Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Top Ten: A Decade of Omorovicza, a Bold Matte Lip + a Shopbop Secret Sale


I've often said that the best makeup is good skin care and the Hungarian brand Omorovicza (previously reviewed HERE, HERE and HERE) ranks amongst my favorite options for perfecting one's canvas on a foundational level.  Boasting clean yet high performance ingredients, this luxurious collection--which happens to be celebrating its 10th anniversary--has a potent formula targeted for nearly every skin concern.  In honor of this decade milestone (a massive achievement in the oft-oversaturated skincare industry), I am excited to share an overview of the top 10 best-selling Omorovicza products. 

Additionally, as a special offer for Beauty Professor readers, from now through 11/13/16, receive 15% off your entire Omorovicza order with the code PROFAW15.  This is an optimal time to stock up on favorites and also try products you may have had your eye on!

Kindly scroll on for more details, images, a breakdown on my current bold matte lip of choice and my picks for the secret Shopbop sale (now through 11/3) as well as the Bottom Line...
The top ten best selling Omorovicza products. 

(1) *Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm: Employing the use of Moor Mud--synonymous with the Omorovicza line--this lush cream smooths over skin to remove every trace of dirt, makeup and other impurities. Every time I use this powerhouse, I am stunned by how masterfully it cleanses (even eye makeup is no challenge!) while still leaving my skin feeling comfortable and balanced.

Official details:

This gentle black facial cleansing balm is rich in Hungarian Moor Mud, whose unique mineral complex detoxifies and purifies the skin. It removes all makeup, including waterproof mascara, and cleanses all skin types without stripping to leave the complexion soft, hydrated and radiant. 






  • Hungarian Moor Mud is rich in calcium and magnesium carbonates, humic acid and fulvic acid, which together purify and nourish the skin.
  • Sweet almond oil, rich in vitamin E, replenishes the skin and leaves it soft and hydrated while sweeping away makeup and impurities.
  • Uplifting orange blossom scent transforms cleansing into a sensual ritual.
  • Omorovicza’s patented Hydro Mineral Transference™ delivery system leaves skin firmer, more supple and younger-looking.


  • IngredientsCetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearyl Heptanoate, Silt (Hungarian Mud), Squalane, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Prunus Domestica (Plum) Seed Extract, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene, Parfum (Fragrance), Saccharomyces (Hungarian Thermal Water) Ferment Extract, Tocopherol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aqua (Hungarian Thermal Water), Linalool, Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola), Dehydroacetic Acid, Fruit Extract, Phospholipids.


    (2) *Omorovicza Gentle Buffing Cleanser: When a more exfoliating cleanse is called for, this creamy formula, which utilizes natural diathomaceous earth (try saying that five times) to instantly smooth without irritating even the most sensitive of skin types. Each time I use this (usually once or twice a week), my skin is left positively glowing. 

    Official details:

    Gentle yet effective, this high-performance exfoliating cleanser swiftly removes complexion-dulling dead skin cells and impurities to reveal softer, smoother, more radiant skin. 

    Providing both a physical and enzymatic peel, it balances the skin without stripping it of natural oils.
    • Gently buff the skin with diathomaceous earth; a mineral-rich sedimentary rock that provides a pure, non-abrasive alternative to harsh, aluminium-based micro-dermabrasion treatments.
    • Reduce pore size and clear dead skin cells enzymatically with exotic fruit extracts. 
    • Stimulate micro-circulation and promote a healthy glow. with vitamin C rich capsicum peptide.
    • Leave skin firmer, more supple and younger-looking as Hydro Mineral Transference™ delivers minerals deep into the skin.

    IngredientsAqua (Hungarian Thermal Water), Glycerin, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Cetearyl Olivate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Sorbitan Olivate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cetearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Mannitol, Saccharomyces/Capsicum Annum Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Benzyl Alcohol, Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Pulp Extract, Parfum (Fragrance), Spondias Mombin Pulp Extract, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Pulp Extract, Saccharomyces (Hungarian Thermal Water) Ferment Extract, Tocopherol, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Dehydroacetic Acid, Yeast Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment, Pectin, Phospholipids, Potassium Sorbate, Limonene, Linalool.


    (3) *Omorovicza Illuminating Moisturizer: Lauded for its ability to immediately brighten skin--both above and below the surface--this lush lotion brilliantly hydrates while also fighting fine lines. To demonstrate its effect, I used a pump of it as my singular moisturizer in the images at the end of this post!

    Official details:

    For dry or normal skin in need of sustained hydration throughout the day, this cream moisturises and nourishes deeply. 

