On a tour of Budapest, Hungary’s anciently-constructed thermal baths, Margaret de Heinrich de Omorovicza and her now husband, Stephen, fell in love. Through their blossoming romance, they also fell in love with the amazing skin-healing powers of the country’s natural spa pools and decided to harness the rejuvenating properties by enlisting the help of a Nobel Prize-winning laboratory that led them to the creation of the luxury skincare brand, Omorovicza.
The brand’s exclusive healing concentrate has built them up as one of the most effective and largely organic skincare brands in the industry. We wanted to know more about the company’s integration of the natural spring’s mineral magic, and asked co-founder Margaret de Heinrich de Omorovicza a few questions about the company’s genius innovative concentrate that drives such revitalizing results.
Q: How old is the brand? When did you start?
A: We started the brand in Budapest, [Hungary] August 2006 — so we are almost 12-years-old…
Q: What is the overall mission of Omorovicza? What is your inspiration?
A: Our mission is to recreate the transformational skin vitality the founders first experienced while bathing in the Omorovicza Healing Waters.
Q: Where does Omorovicza source their ingredients from?
A: We source our ingredients from all over the world… we are constantly scouring the globe looking not just for innovative ingredients but also ways we can improve their delivery in topical skincare.
Our main ingredient, however, is our patented Healing Concentrate™ which transforms Hungarian Healing waters through a process of bio-fermentation making the minerals highly potent.
Q: What is so unique about Hungarian thermal waters in Omorovicza skincare?
A: Our waters are sourced in Budapest — a city which due to its’ geographical formation, has more thermal water sites than any other place. Because of this, it is known as the International Spa City. The [word] SPA is derived from the Latin phrase, ‘Sanitas Par Aqua’, or ‘healing through water.’
I would say that it is not just the waters which are unique, but more that we have been able to patent a process making the minerals in these waters bio-available for the first time in topical skincare.
Our family has believed in the transformational qualities of these waters for hundreds of years and built the city’s most beautiful spa which was later donated to the city for the people’s health and well-being.
Q: What is your favorite product?
A: It is so difficult to choose just one…so I will not!
I’m currently using the following:
Thermal Cleansing Balm as it removes everything and is a joy to use…