Let’s back to beauty, today I would like to introduce some local, Hungarian brands. It is also nice to check them out and buy them as a souvenir when you come to visit our country, but some of them can be purchase online as well.
Hungary have more than 1200 thermal springs, so people addicted to wellness and spas here. Most of Women in mid and upper class has their own beautician, who they visit regularly. You might know, that Estee Lauder’s parents were emigrated from Hungary or Erno Laszlo was grow up and studied in Budapest, but now I would like to introduce you some new comes
Gabor Zsazsa’s favourite skin care brand goes back to the 1980s, when they used sunflower oil as a base of their creams. D in the name is Debrecen, which is the 2nd biggest town i the country, located at the Great Plain. They still a natural plant-based and owns 9 patent. In 2004, due to a huge investment they appeared at drugstores’, they are cruelty free. They have Rejuvi brand for the USA market as a premium target.
- Helia D Age Control
- Helia D Botanic Concept: Tokaj Aszú based
- Classic line includes: nice micellar water, rich cream and make-up remover swipes
Fine Bar- premium soaps based on shea butter and the Heviz thermal water with natural oil and essences. The manufacture located on the northern coast of Lake Balaton, but you can purchase them at many on the Christmas or Spring fairs. They do have 10 different soaps like paprika, fig-pear,cocoa, red grape or winter spirit, but they do have nice packages, which is ideal for souvenir ect. Attention, so of them will not work for dry skin, or just use a moisturizing cream after bath. Cruelty and vegan free.
Official or Amazon
Brand belongs to Helia-D in a collaboration of a Hungarian blogger, they made clinical-clean exfoliating products. I use the CALM DOWN version, which is for normal/combination for glowing skin, it is 4% PHA + BHA Liquid. It is even better than Paula’s Choice 2% BHA liquid (have not tried The Ordinary yet), it is so gentle, but refine and calm the skin and the packaging is so handy and Gorgeous. Further more with every purchase they take 1 EUR to improve Hospital equipments with watsi.org. Cruelty free.
The most expensive out on my list: “What do you get when you take 2000 years of Hungarian skin care wisdom and inject some hi-tech innovation in a Nobel Prize-winning laboratory? Omorovicza skin care: a luxurious range which harnesses the mineral-rich waters of Hungary with potent antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and an exceptional delivery system to grant both quick and cumulative age-defying benefits.” If you wish to have a nice treatment during your holiday, highly recommend their salon (just tested). Cruelty free.
- Queen of Hungary Mist
- Mud mask from Heviz
CultBeauty or Amazon
This is the brand which my beautician use for ages, this is a real cult for professional use in Hungary. I do not have them at home, but might buy it for the peak season of beauty salon. “Founded by ‘Aunt Ilcsi’ more than half a century ago, the Ilcsi name is synonymous with the finest, Hungarian super-natural skin care. This range is so fresh that it’s made to order for Cult Beauty – to guarantee the potency of the potent botanical active (the bulk of which are hand-harvested on Ilcsi’s own, ‘Certified Organic’ farm)! The Sour Cherry Gel Mask has accrued legions of devoted fans – astonishing customers with its unparalleled de-puffing prowess – and now it includes the addition of firming and nourishing Blackthorn. Discover the Hungarian go-to skin care brand, and witness your complexion flourish.”
- Seven Herb Treatment
- Sour Cherry and Blacktorn line