Mattifying Moisturizer

Hydra-Therapy Gel Cream

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A mattifying and moisturizing gel cream that deeply hydrates while quickly absorbing into skin. It helps reduce the look of pores and quenches dryness delivering a smooth, matte finish. 

1.7 oz

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What It's Formulated Without
Phthalates, Parabens, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Urea, or Colorants

Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Phenoxyethanol, Polysilicone-11, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Allantoin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hydroxide, Polysorbate 60, Disodium Edta, Sorbitan Isostearate, Fragrance (Parfum), Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Seed Extract [Lens Esculenta Seed Extract], Silica, Bidens Pilosa Extract, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Laureth-12, Isoceteth-10, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silybum Marianum Extract, Methyl Benzoate, Tocopherol, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol.
Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.

Hydra-Therapy Gel Cream



This residue-free lightweight gel cream infuses skin with antioxidants and weightless moisture, leaving a youthful glow. A long lasting, moisturizing gel that's ideal for all seasons and skin types. It provides deep hydration coupled with a silky, matte finish, resulting in a positively luminous look.


Roman Chamomile Floral Water

Obtained by steam distillation of organic chamomile; calms and soothes dry and sensitive skin

Flax Seed Oil

Contains essential fatty acids; helps soothe and even skin tone

Cottonseed Oil Extract

Has notable levels of vitamin E and other antioxidants to pamper and hydrate the skin


