What is the secret to the world-renowned, famed natural beauty of Hungary and the beautiful people who live there? As one of the richest geothermal sites in the world, Hungary has always had an advantage when it comes to promoting radiant glowing skin. The ancient Romans first experienced the wonderful healing properties of Hungary’s thermal springs in bathhouses, and thermal spas have been a staple of Hungarian culture for thousands of years since. Remarkably, several 16th century bathhouses are still in use today. In fact, it is not uncommon today in Hungarian culture to enjoy taking a steam or enjoying a bath as part of one’s daily routine! These architectural wonders are worth a visit for their rich history as much as an opportunity to experience a restorative and healing soak!
Healing & Restorative
Hungary’s thermal waters have properties that you can’t find anywhere else. Bubbling up from deep below the earth’s surface, the thermal springs have an abundance of trace elements including zinc, calcium, and magnesium — ingredients known for their healing properties. Soaking in these waters helps to soothe sore muscles, improve circulation, and fight inflammation, promoting a natural radiance that comes from within.
City of Baths
Today, Hungary is home to more than 1,000 hot springs. Budapest, which is also known as the “City of Baths,” has an incredible concentration of public bathhouses and private spas. The hot springs provide more than 70 million liters of water every day!
If you’re planning your next vacation or wellness retreat, be sure to consider visiting these spas in Hungary, renowned for their natural glory and their ability to enhance your own natural beauty:
- Szechenyi Baths: The most popular bath in Budapest — and one of the most visited destinations in all of Hungary —Szechenyi Baths has 18 thermal pools plus a full spa, cafe, fitness center, and more, all situated on a vast campus in City Park. Since its construction in 1901-1913, the complex has received many upgrades, all the while preserving the Neo-Baroque and Neo-Renaissance architecture of the original bath palace. Visitors with achy muscles can treat themselves to a massage and a soak, while those eager to exercise can breaststroke in the swimming pool or take an aqua aerobics class.
- Gellert Spa: Built in 1918 and known for its majestic Art Nouveau-style palace, salt chambers, wave pool, and adjacent hotel, Gellert Spa pampers and heals locals and tourists year around. Offering a three-hour private bath complete with a bottle of champagne and a fruit bowl, massages, sun decks, saunas, immersion pools as well as traditional swimming pools, Gellert Spa is an ideal setting for rejuvenating the body and spirit.
- Danubius Health Spa: Located on Margaret Island, on a 225-acre stretch of land within the Danube River, Danubius Health Spa is where Eminence Organics’ president, Boldijarre Koronczay, landed his first job as an esthetician. Known as ‘The Spa Island of Budapest’, the Danubius Health Spa is surrounded by beautiful parkland, ancient ruins, and thermal baths. Synonymous with luxury, the resort’s spa menu has no shortage of treatments, including traditional offerings like Thai massages and a Red Wine bath. The campus also houses multiple pools and baths, a fitness center, exercise classes such as yoga and Pilates, and a cafe for hungry visitors needing a nutritious pick-me-up between swims.
- Rudas Baths: Located in Budapest, the Rudas Bath was constructed in the 1560s and is still known for its stunning architecture and restorative pools, baths and saunas more than five centuries later. The Turkish bathing style and traditions have been preserved at Rudas Bath, with its dome and octagonal pool. Yet the baths here offer a modern relaxation style, with weekend visitors enjoying late night soaks—and swims in a rooftop pool—that melt away the stresses of the week.
Eminence Organics Infuses Thermal Benefits
These are just four of the hundreds of incredible thermal baths to be found across Hungary. With each destination offering its own unique benefits to Hungary’s mineral-rich thermal waters, Hungarians are eager to share their natural beauty secrets with the world.
How can you take advantage of Hungary’s ancient fountain of youth in your skin care routine? We recommend the Eminence Organics Thermal Spring Whip Moisturizer. We’ve taken ingredients from special thermal waters and blended them into this light moisturizer that will leave your skin feeling fresh, light and never greasy. With mineral-rich water that helps to reduce the appearance of blemishes, the Thermal Spring Whip Moisturizer also includes fresh lime, ivy extract, and bioflavonoids to revive the skin’s appearance.
And for a deep cleansing mask, try the Eminence Organics Hungarian Herbal Mud Treatment, which improves skin tone and vitality with high amounts of mineral trace elements and sulfur derived from Hungary’s thermal springs. It’s one of the easiest ways to experience the wonders of Hungary’s natural spas and baths in your daily routine.