    Ruby crystal ingeniously flatters the complexion by blurring the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 



    • Deliver long-lasting hydration and restore suppleness with apple pectin and plum almond oil.
    • Minimize the appearance of fine lines and imperfections with ruby crystal.
    • Leave skin firmer, more supple and younger-looking as Hydro Mineral Transference™ delivers minerals deep into the skin.

    Ingredients: Aqua (Hungarian Thermal Water), Glycerin, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Olivate, Stearyl Heptanoate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Corundum (Pro Ruby Crystal), Sorbitan Olivate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Saccharomyces (Hungarian Thermal Water) Ferment Extract, Mannitol, Phenoxyethanol, Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Prunus Domestica Seed Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Parfum (Fragrance), Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Linalool, Phospholipids, Yeast Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment, Pectin, Limonene, Geraniol.

    (4) *Omorovicza Gold Rescue Cream: Embodying immense opulence, this rich cream takes anti-aging to the next level; it repairs, firms and lifts skin and--thanks to its real colloidal gold--fights inflammation for skin that looks refreshed and restored daily.

    Official details:

    This intensely nourishing cream is powered by a potent thermal water-in-oil barrier formulation. Colloidal gold promotes a youthful appearance while a combination of peptides helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. 

    • Omega 6 ceramide retextures the lipid matrix for a stronger barrier function.
    • Heal micro-damage and strengthen skin with a powerful anti-inflammatory, colloidal Gold.
    • For renewed elasticity and vitality, strengthen dermo-proteins such as elastin and collagen with polypeptides (palmitoyl tripeptide and caprooyl tetrapeptide).
    • Leave skin firmer, more supple and younger-looking as Hydro Mineral Transference™ delivers minerals deep into the skin.

    Ingredients: Aqua (Hungarian Thermal Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Squalane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Lanolin, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Prunus, Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Sucrose Distearate, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Sulphate, Saccharomyces, (Hungarian Thermal Water) Ferment Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Safflower Glyceride/Palm Oil Aminopropanediol Esters, Parfum (Fragrance), Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Polyglyceryl-3 Ricinoleate, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Prunus Domestica (Plum) Seed Extract, Tocopherol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Dehydroacetic Acid, Colloidal Gold, Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment, Pectin, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Caprooyl Tetrapeptide-3, Dextran, Geraniol, Citronellol, Linalool.


    (5) *Omorovicza Reviving Eye Cream: Just the tiniest amount of this cream is all that is necessary to aptly tend to the precious and delicate orbital area. The multitasking formula hydrates, firms, depuffs and brightens while feeling positively weightless on the skin. 

    Official details:

    This reviving eye cream reduces puffiness and eliminates dark circles. Instantly absorbed and silky-smooth, it provides long-lasting hydration, while a subtle scent of cucumber refreshes and soothes tired eyes. 
    • Diminish dark circles with anti-coagulant vitamin K.
    • Reduce puffiness with arnica.
    • Soothe and refresh the eye contour with cucumber extract.
    • Plump and firm to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with hazelnut peptide.
    • Leave skin firmer, more supple and younger-looking as Hydro Mineral Transference™ delivers minerals deep into the skin.

    Ingredients: Aqua (Hungarian Thermal Water), Glycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Distillate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Stearyl Heptanoate, Hydrolyzed Hazelnut Protein, Cetearyl Olivate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Olivate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Saccharomyces (Hungarian Thermal Water) Ferment Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Mannitol, Lactic Acid, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Benzyl Alcohol, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Prunus Domestica Seed Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Xanthan Gum, Tocopherol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Phospholipids, Yeast Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment, Pectin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Extract, Potassium Sorbate.


    (6) *Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask: A couple of times a month, the rigors of makeup product testing guarantees that my skin will require a more robust cleansing experience.  This mask, which I've used for three years, works as a magnet for toxins without over drying my sensitive skin...adore it.

    Official details:

    Much more than a deep-cleansing treatment, this calcium and magnesium-rich mask clears congested pores and brightens tone as it draws out impurities.

    Moor mud purifies the skin without leaving it taut.

    • Deeply cleanse and nourish the skin with Hungarian Moor mud, rich in calcium and magnesium carbonate.
    • Draw out toxins and impurities while naturally absorbing pore-clogging oil with white clay.
    • Leave skin firmer, more supple and younger-looking as Hydro Mineral Transference™ delivers minerals deep into the skin.

    Ingredients: Aqua (Hungarian Thermal Water), Kaolin, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Silt (Hungarian Mud), Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Olivate, Zinc Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbitan Olivate, Mannitol, Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Saccharomyces (Hungarian Thermal Water) Ferment Extract, Tocopherol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Parfum (Fragrance), Yeast Extract, Phospholipids, Linalool, Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol.


