiration of the healing powers of the thermal baths in Budapest, Hungary. This region’s waters are so beneficial for healing our skin, and this is due, in no small part, to the geological properties in and around Hungary.
The earth’s crust is incredibly thin, and what that means is that minerals in the earth are highly absorbed into the thermal water, and so, the healing begins!
So, what does this have to do with Daisy Ridley? I hear you ask.
In one episode of her podcast, Jaime interviews Flora Moody, Daisy’s hair and makeup artist on both The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker films.
Flora is more than happy to discuss, with great humor and charisma, what worked and what didn’t work for her technically on the films.
I make no apologies for plugging Jaime’s podcast.
For both us professionals and fans alike, her podcast really gives an insight into the trials, the highs and lows, and SOMETIMES, the very products used on movie stars on some of the biggest franchises around.
And my ears definitely pricked up when I heard her mention this brand that I have been a fan of for some time now.
Well, ladies and gentlemen, that brand is indeed Omorovicza.
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High-End Luxury with a Conscience
Omorovicza (pronounced Oh-more-ah-vitza) was founded almost 15 years ago by husband and wife Stephen and Margaret de Heinrich de Omorovicza.
They met in Hungary in 2000. Margaret was a US Diplomat at the time. She was visiting when Stephen introduced her to the thermal baths in Budapest.
Upon learning of the thermal water’s restorative power, they set about creating a high-end luxury skincare brand.
A brand that could harness the thermal water’s power and provide products that would efficiently deliver these healing effects to customers worldwide.
Here we are not quite 20 years later, and Omorovicza is recognized as a leader in effective luxury products that are free of a lot of the nasties we are slowly learning to avoid in our beauty regimes.
As they mention on their website, these are the no-no’s we are learning to stay away from in our skincare routines. Omorovicza proclaims with pride that they do not use any of the following nasties in their products.
- Mineral Oils
- Sodium Lauryl Sulphate
- Synthetic Colors
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Chemical Sunscreen
In this post, I want to focus on the Omorovicza Discovery Kit, particularly. I feel this is a brilliant starter kit for you if you haven’t used the range before.
As it is named, the Kit gives you the perfect introduction to Omorovicza and helps you discover some of their most highly sought-after products, including the one this entire article is inspired by. A product I happen to adore!
The Omorovicza Discovery Kit
The Omorovicza Discovery Kit is comprised of 5 products that we will explore together. So let’s start with the Cleansing Foam.
Omorovicza Cleansing Foam
The Omorovicza Cleansing Foam has a slightly cheesy, textural finish upon dispensing from the tube. But once you apply it to your moistened face, that all disappears. As it emulsifies and gently works to cleanse and remove any traces of makeup and dirt from your face.
My skin feels plump and smooth and oh, so good after using the cleanser. And as is present in a number of the products in their line that I have used, is the somewhat familiar scent that I can only relate back to my early childhood.
I am yet to put my finger on it. But it smells clean, almost clinical, dare I say medicinal? But it is reassuring and comforting. Certainly makes me feel clean.
Queen of Hungary Mist
This is something of their flagship product and is hard to get, at times.
Drum roll please……
And here it is, the product that Flora used to create the natural glow that is synonymous with Daisy’s look as a role model to young girls everywhere, Star Wars Jedi, Ren.
Yes, that’s right. Daisy Ridley’s glow is all due to this beautiful fine mist spray, the Queen of Hungary Mist.
With that signature scent, derived from neroli and rose, the mist feels so light and refreshing on the skin.
I have this sitting at my desk and indulge in a quick spritz whenever I need a little distraction or a refreshing pick-me-up. It’s nice to know that it’s also working to hydrate my skin at the same time!
The Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist is a gentle nod to Hungary Water.
Hungary Water is renowned for being one of (if not, the first) alcohol-based perfumes derived in Europe in the 14th Century. The exact origins of the perfume, and to whom it is identified, are vague. There are many stories of who we should associate with Hungary Water’s inception.
Was it Queen Elizabeth of Hungary? Or perhaps Saint Elisabeth of Hungary (who was never a queen?) or even Queen Isabella?
We will probably never know the truth now.
But we do owe a great deal to Hungary Water’s beginnings in terms of inspiration, its medicinal use throughout the Black Plague, and its popularity for centuries to come.
Thermal Cleansing Balm
I’m only a very recent convert to the Cleansing Balm realm (albeit a devout one!)
Therefore, I have tried just a few different cleansing balms, and Omorovicza’s Thermal Cleansing Balm is undoubtedly my favorite.
While the signature fragrance is certainly not present in the balm, almond oil’s scent is evident on opening the jar.
The balm melts away any trace of even the most stubborn products you may be wearing. And while gently massaging this product, you can feel fine grains in the Hungarian Moor Mud it contains. But it does not feel harsh on the face in any way.
Cleansing Balm! Where have you been all my life?
It’s packed with calcium and magnesium to help draw impurities out of your skin. Once you rinse, your face will feel heavenly. Dare I say, queenly? Is that even a word?
I don’t care. There’s no going back from these beautiful products!
Deep Cleansing Mask
The Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask delivers if you’re looking for cleansing and nourishment, or happen to need a little help with blemishes or blackheads, or skin congestion in general.
I would definitely recommend it if you’re dealing with the dreaded Maskne, beauty’s very own Black Plague of 2020.
But don’t overdo it with your frequency of use!
I don’t have particularly sensitive skin, but the mask does feel slightly tingly on application. And once on my face, leaves the ever so slight sense of a burning feeling. To the point where I don’t leave it on for very long at all.
Perhaps it’s just me?
Once I have rinsed it off, my skin feels better than ever, so a few minutes of a light tingling is hardly something worth crying over. However, I did feel compelled to mention the fact.
Like the Omorovicza Cleansing Balm, the Deep Cleansing Mud Mask also has a lightly granular texture and does feel like a mild exfoliant, which I like very much.
This is just not my favorite product of the kit. And I only use this weekly at most.
I do love the Omorovicza Balancing Moisturizer.
And I highly recommend this if you have particularly oily skin. Or even for normal to combination skin (as I do). This is a very fast absorbing and highly refreshing moisturizer.
It will also help to brighten your skin and help blur fine lines and pores, and minimize shine.
And that sums up the Omorovicza Discovery Kit for you.
I think this kit a brilliant and very cost-effective introduction to an uber-luxurious skincare range.
It gives us very amply sized products to “try before you buy” and certainly before you invest your hard-earned dollars for the high-end, full-sized products.
Do you use Omorovicza? Please comment below. I love hearing your product faves or must-haves!