The Perfect Summer Face Mist?
Every so often a product comes along whose quality shines through so immediately that you know you’ll be rebuying for years.
And for me, this was the case as soon as I tried the Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist Rose Gold Limited Edition.
Although I’m by no means a face mist addict (even though I like them I always forget to actually use them), this is one that I literally pick up and spray every time I pass it- partly because I feel ridiculously chic using it thanks to the limited edition rose gold packaging- but mainly because the ingredients and super fine mist action make using this really feel like such a luxury.
As an added bonus the ultra-soothing, spa-like scent (courtesy of rose and orange flower water), really adds to the enjoyment of using this.
Because even though I don’t find face mists a necessary part of my skincare routine (I get enough hydration from my Fresh Deep Hydration Facial Toner twice a day), I really do believe that the ritual of using skincare you love can be almost as important as the actual products themselves…And this is one of those products that I really do love using (plus who ever said no to some extra hydration?).
Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist
Like the rest of Omorovicza’s Queen of Hungary Mist line-up, this limited edition is inspired by the Queen of Hungary Water, the world’s first recorded perfume, which was created for Queen Elizabeth of Hungary in the 14th century.
As well its (truly) blissful scent, Omorovicza’s spray contains several skin-soothing goodies, including glycerin (to soften), apple fruit extract (for its antioxidant benefits) and Hungarian thermal water (for its mineral properties).
The rosa damascena and orange flower waters that lend this mist its fragrance also contain some antioxidant and antimicrobial compounds (although very sensitive skin may want to avoid fragrance altogether).
Vegan and vegetarian, this spray is also phthalate-free.
The Full List of Ingredients
Aqua (Hungarian Thermal Water), Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Saccharomyces (Hungarian Thermal Water) Ferment Extract, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Mannitol, Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment, Pectin, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Water, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Water, Phospholipids, Yeast Extract, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol.
How to Use it
Since this comes out as such a fine mist over skin (instead of one of those really harsh sprays that squirts you in the eye when you least expect it), I find myself using this whenever my skin feels in need of light refreshment. That pretty much means this sits on my desk so I can use it as a perk-me-up when stuck for ideas when writing (so quite a lot).
The Queen of Hungary Mist is not be to be simply consigned to just one use though…No, no, this little regal spray is also great for keeping in handbags for refreshing tired eyes/dehydrated skin/flagging makeup. It also works beautifully as a post-beach refreshing mist, as well as for quick hydration on flights or while travelling.
Spray liberally from a sensible distance from face (I find around 12 inches works just fine). Alternatively, spritz onto a cotton pad (preferably recyclable) for a post-cleansing toner.
I’m a total sucker for anything that makes me feel like a million Dollars when I use it (without actually costing much more than a meal out), and Omorovicza’s Queen of Hungary Mist definitely falls into that category.
Is it a necessity? Absolutely not. Is it one of life’s little luxuries that perks up your day just a little bit every time you use it? For me at least, definitely.
I’m also loving the Hungarian thermal water this contains, which as someone who has spent a summer wallowing blissfully in some of Hungary’s natural thermal spas, I can confirm is both delightfully mineral-rich and skin softening.
As a side note, the high quality pump action spray here means you get an even application that is genuinely superior to a lot of sprays I’ve used.
Great for: Any real face mist fans who will probably love this thanks to its natural ingredients, delightful scent and dewy results. Even face mist sceptics like me are likely to enjoy the sheer luxury of using this. Gifts giving, since even the hardest-to-please aunt/sister/friend is likely to enjoy this.
Not-so-great for: Affordability, since at £30 this is unlikely to win any awards for being a budget buy (unless you’re some sort of oligarch, then this might seem really cheap). Also very sensitive skin types, who could find the rose or orange flower waters here irritating.