I used to use Erno Laszlo products in the 1980's. I just decided to try Laszlo again. Ordered what I used to use: Sea Mud Soap and Detoxifying Cleansing Oil. I have dry skin. This combo has made my skin look smoother, cleaner and just "unbelievable!" My skin never looked this good with other products. Maybe I will eventually turn back time to my 20's!! :)
"My face needed a cleanser like this! I loved the pink bottle it came in, it smells great and was very easy to apply. I use it at the end of the day to get all the make-up, dirt and grime off my face. My face is now smooth and hydrated!"
"I use the mask 2x a week and I feel like my entire face has been exfoliated, detoxed and tightened. It's healthier looking and feels smooth. I love the natural benefits of clay. My skin has been feeling like a dried out raisin the pore cleansing clay mask is a great remedy for distressed skin."
The importance of pH-balanced skin is in our very DNA as a brand. One of our namesake’s earliest discoveries revolves around it: Dr. Erno Laszlo actually created the entire Phelityl range using his knowledge of how to properly balance the skin’s pH. But maybe you only remember pH from high school chemistry, which would be totally fair. Educate yourself with our guide on pH-balanced skin and why it should matter to you!
How do you read the pH scale?
The pH – short for potential hydrogen – scale goes from 0-14 and reflects the acidity of a substance: below 7 is acidic, above 7 is alkaline, and right on 7 is neutral. Water is neutral, whereas vinegar has a pH of 2 to 3 and ammonia lands at 12.
What is skin’s natural pH?
You might be surprised to learn that skin is actually on the acidic side, with a natural pH of 5.5. It’s not surprising, however, that skin requires a very specific environment to function at its best – not
Whether you stayed up all night working on your latest side hustle, went out with the group of friends who are always down for last call, or simply couldn’t fall asleep after scrolling through Instagram for hours, your eyes are showing it now. Luckily, all is not lost, because we’re sharing our favorite tips and tricks to say goodbye to dreaded dark circles and puffy eye bags. From our favorite eye creams to the best eye hacks, all eyes are on… well, our eyes!
Classic Beauty Hacks
First things first, the classic tricks you’ve heard do work: cold spoons, cucumbers, and frozen tea bags placed on your eyes can help make them look less puffy. The reasons they work? Because they cool the skin and constrict blood vessels. Another take on the tea bag trick is to actually make some green tea and freeze it in ice cube trays making green tea cubes. In the morning, wrap the tea cube in a paper towel and dab over your eye area to perk it up with the tea
You have summer skincare needs, we have summer skincare answers. To help you combat the issues that can come up during the hottest season of the year, we’ve compiled the Summer Skin Bible. From sunburnt to dried out, we’ve covered all the possible scenarios your skin might come up against this summer – and the perfect solution for each one.
Sunburnt and Peeling Skin
You were in such a hurry to get outside that you forgot to grab sunblock. “I’ll be fine,” you think. Next thing you know, a few hours have passed and you’re red as a tomato. Peeling skin is in your near future.
Whether you forgot to reapply your SPF or to use it at all, there’s one thing you can always count on relieve and heal your sunburn: moisture, moisture, and more moisture!
If you’re prone to dry skin to begin with, considering adding our Phormula 3-9 Repair Balm to your skincare rit
When the weather starts getting warmer, we just can’t stop thinking about traveling. Whether you’re headed to the Hamptons, road tripping across the country, or flying overseas, there are some things you can’t go without wherever you’re going. With our travel sizes, you don’t have to sacrifice your normal skincare routine on vacation! Get inspired to build your weekend getaway checklist with the essentials below!
To keep your skin healthy and hydrated during your trip, our travel products are here to save the day. We particularly like the travel version of our Detoxifying Double Cleanse Set – the same double cleanse duo you know and love in a smaller, easier-to-pack size!
Summer’s around the corner and we’re so ready for it – but wait. Ugh – gross, greasy, oily skin. Nobody wants that. Your skin feels pasted onto your car seats, your hair clings to your face for dear life, everything feels glued to everything else until you’re seriously considering never leaving the cool, crisp air-conditioned inside of your apartment ever again.
