Online shopping is a wonderful thing. My bouts of online indulgence are both meticulously planned and spontaneous all at once. In one of those whirlwinds of clicking and jamming in my PayPal password I ended up with a pretty good deal on Cult Beauty where these two were in a bundle together and a discount code was making the rounds, and after having these in my possession for a while, I thought I'd tap down my thoughts.
Let's tackle the Queen of Hungary Mist first, this is an absolute princess product, and definitely a product which is more about how it makes you feel than what it actually does. And sure, I've read the stories on Queen Elizabeth of Hungary looking like a Grade A hottie down to a similar blend of ingredients but as much as you dress it up, it is just a spray toner and when I use it I don't see a dramatic change in my skin but I do think this would be a nice product for those who enjoy the process of skincare and like spending that extra bit for higher quality, I just don't know whether or not I am that person.
And now onto (in my opinion) the star of the show - The Thermal Cleansing Balm. When I first got this I wasn't crazy on the smell (after further research it smells very similar to the Emma Hardie offering) but once I dragged my heels to the bathroom sink and gave it a whirl it turned out I really liked it. I think this is used best in conjunction with a konjac sponge as I find it works the product into the skin whilst taking off the excess and not turning your bathroom into the splash zone at a Shamu show. The consistency is almost like a waxy sorbet which I think helps the product to work with the skin rather than just sit on top of it. After I use this I find my skin feels clean but soft and plump and honestly, incredible. I don't use this every night, I would say I turn to this 2-3 times a week partly out of laziness and partly out of how expensive this product would be to repurchase so I almost see this as a treatment for my skin, however seeing as I'm roughly half way through if you were to use this as your nightly cleanser I do think you'd get serious milage out of it, but personally I'm okay with interchanging this with cheaper options to keep this tub in my collection longer.
So, one product I'd be sad to see go and will begrudgingly repurchase and another which deep down I know isn't necessary in my collection but will continue to use. I don't know how much dabbling I will do in Omorovicza's line-up simply down to pricing, however if you're someone who really wants to spend their pennies on skincare this does seem like a stellar brand to invest in.
What's your favourite skincare brand?
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