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Active Phelityl Intensive Cream

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Erno Laszlo's original, all-purpose 24-hour cream intensively protects your skin's natural moisture around the clock, even in extreme weather conditions.

Active Phelityl Intensive Cream is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 132.
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1.7 oz
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What It's Formulated Without
Phthalates, Parabens, Sulfates and Mineral Oil

Petrolatum, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Lanolin Alcohol, Diisopropyl Adipate, Diethylhexyl Succinate, Propylene Glycol Dipelargonate, Parfum (Fragrance), Silica, Isopropyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Myristate, Isopropyl Stearate, BHT, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citral, Citronellol, Coumarin, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, CI 77947 (Zinc Oxide), Palmitic Acid.
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.

Active Phelityl Intensive Cream



Phelityl indicates Dr. Laszlo's unique moisturizing complex with a pH level nearly identical to that of the skin nourishes with the fatty acids essential for skin function.


Safflower Seed Oil

From the brightly flowering Old World herb, is a natural skin-soother, softener and hydrator


Waxy emollient natively smoothing skin exposed to the damaging effects of climate and the environment


Mineral found in clay that acts as a natural exfoliant for the skin.
How it work


How to use it

How to use it

  1. Moisturize after toning and prescribed treatments, such as serums and eyecare products.
  2. Gently apply with fingertips, blending upwards and outwards from the middle of the face, then along the neck and décolleté.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Active phelityl cream I'm a skin care junkie and have used MANY different brands and products but this one is a keeper and it's reasonably priced. And, a little goes a long way! This cream is perfect for all seasons but particularly when it's cold or cool outside. Got a sore nose from blowing it if you have a cold or your cheeks are feeling tender from cold weather? Active Phelityl cream will sooth and moisturizer them quickly like nothing else. When it's really cold I'll put a tiny bit on my cheeks before applying my daytime moisturizer and makeup. My skin looks so healthy and beautiful . I can't say enough! I really hope that Erno keeps this around forever!!
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonder Cream! I started using Erno Laszlo & Active Phelityl Cream when I was a flight attendant and 25 years old. At that time there were fewer products in the line and Active Phelityl Cream was sold as their eye cream (THE eye cream!), neck cream and also used for burns and chapped lips, etc. I was immediately hooked. When I worked international flights, I often felt I might glow in the dark with all the Active Phelityl Cream I kept smearing under my eyes and on my lips! I still use it as my main eye treatment. I am 64 now and hardly have any wrinkles. I have been faithful to Erno Laszlo and really think this is your best kept secret. Please don't ever stop carrying it.
Date published: 2014-07-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent. Repeat customer Will I stop buying this? NO. I really love the texture and the way it absorbs while leaving behind a moisture layer. However: Part of the charm was knowing Marilyn Monroe wore this and raved about it, but then I read the formula was later changed after her death. I bought it anyway and liked it enough that this my third purchase. But now again change comes in the form of cheap plastic packaging. Further belittling the Erno Laszlo legacy from glamorous retro Hollywood, to average blandness, the heavy glass container is replaced by white plastic. Maybe the price should be lowered to match the lowered quality?
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Cream! This "Active Phelityl Cream" is perhaps the most versatile cream on the market today! From the face to the elbows, feet, lips, eyes, hands and cuticles; it calms, heals and dramatically moisturizes everything it comes into contact with. The scent is divine and when used under the "Heavy Controlling Lotion/Oil Control Night Treatment" (as Dr. Laszlo intended) the results are incredible! *I wish this cream was available in larger jars and also in portable tubes. I had an 8 oz jar from Saks years ago that I used to dispense into small pots and keep in various locations for easy access! It's that good!
Date published: 2015-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Acive Phelityl I am disappointed in the fact you stopped making Acive Phelityl.I purchased most of the things that Marilyn Monroe used on her face and now I can\'t get this product anymore and a lot of people that used to use it are very disappointed as well. If Erno Laszlo formulated that product that way it must have been great or Marilyn would not have used it and now I will never know. On top of that I cant find the Duo phase loose powder anywhere either. These seemed to be excellent products. Please bring them back as I\'m sure many of your customers would be very appreciative as well as I.
Date published: 2013-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I use this for face and throat day and night. I pat a little around the eyes and on upper lip, even on my lips. My lipstick glides on and feels more moisturizing. The left over i rub into my fingernails. Non greasy, gives a glow to skin. No breakouts and smells great! I love this product so much. I recently received the firmarine for day and night but for winter i still prefer the active phelityl cream. My routine is phelityl pre cleansing oil, sea mud cleansing bar, light controlling lotion, hydra therapy refresh infusion and this cream. May seem heavy at first but soaks in. in the evening i do the same but use timeless serum.
Date published: 2018-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An EL classic! You’ve got to love the EL classics. I have used this product for years. I love the way it makes my skin feel upon application at night and then waking up to soft, plump skin in the morning. I have been a Laszlo girl for 45 years. I was just starting out in my career the first time I bought Active Phelityl Cream. Money was tight so it was a really big splurge back then. It was a wise investment at age 23 and it has saved me thousands of dollars in plastic surgery, fillers, botox and all of the other cosmetic procedures. Thanks to Erno L. I’ve had no work done unless you consider splashing water 60 times a day on your face as work. I love the versatility of this product and will continue to buy it forever.
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressed! I am in love with how amazing this moisturizer feels on my face. Active Phelityl Night Cream is lightweight and not greasy at all. It feels amazing and silky smooth as you apply it. By the next morning I could feel a different is the texture of my skin. It felt balanced, plumper, and even had a glow. I cannot get enough of it, I love how it really makes my skin feel so soft and look hydrated and I have super dry skin right now and this has provided me some relief. I can't express how amazing this is and I definitely recommend it. This cream is well worth the money and jar will last you a long time, a little goes a long way! I received this product for free for reviewing purposes from Influenster.
Date published: 2018-02-26
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Can I use my retynol cream under it at night?