While there’s not much you can do about the temperature itself, you can exert at least some control over the heat factor with a daytime summer routine matched to your skin type. Take our skin assessment test to help you figure out what your skin needs, and keep reading for our advice on how to update your skincare ritual for the season!
Oily and Combination
Those of us with oily or combination skin don’t have to hate
It's no secret that exercise benefits your skin as much as the rest of your body. But if you don't properly prepare, it could wreak havoc on it. From breakouts to clogged pores, getting sweaty can exacerbate these issues. Luckily, sticking to a routine for pre- and post-exercise can make these much less likely. Check out our tips for maintaining your complexion as you bask in the post-workout body glow!
Remove makeup thoroughly before you work out.
You could also skip wearing it beforehand altogether if you’re an early riser, but we know so many of us are hitting the gym during lunch, after work, or whenever we can squeeze it in. Your pores open up when you sweat, so if you’re wearing makeup, it’s a no-brainer they’ll get clogged up with oil and grime during a heavy workout sesh.
Skip the potential for breakouts by working out with a freshly cleansed face. (Our Multi-Phase Makeup
With all the information out there about what you should or shouldn’t be doing to your skin, it can be hard to keep it all straight. It’s true that routines will differ based on each person’s unique concerns, but some things should be avoided by everyone. Steer clear of these mistakes and your skin will thank you.
1. Not cleansing in the AM.
We admit that we might be a tad biased in favor of cleansing at least twice a day, but you don’t have to just take our word for it: the American Academy of Dermatology recommends it too.
You already know it’s important to cleanse your face at night to wash off all the impurities that accumulate during the day. But
The beauty industry is positively overflowing with products for your every need and skin concern. Unfortunately, we know all too well that one person’s holy grail product might not produce the same result in another’s skin, and it all comes down to skin type! Being familiar with your skin type and its needs are a must if you want to live up to your best-skin potential (and avoid investing in products that aren’t right for you).
With the shift of seasons, it’s likely that your skin is going through some changes as well. In fact, your skin type might completely change between fall and winter. Because not everyone’s skin type is obvious, today we’re exploring the different types and helping you pinpoint yours accordingly!
If you’ve never thought twice about your skin type, there’s a good chance you fall into the normal skin type category. Those with normal skin don’
Whether you snooze your alarm to the point of double digits or make it to the gym for the crack of dawn and still have time to spare, skipping your skincare routine should never have to be a part of your dressing up (or down) routine.
With the introduction of our new mini sizes (including our Hydraphel Skin Supplement, Firmarine Lifting Serum, Firmarine Moisturizer SPF 30, Phelityl Night Cream, Hydra-Therapy Memory Sleep Mask, and Phormula 3-9 Eye Repair), you can take your whole routine to your morning workout - or any overnight activities the
We love masking for so many reasons, but high on the list is the spa-like aspect of the experience. Perhaps even more than any other part of your skincare routine, masking is all about dedicating time to yourself and basking in renewal and self-care. With spring on the horizon, we’ve got renewal on the mind more than ever. Next time you treat yourself to the ritual of masking, here’s everything you need to know about what to do before, during, and after masking.
There’s a mask out there for every need, so make sure to choose the right one based on your specific skin concerns. Here’s a quick primer of our favorite EL masks and what they do:
Posted: January 31, 2019|
Washing your face is such an integral part of the day – and doubly so for us skincare lovers – but have you ever timed it? Of course, we all have different routines, some more extensive than others, but think about the time you actually spend rubbing the cleanser into your face. Is it ten, fifteen, maybe twenty seconds?
Well, you might be doing it wrong. At this point, you’re probably asking yourself, “Well, how long should I wash my face?” Try a whole minute! That’s right, 60 seconds. But why?
Skincare specialist Nayamka Roberts-Smith recently posted her logic behind this rule and everyone’s talking about it. Naturally, we had to chime in – and we can totally see why she advocates for the 60-second rule.
