Rejuvenating Serum

Phormula 3-9 Repair Serum

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This silky serum is a breakthrough intensive treatment for distressed skin. It goes on gently to protect exposed to outside stressors. 

1.0 oz

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What It's Formulated Without
Phthalates, Parabens, Petrolatum, Sulfates and Mineral Oil

Water (Aqua/Eau), Glycerin, Dimethicone, Propanediol, Saccharomyces/Xylinum/Black Tea Ferment, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Isohexadecane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 80, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium Adenosine Triphosphate, Parfum (Fragrance), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Disodium EDTA, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Sorbitan Oleate, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Algin, Silica, Sodium Hyaluronate, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Powder, Maytenus Macrocarpa Bark Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract, Solanum Tuberosum (Potato) Extract, Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77480 (Gold), CI 77820 (Silver).
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.

Phormula 3-9 Repair Serum



Absorbing quickly, it then releases concentrated nutrients that powerfully amplify skin’s own natural well-being. The result? Skin is renewed for a youthful glow. The formula features our proprietary complex and a host of activating plant extracts.


Raspberry Leaf Extract

drives powerful healing, repair and regeneration.


Multi-tasks, smoothing, filling and brightening skin so dullness, roughness and wrinkles seem to disappear.

Tamanu Oil

extracted from the olives of an Indonesian tree, is anti-bacterial and boosts skin’s ability to resist damage from UV rays and free radicals.