    (7) *Rejuvenating Night Cream: Now that the temperatures are finally dropping, I notice that my skin seems to need extra reinforcements in the hydration department.  This night cream is perfect to bathe my face in emollient ingredients while capitalizing on the restorative benefits of sleep.

    Official details:

    This buttery night cream nourishes and hydrates the skin during sleep. Silky and aromatic, it feels soothing and comforting upon application and leaves skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated.

    • Plump and firm to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with hazelnut peptide.
    • Boost the production of collagen with carrot oil, rich in pro-vitamin A.
    • Restore suppleness and soothe the skin while providing anti-oxidant defence against free radicals with plum almond oil.
    • Deliver long-lasting hydration and suppleness with apple pectin.
    • Leave skin firmer, more supple and younger-looking as Hydro Mineral Transference™ delivers minerals deep into the skin.

    Ingredients: Aqua (Hungarian Thermal Water), Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Prunus Domestica Seed Extract, Cetearyl Olivate, Stearyl Heptanoate, Sorbitan Olivate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrolyzed Hazelnut Protein, Saccharomyces (Hungarian Thermal Water) Ferment Extract, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Phenoxyethanol, Mannitol, Sodium Lactate, Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Parfum (Fragrance), Phospholipids, Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment, Pectin, Yeast Extract, Linalool, Geraniol, Potassium Sorbate, Beta-Carotene, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Ascorbyl Palmitate.


    (8) *Omorovicza Instant Plumping Mask: Outside of genetically-blessed teenager, who among us doesn't want a little facial plumping from time to time?  This mask, which can be worn overnight, is brimming with hyaluronic aside for skin that looks bouncier and more lifted upon waking.

    This overnight plumping mask reduces the depth and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

    Micro-spheres filled with hyaluronic acid provide instant hydration and swell to plump and firm the skin overnight; a rich cream, it also repairs and strengthens the skin by tightening its lipid matrix.

    • Plump the skin and smooth surface imperfections with hyaluronic filling spheres.
    • For a stronger barrier function retexture the lipid matrix with Omega 6 ceramide. It also replenishes dehydrated skin and restores softness and elasticity.
    • Boost the production of collagen and elastin with oligopeptides.
    • Leave skin firmer, more supple and younger-looking as Hydro Mineral Transference™ delivers minerals deep into the skin.

    IngredientsAqua (Water), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Squalane, Stearyl Heptanoate, Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Glyceryl Stearate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Prunus Domestica Seed Extract, Saccharomyces (Hungarian Thermal Water) Ferment Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Safflower Glyceride/Palm Oil Aminopropanediol Esters, Cellulose Gum, Tribehenin, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Mannitol, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Geraniol, Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Phospholipids, Sorbitan Isostearate, Citronellol, Parfum (Fragrance), Tripleurospermum Maritima (Sea Mayweed) 


    (9) *Omorovicza Firming Body Oil: When I am fresh out of the shower, I like slathering this nourishing body oil over my limbs; not only does the fragrant formula seal in moisture, it also imparts a smooth and subtle glow that lasts for hours. 

    Official details

    Aromatic and invigorating, this firming body oil tones and promotes the appearance of youthful elasticity. It also helps to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and leaves skin hydrated, soft and silky-smooth. 

    • Restore suppleness, elasticity and tone with plum almond oil.
    • Soften the skin with apricot kernel oil, rich in vitamin A.
    • Provide essential nutrients to the skin with rice germ oil.
    • Heal and repair the skin with calendula oil.
    • Boost the production of collagen and provide an anti-oxidant defence against free radicals with tocopherol, or vitamin E. 
    • Balance and soothe the skin with essential oils of sage, chamomile, rosemary and rose geranium.
    • Leave skin firmer, more supple and younger-looking as Hydro Mineral Transference™ delivers minerals deep into the skin.

    Ingredients: Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalane, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Hellianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Prunus Domestica Seed Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Salvia Officinale (Sage) Oil, Tocopherol, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil, Citronellol, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Linalool, Limonene, Geraniol, Citral.


    (10) *Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist: Spritzed on skin before, during or even after makeup application, this ultra-fine mist refreshes skin on contact, can set makeup and also works as a revitalizing mid-day refresher.  It's so versatile that I carry a smaller travel-sized version in my work bag for in-transit moments! 

    Official details:

    A quick spritz of this neroli and rose-scented face mist refreshes the skin and lifts the spirits… 

    Purifying and hydrating, this toner was inspired by the Queen of Hungary Water, the world’s first recorded perfume, formulated for Queen Elisabeth of Hungary in the 14th century. Perfect for a midday pick-me-up or as a post-cleanse toner. 
    RESULTS
    • Instantly refreshes
    • Balances skin
    • Long-lasting hydration

    • Purify and tone skin with orange blossom, rose & sage waters.
    • Deliver long-lasting hydration and suppleness with apple pectin.
    • Leave skin firmer, more supple and younger-looking as Hydro Mineral Transference™ delivers minerals deep into the skin.

