Discovered in a Hungarian laboratory, the very one responsible for creating our patented Healing ConcentrateTM, Vitamin C has become a
Salicylic Acid is a key ingredient within our latest launch, Acid Fix. It has a number of benefits for the skin including anti-ageing and acne fighting powers. Intrigued? What is it? This ingredient is less commonly known as “beta hydroxy acid” (BHA) and is a sister to the well-known AHAs but with a structural difference that has contributed to its soaring popularity. Whereas AHAs – such as Glycolic or Lactic Acids – are water-soluble and most effective at exfoliating the surface of the skin, BHAs are oil-soluble meaning they can penetrate oil-clogged pores, making them effective exfoliators both on and within the skin. What else does it do? • Increases cell turnover reducing the likelihood of congestion and breakouts. • It controls sebum production, reducing shine. • It reduces pore size and tightens the skin. • If exfoliates and dissolves dead skin cells to reveal more radiant skin. • Helps to fade scars caused by blemishes or acne. • Reduces skin inflammation and redness. Which skin types? Combination/oily/blemish prone skin When to avoid it? If you suffer from dry or sensitive skin, you should always use acids with caution as they can increase the sensitivity of skin. In which Omorovicza products? Both the Midnight Radiance Mask and Acid Fix contain Salicylic Acid. This ingredient exfoliates the surface of the skin leaving it smooth and soft and also enhances cell renewal and improves pigmentation issues.
The essence of all Omorovicza products are the mineral rich thermal waters from Hungary. These waters have been prized for the past 2,000 years and as a result Budapest is known as the International Spa Capital of the world. The secret behind these healing waters lies in the fact that the earth’s crust is thinner in Hungary than elsewhere in the world. As a result, waters absorb more minerals on their way to the surface. The bathing culture played a huge role in the discovery of these healing waters. It all started with the Romans, who bathed not only to cleanse, but was actually an integral aspect within their social lives. The first baths were built in the region during the Roman Empire and it is still possible to see the early baths at Florian Square in Budapest. Romans noticed that soldiers’ wounds healed faster when they bathed in these bubbling springs. Soon the same effects were experienced in the baths and more were subsequently built independently from each other, even though they used the same source. The sense of using the thermal springs for treatments originated during the Turkish rule of the region. They did not only lay down the basis of thermal baths, but they also introduced the idea of wellness treatments. Massages and the use of different creams and oils were at the base of all treatments. However it was only years later when scientists started to study the chemical compounds of the Hungarian waters. Until then, the knowledge of the curative powers of these waters were based purely on experiences. In the 18th century, these properties were common knowledge to the population. It was in the same century that our co-founder Stephen de Heinrich de Omorovicza’s ancestors built the Racz Furdo in Budapest, where the Omorovicza story truly began. The waters of the Racz Furdo in Budapest are still at the base of all Omorovicza products. These waters are rich in a number of minerals including calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium. These minerals have a number of beneficial effects on the skin including anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating properties.
Collagen, is the most abundant protein in our bodies. You can find it in your blood vessels, muscles, tendons, digestive system and skin. However, when we age, our collagen levels naturally slow down which causes the appearance of wrinkles, sagging skin and cellulite. External factors such as smoking and sun exposure can also contribute to a decrease in your collagen levels.
- Collagen helps in maintaining elasticity of the skin. It also retains moisture which prevents fine lines and wrinkles.
- Collagen improves skin tone.
- Collagen firms and tones your skin from the dermis, the layer that is responsible for maintaining your skin’s tightness.
- Collagen helps reduce the appearance of scars.
- Products containing retinol have been proven to help to boost collagen production as it targets receptors in the skin.
- Add antioxidants to your skincare regime – these ingredients will trigger an enzyme in the skin that allows collagen to break down.
- Massage your face on a daily basis to boost collagen production and give your skin an even appearance by stimulating the lymph glands.
- Look for food which boosts your collagen levels such as bone broth, salmon, green leaves, citrus, eggs, berries, tomatoes, pumpkin seeds, avocados, garlic, chia seeds.