Simply put, cleansing your face – thoroughly, with your fingers – for one minute gives the precious ingredients time to actually work. Most people don’t spend nearly this long actually rubbing the
Posted: January 02, 2019|
It’s called beauty sleep for a reason! And it’s not just your eyes, either – although we’re all too familiar with the pain of dark circles. (Our eye bags are designer!) It’s critical to sleep well each night for the sake of your skin’s overall health. Keep reading to find out more about the effects of lack of sleep and what you can do to keep your skin glowing!
Not enough ZZZs can lead to puffy eyes.
While you’re sleeping, the moisture levels in your body are rebalancing. In fact, your body is literally processing excess water to get rid of it. But when you don’t get enough sleep, the water balance in your body is off-kilter, which leads to dreaded puffy bags and dark circles.
Of course, you can help your skin battle these effects with products that target eye care – one of our favorites is the
Posted: December 10, 2018|
You work so hard to keep your skin looking perfect, then your next trip comes along and it’s like you’re a teen on the verge of puberty again. Tons of factors can cause your skin to react badly when you’re traveling – SO not Insta story-ideal. Stay on top of it: find out what the culprits can be and how you can wave sayonara to skin freakouts.
Why It Happens
If you’re traveling overseas, your body has to get used to an entirely different time zone. Not only is your sleep schedule going to change, but so will the times you use products.
Speaking of products, you can’t bring your entire regular regimen with you either (as much as you might want to) so your skin has to adjust to that as well.
Trips are supposed to relieve stress, but planning them can definitely cause it. Cortisol, aka the “st
If you’re one of the brave souls that hits the gym shortly after hitting your alarm ‘off’ button, we truly commend you. While we’re not all morning people to this degree, if you’ve ever wondered how to treat your skin post-midday shower, or taken a weekend yoga class and considered the right way to treat your skin after then this article is for you, too!
Maintaining complexion perfection at the gym starts with your approach on the floor. Make sure your hair is tied up and your hands stay off your face. Keeping your face hands-free is an integral part of maintaining great skin, aside from when working your skincare routine magic, of course. It’s also a million times better if you hit the gym sans makeup and bare face, so skip the foundation.
Step 1: Cleanse
Following exercise, it’s important to use a gentle cleanser to wash the sw
Every woman is a goddesses in her own right as far as we’re concerned, but even the best of us give into the odd insecurity once in a while. There’s been a lot of chatter in the beauty community on the subject of pores over the years, and today we’re here to clear up any myths and legends concerning those dots on your face that seem to cause so much drama in the bathroom.
First off, don’t hate your pores. We know it can be a mental battle to stare yourself in the mirror and resist the urge to squeeze out every last bit of oil (but believe us, there are easier, less painful, and way less damaging ways to go about this). Like it or not, your pores have the important job of providing a passage for microscopic oil and sebum particles to leave your body. These oils naturally moisturize your skin and we all know how important that is.
With that, let’s jump into the myths and facts surrounding the mysterious life of pores.
You can shrink your
It’s that time of year again! And even if the school library is the last place you’ll be found this fall, we’re taking the opportunity to go back to basics with Skincare 101. When it comes to the steps in your skincare routine, it’s easy to get caught up in product names that are as long as the ABC’s and adjective-heavy product descriptions. But why do we use the products we do? Grab a pen and paper while we take you through the beauty basics. (Don’t worry, we won’t surprise you with a pop quiz at the end.)
Why use a cleanser?
Cleansing should always be step numero uno in your skincare routine, as its job is to provide a clean canvas for the rest of the products in your regimen. Choose a cleanser that’s effective enough to remove debris and makeup like our Double Cleanse sets, or if you’re looking for a quicker fix, try our Hydra-Therapy Foaming Cleanse
Hyaluronic Acid has been a hot topic for a while now and it shows no signs of slowing down, which it shouldn’t because it’s honestly a hydration hero for ALL skin types. But even if you love reaching for your moisturizer that boasts the presence of Hyaluronic Acid to bring your skin back to life...do you actually know what it is? (It’s okay if you don’t. You’re not alone!) We’re here to breakdown the beauty of this powerhouse ingredient.
Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring molecule in skin and connective tissue that attracts and holds moisture. This means everyone already has HA working wonders on their skin. As we age, the levels of HA diminishes and with it so does skin’s ability to retain moisture. Babies are well-stocked on HA, which is part of the reason we all strive for skin ‘soft as a baby’s bottom’.
In the war against wrinkles, we want to arm you with a few skin-saving strategies that don’t require needles to keep your skin firm, plump and lifted for a youthful glow. Consider us your ally in this lifelong battle. And if you’re new to the anti-aging efforts, shop The Ultimate Lift Firmarine Starter Skin Set, featuring some of our favorite firming products: Firm & Lift Powder Mask, Firmarine Night Cream, Firmarine Moisturizer SPF 30 and Firmarine Serum! ($96, Retail Value: $160).
Drink Water, Duh
We’ll start with the basics here. Everyone knows you need to keep your body hydrated for a multitude of reasons but we’d be remiss to not remind you its vital role in keeping your skin glowing and plump. Still have difficulties drinking 8 glasses a day? Set a reminder in your phone or calendar to sip your way through the day!
SPF 24/7, 365
This is another one tha
The internet is brimming with conflicting stories surrounding SPF legends and sun protection. With so much opposing information, how do you know what to believe when it comes to protecting your skin from the sun? One thing is for sure - just about everything your mom taught you about sun protection when you were a kid is no longer relevant. Today, we’re breaking down SPF myths and setting the record straight! Stay cool (and safe) for the summer!
UVA vs. UVB Rays
Knowing the difference between UVA and UVB rays is crucial information when it comes to long-term skin protection. While they both increase your chance of cancer, SPF only protects against UVB rays, which cause the physical sunburn. Any old sunscreen will shield you from these, but it’s the deeply-penetrating UVA rays that will get you in the long run, causing leathery, saggy skin and wrinkles years down the road. To make sure you’re protecting yourself from both these types of sun damage, only use br
When talking about skincare, the conversation tends to be exclusively reserved for the face. Or the neck, if you’re talking to a skincare expert. A lot of people forget about the neck but it’s just as important as the face as it’s often the first place you see signs of aging. So, we’ll start off this lesson on body skincare by telling you to pat, press and massage any excess product onto your neck. The skin on your neck is thicker than your face so feel free to massage product a little bit more firmly Easy enough, right? Now that temperatures and hemlines are rising, we are coming face-to-face (or should it be face-to-body) with limbs and skin that have been in hibernation all winter. It’s time to get our body back into shape to see the light of day.
We could not be more excited. It’s officially time to pack away your chunky sweaters and bulky winter coats. Spring, we’re here for you. We await you and all the great (and sometimes not-so-great) things that you bring. The temperamental weather or forecasts that guarantee frizzy hair days are less than ideal but beggars can’t be choosers and we’ve been begging for chirping birds and blooming tulips. While we will probably continue to procrastinate spring cleaning of our houses (Hey, at least we’re self-aware!), spring cleaning our skincare routines is always an exciting process (and great excuse to buy some new products!). We’ve laid out the swaps you should be making to transition your skin while the weather transforms from dry and harsh to moody and humid.
As you know by now, the Double Cleanse is the foundation of our skincare philosophy and always the first s
When it comes to cultivating envy-worthy skin, the glow starts from within. While an exceptional skincare routine is vital to living up to your best skin potential, it’s only as strong as the goods you’re putting into your body. And we get it - eating healthy isn’t always easy (and we’re not impartial to a midnight New York slice once in a while), but save for the inevitable special treat here and there, your complexion - and body, in general - will flourish with a diet that packs everything you need for an all-encompassing glow.