    Ingredients: 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/Lupinus 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.



    New for the season, the *Sisley-Paris Phyto Lip-Twists in Balm, Kiss and Tango. 
    I also wanted to share a vibrant matte lip option I've been embracing as of late; the *Sisley Phyto Lip-Twist Mattes in #17 Kiss and #18 Tango (also available at Neiman Marcus) as well as the Balm are fresh releases for the fall and I couldn't love them more.  

    Ever a fan of a retractable bullet, I am so pleased that the Phyto Lip-Twists have ventured into matte territory with these color-saturated shades. Creamy and smooth with impressive lasting power, this velvety, moisturizing formula envelopes lips in bold pigment that--all at once--feels both classic and modern:
    • #17 Kiss: A bright, cool-toned red
    • #18 Tango: An intense neutral to warm-toned red
    • Balm: A clear lip treatment that cloaks lips in a veil of instant hydration. 

    Wearing the classic neutral red, Tango. 
    From L-R: Sisley Phyto Lip-Twists in Tango, Kiss and Balm. 
    From L-R: Tango, Kiss and Balm. 

    Balm, Kiss and Tango. 
    // Overall Look //
    Wearing Tango.

    Finally, Shopbop--one of my favorite online retailers--is currently in the midst of a surprise sale, featuring up to 40% off of select merchandise.  Here is a list of what I have my eye one:
    • Current/Elliott Leather Pants: I've been wanting a pair of black leather pants for a great while and this sale is an opportune time to make the dream a reality.
    • Missoni Zig Zag Poncho: Warm earth tones, breezy poncho and Missoni?  What is not to love?
    • Alice & Olivia Bow Neck Top: Classic and sophisticated, this blouse will work well for daytime lectures and evenings out alike. 
    • Baldwin Denim Cropped Jeans: I first became familiar with the brand Baldwin when visiting Kansas City in September (discussed HERE). This local brand makes insanely good denim and this perfectly distressed (but with NO holes) pair is interesting and on-trend. 
    • Opening Ceremony Nebula Mules: Two of my favorite colors fused together for an effortless take on the mule movement. 
    • Marc Jacobs Cosmetics Case: Durable yet chic, this makeup bag is sturdy enough to stand upright on the bathroom counter...priceless in the world of tumbling cosmetic pouches.
    • Miu Miu Croc Sunglasses: I love the distinct shape of these sunnies...they feel retro yet modern and I think I need them in my life. 
    • Anna K Off the Shoulder Dress: This shoulder-baring dress has the proportions to work well for wintertime and the sleek black lines allow it to be formal enough for holiday parties...just add jewelry.
    • Ash Fringe Booties: The extra tall shaft of these booties are most appealing to me and the fact that Ash is infamously comfortable in my experience makes these a must.
    • Acne Studios Andela Melange Coat: My single splurge in the list, this clever hooded long coat has timeless appeal and will match everything in my wardrobe of neutrals.  Can't wait to wrap up in it! 

    --Shop the Sale--


    Last look. 
    --Shop the Post--


    Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this breakdown of the top ten best-selling Omorovicza products!  This skin care line is simply exceptional and certainly worth trying when in pursuit of a healthy and balanced canvas. 

    As aforementioned, from now through 11/13/16, receive 15% off your entire Omorovicza order with the code PROFAW15.  

    What are some of YOUR favorite Omorovicza products and what is on YOUR list to try?  Do tell! 

    Good things ahead, including a travel beauty feature, an Armani spotlight and a fresh FOTD.

    Finally, I am hosting another round of Project Beauty, this time at Neiman Marcus Topanga on Friday 11/2/16 at noon.  It would be amazing to see you should you be able to attend...call (818) 316-7000 for more details on how to RSVP! 

    xx,

    --The Beauty Professor


    **PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-16 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

    1 comment:

    1. Tequila MockingbirdNovember 3, 2016 at 12:50 AM

      This post made my Fall graduation present list grow a bit, heh. The Apple extrac and Sacchromyces ferment extract listed in the Queen of Hungary Mist are intriguing. I currently have other skin care with those ingredients, but they tend to be a bit sticky due to the amount of glycerin added. As I finish my final quarter as an aging non-traditional university student in her late 20's, my skin is getting drier and putting the heater on blast during cold winter months doesn't help. Hopefully the Queen of Hungary Mist can address my facial dryness without the stickiness of my other products.

      Just wondering, how does the travel sized bottle typically last for you with regular use?

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