Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Omorovicza's Queen Of Hungary Myst

Browsing the Sephora website today I stumbled upon this. Having written about Caudalie's Beauty Elixir, where I dug a little into the history of such a product I was intrigued by this one as well. Omorovicza is a fairly new and exclusive brand which was launched in 2006.

As it turned out it was a great opportunity for me to learn something new, There are thermal baths in Budapest! Hungary is a country I know very little about except that is was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire which was dissolved in 1918 after 51 years of dual monarchy. Off to Wikipedia I went to refresh my memory and try to retain new information. What can I say, I love history!

Rudas Bath (Rudas fürdő) and Király Baths (Király fürdő) were both built in the second half or the 15th century by the Ottomans and are the most ancient ones. The Széchenyi Medicinal Bath in Budapest is the largest medicinal bath in Europe, it's water, supplied by two thermal springs. This one dates back to 1913 and the Neo-baroque architecture appears quite stunning with all its curves and details. Depending on the time of day, where the sun is, it must be quite interesting to see the game of lights and shadows on the structure.

The Outdoor Swimming Pools of Szechenyi Thermal Baths in City Park, 

Budapest, Hungary by Martin Moos

The Story of the brand
The Omorovicza story begins over 2, 000 years ago, when the curative properties of Hungary’s thermal waters were first discovered and the famous baths built. 
Today, Omorovicza harnesses this ancient health and beauty phenomenon with Mineral CosmetologyTM and takes natural, anti-aging skincare to a new level. 
Founders Margaret and Stephen de Heinrich de Omorovicza met in the beautiful city of Budapest. The descendant of a noble Hungarian family, Stephen had been drawn there to explore his roots. Margaret, an American, had been brought to the capital by a diplomatic posting. 
Relaxing at Budapest’s ancient thermal baths, the couple were amazed by the effect the mineral-rich, healing waters had on their skin. Margaret and Stephen were fascinated by the natural power of these minerals and saw their potential to be harnessed in a remarkable skincare range. 
Working with a Nobel-prize winning laboratory of dermatology, Omorovicza Cosmetics developed Mineral CosmetologyTM , a pioneering, patented delivery system that takes mineral skincare to a new level. 
The Omorovicza product and professional treatment range launched in 2006 at the eponymous spa in Budapest, where the story began. 
Loved by beauty editors, the range quickly earned an international following and has appeared on the pages of numerous glossy magazines. Meanwhile, Omorovicza products and treatments are now available at some of the world’s leading stores and spa destinations.
The Omorovicza story continues as the range expands to include further natural, highly-effective skincare treatments ignited by the science of Mineral CosmetologyTM .
                                                                                            From Omorovicza's website 

Omorovicza's Queen Of Hungary Myst
Available at Sephora, CAD $86.00

You read right, $86.00! Thankfully there's free shipping from Sephora since it's over $75.00. Is such a high price justified? In my opinion, no. This is the 2nd least expensive product from the brand after the cleansing foam, which goes for $70.00.There are several other companies that offer healing thermal water based products for less but, I can't comment on Omorovicza's products for I haven't tried them myself. They just might be outstanding products but I'm not sure I would go for a $600.00 regimen, the approximated amount one has to pay for a cleanser, moisturizer, serum and Queen of Hungary Myst. In my view, high price doesn't determine good results but again, this brand may be an exception.

The Queen of Hungary Myst is used in the same way as Caudalie's Beauty Elixir. As a toner, refresher, a pick me up whenever your skin needs it. 

As per Sephora website, here are the ingredients:
-Mineral Cosmetology: Patented combination of Budapest healing water, complex mineral compounds resulting from lengthy process of bio-fermentation, and complex mineral compound liposomes resulting from encapsulation of mineral compounds in phospholipids. Enhances bio-availability of minerals found in Budapest healing waters to the epidermis and dermis for firmer, suppler skin that looks and feels revitalized, regenerated, and energized. 
-Orange Blossom, Rose, and Sage Waters: Acts as an astringent to tone the skin. 
-Apple Pectin: Provides long-lasting hydration. 

Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Mannitol, Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment, Pectin, Yeast Extract.


MakeupAlley: 3.7/4 lippies for 3 reviews

There are a few reviews on the Sephora website but I'm not sure how reliable they are.  I've read that they don't always publish the negative ones.
To my surprise, there are no reviews of any of the Omorovicza's products on Beauté-test.

For the moment they are available only at the Stillwater Spa, Park Hyatt in Toronto. They can be ordered online through Sephora.

If anyone uses and loves these products I would really like to read your comments in order to learn more about them. :D

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