We all want dewy, luminous skin but the secret to achieving this doesn’t have to come from masking your skin with the latest on trend highlighter or illuminating foundation. In this post, we reveal three of the best skincare ingredients that will give you a glowy, luminous complexion naturally. Vitamin C Vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid) helps to stimulate cells that produce collagen and elastin which are responsible for regenerating skin cells and keeping your complexion looking youthful. Vitamin C can also reduce sun damage and pigmentation so skin tone is more even. Try using our Gentle Buffing Cleanser – it is rich in capsicum peptide which contains Vitamin C to remove dead skin cells and impurities, revealing a radiant complexion. Or get a golden glow with the Gold Rescue Cream and Gold Eye Lift which both contain Ascorbic Acid. Vitamin E Vitamin E (also known as tocopherol) is a powerful nutrient and anti-oxidant, essential for maintaining hydration levels as well as the health and vitality of your skin. It is also known to be a powerful anti-inflammatory and can reduce swelling and sun-damage resulting from exposure to harmful UV rays. Try using the Miracle Facial Oil which contains tocopherol to nourish, hydrate and protect skin from environmental damage or the Mineral Touch Concealer to provide coverage whilst treating the skin. Almond Oil Sweet almond oil is naturally rich in vitamins and minerals. Used daily, sweet almond oil infused skincare will help protect your skin against free radical damage, preventing damage to collagen and elastin cells, ensuring your complexion maintains a youthful appearance. Furthermore, sweet almond oil is not only a powerful hydrator, but also an effective cleanser. This oil is a key ingredient in our iconic Thermal Cleansing Balm as it is extremely effective yet gentle at sweeping away impurities lodged within pores – helping to prevent build-up which may lead to breakouts. What products would you like to try to get a more luminous complexion?
One of the key ingredients within the Midnight Radiance Mask is Salicylic Acid. Discover the numerous benefits it has for your skin… What is it? This ingredient is less commonly known as “beta hydroxy acid” (BHA) and is a sister to the well-known AHAs but with a structural difference that has aided its soaring popularity. Whereas AHAs – such as Glyclolic or Lactic Acids – are water-soluble and most effective at exfoliating the surface of the skin, BHAs are oil-soluble meaning they can penetrate oil-clogged pores, making them effective exfoliators both on and within the skin. What else does it do? Increases cell turnover reducing the likelihood of congestion and breakouts. It controls sebum production, reducing shine. It reduces pore size and tightens the skin. If exfoliates and dissolves dead skin cells to reveal more radiant skin. Helps to fade scars caused by blemishes or acne. Reduces skin inflammation and redness. Which skin types? Combination/oily/blemish prone skin When to avoid it? If you suffer from dry or sensitive skin, you should always use acids with caution as they can increase the sensitivity of skin. In which Omorovicza products? Our new Midnight Radiance Mask is rich in Salicylic Acid and it exfoliates the surface of the skin leaving it smooth and soft; it also enhances cell renewal and improves pigmentation issues.
We recently revealed why the Circadian Rhythm plays such a key role in our skincare routine. Today we’re looking at which ingredients you should be looking for in your lotions and potions to restore and rejuvenate skin overnight. Vitamin A: This is a powerful anti-ageing ingredient which repairs uneven skin tone and helps improve the appearance of wrinkles. It also increases cellular turnover and the production of collagen, subsequently repairing the depth of wrinkles and acne scars. Vitamin A helps to create new skin cells and shed old ones faster. Vitamin A can be found in our Gold Night Drops; This transformative triple action night treatment reduces the appearance of wrinkles and hydrates and nourishes the skin at night, when skin is most receptive to healing. Strengthening colloidal gold promotes a radiant and youthful appearance. Glycolic Acid: This ingredient is an exfoliator and removes the outer layer of dead skin cells, bringing fresh, new skin cells to the surface. Therefore it is one of the most used anti-ageing AHAs. Glycolic acid helps to lighten uneven skin tone and helps those with acne-prone and blackhead-prone skin as it decongests pores and reduces sebum production. Lactic Acid: This ingredient is also one of the most popular AHAs in skincare today and is a gentler alternative to glycolic acid. This ingredient hydrates and increases the skin’s natural lip barrier, refining and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Lactic acid is made from the fermentation of milk or fruits and it is perfect for all skin types especially sensitive skin. You can find Lactic Acid in our Copper Peel to visibly reduce pore size for a brighter, more even skin tone. Fruit Extracts: Fruit extracts have healing properties which means it is perfect for your night-time skincare routine. It also helps to restore lacklustre and dull skin and reduces pore size. You can find this ingredient in our Refining Facial Polisher which refines texture, and brightens tone, while natural pumice exfoliates dead skin cells, smoothing the epidermis and helping regenerate the skin. Hyaluronic Acid: Using a product with Hyaluronic acid in the evening will maintain your hydration levels when skin cells are regenerating, making skin look plumped and refreshed by the time you wake up. This acid can hold up to a thousand times its own weight in water, being perfect for all skin types including dehydrated and sensitive skin. You can find this acid in our Blue Diamond Eye Cream, which helps to diminish dark circles and puffiness and reduce the depth of lines and wrinkles. It also helps to temporarily lift the upper eye lid, thus reducing age-induced sagging. What’s your favourite night-time ingredient?
