Omorovicza Haul & Mini Reviews

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Another goal I have this year is to stop buying products in skincare categories where I already have too many options. Now as someone who looks at skincare with deep "what if" longings this is going to be difficult, but freakishly I'm really experiencing some joy every time I actually finish something. I know that's probably a weird way to introduce a skincare haul, but hey - I'm going to give myself a little grace and say that not only did I buy this in December, it's filled with products that I'd been lusting after for months/years. AND I hadn't realized until then quite how big a price difference it is to buy straight from the UK (with free shipping even) especially when you add in another 15% off code.

But ok, getting into the nitty gritty, I bought two products (the Ultramoor Mud Mask and the Complexion Perfector) and received one gift with purchase (the Oxygen Booster), which you can see below.

Omorovicza (L-R) Ultramoor Mud Mask, Oxygen Booster, Complexion Perfector 

Ultramoor Mud Mask, £68 (£57.60 for US shoppers, which is ~$74. Price at Nordstrom as of 1/14/2020 was $120.) 

I first tried this mask an untold number of years ago as part of a gift with purchase grab bag, either from Neiman Marcus or Nordstrom (sorry) but what's important here is that all those years later I still remember what this mask DID. Which was make my face bright and feel fantastic, all without leaving it stripped or dry. A difficult combo for a detoxing mask, let me tell you. And while I didn't remember the slight particles in it that make it a light physical exfoliant as well, it's significantly more gentle than the Joanna Vargas mask that I also picked up last year (side story: that product description focuses on it being an enzymatic mask to the point I had no idea it had a physical exfoliation component. To be completely honest I wouldn't have bought it if I'd known that.).

Though to be completely honest this mask might not be for everyone because the first time I used it I didn't read the directions and left it on far too long and it IMMEDIATELY brought to head a big ol' zit/clogged pore on my forehead. It does what it says and does it well, which can be good or bad for you, depending on what you're looking for.

Next up was a new product in my endless attempts to wear as little base makeup as possible. 

Complexion Perfect in Dark, £60 (£50 for US shoppers, which is ~$65. Price at Nordstrom as of 1/14/2020 was $95.) 

I'm a little torn on the Complexion Perfector. Dark is too tan and too brown for my winter self, and even when I'm tan I'm not sure how it'll look because while it's not foundation, it does provide coverage. I didn't buy the shade  Medium because other online reviews indicated that it'd be too late, but I probably should have been less impatient and gone to see this one in store somewhere.

Since this is a product containing physical SPFs (Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide specifically), it's on the thicker side as far as texture goes. And it has a scent I can't quite put my finger on, but it dissipates pretty quickly so I'm not too concerned about it. I've been a weirdo and I've been mixing this with the Cargo Cosmetics CC cream and sometimes even a hydrating serum (which, don't buy this from Amazon cause it's twice as much but it was a link to share) to color correct and thin out the texture. I don't regret buying this, but I'm not sure it's my holy grail either.

Oxygen Booster, £50 (£41.67 for US shoppers, which is ~$54.17. Price at Nordstrom as of 1/14/2020 was $90.)

Last up is the gift with purchase (GWP) which I'm not going to lie to you, I don't have much to say about. It's creamy white and thin in texture, a booster that as per the directions, you can use by mixing "one or two drops of Oxygen Booster into your serum or moisturizer to 'boost' your skin care". It's got Sodium Hyaluronate high-ish up in the ingredients list, but I'm not sure I would say this is worth the money. I'll use it instead of or in conjunction with the hyaluronic acid serums I already have, but perhaps this is better on more mature skin? I don't know folks. At full size at least I can say it was a good GWP for the brand?

Oh, and one last thing before I go. I knew about this price break between the US and the UK because of Goals to Get Glowing. She has an incredible spreadsheet tracking ways you can save money, and I *highly* recommend that you take a look so you're better prepared to when you do want to splurge on something from the higher end of your budget.

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