How to use it

How to use it

  1. After cleansing and toning, dab onto skin and blend into face, neck and decollete in an upward motion.
  2. Use morning and night.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Luxurious hydration This gel cream has been so wonderful to my skin ever since the first use. It comes in a very nice appealing packaging that doesn't take up much space on my counter. You can apply this both morning and night which I love to do. When applying a very small amount is perfect and goes a long way, and it comes with a spatula for easy use. Upon applying it is so cooling and quickly absorbs into my skin . I believe I have a combination of dry skin mixed with a little dryness and this cream has been wonderfully moisturizing for me. This is a great addition to my skincare routine.
Date published: 2019-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holy grail I have combination skin. I have extremely dry flaky skin around nose and mouth and tend to get a bit oily on forehead and cheeks. I’ve tried multiple products that just never worked for me. I received this product for Free in exchange for my honest opinion and honestly, I’m never going back!!! I love this hydrating gel! I’ve been using it for a little over a week and have noticed a huge difference in my skin. My skin is more supple, soft and brighter. My pores around my nose are also less visible. I’ve been getting a lot more compliments on my naked skin since using this gel. What I love most about the gel is that it soaks in well! No greasy feeling, my skin doesn’t feel suffocated and heavy. It feels like nothing is there but yet my skin is super hydrated and no longer dry and flaky or oily.
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Luxurious I am obsessed with this gel cream. I have been using it daily for a week or so and my face looks stunning. The gel is a great texture that provides excellent moisture. I love how it mattyfies my skin for a smooth, filled and look. This gel cream is also a perfect pace for my make up routine. All in all this is exactly what I would expect from this brand. Luxury in a tub.
Date published: 2019-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! I love that this makes my skin moisturized and never greasy! Super hydrating, I apply this at night before bed, it gives a great glowing look for the next morning without making my skin look oily. I had zero break outs or reactions while using this & was so impressed with just how much improvement my skin had. The best part is it has nearly no smell, just a hint of a “clean” smell to it.
Date published: 2019-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving Erno Laszlo Hydra Cream I have used plenty of facial creams over the years, all having their own pro's and con's. I finally think I may have found one that has no cons, for me at least. I am talking about Erno Laszlo Hydra-Therapy Gel Cream. It is easy to apply, is very lightweight, and feels silky smooth on my skin. After using for a few weeks, I noticed my pores actually don't stand out as much as they used to. I am also impressed with the great ingredients that are found in this facial cream. I would indeed recommend and will continue to use. Actually luminates my face as well!
Date published: 2019-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dewy skin is possible! My skin literally drinks this gel cream. I love the feel of it in my hands and face so much. It has this gel and lotion like rich and thick consistency to it, smells amazing yet mild and goes on the skin so smoothly. Feels light on my skin, though I can feel this protection barrier that feels cool and soothing. It then absorbs so well, I was ecstatic to experience it. The best part is that it doesn’t leave you all shiny and greasy looking like other creams! You know this is a major reason why most people skip moisturizing. No more excuses ;) Drink plenty of water and protect your skin with this lovely hydrating cream. This is what self love is to me going forward, we are worth it. I was sent this for free to provide my opinion, but you have to understand I have a collection of face creams and this is what I reach for now! See for yourselves.
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New product to try for me I have a mixed review about this product. The good: light, creamy, cool and refreshing, nice scent, hydration feels great upon application, keeps skin super soft. The not so good: hydration seems to wear off after a couple of hours; while the skin still looks good, I feel a tightness. This may be because I'm getting a little long in the tooth and need more moisture (until I started using EL 32 yrs ago I was oily, oilier and oilist, with nice dry flakiness for good measure, good fun, but no more!). I put it on after my MUST of timeless skin serum, and finish with a bit of firmamine 30spf. Overall, I like it, but not sure if I love it. Still, I'll keep using it until it is gone and update my review if anything changes. My younger self would have LOVED IT and I would DEFINITELY recommend this to someone who is prone to oiliness and wants a refreshing moisturizer.
Date published: 2019-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Delightful This cream day or night is simply delightful. It is easily absorbed and leaves no greasy or shining residue on your skin after almost immediately which is hard to find in a moisturizer. Is the value worth it for the price? Absolutely. It works as advertised. It works in the sense your skin looks and feels moisturized when you wake up the next day or if you put it on the morning. The smell and feel is luxurious and silky smooth. It feels really delightful when you put it on. This puts other moisturizers on alert, this is really that good.
Date published: 2019-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very helpful!! I was definitely skeptical at first. But after I put it on and tried it I’m a believer. It was easy to put on. Which I did in circular upward motion like it said. My skin seemed to instantly feel smooth and soft. I have a real issue with dry skin so I was pretty amazed. It has a pleasant smell. It’s not at all sticky. The more I use it the happier I am with it.
Date published: 2019-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Absorbs Quickly I really like gel cream! It really felt like it hydrated really quick and it absorbs so well without leaving a greasy feeling residue! I really love that it's perfect for all skin types.... which is great because not everyone knows what ther skin type is
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feels great on my skin I’m really liking this hydra therapy gel cream. I have used it for almost a month now and really can see how much more hydrated my skin is. It feels smoother and less flaky. Not greasy at all, absorbed in well.
Date published: 2019-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Your skin will thank you! I absolutely love the Hydra-Therapy Gel Cream. I received it as a gift for my birthday and it has easily become my new skincare favorite. The cream is a gel that is very lightweight, you don't even feel it on your skin. I have sensitive skin and many moisturizers easily cause irritation, but this one does not. It's very smooth, applies evenly and soaks into your skin immediately. It feels so amazing on my face. I feel as if I've just left the spa. This cream gives my skin a beautiful, luminous, natural glow. I've been using it daily and the results are amazing. Softer, hydrated and glowing skin. It doesn't clog my pores and it doesn't cause breakouts. My skin is in the best condition it's ever been in! I've been receiving many compliments and I always let everyone know how amazing this cream is!
Date published: 2019-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Must Have of Must Have's..... The Erno Laszlo Hydra-Therapy Gel Cream is the best moisturizing gel cream that I have ever used. In fact, I am getting ready to order an extra container because I do not believe I could handle any lapse of use. My skin expects it daily and I expect the benefits of using it daily. It softens and moisturizes my face dramatically and the best thing is that it NEVER, EVER leaves my face feeling oily. Just smooth and soft like it should be. One of the other fantastic attributes of the Hydra-Therapy Gel Cream is the fact that it minimizes the look of the pores. In fact, it is just amazing. Phenomenal even. I have, what I consider, to be extremely large pores around the edges of my face, especially in my cheek area and after using the Hydra-Therapy Gel Cream, the pores seemed to be half of their normal size. Some even 3/4! I would recommend this product for anyone who needs moisture but is afraid of breakouts and extra oil and those who have large pores who want a matte gel cream to help minimize the look of them. Erno Laszlo has truly made a phenomenal product in the Hydra-Therapy Gel Cream.
