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refining facial polisher

The power-packed exfoliator that sloughs away lackluster skin.

Written By JAYME CYK


When Margaret Dickerson, future Margaret de Heinrich de Omorovicza, moved to Budapest to serve as chief of staff to the U.S. ambassador to Hungary, she didn’t expect a thermal bath to change her life. But when she arrived in her new home, Stephen de Heinrich de Omorovicza asked the diplomat on a date to Budapest’s ancient baths. Inspired by the baths’ healing effects on their skin (think: greater elasticity and firmness), the duo—who are now happily married with four children—decided to bring the country’s ancient beauty heritage to the masses.

“The Hungarian government pays for certain people to go to these waters,” she explains. “They believe in the powers of the water, and felt the more they went, the less they would have to pay the high fees in hospitals.” In 2006 Omorovicza was launched, with Budapest’s thermal water as its star ingredient. The Refining Facial Polisher is a hero product from the brand, with a combination of mineral-rich healing waters, Hungarian moor mud, lava stone, copper peptides, and micro-algae. This exfoliator delivers brighter and smoother skin in minutes; consider it an instant facial. 


“I’m obsessed with this polish. After using it, I get an instant glow. If you rub in circular motions you promote circulation. Plus, it’s a great prep before makeup.”—Kira Nasrat, makeup artist


April 14, 2015


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