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Omorovicza Summer Sun Duo

United for a limited time only, Omorovicza’s {Summer Sun Duo} unites bestselling {UV Mineral Shield} and {Glam Glow} for 20% less than their recommended retail value*. Worth £110, both products can be yours for only £88 – read on to find out why you need them…

{UV Mineral Sun Shield} – reviewed by Alexia Inge, Co-Founder

‘I don’t use the word ‘perfect’ very often – it loses impact exponentially with frequency, but… ‘perfect’ really does sum up this phenomenal formula.

Using SPF daily on your face is the adult equivalent of eating your greens as a kid; you know it’s good for you but it’s annoying. What I’ve always found boring and bothersome about SPF is that ‘suffocating’ feeling – however supposedly ‘lightweight’ the texture, I’m invariably aware it’s there – making me sweaty and playing havoc with my make up (that thing where you catch a quick glimpse of yourself and then realise your ‘face’ has slipped off? Yeah, that.)

Omorovicza’s {UV Mineral Skin Shield} uses zinc oxide – the most effective UV protector because it reflects the UVA/UVB rays rather than absorbing them (like some cheaper chemical sunscreens) – and it’s also much less irritating, making it ideal for those with sensitive, blemish and rosacea-prone skins. Traditionally guilty of making you look like a poor-man’s Queen Elizabeth I, zinc oxide has had a makeover – in this formula, it’s undetectable (even in strong sunlight) – and it doesn’t migrate as you sweat to give you weird white wrinkles.

Omorovicza have triumphed – successfully developing a natural formula that disappears within minutes of application, but protects like you’re wearing a hat. It’s so barely-there, that if you were especially forgetful you could end up applying it twice – it’s truly that invisible. I don’t know how they’ve done it, but I love it that they have…

It’s like discovering you actually like kale!!’


{Glam Glow} – reviewed by Alison Jones, Head of Merchandising

‘If you tend to shy away from looking ‘Only Way is Essex’ this self-tan’s for you. Super subtle, {Glam Glow} is perfect if you want a kiss of colour that looks utterly believable – like you’ve spent the weekend strolling around town in the sunshine (rather than rolling around in a pig sty).

I think it’s fair to say I’m… fair (read: very pale white), and this is the best faux-glow I’ve found for face and legs – and it never goes wrong or looks streaky.

What’s more, it’s a veritable bargain – just a little goes a long, long way – making this £35 very excellently spent!’



Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…