The best skincare products from Budapest, the spa capital of the world
Bring the warm, healing waters of Budapest to your bathroom | Source: Linda Gerbec
Known colloquially as the “city of spas,” it’s no wonder Budapest is home to some of the best skincare ingredients in the world.
During the Turkish occupation of the city in the 16th century, Ottoman bathing customs became entrenched in the culture of the Hungarian capital. Before entering the bathhouse, a central fountain was a place for socializing or relaxing.
Today Budapest has more than 100 thermal springs, each rich in minerals that your skin can benefit from. Hungarian thermal waters are close to the earth’s core due to its thin crust, which leads to seepage of minerals into the water supply.
The Omorovicza family built the city’s first thermal bath in the 1800s and still stands today as Racz Furdo. Fast forward to 2006 and Stephen de Heinrich de Omorovicza and his wife Margaret embark on a quest to continue their family’s quest for skin healing.
To bring the steaming, hot, mineral-rich waters of the Budapest baths to your bathroom closet, check out these 10 products from cult beauty brand Omorovicza below. From serums to shimmering golden oils, these nutrient-rich skincare products are backed by centuries of Hungarian beauty wisdom.
Omorovicza Daily Vitamin C
Rich in antioxidants and hyaluronic acid, this milky face serum is the daily dose of vitamin C you need in your skincare routine. A simple drop of this serum after a facial cleansing will strengthen your skin’s elasticity and protect you from daily stress.
Omorovicza Queen Essence
Truly fit for a queen, this serum is made with a cocktail of unique skincare ingredients to leave you with plump, supple skin. The wonderful humectant Hyaluronic Acid will lock in moisture in your skin, the Snow Mushroom will soften the complexion and the Tomato Stem Cells will protect your complexion from visible aging.
Omorovicza Blue Diamond Supercream
This Blue Diamond Supercream is a powerful trio of diamond peptides, arabinogalactans and an amino acid compound and copper that will work together for your healthy skin. These awesome ingredients will boost your skin, deeply moisturize it, and blur your fine lines and wrinkles.
Omorovicza Gold Rescue Cream
Treat yourself to this golden relief cream specially formulated for dry and sensitive skin. Harnessing ceramides and omega 6 polypeptides, the serum will strengthen your skin’s natural barrier and renew its elasticity and overall vitality.
Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist
The perfect pick-me-up for a quick reset, this face mist will instantly refresh tired skin. Scented with rose and infused with apple pectin, the facial mist also ensures long-lasting hydration and supple skin. The mist is inspired by the Water of the Queen of Hungary, the first recorded perfume ever created in the 14th century.
Omorovicza Daily Glow Set
The perfect birthday gift or self-care package, this Daily Glow set will ensure you never leave home without a radiant glow. The package includes everything from a Jelly exfoliator to daily face serums and an illuminating moisturizer. This daily set spares no expense in luxury skincare and will bathe your complexion in nourishing ingredients to leave your skin hydrated and ready for the day.
Omorovicza Midnight Renewing Cream
This Midnight Renewal Cream is the secret to a truly restorative night’s sleep. Optimizing repair and renewal, this night cream is supercharged with retinal, a form of vitamin A that works to smooth the complexion while microalgae restore skin from daily stress.
Omorovicza Gold Glitter Oil
Infused with subtle particles of gold, this shimmering oil is the pinnacle of sophisticated skincare. If you have dry or dull skin or even hair, this oil is the treatment for you. Filled with calendula oil and vitamin E, the serum soothes your skin and heals blemishes while adding shine to your hair and complexion, making it perfect for an event.
Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask
Made with transformative Hungarian moor mud, this deep cleansing mask is rich in calcium and magnesium minerals. For dry or oily skin, use this face mask up to twice a week to clear congested pores and hydrate your complexion.
Omorovicza Refining Face Polisher
Enriched with marine micro-algae, natural pumice stone and Hungarian heath mud, this award-winning facial scrub is the ultimate ticket to an even complexion. This facial polisher will physically and enzymatically exfoliate your skin, leaving you with an unparalleled glow.
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