Omorovicza: introductory kit – review

Omorovicza seem to have been enjoying a blogger buzz for quite a while now.  Every now and then I see YouTubers rave about the Queen of Hungary Mist, or read a skincare blogger extolling the virtues of the Thermal Cleansing Balm.  Surely, surely one company can’t get everything right? Can they?
Let’s see, shall we?

I’ve been using the bits from the Introductory Kit for a while. From the off, I was impressed. Yes, I was sucked in by the packaging.  It arrived looking so damn smart, all wrapped up in branded tissue. 10/10 for that Omorovicza!

Omorovicza get top marks for their packaging. Lovely stuff!

Firstly, lets just give some love to those companies who provide decent (multiple) samples with their orders. Especially high-end ones.  I have discovered some really great products this way, and with this package it was no exception.  I received: Gentle Buffing Cleanser, Gold Eye Lift and Complexion Corrector SPF20.

The low down on the samples

The Gentle Buffing Cleanser
Oh my, oh my, oh my.  It’s seriously good. It gives a ‘physical and enzymatic peel‘ – which sounds quite full on, but it’s gentle. It goes onto dry or slightly damp skin, massages in (gently) and washes off. Left my skin feeling ridiculously soft. Like a baby’s bottom.
With a £45 price tag for the full size, it needs to be this good. But I’ve got my eye on that as a purchase ASAP.

Gold Eye Lift
This is definitely intended for more mature skins. On my 30-odd year old eyes, it felt just too thick and heavy.  I would imagine it to be very hydrating and comforting on the right skin-type, but it got one try and then filed away in the bin I’m afraid.

Complexion Corrector (SPF20)
It’s a fairly opaque, white cream that’s intended for use after cleansing/moisturising to perfect the skin, which it does to some extent. It certainly brightens the face and it covers areas of slight redness quite nicely. I’d be more than happy to leave the house with this on, rather than foundation (only to pop out, we’re not talking ‘night out’ face here).  
It’s not a miracle product, but it is a nice one. It’s £82 for the full size, so I just can’t see myself parting with the cash, when I could buy two very decent foundations instead.

The Omorovicza Introductory Kit – so what’s in that box?

The main event

So, with the samples done and dusted, I think it’s time to turn out attention to The Box (oooh).
L-R Omorovicza Cleansing Foam, Queen of Hungary Mist, Illuminating Moisturiser, Deep Cleansing Mask and Thermal Cleansing Balm

It looks quite impressive when you open it. Nicely packaged and good, ‘clean’ branding. Considering these are essentially travel-sizes, they feel quite luxe.

Let’s take a look at what’s inside

Cleansing Foam
This goes on dry or damp skin and the tiniest amount lathers up.  For me, this is one of the stars of the Omorovicza’s show.  I haven’t used a foaming cleanser for many years, knowing how stripping the surfactants in them can be.  But here’s the clincher, the Omorovicza Cleansing Foam is sulphate-free.

It feels really calming and creamy on the skin, rinses away very easily (it’s quite a relief to be honest after some of the hard work I’ve had to do getting certain balms off my skin). It removed all my makeup well (with heavy eye makeup it definitely needs a second go, but I’m all from the school of doing that anyway).  And afterwards? The skin doesn’t feel dry or tight. It feels nourished and happy.  I’m genuinely in love with this cleansing foam, and will definitely buy it when I’m in the market for a replacement cleanser.

Queen of Hungary Mist
Most of the rave reviews I’ve read about Omorovicza have been about the Queen of Hungary Mist. About how it’s ‘so hydrating’ and ‘smells amazing’.
I just don’t get it. It did nothing new for me I’m afraid…nothing that any other hydrating toner hasn’t done in the past.  It smells quite nice, but there is something in the smell that reminds me of Savlon (am I losing my mind?).  
It’s fine and good enough. It’s a spritz that you can use after cleansing, or whenever takes your fancy. 
If you’re rolling in money, then why not. If you’re not, then there are multiple alternatives on the market.