How to use it

How to use it

  1. After toning, dab serum on skin to massage into the face and neck until absorbed.
  2. Use daily.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kombucha! Okay, so the Phormula 3-9 Serum is another one of my favorites. First, the smell reminds me of something from my childhood…only I cant remember what. All I know is that I enjoy having it on my face. I was impressed to find out that the Kombucha mushroom was one of the ingredients in it. My mother used to use it years ago and drank it in tea form after hearing about all its great health benefits! So naturally, I was so happy to find this in a serum. I definitely recommend this to anyone!
Date published: 2013-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life Changing Serum! I use this serum at night after washing my face with the detoxifying dual cleanser. One or two pumps is enough for me to apply it to my whole face. The texture of the serum is very light and leaves your skin with a nice glow. I then apply a thin layer of the Phelity Night Cream. After incorporating the serum into my daily routine I noticed that this serum is a skin corrector and think of it as an eraser. In less than a month it has visibly removed a small acne scar I had on my face and has also tremendously reduced sun marks. This serum is incredible and I highly recommend it if you want to have flawless skin. It’s expensive but worth every penny and will last you a few months.
Date published: 2019-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A little too floral for me but works well! Phormula 3-9 Repair Serum is okay. It comes in a very attractive bottle. The instructions are straightforward and easy to understand. The serum itself is silky, absorbs easily, isn’t greasy, and it’s easy to apply. I love how hydrated and moisturized my skin is after using this serum. It seems to work well and leaves my skin looking and feeling moisturized and hydrated. The only thing I really don’t care for is the smell but that’s probably a personal preference. I wish it was less floral. Otherwise, I would recommend it!
Date published: 2019-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liquid gold I absolutely love this serum. I had my daughter almost three years ago and have had so many changes in my facial skin: dull, dry, uneven with patches of Melasma. Since using this product, I’ve noticed my skin is more vibrant looking, even toned, soft and the patches of Melasma are fading. This is one of the reasons why I have been calling it liquid gold. The serum itself is light, distributes evenly and absorbs nicely. It has a very pleasant, sweet scent to it. I just massage in a full pump before I go to bed and in the morning. It leaves my face feeling so soft and smooth. I highly recommend this or any EL product, you won’t be disappointed. (For reference I am 38 years old with dry to normal skin)
Date published: 2019-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product, not worth the price I received this for free, so I can write this unbiased and compare it to other similar and also less expensive products. The product is fine. I just don't see what the high predict tag is for. Perhaps some ingredients have higher value, but the results on my skin are no different than a product one tenth the price.
Date published: 2015-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 3-9 Lover for life!!!! The first time I put Repair Serum on my face I could feel a difference. My face immediately felt softer and refreshed. I can\'t imagine starting my day with out my repair serum and 3-9 balm.
Date published: 2013-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Golden Cream I have to say that I am definitely in love with this serum. The packaging is elegant airless pump white tube. One pump is pretty much enough cover the whole face. Over all, the texture is light golden cream. The fragrant is very light and fresh which I love. I don't like to apply products that have too much perfume on my face. After one week of using this serum, I notice that my skin looks healthier, smoother, and brighter. I doesnt feel greasy or oily at all, but my skin is still hydrated. Definitely worth your money to invest in this serum. Love it
Date published: 2019-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well for me! I've been using this Erno Laszlo Phormula 3-9 Repair Serum for a few weeks now and I can say I love this product as a moisturizer. It makes my skin feel nice and smooth. This works best to apply on dry skin as I found this serum little thick & greasy. For me its perfect to use prior to going to sleep and after washing my face after being out in the heat. I am in my late 30s and have couple of fine lines. After using this serum for three weeks, I am seeing a reduction in pigmentation and freckles from sun damage but I can't see the difference in fine lines. Still I am happy with the product because nothing else has really helped before at all. The overall texture of my skin seems improved. For this I am grateful. Not cheap but worth a try.
Date published: 2019-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It. Works. This luxurious serum has made a very visible improvement to my skin. I am closing in on 70 and still have oily skin. This lovely product helps to clarify my skin and I fell like I am glowing! my pores are smaller, skin tone is as good as it's ever been. I have used the products that are 3x more expensive than Laszlo. Save your money - these are the best skin care products on the market!
Date published: 2019-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Silky smooth serum This 3-9 Repair serum has transformed my skin! I wear make up everyday and also work outside so the sun is so damaging to my face. It was very rough and dry in spots and I tryed about everything I came across and nothing seemed to work. This repair serum smells very pleasant and a little definitely goes a long way. I use this after I tone my face but sometimes just use it alone at night and it just instantly gives my skin a soft glow while hydrating and softening my skin. This is definitely my Holy Grail skin care product serum!
Date published: 2019-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Serum Spectacular! I love the way the Phormulag3-9 feels going onto my skin. It is like liquid silk! It absorbs quickly and is not at all greasy. The smell is the most delightful yet subtle smell, reminds me of something pleasant from my childhood but I can't recall exactly what it is. I feel like my skin is smoother and clearer when I wake in the morning. I highly recommend this serum. It carries a high price tag for my budget but will be one that I budget for in the future. I received this product for my honest review which I have given.
Date published: 2019-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice size bottle & leaves skin smooth! This serum is a great part of my daily facial routine, the bottle is faily big and serim is nice and smooth not at all greasy or sticky. It absorbs rather quickly and leaves my skin soft and glowing. I really love how my face feels, it has a nice texture and appearence since using product. I have recieved many comments on how my skin looks and feels. The bottle takes up little space and its easy to see how much serum is left in bottle, bottle is very nicely presented and a very unique and durable bottle.
Date published: 2019-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing skin I'm always looking for ways to keep my skin looking young and healthy and this has definitely helped. This serum has been repairing my skin and showing results since the first use. I have been using this product for over 2 weeks and I'm so happy with the glow and smooth skin I have gotten! I apply a small amount to my hand and rub in and it absorbs quickly after rubbing in. This serum covers so many different skin repairs all in one formula that works very quickly.
Date published: 2019-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fancy This serum works like magic . It is so smooth and light. It get absorbed very quickly and it make my skin feel hydrated instantly. After a couple of uses I noticed my skin is brighter and glowing. The smell itself makes you feel you are walking out a fancy spa . I am really pleased with the results. You can notice the difference after a couple of uses. My skin is not dull anymore and i can see a difference in the wrinkle lines I had. It is pretty much disappeared.
Date published: 2019-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A game changer for sure! I am so impressed with the results that I have seen from using Erno Laszlos Phormula 3-9 repair serum. Before using it I had patches of skin that had uneven skin tone and I hated them. After using this repair serum for a couple weeks the patches have lightened up and my skin has an overall more even skin tone. This serum also helped with dark circles and bags under my eyes and has helped reduce the appearance of some wrinkles that are forming. I love this serum!!