You learnt before that beauty sleep is not a myth (click here to read) but do you know exactly what makes our skin operate differently in the day and night? It’s something called the Circadian Rhythm otherwise known as our biological clock. The many functions of the Circadian Rhythm are controlled by a specific nucleus within the brain. However, different types of cells have their own internal clocks which create its own patterns according to the time of the day. Skin cells are one of them. As they are engaged in different activities during different parts of the day, they’re more prone to damage at certain times. For example, DNA repair occurs during the day, as this is the body’s first line of defence against environmental damage. Each cell coordinates with the brain’s central clock to drive rhythmic functions in the skin. Circadian variations affect all skin functions from sebum production to hydration levels and cellular renewal. By understanding the Circadian Rhythm, it’s easier to know which ingredients you should use in order to respond to your skin’s needs. During the day, the skin’s main function is to protect the body from UV damage and pollution. In the afternoon, skin cells are peaking in terms of sebum production, especially if your skin is oily. At night, while you’re sleeping, the skin goes into a regeneration mode, sloughing away dead skin cells, growing new skin cells and improving blood circulation for cycling oxygen and nutrients. Furthermore during the night, skin is prone to lose more water so it is best to layer on products that will replenish and nourish your skin, preventing drying out while you sleep. It is important to mention that the skin’s time-keeping machinery is synced with daylight and your own sleep cycle. By not following the natural Circadian Rhythm, this can impact the cellular functions of the body. For example, lack of sleep. On the skin it is reflected as an impaired barrier, resulting in more inflammation and premature ageing. Stress, jet lag and other factors that reduce sleep can result in higher cortisol levels, which can then trigger or worsen acne and other inflammatory conditions. Respecting our Circadian Rhythms and understanding it will ensure your skin looks at its best at all times.
Here at Omorovicza, we consider eye creams as magic in a bottle. Not only do they minimise the look of fine lines, dark circles and puffiness but they also make you look rested after a couple of hours sleep. Today we reveal which ingredients you should be looking for.. Retinol: Derived from Vitamin A, retinol reduces fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage and dryness. It speeds up cell turnover, eliminating dead skin cells, boosting collagen and elastic production and promoting cellular repair at the deepest level of the skin. It also increases circulation by increasing blood-vessel formation, making the skin around the eyes plumped and youthful looking. Niacinamide: Also known as Vitamin B3, niacinamide increases ceramide (a molecule that prevents water loss from the skin) and frees fatty acid levels to prevent it from losing water. As a result, it nourishes skin and strengthens the skin barrier as well as lightens dark spots by preventing pigmentation rising to surface. Hyaluronic Acid: As it is bioavailable ingredient, hyaluronic acid locks in the natural moisture levels of the skin whilst improving collagen production. To know more about this ingredient please click here Vitamin C: A powerful antioxidant, Vitamin C protects the skin against environmental damage from pollution and UV rays. The antioxidants penetrate the skin, turning harmful free radicals into harmless compounds – stopping them from destroying elastin and collagen. Vitamin C also boosts the growth of healthy skin cells, helping to brighten and even skin tone and texture. To read a complete guide about Vitamin C click here Peptides: Peptides, have the ability to affect collagen production within your skin, stimulating cellular renewal. These increase the natural moisture levels of the skin, giving it a healthy plumped look. Peptides are great to target crow’s feet, fine lines and discoloration. Vitamin K: The best ingredient to target under eye dark circles. One of the main properties of Vitamin K is to help the formation of blood clots by improving circulation and allowing the skin tissue to heal. The regular use of this vitamin under the eye can help the skin to appear lighter and healthier. For a complete guide about Vitamin K click here Vitamin E: Due to its cellular regeneration properties, Vitamin E helps to heal the skin for a clearer and even toned complexion. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory, reducing swelling and improving sun damaged skin. To learn more about Vitamin E click here Arnica: A powerful anti-inflammatory botanical ingredient, Arnica is known for dispersing trapped fluids, working to stimulate the activity of white blood cells to relieve congestion, thus reducing under eye bags. You can find this ingredient in our Reviving Eye Cream.
