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Healing Waters From Antiquity

The Omorovicza journey began over 2,000 years ago, when the healing properties of Hungary's thermal waters were discovered and the first thermal baths were built.

The secret to why Hungarian thermal waters have such remarkable healing properties lies in the unique geological features of the region. Here the earth's crust is thinner, so waters absorb beneficial minerals more effectively as they journey to the surface.

The magic of the healing waters come from their unique mix of minerals and trace elements.

Empirical observations of miraculous healing led to the building of more than 1,000 thermal baths in Hungary.

Budapest

The Hungarian capital is formed of two parts, Buda and Pest, which were originally two cities sitting on opposite shores of the Danube and are interlinked by a number of bridges, including the iconic Chain Bridge.

Budapest has more thermal water sources than any other city in the world. In 1934 it was officially named the "International Spa City".

In the 1800's the Omorovicza family built a beautiful thermal bath, the Racz Furdo, on the site of an Ottoman bath, itself erected in the 1560's on top of a medieval healing spring famous for its curative properties.

The Founders

At the turn of the millennium, Stephen de Heinrich de Omorovicza was living in Budapest when he first met US diplomat Margaret, Chief of Staff at the US Embassy in Hungary.

Stephen took Margaret to the baths his family built. The couple observed the healing powers of these waters on their skin and decided to embark on a quest to harness its curative power.

Science That Matters

The catalyst for the creation of Omorovicza can be traced back to a meeting Stephen and Margaret had with the head of a Hungarian Laboratory of dermatology, famous for its Nobel prize-winning discovery of Vitamin C.

Much is already understood about the beneficial effects of thermal waters on bathers due to the messaging of minerals "sticking" to the skin in the baths. Less well known is the fact that they do not absorb into the skin - they are not "bio-available".

To capture the magic, it was essential to find a way to deliver these minerals deep into the epidermis.

Patented Technology

The Healing Concentrate

Stephen and Margaret enlisted the skills of the lab to incorporate the properties of the healing waters into a skincare range. Together, they developed and patented the Healing Concentrate™, a unique complex that is able to deliver the therapeutic minerals to the deepest layers of the skin.

THE 'NASTY NINE'

Stephen and Margaret believe that the future of beauty does not include harmful, unnecessary synthetic ingredients, which are occlusive and prevent the skin from breathing. Therefore, Omorovicza has a zero-nasties policy: all products exclude such ingredients.

They also believe that future beauty will harness the power of ancient and magical natural phenomena through ever accelerating scientific progress.

  • 1. PARABENS
  • 2. GLYCOLS
  • 3. MINERALS OILS
  • 4. SILICONE
  • 5. PHTHALATES
  • 6. SODIUM LAURYL SULPHATE
  • 7. SYNTHETIC COLOURS
  • 8. SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCES
  • 9. CHEMICAL SUNSCREEN