Date published: 2019-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Most-Recent Laszlo Discovery! This certainly does everything that the product description says! I now use this daily, on top of my Firmarine cream in the AM. It is quickly absorbed! And the "finish" on my face IS matte. I have to admit I had doubted this claim. My liquid foundation goes on smoothly. For less formal days, I can resort to only a liquid/moist blush and look perfectly presentable. My face feels hydrated for the entire day until I remove my makeup, using the properly chosen EL cleansing program!
Date published: 2019-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soft as a babies bottom! The Erno Laszlo Hydra- Therapy Gel Cream is my new absolute favorite. It has become apart of my everyday routine and I would definitely purchase one after it runs out. All of Erno Laszlo’s products smell incredible and the hydra therapy gel isn’t any different. It also has my skin so so soft and even makes me glow. People ask me what highlighter I’m wearing after putting it on because i look so glowy!! I highly recommend this product if you’re looking for something super hydrating!
Date published: 2019-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I loved my hydra - therapy gel cream made my face so soft, put it on at night and in the morning my skin was glowing very good product
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for summer I received the moisturizer from Erno Lazlo but the review will be my own opinion. I generally enjoy using this product. It has a nice texture and does a good job of mattifying my generally oily skin. That could be really useful in the summer. It has a fragrance, but having sensitive eyes, I don't feel like the fragrance irritates that part of my face. This product would receive 5 stars but I'd like a formulation that doesn't include dimethicone or palm oil.
Date published: 2019-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Replacement cream for Timeless Skin Good for summer skin- I am always disappointed when Erno Laszlo discontinues products - this cream is replacing Timless skin in my skincare ritual and I think its a very good product so far. It hydrates and absorbs quickly without a heavy cream feeling. Make up applies well after using cream and its perfect for summer. I will buy again before its discontinued without warning..I still miss the classic Shake It lotion - please bring back to market!!!!!
Date published: 2019-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hydrated!!! After using this Hydra-Therapy Gel Cream, my face feels amazing. My face feels moist and it doesn’t dry out before I use this product again. It also absorbs nicely into my skin. Hydration is important to me when it comes to my face so it’s great to have a product that gives me the hydration that I need. I like that my face is ready for makeup after I apply this product. I recommend this product to anyone who battles dry face problems.
Date published: 2019-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the condistency This gel moisturizer feel cool on the skin as it hydrates and soften the delicate parts of ones face. It has the right consistency and its lightly scented with a soothing smell that relaxes the nerves. I love how it makes my skin feel as it does not leave it greasy and its absorbed quickly. I use it every other day just because i have acne and wouldn't want to do away with the other moisturizer i use.
Date published: 2019-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new Gel cream I fell in love with this product I've used a lot and this is my go to gel cream now. It keeps my skin looking and feeling hydrated all day. It made my skin feel so good no more dry skin. I don't have to use a lot either just a little goes along way for my face and neck. I noticed my pores are hardly noticeable now they looked bigger before I started using. I love the look and feel of my skin now.
Date published: 2019-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Moisture Heaven This product has been my saving grace. My skin has been so incredibly dry this winter and I hadn’t been able to find something to help until I started using the hydra-therapy gel cream. My face immediately started feeling moisturized and soft. I even have started bring a small container of this with me when I travel and reapply more in flight and my skin has never looked better!
Date published: 2019-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feels Great! I love the way ERNO LASZLO makes my skin feel and look! This Hydra-Therapy cream is easy to use and comes in a perfect size container that fits perfect in my beauty bag. My face feels hydrated and smooth. My pores are smaller and less noticeable. I am very impressed with this cream and would recommend it to anyone that needs a perfect way to give your face the pampering at home!
Date published: 2019-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love the results I have used the Hydra-Therapy Gel Cream it has refreshed my skin. It look nice and plump. It's just right for my skin it did not break my skin out. I was very happy with the outcome,my skin felt softer and smoother. It moisturize my skin and now it look and feel great. I also love how it smell. It truly was therapeutic to my skin and I highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2019-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My face feels amazing! After one use my face was already feeling 10 times better. I love how the cream came with an applicator. The applicator made applying the cream a whole lot easier. I loved not having to get my fingers all messy. After using the cream my face feels so refreshed. I can already tell my face is a lot smoother and looks so much cleaner then it used to.
Date published: 2019-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My dream cream!!! I’m 60 years old and have a combination complexion. If I use a rich cream my skin breaks out, if I use a completely oil free cream my skin looks dry. This product is the solution for me! I’m so Happy! I’ve been using Erno Laszlo products since I’m in my twenties and they just get better over the years! Thank you for making this cream! Love it!
Date published: 2019-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Beauty Product I am so impressed with this Hydra-Therapy Gel Cream, I cant believe how easy it was to apply and how it made my skin feel so hydrated and look so healthy! I could definitely see a difference after use! My skin looked so much younger and healthier. It made my skin feel so hydrated! Great quality gel cream. It is now my favorite beauty product.
Date published: 2019-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from silk on the skin Being over 55 now and the fact that I enjoy wearing make up, the Hydra-therapy gel cream does more than hydrate my skin. It provides a nice base for my make up products. I could really do without wearing make up as my skin tone is clear and bright. This product will be on my morning regimen as it works beautifully with my skin.
Date published: 2019-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Amazing! My first use for this cream was amazing. I woke up and my dry skin started peeling which is awesome! Ive tried every cream to get rid of the dry skin. Its amazing how after just one use overnight it cleared my dry skin. It wasnt patchy. It made my skin equal. Since then, i have used this every night. Im very thankful!
Date published: 2019-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Results in 3 days I have noticed a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles in just 3 days. I'm very impressed. Formula feels a little greasy at first but then is quickly absorbed. My crows feet are really what have shown the greatest improvement and that is a blessing. A little goes a long way and the container is huge! Great product!
Date published: 2019-04-19
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After using, do you do ritual as usual?

