Beauty & the Beat
Skin care alert: My Hungarian love affair with Omorovizca continues
For a few years now, Omorovizca, the Budapest-based luxury skincare line, has been my go-to brand for gorgeous, radiant skin. I'm a devotée to my beloved Budapest brand's daily regimen. Well, dear CultureMap readers, my Hungarian love affair continues, as over the summer, I had the opportunity to try a few of Omorovizca's newest products that truly deliver and work well with Houston's climate.
Take note, Omorovizca is renown for natural, anti-aging products that utilize the ancient health and beauty phenomenon of Hungary's mineral-rich thermal waters. According to the company bio, this innovative skincare line developed a unique patented delivery system, Mineral Cosmetology, ensuring the skin's absorption of the mineral rich Hungarian water in unprecedented levels.
Results? How about a firmer, supple and youthful complexion? Bonus: All Omorovizca products are free of scary faux ingredients such as petrochemicals, sulfate detergents or artificial anything.
New beauty obsessions
Omorovizca's new Cleansing Foam purifies, yet refreshes and revitalizes the skin, thanks to such ingredients as lupine, apple pectin and copper complex. It is pricey, so I frugally placed a pea-size amount of my coveted deluxe sample upon my trusty Clarisonic complexion brush, and voilà! A Houston summer day's worth of inferno-like humidity, grime, sunscreen, and water-proof mascara vanished in a flash.
Plus, this aqua-colored foam left my complexion glowing. Warning: this Cleansing Foam's fresh scent and mini-facial like results are elegantly addicting.
My next Hungarian beauty obsession is Omorovizca's recently launched Gold Flash Firming Serum; a multi-tasking powerhouse. Omorovicza's website claims that this new anti-aging serum "relies on the anti-inflammatory properties of gold, as well as other innovative active ingredients, to help re-texturize and repair the skin."
It's a simple way to jumpstart a healthy radiant complexion. This golden elixir prevents and gently corrects hyper pigmentation, encourages the skin's production of collagen and elastin, and hydrates without stickiness, all with only a mere revitalizing pump or two of product — genius!
Should you decide to try these two products, Omorovizca recommends using the Cleansing Foam first, followed by the Gold Flash Serum, and finishing with your favorite Omorovizca moisturizer.
What to do if you're ready to commit
Interested in trying this Budapest beauty secret, yet not quite ready to commit to the full-size regimen?
Take a closer look at Omorovizca's Essentials Kit.This chic blue patent leather double zipper kit includes travel (yes, TSA approved) sizes of Omorovizca's cult favorites including the signature Queen of Hungary Mist, Illuminating Moisturizer (my warm weather fave), Rejuvenating Night Cream, two deluxe samples of Thermal Cleansing Balm (which has won mah-jor acclaim from beauty editors world wide.) Also, you'll find one super-soft terry cleansing mitt.
Finally, here's the scoop on Omorovizca's latest product set to launch next month. It's Gold Eye Lift, a beyond-rich eye cream that Omorovizca states is infused with "cutting-edge lifting and firming 3-D technology that packs both immediate and long-lasting effects." Check Omorovizca.com in October for availability.
Co-founder Margaret de Heinrich de Omorovizca will make a personal appearance Friday at the Neiman Marcus Galleria store. Purchase any two Omorovizca products and receive a personalized 30-minute consultation with de Omorovizca and a 60-minute signature complimentary facial performed by Omorovizca's resident therapist. Purchase $300 of Omorovizca products and receive a full-size Radiance Renewal Serum (a $150 value).
Appointments are required. Call the Omorovizca counter at Neiman Marcus (713-621-7100) to schedule a consultation.
Omorovizca products are available at select Neiman Marcus, Rosewood and St. Regis properties, Bergdorf Goodman and at Omorovizca.com. Cleansing Foam, 5 fl. oz., $70; Gold Flash Firming Serum, 1 fl. oz.; $215, Omorovizca Essentials travel kit, $150; Gold Eye Lift, $175
Disclaimer: Individual results may vary . . . this review based upon sample size products.