You’ve already learnt how to perform a mini facial at home and which tools and tricks you can pull together to recreate a Spa experience in the comfort of your home. However, are you aware of which products and specifically which ingredients you should use? Read on and discover which ingredients you should be looking out for when performing an at home facial. Hungarian Moor Mud: one of the key steps for an at home facial is to ensure that your skin gets deeply cleansed. Products formulated with Hungarian Moor mud, rich in calcium and magnesium carbonates, will purify and detoxify your skin, clearing congested pores and dragging out impurities. Copper Gluconate & Zinc: watch out for products with Copper Gluconate and Zinc, which have an astringent effect, regulating sebum production and controlling pore size. Essential Oils: products containing essential oils will give your skin additional aromatherapy benefits. Some of our favourite essential oils are: rose (helps to soothe and heal damaged skin and has powerful relaxation properties), sage (balances the skin due to its antiseptic properties and it also helps to clear the mind and calm the spirits), lavender (slows the ageing process with powerful antioxidant properties and restores the skin, it also can reduce anxiety and improves sleep), neroli (repairs and rejuvenates the skin and reduces stress.) Lactic Acid: for your skin to absorb all the vitamins and ingredients from the masks and creams you’ll apply during your treatment, it’s integral to ensure you have removed all dead skin cells. Lactic Acid is an alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) which is derived from foods. The acid is safe to apply on all skin types, including the most sensitive ones. Using this ingredient, will ensure a brighter, smoother and firmer complexion. Vitamin C: is a powerful antioxidant and slows the effects of free radicals and subsequent ageing process by keeping wrinkles, dryness and fine lines at bay. This ingredient also boosts the production of collagen and elastin and is therefore a must-have for any facial. Hyaluronic Acid: after deep cleansing and exfoliating the skin, you need to guarantee that it attracts and holds the moisture. That’s why you need to look out for products containing Hyaluronic Acid. This ingredient works overtime by replenishing the skin. It also plumps and reduces the depth of fine lines and wrinkles. Sea buckthorn Berry, Rosehip, Plum Almond and Sweet Almond Oils: no facial is complete without a vigorous massage technique. So it is important to have a good oil to perform the massage. Watch out for oils such as sea buckthorn berry, rosehip, plum almond and sweet almond oils as they are rich in antioxidants and will help not only to hydrate, but also to repair the skin. Vitamin E: this is a powerful antioxidant to fight environmental damage. It is an excellent moisturiser, preventing the signs of premature ageing as well as an excellent collagen booster, firming and strengthening the skin. Minerals:these are crucial for healthy-looking skin. To help skin to perform at its best, it’s not only important that it is properly hydrated but also that its mineral levels remain at their optimum in the face of damaging external factors such as pollution. Try to add calcium (slows the ageing process, reducing appearance of fine lines and wrinkles), magnesium (detoxifies and balances the skin, reducing the production of sebum and pore size), zinc (keeps skin healthy and glowing from the inside and works as an antioxidant by reducing free radical damage) and selenium (protects against UV-induced cell damage, skin inflammation and wrinkles) to your skincare regime.