Wednesday 24 May 2017

Omorovicza Refining Facial Polish review

During the summer, there are certain things that you just don't want to do. Heavy makeup is one of those things. It's just too much, but sometimes some people may feel more insecure about the condition of their skin. Because of that, I'm going to focus some posts on my own personal beauty motto: perfect the base and the rest will follow. It also continues on with the same sort of theme of my last post about eradicating shaving rash and ingrown hairs to help reduce insecurity, but in this post we're going to be looking at the face and creating the bright, clear, fresh base to help you feel more comfortable and confident to strip back the makeup.

Omorovicza Refining Facial Polish
Omorovicza Refining Facial Polish

When it comes to facial exfoliators, there are two types: a scrub and a liquid, chemical exfoliator. The Omorovicza Refining Facial Polish is a gentle face scrub that is also a peel. It’s like the best of both worlds, but at the same time it is also the texture of a cream. It contains Hungarian Moor Mud from a thermal lake just outside Budapest which is rich in minerals, as well as lava stone to remove dead skin cells, but as it is so gentle it is suitable to use even on sensitive skin. It also contains Lactobionic Acid which acts like glycolic acid, minus the irritation, and Exotic Fruit acids to plump the skin for a more youthful appearance. 

If that wasn’t enough, it is also enriched with Hungarian Thermal Water,  Omorovicza’s patented Hydro Mineral Transference delivery system (which helps the thermal water to be absorbed into the skin to maximise its benefits), micro-algae for radiance and Cooper Gluconate as an astringent and to control sebum. So, a bit of a hard worker, then!?

The scrub itself is dark green in colour and it comes bottled in a white and transparent tube that holds 100ml of product (I have a smaller sized 30ml tube). It also has a nice, earthy type of smell to it.

Application and Results:

On first use, you'd probably imagine that you would use it how you would any other exfoliator: wet the skin, massage a small amount onto damp skin and then rinse. However, with this it works a little differently.

Omorovicza Refining Facial Polish
Omorovicza Refining Facial Polish

Omorovicza say to squeeze an almond sized amount onto fingers and then massage it into dry skin. The exfoliator will then change colour from dark green to grey, which is the Hungarian Moor Mud coming into action. Continue to massage it into the skin, then leave for around 2 minutes before rinsing.

I would say that after rinsing, you definitely need to use a toner. No matter how much you rinse, there always seems to be some exfoliator left behind. On the cotton wool after using the toner there may be a hint of green, so then you know you've managed to remove it all.

Don't let that deter you though. Once removed, it leaves the skin feeling soft and looking radiant. The skin looks brighter and more even. There is also no irritation, so your face is exfoliated with no soreness, itching or redness. 

The real magic comes through though with recurrent use. Over time you begin to see the skin look and feel clearer. This means that it is particularly good for those with blemish prone skin (for both reducing blemishes and post-blemish marks) or for those with pigmentation. With that said, it's also fantastic for drier skin because it's highly hydrating and balancing, so this is truly a great all rounder, regardless of the skin type.

Omorovicza Refining Facial Polish
Omorovicza Refining Facial Polish

Omorovicza Refining Facial Polish ingredients
Omorovicza Refining Facial Polish ingredients

The downside? It's pricey. However, if you are looking for a gentle and effective exfoliator, it is still well worth a try and I highly recommend it.

At the time of posting though, if you don't want to splash out a lot of money but still try out the scrub, Latest In Beauty still have some of the smaller 30ml bottles available for you to add to a beauty box with other items of your choosing. 

If you'd like to purchase the full size tube, you can find it at Feel Unique.

What are your thoughts on the Omorovicza Refining Facial Polish? What is your favourite exfoliator?
Let me know in the comments below!

Zoe. @Beautifinous

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