Liq­uid As­sets

When a young aris­to­crat took a US diplo­mat around Bu­dapest’s fa­mous ther­mal baths, it was the start of a ro­mance—and award­win­ning skin­care line Omorovicza

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The story of how Stephen and Margaret de Hein­rich de Omorovicza started their award-win­ning skin­care line sounds as though it was torn from the pages of a ro­mance novel. The cou­ple met in Bu­dapest while Margaret was work­ing as chief of staff for the US am­bas­sador to Hun­gary. On their first date, Stephen took her on a tour of the city, in­clud­ing a fa­mous spa that his an­ces­tors had built more than a cen­tury ear­lier—and in one evening both love and her skin tone blos­somed.

Margaret was im­pressed by the ef­fect the spa wa­ters had on her com­plex­ion and, af­ter the pair mar­ried, they de­cided to share their se­cret to great skin with the world. Bu­dapest has more ther­mal baths than any other city in the world due to the unique min­eral com­po­si­tion of the wa­ter there and the pair knew there must be a way to get all that good­ness into a skin­care line. Af­ter work­ing with a No­bel-prize win­ning der­ma­tol­ogy lab­o­ra­tory, the cou­ple de­vel­oped and patented a min­eral de­liv­ery sys­tem, Hy­dro Min­eral Trans­fer­ence, and a few years later Omorovicza was born.

“All skin­care con­sists of a large amount of wa­ter but tra­di­tion­ally that wa­ter is dem­iner­alised and in­ert,” says Stephen. “In our prod­ucts, the wa­ter it­self is a key ac­tive in­gre­di­ent. These heal­ing wa­ters come from the spring that feeds the Rácz ther­mal bath, built by my fam­ily in the 1800s. Along­side the Bu­dapest heal­ing wa­ters, Omorovicza also uses a num­ber of high­per­for­mance, cut­ting-edge nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents; it es­chews com­monly used syn­thetic in­gre­di­ents, en­sur­ing the ex­pe­ri­ence is one of to­tal beauty and max­i­mum ef­fi­cacy.”

The cou­ple is also pas­sion­ate about the her­itage of the coun­try they now both call home. “Margaret and I wanted to cre­ate the most ef­fi­ca­cious and glam­orous skin­care ex­pe­ri­ence, har­ness­ing our unique her­itage and the heal­ing wa­ters of Bu­dapest,” says Stephen.

Omorovicza, which is sold at Joyce Beauty in Hong Kong, has two new launches this sea­son, both of which are ideal for the winter months when in­door heat­ing and cold winds strip skin of its nat­u­ral mois­ture. The first, Oxy­gen Booster, was in­spired by the dra­matic ef­fect oxy­gen has on the com­plex­ion. This cool­ing wa­ter gel plumps the skin and re­laxes fa­cial mus­cles, mim­ick­ing the ef­fects of Bo­tox with­out any in­va­sive in­jec­tions.

The sec­ond prod­uct we’re ex­cited about is the In­stant Per­fec­tion Serum, which uses the ac­tive in­gre­di­ent hyaluronic acid to smooth away dry­ness and dull­ness. “It awakes the skin and hy­drates deeply,” says Stephen. “The ap­pear­ance of fine lines, wrin­kles and pores are also dra­mat­i­cally re­duced.”

So while most of us prob­a­bly aren’t go­ing to fall in love with a Euro­pean aris­to­crat while wan­der­ing around his­toric baths any time soon, we can steal their se­cret to lu­mi­nous skin, and that sounds pretty good to us.

STO­RIED BE­GIN­NINGS Margaret and Stephen de Hein­rich de Omorovicza and the new In­stant Per­fec­tion Serum and Oxy­gen Booster

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