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15 August 2014

Omorovicza Skincare Review

Hi everyone, hope you're all well?! Life has been a bit hectic recently, since our holiday in June we've been busy getting our garden into shape and working on the huge list of things to do when you move into a new house but im happy to say we're getting there in the house and we really feel at home here which is a great feeling. The garden is a work in progress but its really nice watching it taking shape and its amazing what a few weeks of sunshine did for all of the plants. We are having our patio extended soon so i'm hoping for another spell of nice weather to sit out on our new patio furniture with a glass of wine to enjoy it!

Anyway, on with the review! I've had this set for quite while now and have completely used up all the products so i thought it was about time i shared my thoughts. If you follow other blogs/YouTube channels the chances are you will have heard of Omorvicza but for those of you who haven't they are a Hungarian skincare brand who formulate their products with Hungary's thermal water which contains a unique combination of minerals that offer anti-ageing properties.
The price point is up there with other luxury skincare brands such as Eve Lom, Rodial and Perricone MD but i don't mind paying a premium when it comes to skincare because i really believe you get what you pay for (that's not so say that there aren't some great more affordable skincare products on the market). However if you are dubious about spending a lot of money of new skincare this set is a great way of getting to try out the brand without breaking the bank as it includes smaller sizes of four products: The Thermal Cleansing Balm, Queen of Hungary Mist, Illuminating Moisturiser and Rejuvenating Night Cream. I got this set from QVC but you can also get a similar set direct from the Omorovicza website. The sizes are around 20ml so there is still enough product to really try out to decide if you like them and they work for your skin.  

So what did i think?

Thermal Cleansing Balm
I have mixed feelings about this product; there is no denying that it purifies the skin without being at all stripping and leaves it feeling clean, calm and nourished but personally didn't like the earthy scent or the lumpy brown appearance. It removes makeup really well and is gentle enough to use on the eyes without any irritation. It feels really light and silky on application without being greasy but if you look in a mirror while you cleanse it looks like you are smearing brown sludge all over your face - not very luxurious! I know that the primary concern with skincare is how it functions and in that respect i can't fault it, it is up there with the best cleansing balms i have tried, but for the high end price tag i want to enjoy using a product and call me fickle but i do care about the presentation! I use white washcloths to cleanse my face and they didn't fair to well when it came to removing the balm. The frosted glass packaging is lovely, i think the packaging and presentation is on point across the board - exactly what you would want from a premium brand, i'm just not sure i would spend that amount of money on a cleanser that i can find fault with. It might just be me, does the colour/scent or a product put you off?

Queen of Hungary Mist
This is probably the most talked about product from the brand so i was excited to give it a try but unfortunatly it didnt blow me away. I'm not saying i didn't like it at all; it did exactly what you would want a hydrating toner to do but there was no wow factor for me. It is Neroli and Rose scented which is nice, and it feels refreshing and hydrating on the skin but I thought it was incredibly similar to the Aveda Botanical Kinetics Toning Mist which is £17 for 150ml (and Caroline Hirons approved!) as opposed to £46 for 100ml of the Queen of Hungary Mist, and in terms of performance i can't say there was anything about it that would make me pay the premium rather than just repurchasing the Aveda one. The only thing i would say is the Omorvicza packaging is nicer!

Illuminating Moisturiser
I really wanted to love this and im pretty sure if my skin was less oily through the tzone i would have. This moisturiser is formulated for dry, sensitive skin and mine is combination/oily so it wasn't a great match for me but i would definitely recommend it for people with a dryer skin because it felt so norishing and it really did illuminate my face which is great if you have dry skin that can look a bit dull. It has a really silky formula that isn't too heavy and it smells really nice.
I found that because it wasn't suited to my skintype, my make up didn't sit very well over it but on days at home when i wasn't wearing make up i felt like it really perked up my complexion and my skin felt nicely hydrated all day, even on my cheeks and jawline which can get quite dehydrated by the evening. I would love to try the Elemental Emulsion or the Balancing Moisturiser which would be more suited to my skin because i can see that this is a great moisturiser - just not for me.

Rejuvanating Night Cream
The night cream has to be the star of the show for me - i absolutley love it and i would say it has slotted in at the top of my favopurites list alongside the Elemis Pro Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream which has been my night cream of choice for a long time. The texture is almost buttery in the way that seems to just melt into the skin, and it feel really soothing. It feels rich without being at all heavy or greasy like some night creams can be, and sinks into the skin straight away. I noticed after i had been using it for a couple of weeks that my skin was looking really fresh and healthy in the mornings (even when i wasn't feeling too fresh and healthy myself!) which made me feel like it had been working overnight; this could be down to the Vitamin A in it which promotes cell renewal. I also noticed an improvement in the texture of my skin which i think is down to the levels of hydration. One thing to note is that it's quite strongly scented; it smells just like marzipan so if you don't love almonds that might put you off a little.

Over all i've enjoyed my first foray into the world of Omorvicza and i would definietly like to try a few more products from the brand - if there is anything you would recommend or think i need to try, please leave me a comment below!



  1. Great review!
    I would be so curious to know the product composition of the cleansing balm. The brown color is probaby due to some kind of mud, really great cleansing ingredient.x

  2. These look like great products! I may have to try them out!

  3. Oh wow such amazing, detailed reviews Anna! You've definitely made me want to splurge! I love the sound of the illuminating moisturiser, especially xx

    Gemma //

  4. Latasha JJ19/8/14 19:48

    I've been so curious about this brand, but obviously for the price tag, I really wanted some more information and read more reviews, this has helped SO much!! Definitely added a few products to my wishlist!

    Latasha x |

  5. On The Dressing Table20/8/14 13:49

    Thanks Latasha that's so nice of you to say! I definitely think it helps to know a bit more when something is a bit pricey, that was the reason i started my blog because i always read reviews before i ever bought anything! xx

  6. On The Dressing Table20/8/14 13:51

    Thanks so much Gem :) The illuminating moisturiser would probably be great for you xxx

  7. On The Dressing Table20/8/14 13:52

    Let me know what you think if you do! xx

  8. On The Dressing Table20/8/14 13:56

    I think its a clay based product so i guess that is where the colour comes from, it probably just me being really fussy but i prefer my elemis pro collagen cleansing balm which doesn't really have a colour and smells incredible! xx

  9. Coco Cami23/8/14 14:47

    Thank you for the review, really helpful to read before committing to purchasing the products :) I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin.
    If you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks.

    Camille xo.

  10. I have actually been thinking about buying some bits and pieces from this brand, your review has been super helpful - I've always been a bit jubious about splashing out because it's quite expensive!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  11. Hehe I will be sure to do that xx


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