Asked by: Cleo828
This would be your last step ( before sunscreen or makeup, during the day). It’s your moisturizer. 
Answered by: Chosmom
Date published: 2019-05-30

Does this product contain SPF? I am looking for a moisturizer with the benefits described but would also like some kind of protection from the sun without using another product...

Asked by: Chelle4
No, only products that mention an SPF in the name contain SPF. We have the Firmarine Moisturizer SPF 30, and Phelityl Day Lotion SPF 15.
Answered by: EL Advisor
Date published: 2019-05-14

The product suppose to be clean , but I noticed it contained fragrance and it’s not listed as last ingredient in fact it’s somewhere in the middle.. isn’t fragrance irritating for skin and especially if used daily over time ? 

Asked by: enigmarattan27
Erno Laszlo has always been concerned with providing safe products for our consumers. We have embarked on a collective program to ensure our products will be even more safe for our customers. Related to the fragrance question, Erno Laszlo abides in the standards and practices of the International Fragrance Association [IFRA]. The organization’s fundamental objective is to determine fragrance ingredients are safe. Fragrances are capable of eliciting allergic reactions in some individuals. Within the ingredient list, we identify the fragrance allergens for the consumer. As part of our clean program initiative, we are reducing our fragrance level in our products to comply with the efforts from Sephora for clean product forms. In addition, Erno Laszlo has initiated the Clean 2020 Program to remove materials and replace with safer ingredients. We will have additional details on the ingredient changes, including our usage of fragrance by this fall.
Answered by: EL Advisor
Date published: 2019-05-07

In the morning, I wash my face with Detox Double Cleanse, Firmarine Lift Essence Lotion, Firmarine Serum, followed by make up. In what order should I use the Hydra Therapy Cream; or should I totally change my routine

Asked by: dundee24
Moisturizer should be the final step in your routine, as it helps seal in the other products like a finishing layer. This product does not have any anti-aging benefits, so if you are looking for that, you may prefer the Firmarine Moisturizer. This is a light, matte finish moisturizer instead. If you would prefer to change your routine, please contact with details of your skin type, age, and concerns.
Answered by: EL Advisor
Date published: 2019-05-06

Can I layer this under the phelityl day lotion with the SPF? Or, use it on it's own? Can't wait to try either way.

Asked by: Erick
You do not need to layer moisturizers, as they work best alone because they are the top, or final, layer. We recommend using it on it's own, AM or PM.
Answered by: EL Advisor
Date published: 2019-04-25
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