My new favourite facial

By Sophie Gridley



The beautiful old Art Deco mirror I have in my bathroom always makes my skin look better than it really is; but this morning, in the brightly lit bathrooms of ELLE HQ, I realised I really did have a glow. And it’s all thanks to the Omorovicza facial I had yesterday.






In the tiny but beautifully formed Queen Mary treatment room just off the Liberty beauty hall, Beata, my facialist, massaged, pummelled, prodded and stroked my face, arms, hands and upper back until I was almost asleep and my skin was plump, hydrated and totally radiant. The woman is, frankly, a genius – probably something to do with the three years of gruelling training beauty therapists undergo in Hungary. The massage techniques they learn are pretty much unique to Omorovicza in the UK: it’s this that I’m convinced gives the rosy-cheek effect I so loved about this facial. If facials aren’t in the budget at the moment, it’s an easy tip to imitate – spend a few minutes extra massaging in your skincare, and I think you’ll see the difference.


Book in for an Omorovicza facial at Glow Urban Spa by calling 0207 752 0652, or pick up products online at

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