Date published: 2019-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny! The Phormula 3-9 Repair Serum is worth every penny! This serum is silky, lightweight, absorbs easily into my skin and doesn't leave behind an oily residue. It doesn't have an overwhelming fragrance to it and I enjoy using one pump every night before applying the Erno Laszlo Hydra-Therapy Sleep Mask. Not only is it soothing and nourishing but I have seen a noticeable difference in the appearance of my skin when it comes to dryness. I live in the northeast where mother nature hasnt decided what season it is yet and with the weekly switch between super cold and super hot my skin has taken a beating. Additionally, the packaging is aesthetically pleasing and smart. I like that it isnt a dropper, Ive never done well with droppers and I always feel like Im wasting product with them. My skin feels hydrated and looks brighter too.
Date published: 2019-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I noticed a difference in one week After using this product for 2 weeks i noticed my skin was softer and also brighter i suffer from acne and my face was also looking better with less acne or scars. no overpowering smell and the serum is not to thick and i only wear a little bit on my face and also far my skin looks better and i believe this serum works great. i highly recommend it because it works as expected.i will continue to face is very smooth when i touch it.
Date published: 2019-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A game changer I have struggled with dry skin for as long as I can remember. I have purchased so many serums and masks trying to slough off dry patches and hydrate my skin. After using Phormula 3-9 Repair serum, I’ll never go back to another! My hydration level has visually increased and almost all of my patches are gone. It doesn’t apply greasy nor do I wake up greasy. It has a beautiful slight gold shimmer that makes your skin look radiant after putting it on.
Date published: 2019-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from take the fragrance off I think this is a great but overpriced product, which efficacy and pleasentness of use is compromised buy the presence of fragrance
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THIS SERUM! What a great serum!. I loved the scent, it was pleasant as opposed to a heavy chemical smell that most serums have.I also really enjoyed the design of the container and dispenser, it helped me get just enough product , not too much or too little. It's also extremely hydrating and smooth, calms my redness and acne, good oil control as well! Only thing i dont like is the price, i feel like i could get the same thing for less.
Date published: 2019-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far, so good! I really like this serum! 1 pump is enough to do my entire face and neck. So it definitely dispenses the perfect amount with none going to waste. Iy doesnt have a scent to me at all. Absorbs quickly into my skin. Leaves my skin feeling extremely smooth. My husband has said my skin has been looking more vibrant as of late too! So I'm a happy camper that cant wait to see what using it long term will do for me!
Date published: 2019-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Silky Environmental Protection Phormula 3-9 Repair Serum is a vital part of beautiful skin because it is environmental protection delivered in a silky serum.It revives skin from all the abuse it takes daily. It feels smooth and light and provides protection to my skin. It smells wonderful and you can feel all the amazing botanical ingredients at work. My favorite part use is the beautiful glow it leaves. My skin looks and feels amazing.
Date published: 2019-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Miracle of miracles! Phormula 3-9 Repair Serum is truly the best product I have ever used. When I say a little goes a long way, I mean a tiny pea size of this gold will soften and brighten your face instantly. It only gets better over night. By morning your face is unbelievably smooth. In two days I had unlikely people ask if I had a new foundation. I do not wear foundation. If you use any product, this is it!! Superb!
Date published: 2019-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite beauty product! This lotion is light weight. It’s so easy to apply. I have noticed such a difference in my skin! I have always had dry, damaged skin from the sun and I’m getting so many compliments saying I’m glowing. The lotion is easy absorbed. Lotion doesn’t have a strong odor. 1 pump goes a long way! This will last a long time and I love that my skin feels renewed, protected and refreshed!
Date published: 2019-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing healing qualities Sounds peculiar, but I have problem elbows. They often are so dry they feel burnt. Of course I've tried many, many lotions, but none have had the almost immediate effect Laszlo's 3-9 Repair Serum has. Not completely healed yet, but I've only had the product 4 days. Thank you Institute and your NYC location for always having my back for anything having to do with skin.
Date published: 2019-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes my skin look and feel healthier! I am super impressed with the Erno Laszlo Phormula 3-9 Repair Serum. I use it every day after cleansing and toning my skin then follow up with my moisturizer. It goes on nicely and absorbs perfectly. I have noticed that my skin looks brighter and feels smoother. I'm excited to see continued benefits the longer I use it. So far though I'm super impressed!
Date published: 2019-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Splurge!! I have only been using this product for a few days but I can already see a big difference in my skin. I have dry, sensitive skin and this product has helped my face not look so parched. I put one pump of the serum on at night followed by the Phelityl Night Cream and wake up to skin soft and plumped! Another great product by Erno Laszlo.
Date published: 2019-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from On my third week and it's amazing! My skin as never felt this soft and firm! I have combination skin so parts are oil and some parts are dry. This product has helped even out my skin tone and made my face/neck area so soft. It doesnt clog pores or create break outs. I've had only positive effects with this face serum. I will keep buying in the future because its that great.
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quickly absorbs, leaves skin soft! This Phormula 3-9 Repair Serum is very smooth and lightweight. The formula is quickly absorbing and doesn't feel greasy or oily like many serums. I enjoy that the scent is gentle and not very strong. I have been using this serum for several weeks now and I do think my skin looks brighter and is definitely softer feeling after each use.
Date published: 2019-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I love the way this makes my skin feel. It absorbs quickly and isn’t greasy at all. It leaves the skin incredibly soft. It gives me a nice glow that I have gotten compliments on. It’s like a filter in a bottle. A little bit goes a long way so it will last quite some time. I highly recommend it. You will be glad you got it!!
Date published: 2019-05-01
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I hope it is ok to use the 3.9 repair serum followed white marble translucent cream?

Asked by: Jaimee
Serums should be used prior to a moisturizer. Our recommended routine would be cleanser, toner, serum, then moisturizer. A serum penetrates more deeply into the skin then a moisturizer does, so it is most effective when used first. You can think of your moisturizer as a step to seal everything in.
Answered by: EL Advisor
Date published: 2018-11-29

I have both transphuse night & day serum and Phormula 3-9 repair serum. Can I use both together if so, which goes first? If not, should they be paired with similar products and should I focused on one issue one at a time

Asked by: Muertisha
You can use up to two serums at a time, and the way to use them is entirely up to your choice. You can mix them together and apply at the same time, use one after another, or choose the one that best suits your skin through the day or evening and use it one at a time. Being that the Phormula 3-9 Serum is for healing skin, I would recommend it as a spot treatment wherever you may have areas in need of repair, and then you can use the Transphuse Day & Evening at the intended times as an all over treatment.
Answered by: EL Advisor
Date published: 2019-01-13

Phormula 3-9 Repair Serum

How would I use the Phormula 3-9 Serum with the Firmarine Lifting Serum?
Asked by: Linda
Hi Linda, Alternate the Firmarine Serum and the pHormula 3-9 Serum to get the best benefits.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2018-09-15
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