Asked by: Vero1234
You should be able to use them together, however I would recommend checking with your dermatologist to confirm the best method to use your retinol.
Answered by: EL Advisor
Date published: 2020-07-21

Do Erno Laszlo products have sodium laurel sulphates in their ingredients? Don't see it listed but “perfumes” seems vague. 

Asked by: Posie1644
I have no idea, but this is the greatest cream ever and I have used it since the 1970s.
Answered by: Fizban
Date published: 2020-05-18

I usually go for the firming products, but I love the way the two white lotions make my face feel and look. I purchased the Firmarine lotion and cream. Can they be layered, say first the Firmarine lotion and then another lotion??

Asked by: Maria V.
There is not much benefit to using two moisturizers, as moisturizers are considered a final layer for a skincare routine, and using multiple moisturizers can be too heavy for skin. I would recommend choosing your favorite, or alternately, using one in the morning and the other in the evening. You could also use the Firmarine Serum, and then use a moisturizer with that, as those two products are meant to be layered.
Answered by: EL Advisor
Date published: 2019-04-15

I have a jar of Hydra-Therapy Bodyskin Cream and love it.  I would like to know the name of the Lazio product that took its place. My jar is 8 oz.

Asked by: Suzie45
Active phelityl cream is the replacement. It leaves your skin soft and silky. It is especially useful in cold weather.
Answered by: Nerina23
Date published: 2019-02-04

This cream feels unpleasantly greasy. It leaves a greasy film after applying it on my face. I wonder if this is normal? Did I use it wrong?

Asked by: ChelseaG
I already answered this question but forgot to tell you this cream should be used every night after washing your face under the eyes, on your lips and above the upper lip and on the neck.  Leave for 5 minutes and then remove what remains with a tissue.  If you have lines on your neck, they WILL disappear.
Answered by: Hope
Date published: 2020-05-12

I used this cream a few years ago. The cream worked well on my skin but I stopped using it because of the very strong fragrance. Does it still have a strong fragrance?

Asked by: Chloe36
I’m not sure when they changed the formula in my opinion it’s has a very light smell. Not heavily fragranced at all. I do love the texture! Hope this helps! 
Answered by: Linnmn
Date published: 2018-11-17

Is this the ORIGINAL night cream I would have bought in the 60’s?  With a yellow hue snd very greasy?  If so, this is the cream I want. 

Asked by: Mussy
Yes, this is the original Active Phelityl Cream, with a slight yellow color, and the consistency similar to Vaseline. It is great for severely dry skin.
Answered by: EL Advisor
Date published: 2020-04-29

Is it non-comedogenic..?

Asked by: Taylor
It is great! I have used it day and night for years and have not seen any clogged pores.
Answered by: Fizban
Date published: 2019-01-07
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