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Long-haul Travel Heroes

Get your skin runway ready with our in-flight tips and long-haul travel heroes. Whether your next jet setting adventure is

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The History Behind Hungary’s Thermal Baths

The miraculous effects of Hungary’s healing waters have been prized for over 2000 years. During the Roman Empire, Emperor Marcus Aurelius discovered that his soldier’s wounds healed faster when they bathed in these hot springs. As a result, he built the first thermal bath in present day Obuda (in Budapest) These restorative waters can be attributed to Hungary’s location on the Carpathian Basin. Here, the earth’s crust is at its thinnest, so water gathers more minerals as it travels to the surface. As a result, the concept of Balneotherapy was subsequently born (treating medical complaints with water from a medicinal spring, particularly water with high concentrations of minerals and sediment.) In the 1500s, thermal baths became increasingly popular during the rule of the Byzantine or Ottoman Empire (1526-1686). These baths were built in the style of the Turkish Hammam. To this day you can still find many thermal baths from this era within Budapest: Rudas, Király and none other than our very own Rácz spa. The third generation of baths were built during the Austrian occupation (1686-1867) and the Austro-Hungarian monarchy (1867-1918). The architecture within these thermal baths were much grander and theatrical. In 1934, Budapest was named ‘International Spa City’ as it contains more thermal springs than any other capital city in the world. To this day, there are around 15 thermal baths and over 100 thermal springs within the city. To Hungarians, ‘taking the waters’ is an integral part of everyday life.
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How to Combat Jetlagged Skin?

Do you know just how bad an effect flying can have on your skin? Intrigued? Let us reveal why… Air-moisture levels drop to around 10% in a cabin compared to the 50-60% levels our skin is accustomed to. As a result, make sure you have some products which can deliver long-lasting hydration throughout the flight. Some of our favourites include the Gold Rescue Cream, Instant Perfection Serum and Oxygen Booster. Humidity within a cabin originates from recirculated air, causing unnecessary inflammation and stress on the skin. But do not fear, Omoressence is here. Rhamnose polysaccharide prevents harmful bacteria from accumulating on the skin’s surface and reduces inflammation, as well as preventing environmental stress caused by pollution and UV. Recirculated air can actually make your complexion oilier as sebaceous glands attempt to compensate for dehydration. The Balancing Moisturiser will help to regulate the production of sebum to avoid shine whilst providing perfectly calibrated long-lasting hydration. UV rays can and will penetrate glass.. Ensure you’re wearing an SPF at all times. The Mineral UV Shield is a must as it provides SPF30 UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection, without blocking pores or causing irritation. Long haul flight? Don’t forget to pack an eye cream to reduce puffiness and dark circles which have accumulated during your time in the air. Your skincare regime doesn’t stop when you arrive at your destination.. Gently exfoliate your skin to remove any pollutants and impurities. Follow with a moisturiser to lock the moisture in. Perhaps one of our most important tips is to ensure you drink plenty of water before, during and after your flight.. Try to avoid consuming alcohol/coffee whilst travelling as these can dehydrate you even more. Do you have any tips on how to combat jetlagged skin?
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2020 Womens Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day we asked our team to reveal which woman or quote has inspired them throughout history. Cathy Rose, NPD Manager For International Women’s day I’d like to celebrate Hillary Clinton. Hillary has been a prominent political figure in the US for decades and whether you share her political values or not, she continues to use her position in power to fight for gender equality. Hillary’s emotional concession speech is one that I will always remember for its empowering and inspiring message to women everywhere…. ‘To all of the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.’ Laura Therbault, PR & Marketing Co-ordinator Helena Rubinstein is for me the most inspiring woman. She moved from Poland to Australia in 1902 with no money at all and without speaking English. She started to create her own creams with scented flowers and lanolin and convinced some buyers to believe in her brand. Her business became an empire and she is still a pioneer in the beauty industry nowadays. "Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit." Kim Davies, Spa Director “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa "You should never let your fears prevent you from doing what you know is right" - Aung San Suu Kyi Elena Hogan, Financial Director Mine would be Jane Austen. She published her work under the pseudonym, "A Lady." Jane Austen is considered a pioneer of the romance genre of novels, and for the realism portrayed in her novels, is one of the most widely read writers in English literature. I love her strong female characters and my favourite book is Pride and Prejudice. “If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.” Emily Hancox, Digital Marketing Executive Women all around the world inspire me each and every day, but none more so than Michelle Obama. A true champion of women’s rights who isn’t afraid to speak her mind and use her position to further the cause of feminism, helping to bring real change to a world where men and women are still seen as opposites and not as equals. Emma Galpin, Digital Director Women should be respected for being whoever they are and whoever they strive to be, in whatever fashion they wish to achieve it. Women should be able to enjoy celeb gossip, take pride in their make-up and swoon over Ryan Reynolds, yet still be taken seriously and listened to within a sea of all-talk men. It is after all akin to sports, “taking care of yourself” at the gym and admiring Hollywood’s hottest. So in the words of Naomi Wolf, “the enemy is not lipstick, but guilt itself; we deserve lipstick, if we want it, AND free speech; we deserve to be sexual AND serious - or whatever we please. We are entitled to wear cowboy boots to our own revolution." But I’ll swap the cowboy boots for Charlotte Olympia heels.
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Omorovicza Backstage at London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week We were thrilled to be backstage at London Fashion Week on Saturday. Make-up artist Sandra Cooke and her team used a selection of products to prep the model’s skin at the Markus Lupfer presentation. The overall look was very natural, luminous and radiant. Sandra reveals which products she used to achieve this natural glowing look: “The look backstage at Markus Lupfer celebrates the simplicity of natural beauty. Gorgeous glowing hydrated skin was essential for this look, so performing miniature Omorovicza facials before applying make-up was essential. After cleansing we layered the skincare, taking our time to massage the face and allow the products to sink in. Starting with the Instant Perfection Serum, then the Oxygen Booster, numerous spritzes of the Queen of Hungary Mist, Reviving Eye Cream - finishing with the Illuminating Moisturiser and Perfecting Lip Balm. The Queen of Hungary Mist was used whilst applying foundation to ensure it was sheer and glowy. We continued to use it to ensure the make-up was fresh and dewy. As a finishing touch, the lip balm was applied on the eyelids, brow bones, above the cheek bone and straight down the nose for additional radiance”. Which products do you use for a natural glowy look?
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Omorovicza Backstage at New York Fashion Week

Omorovicza backstage NYFW 2017 We were absolutely thrilled to work with the talented makeup artist Gucci Westman at the Marchesa show at New York Fashion Week on Wednesday evening. Gucci and her team used a selection of Omorovicza products to prep the models skin to create ‘the most beautiful canvas’. Gucci revealed how she achieved the look below: “The makeup was created by using the Hydra Melting Cleanser, after that I patted in the Omorovicza essence, followed by the Oxygen Booster and Illuminating Moisturiser. On some girls with very dry skin, I alternated between the Miracle Facial Oil and the Gold Rescue Cream. This creates the most beautiful canvas for me to add makeup to. The entire look was done with two lipstick colours that swept across the cheek, and entire eye - creating a beautiful flushed pink, luminous finish. Mascara on the lashes, groomed brows and the amazing Omorovicza lip balm” Discover our backstage beauties here. What was your favourite look from New York Fashion Week?
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