If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I’m a fan of mists. Since my perioral dermatitis, I no longer cleanse the skin when I wake up but energize it with a mist. Today, I wanted to present you the very famous Queen of Hungary Mist from the brand Omorovicza (let’s be honest: who manages to pronounce this brand?).
Omorovicza : the brand
Originally from Hungary, this brand is a niche brand. On the sites of French-speaking resellers, there is relatively little information. So, I will share what is available on the official site in English :
“The Omorovicza journey began over 2,000 years ago, when the healing properties of Hungary’s thermal waters were discovered and the first thermal baths were built.
The secret to why Hungarian thermal waters have such remarkable healing properties lies in the unique geological features of the region. Here the earth’s crust is thinner, so waters absorb beneficial minerals more effectively as they journey to the surface.
The magic of the healing waters come from their unique mix of minerals and trace elements.
Empirical observations of miraculous healing led to the building of more than 1,000 thermal baths in Hungary.
The catalyst for the creation of Omorovicza can be traced back to a meeting Stephen and Margaret had with the head of a Hungarian Laboratory of dermatology, famous for its Nobel prize-winning discovery of Vitamin C.
Much is already understood about the beneficial effects of thermal waters on bathers due to the messaging of minerals “sticking” to the skin in the baths. Less well known is the fact that they do not absorb into the skin – they are not “bio-available”.
Stephen and Margaret enlisted the skills of the lab to incorporate the properties of the healing waters into a skincare range.
Together, they developed and patented the Healing Concentrate™, a unique complex that is able to deliver the therapeutic minerals to the deepest layers of the skin.”
We are therefore in the presence of a brand which wished to base its treatments on the very specific properties of Hungarian thermal water (as we can have here in France with La Roche Posay, Avène, Uriage, etc.)
To develop their line, the founders want formulas free from harmful and unnecessary synthetic ingredients, which are occlusive and prevent the skin from breathing. The formulas are therefore developed without :
- Mineral oils
- Sodium lauryl sulfate
- Synthetic colors
- Synthetic perfumes
- Chemical sunscreen
The brand is not tested on animals.
Is this brand is worth the splurge ?
This is the question we can all ask ourselves. Indeed, when you see the prices charged by the brand – you almost fall backwards !
On the 150ml formats, entry prices are around 40€ and depending on the ranges and products, prices go up to 350€. For the Queen of Hungary Mist, the cost is around €75 for 100ml for Feelunique, €65 on the Net-à-Porter or Lookfantastic sites.
I had my Mist (50ml format) in the Jetsetter Kit of the InTheFrow X Feelunique collaboration in 2019 – which made the products much more accessible.
Luxury skincare, therefore…Not accessible to all budgets. And for those who would like to splurge, a question arises : are the products exceptionally effective ? Because I have been using another Hungary’s Royal Water Lotion since 2018 and I talked about it there or again here (this time from an organic brand, which costs half the price for the 100ml).
Queen of Hungary Mist : packaging and composition
The Queen of Hungary Mist from Omorovixcza comes in a sober and elegant packaging – whether it is a limited edition as I have here than in its usual look (transparent glass bottle and spray head).
As far as the ingredients are concerned, I was annoyed – no list on the bottle, no packaging (which is supposed to be mandatory). It was the Internet that gave me the information.
Aqua (hungarian Thermal Water), Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Pyrus Malus (apple) Fruit Extract, Saccharomyces (hungarian Thermal Water) Ferment Extract, Disodium Edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Mannitol, Malpighia Punicifolia (acerola) Fruit Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris / lupin Albus Protein Ferment, Pectin, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (orange) Flower Water, Salvia Officinalis (sage) Leaf Water, Phospholipids, Yeast Extract, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol.
The first ingredient is the thermal water of Hungary, then comes glycerin (quite common in the field). Then we have the polysorbate-20 just behind is an emulsifier and surfactant described as “not terrible in all categories” according to the INCI Beauty sheet. Then we have apple extract, extract of fermentation agent from thermal water from Hungary, disodized EDTA (again not terrible), ethylhexylglycerin (ok), mannitol ( ok), acerola fruit extract, a green algae protein ferment (ok), pectin, damas rose floral water, orange blossom water, sage leaf water, phospholipids, yeast extract (which yeast ?) and natural derivatives.
The composition certainly contains more ok than “not ok” ingredients…Nevertheless, for such a high price, we could imagine a 100% clean formula.
Queen of Hungary Mist : my test
The first thing that completely seduced me and which I think will seduce you : the fragrance of this mist (composition without added perfume). It’s delicate, fresh and sensual with the orange blossom that envelops you from the first spray. This scent really contributes to the sensoriality of the product and to the pleasure that we can find in its use.
This mist is used like any facial mist, that is to say spray it about fifteen centimeters from the face. It will be necessary to make 3/4 sprays to really impregnate the face. Personally, afterwards, I like to pat the skin of my face to work the product in – before moving on to my hydration routine.
In terms of the effects on the skin – I haven’t noticed anything revolutionary. It contributes to the hydration and comfort of the skin – nevertheless, I do not see my skin more luminous, glowing, etc. In addition, this mist is sold as “anti-aging”, on that, I’m not sure !
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