Illuminating Moisutriser
I’m a picky sort when it comes to moisturiser.  My skin is fairly dry, dehydrated and sometimes sensitive with redness.  I tend to stick with what I know, so, it was with a bit of trepidation I tried this.  
No fear required!  It didn’t break me out, it didn’t make me red… in fact, it felt lovely. It calmed down some redness after a bit of a brusque cleanse one day. It definitely deserves the title ‘Illuminating Moisturiser’ as it adds a bit of light diffusion to the skin. It also works really well under makeup.  

The texture is quite deceiving, as it doesn’t feel that thick, but the smallest amount covers the face comfortably, and gives a ‘well moisturised’ feeling, without being heavy.  A thumbs up from me for this one.

Deep Cleansing Mask
Oh I love a good face mask. Especially anything clay-based.  When it comes to the cleansing routine, is there anything more satisfying that smearing on a thick mask, waiting for it to dry (and of course, pulling the lovely faces you do when it starts to crack), then rinsing it off to feel super-clean, clear and radiant?  
Clue: the answer to this is ‘no’.

This is quite the strong one – be warned.  It has active thermal ingredients and boy, can you feel them working.  I was a bit nervous at one point as my face started to get a very ‘warm’ sensation, I was getting that ‘am I allergic to this‘ worry. 
No need, after a few minutes, that feeling diminished and the mask started to dry.

The Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask differs from some other clay masks I’ve used, in that, it rinses off so easily. Thank you!!  No wrestling with the face cloths here.  Afterwards, my skin felt really soft, like I’d had a fantastic treatment at the Beauty Therapists.  My face looked pink, healthy and glowing.  The next day, I had about three blemishes that rose to the surface (it is definitely deep cleansing), and once they went, my skin stayed lovely and clear.  I need this in my life.

Thermal Cleansing Balm
Well, if they’re not talking about the Queen of Hungary Mist, then they’re talking about Omorovicza’s Thermal Cleansing Balm, right?  
I’m always sceptical when there’s a rave or hype product. They often disappoint.
This is a black cleansing balm, which covers the skin very easily with a small amount
(I’m sensing a theme here…all Omorovicza’s products seem to be very effective in small volumes). It massages over skin in a lovely, soothing way.  It’s so easily moveable that you can really get a good facial massage in.  You’d want to save this for the second cleanse, once you’ve got your makeup off, let it get to work.
It takes quite a while to remove – this for me, is the downside. It would be very easy  to leave a residue of product on your skin.  But, once it’s off, the face feels soothed, nourished and just darn nice.  It’s like with the Buffing Cleanser, once you’ve used it, you can’t stop touching your face because it feels so good.  
At £46, it’s at the mid-upper price range for a cleanser, but cheaper than a lot of less effective ones I can think of!  50ml would last you a fairly long time.  It’s on my wishlist. Neck and neck with the Foaming Cleanser and Buffing Cleanser (What? I need three!).

There you have it.  Mostly good things from this kit, one slight let down. It’s a brand that’s worth exploring if you have the funds.  On that note, I did see that one of their kits (similar to this one, but with a night cream), is on offer on QVC UK at the moment.  It would be rude not too, wouldn’t it?

Have you tried any of Omorovicza’s products?  What did you think?
Or has this tempted you to raid your savings and splash the cash?


  1. February 9, 2014 / 2:25 pm

    Thanks for the review, it is very pricey but I'd had my eye on it too. Good to know your thoughts on the spray as that has been top of my list. Kat x

  2. February 10, 2014 / 12:47 am

    I'm not familiar with this line! Is it only in the UK? Must investigate….

  3. February 10, 2014 / 2:19 pm

    Thanks Kat! The spray is nice, but I honestly think it's one of those luxury, buy if you have money to burn, products! If you're looking for a hydrating toner, I think the Nuxe one is lovely (but it's not a spray). Boots Botanics do an organic rose one, which smells amazing…that one has alcohol in the inci though, but I haven't found it drying really (and that one is a spray!).

    Faith x

  4. February 10, 2014 / 2:22 pm

    I think they are available in the US too, but not sure about elsewhere! Their UK site is and they also sell on Feel Unique, Cult Beauty, QVC and Net a Porter – so hopefully one of them would ship to you if you fancied trying it!

    Thanks for reading, Faith x