SHOP THE POST: OMOROVICZA
You may notice that I don’t do a lot of product reviews on Kendra Found It. When I started KFI, I promised myself that I would keep it authentic, so I try to stay away from product features or reviews unless I’m head-over-heels in love with a product or brand.
Well, the skincare and beauty cupid hit me hard at a press event recently (it’s always when you least expect it), when I was introduced to Omorovicza (pronounced ‘Om-more-oh-veet-za’). I went home and shared my new love with my family, friends, and if my dog spoke english, I would have told her about it too.
Why was I so enamoured? One of the owners, Margaret de Heinrich, is one of the most engaging public speakers I’ve had the pleasure of seeing; the packaging is gorgeous; everything smells like a spa; there is true passion and science behind the products; and they literally make skincare like no other brand. Omorovicza uses the mineral-rich thermal waters and mud from Budapest in their products, making them rich in vitamins, natural ingredients, and minerals. Even though they don’t blatantly advertise it, their products are made without parabens, petrochemicals, PEGs, sulfate, synthetic colours, silicone, or synthetic fragrances.
Omorovicza is a brand that is based around the fundamentals of skincare, so let’s get back to skincare basics and why we use them.
back to basics: skincare 101
Cleansing is an important part of a daily routine and should be done twice a day:
Morning - Freshens the skin after sleep and preps for the application of serum and moisturizer.
Evening - Removes makeup and excess oil that has built up during the day.
Moor Cream Cleanser, $80 - A purifying and detoxing cleansing cream that incorporates calcium and magnesium- rich Hungarian Moor Mud. It contains peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils, which creates a cooling sensation and a soothing scent. I use this in the shower and pretend I’m at the spa for a few short minutes.
Thermal Cleansing Balm, $110 - I can honestly say I’ve never used a product like this before. This black balm melts to the touch and cleanses without drying out the skin. A little goes a long way with this product; apply an almond-size amount to dry skin, massage well, then remove using a damp, lukewarm washcloth or the microfiber towel it comes with. The cleansing balm is gentle enough that you can use it on your eyes, yet it will also remove waterproof mascara.
In general, the skin renews itself every 28 days; but as we age, this process starts to slow down. Exfoliating the skin helps to slough away dead skin cells that prevent absorption of serums and key ingredients. It also helps keep the skin bright and speeds up the cellular renewal process.
Toner is used to close the pores after cleansing. It can also act as a double cleanser and/or an exfoliant, as it helps to remove excess oil and dead skin. Toners can also help to maintain the PH balance of the skin.
Queen of Hungary Mist, $95 - Inspired by the world’s first recorded perfume, the Queen of Hungary Water, this neroli and rose-scented face mist is a weekend go-to product for me. I often skip makeup altogether on the weekend, so I love this hydrating toner mist for a midday pick-me-up or after cleansing (but before moisturizer).
An essence helps to hydrate the skin, particularly in the winter months when it becomes dehydrated. It should be applied on cleansed skin before a serum.
Applied before moisturizer, the consistency of a serum allows key ingredients to penetrate the outer layers of the skin and deliver them to the epidermis, where they can be most effective.
The skin on our neck, like our eyelids and skin around the eyes, is thinner than other skin on the body. It is an area that shows the first signs of ageing and therefore should contain anti-ageing properties to help combat the ageing process.
Firming Neck Cream, $145 - I’ve had a hard time jumping on the neck cream bandwagon. It was only a few years ago that I thought “If I’m going to purchase an expensive face cream, can’t I just put it all over my neck too?” The more I learn about skincare, the more the idea of a separate neck cream makes sense to me. Neck and décolletage skin is thinner than anywhere else on the body, so it’s often the the first skin to show signs of ageing. Omorovicza’s neck cream is lighter than a day cream and is formulated to nourish, hydrate, plump, lift, and tighten the skin. I apply this at night before I go to bed, but you can also use it in the morning.
Day cream should be applied over a serum and will maintain the optimum moisture level of the skin to prevent it from drying out. Some day creams contain SPF sun protection, which also protects the skin from UV damage.
The skin around the eyes is very delicate and prone to show fine lines and wrinkles. A light eye cream can be used to help defend the skin from the onset of deeper lines and wrinkles.
While we sleep, our skin naturally renews itself. A night cream is usually very rich in texture and will not be absorbed as easily as a day cream. Night cream can provide double the moisture of a day cream and also may assist with the cell renewal process.
Rejuvenating Night Cream, $235 - This cream has a thick, buttery texture and works best when you apply it at night before bed. This is where I’m going to once again sing the praises of the scent; applying this cream before bed is a little treat that I look forward to each night.
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