Whenever I hear Queen of Hungary, I immediately think of Sissi, the movies. They might not be very popular outside of Germany, but here they were a must see when I was young and without fail are repeated every Christmas.
Now Sissi was technically the empress of Hungary, and her story has nothing to do with Omorovicza, but what can I do? Childhood influences have the better on us for the rest of our lives.
The Queen of Hungary face mist I am talking about today was inspired by a perfume made in the 14th century. For Elisabeth, Queen of Hungary. And if it is fit for a queen, how could I resist? But does it stand the test of modern times? Let´s see.
What Omorovicza claims:
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.
Prize and size
Both are packaged in a glass bottle and produce a very fine mist when sprayed.
Texture and smell
Now a spray doesn´t really have a texture to start with, but the mist is very fine and leaves the skin feeling refreshed, but not wet. The scent is truly beautiful, refreshing and floral without being too overpowering.
Application and effects
A few quick spritzes left my skin feeling refreshed after cleansing and prepared everything very well for the following skincare steps. It wasn´t overly hydrating on my face, but definitely added back a bit of moisture.
- Rosa Damascena Flower Water: improves smell, toning
- Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Water: firming
- Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Water: Regulating sebum production
- Glycerin: Hydrating
- Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract: Contains AHA
- Saccharomyces (Hungarian Thermal Water) Ferment Extract: Firming (less than 1%)
- Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract: Antioxidant (less than 1%)
- Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment: Skin Conditioning (less than 1%)
- Pectin: Firming (less than 1%)
It is important to the brand that they use special Hungarian Thermal Water enriched with minerals and claim to use a special „Hydro Mineral Transference“ to make sure the minerals penetrate the skin deeply. Hm.
- Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol: potential irritants, all occurring in essential oils
Does it live up to its claims?
Most of them.
It refreshes and lifts the spirits for sure. It is hydrating as well, but I am not sure about the purifying aspects. And I am not sure how much potency the „Water“ formulation in the ingredients have, the associated skin care benefits usually are measured in an oil as opposed to a watery formulation.
Would I repurchase?
Only if money wasn´t an issue.
I really wholeheartedly enjoyed using it and I would gladly keep spritzing my face with it, but it is too much of an additional step for me to justify the price.
Who do I recommend it to?
If you feel the need for a lovely smelling and refreshing face mist and don’t mind the price, go for it.
If you want to really treat yourself, go for it.
But if your skin is heavily dehydrated or you are on a tight budget, look elsewhere.
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