We’ve done our homework, and the research shows there are a few key terms to consider when meal prepping for the week (or musing your work morning away over which lunch spot to hit). The nutrients you want to look out for and make sure you’re getting enough of are your friends beta-carotene, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, zinc, and vitamin A, C, E, and D. Don’t be overwhelmed though, the road to complexion perfection is a delicious and totally doabl
As the skincare world continues to evolve and practiced trends from Asia migrate over to the Western world, it seems like there’s always a new step to add to your routine. It can be overwhelming, confusing or just elicit a general ‘WTF’ response. While you’ve probably got your cleansing routine down pat, it can start to get a little murky for newbies and experts alike after that.
Toners, essences and serums are often confused and interchanged and that’s because while they have major differences, there are some overlaps. For example, essences and toners are both used to prep your skin to better absorb the skincare steps that follow it (like serum and moisturizer). Don’t worry! We’re here to break it down for you.
Let’s tackle toners first since this is the first product you use amongst this often confuddled trio. Toners usually come in a larger bottle than ess
If 2017 was the year for Vitamin C, we’re declaring 2018 the year that we sing the well-earned praises of Vitamin B3. (And, of course, continue to obsess over Vitamin C because there’s enough love to go around and we have a metaphorical iron-tight grip on our Vitamin C Peel at all times!) Let’s get to it and start shining the spotlight on this equally-impressive powerhouse player!
Vitamin B3, or niacinamide, is a natural illuminator that offers a plethora of benefits for aging skin. This water-soluble vitamin is the real queen of multi-tasking. It visibly improves the appearance of large pores, improves uneven skin tone, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, reduces dullness...and more! An overachiever after our hearts.
In the pageantry of skincare, Vitamin B3 ta
We are so excited to launch our new Multi-Task Eye Serum Mask and to give you a little intro to what might be your newest favorite way to get your #LaszloGlow on.
What: Using our beloved hydrogel mask technology, we developed a mask specifically to target your eyes. The eye mask conforms to the contours of your eye to deliver an instant infusion of hydrating, healing, brightening nutrients into skin—de-puffing, smoothing, and making dark circles disappear! The mask is soaked in serum featuring a powerhouse of ingredients like…
Glycerin, a powerful moisture magnet, attracts and holds hydration, helping fill in fine lines and crow’s feet for softer, smoother-looking skin.
Vitamin B3, a natural illuminator, defies dark spots and discoloration by jump-starting skin cell renewal.
Gotu Kola and other anti-inflammatories calm stressed skin and improve circulation, reducing puffi
The holidays seem to be the time when you have a month-long lapse of judgement and forget that you’re not in college anymore. Oh, yeah. Our body cannot bounce back after a night of shots, champagne or even two glasses of vino. Even if you’ve been able to avoid the open bar situation at the influx of holiday parties, New Year’s Eve is looming around the corner and if you manage to get to 2018 without a hangover...well, you’re stronger than us and can you please slide into our DMs with your secret??
The hangover symptoms vary based on the person and their poison of choice from the previous night but what about when your skin is suffering from the same hangover? Waking up with a pounding headache and a churning stomach is exponentially worse when it’s accompanied with dull, parched, irritated skin. Lucky for you, we’ve got the hangover cure for you face mastered to a skincare science.
Okay, so this might be the trickiest part. We always swear to guzzle w
It’s so easy to become enamored by a product and its amazing results without giving a thought to what’s exactly creating your #LaszloGlow. So, we’re putting the spotlight on the key ingredients that make up our bestselling products so you can understand the science of why your skin looks so great. And maybe drop some knowledge bombs at your next dermatologist appointment?!
SPRIULINA MAXIMA Of all the immune-boosting ingredients featured in our Firmarine Moisturizer SPF 30, we have a soft spot for Spirulina maxima. A high-powered algae extract, Spirulina maxima is found in both fresh and salt water. This superfood for your skin assists in immunity against free radicals (like air pollution and the sun) while also feeding collagen growth for firmness and bounce.
CHARCOAL Applying a black oil might seem counter-intuitive when trying to clean your face but the charcoal in our