Erno Laszlo New York

Light Controlling Lotion

$55.00 6.8 oz

Detoxifying & pore tightening toner

Light Controlling Lotion

$55.00 6.8 oz

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Description

Tried and true. Our very first toner ever made, this cult-favorite has remained an essential part of a skin-detoxifying routine thanks to its gentle but effective exfoliation and pore-tightening powers. By sweeping away oil and bacteria while binding moisture to the skin, this toner leaves your face soothed, pH-balanced and perfectly prepped for what comes next. Features a cast of refining ingredients such as:

  • Sweet birch to lightly exfoliate dead skin cells and clear the way for newer, younger ones.

  • Clove oil, a soothing antiseptic, to help eliminate the oil and bacteria that can lead to breakouts or dullness while calming irritation.

  • Glycerin, a natural moisture magnet, to attract and hold hydration for a glowing complexion.

Ingredients

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

Ingredients:
Water (Aqua/Eau), Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Polysorbate 80, Parfum (Fragrance), Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, Evernia Furfuracea (Treemoss) Extract, Limonene.

How to use

Immediately after cleansing, sweep over skin with a cotton pad, avoiding the eyes. Use day and night as part of your bespoke Double Cleansing Ritual. Follow with treatments and moisturizers to match your skin’s needs.

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    I have had "troubled" skin since early childhood, at times, very severe with cystic acne. I expect the oils in my face are actually too dry and cannot release normally, and food sensitivities definitely make it worse. Toners have never seemed to do much except remove a little more oil. This one has made my pores less visible and vanished the blackheads--a minor miracle in my book. I use the pre-cleansing oil as well. The soaps, thus far, have not been as good as the one I already use. I also like the Transphuse eye cream. My eye wrinkles appear when I smile (beyond normal crow's feet, which would be fine) and the cream may be helping.

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    This toner is fantastic for cleansing the skin and is so gentle. I love it. I miss the Sea Mud Mask though.

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    I've been a Laszlo fanatic since 1984 and am so thankful the company has at least kept the Sea Mud Soap and the toner! I really miss the rest of the regime with the two different Shake-Its and the really good Oil Controlling Powder that you could actually FEEL working throughout the day when you pressed it into your oily areas! Best stuff on the market, and I've been preaching about it for three decades! Sure, it takes a true commitment, but the end results are SO worth it! Tried everything that comes out, and I always end up back to the Laszlo basics... Got my daughter hooked, too, and she started when she was young - I just made it available to her, taught her the regime, and let her make up her own mind. When I go visit, we're at adjoining sinks with the Sea Mud - LOL.

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    First off: I'm new to EL. My skin is still adjusting. That said, I love this toner. I was surprised since it has a high alcohol content and is pretty fragrant but I think I have found a holy grail toner. I only realized how well the sea mud soap was doing in cleaning when my cotton round (after using this toner) still looked clean. Appears to help with acne and balancing out the face. Marked a star off for value simply because I find I go through it quicker than the other products.

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    I have been using this lotion for over a year. It really cleans my skin… Love it!

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    I have used many toners in the past and they all were filled with alcohol and stung, but never were effective. Erno Laszlo light Controlling Lotion is gentle, non-stinging and effective at controlling my slightly oily T-zone. Great!

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    This is a great toner for so many reasons. My skin feels smoother and comfortable. Even on the days I feel my skin feels tired and stressed, my skin immediately feels very refreshed and soothed when I put this on.

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    This is a great toner for so many reasons. My skin feels smoother and comfortable. Even on the days I feel my skin feels tired and stressed, my skin immediately feels very refreshed and soothed when I put this on.

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    You should always use toner! This one is great because it is strong, but not overly potent. Just a bit on a cotton ball will remove any extra impurities on your skin and prep it to better absorb your moisturizer. Not overly crazy on the smell (it does have alcohol) but you get used to it quickly and it doesn't linger. My skin is a bit oily and it helps to remove the majority without over drying. If it is an option, definitely get the bigger bottle and it will be an even better deal!

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    Date of review: 1/20/13 I\'ve used other toners before....some worked and others burned, but I really like this toner becuase it makes my skin feel fresh without overdrying. I just stated used the EL line and I love it. My pores already appear smaller. It\'s just another part of my new ritual and it really removes any impurities that my mud soap might have missed.

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    Every time I walk through the skin care department at Saks or Neiman Marcus and they have a new skin care line they always try to get me to give up on Erno. They tell me i should never use a toner with \"alcohol.\" The first thing i ask them is how old they think i am, every time they guess 10 years and more under my real age. Then i just laugh and tell them i am sticking with the tried and true Dr. Laszlo! Can\'t live without it.

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    Not only did I love the fresh clean scent but this control-lotion is like magic in a bottle. I go through it faster than any of my Erno products. It's my GO-TO product when my face is feeling dull and tired. Great results! I can never go straight from washing to moisturizing again because of this! Perfect for year-around use.

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    This is the perfect toner for my skin. Our southwestern climate can be tough on sensitive skin, so a gentle but thorough toner like this one is exactly right..

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    I have used Laszlo products since I was 27. Seeing Marlena Dietrich in her last public appearance on blue lights at 67 was inspiring. She had not a line in her face. I have tried other products and after one application switched right back. Now I won't changed for anything. The best products on the market. Even at my age, a pimple can appear. Light controlling lotion helps keep them away and make them go away.

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    LOVE this stuff! So refreshing, cooling and cleaning! Cleans every last bit of everything off, yet it is NOT stripping or drying. Fabulous scent adds to what I call my "aromatherapy" ritual with Laszlo....please don't ever change this formula!!

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    I have used light controlling lotion since 1983, my skin condition is outstanding for my age and I would not like to be without Erno Laszlo!

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    I have been using this product for over 20 yrs. now. This alone is a testimonial as to how good this product is! I feel fortunate that Erno Laszlo makes this product available in a larger size....please, please continue making this size available!!

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    Refreshing !! My skin is very happy with this lotion ... It is part of my daily routine of Erno lazlo. I highly recommend.

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    Not only does it feel revitalizing, but it helps clean skin from any residue. Like it's name, it is very light and refreshing.

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    I have been using Laszlo for about 30 years now. At one time I even work in Cosmetics for other companies and have tried just about everything on the market that I could get my hands on. But the BEST and most effective products are by far Erno Laszlo! I love the Light Controlling Lotion, it get the job done with out drying out my skin nor the uncomfortable burning. Laszlo has made it simple and easy to keep my skin in it's best shape, Like breathing Air!

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    love the clean and refreshed feeling you get from the light controlling lotion. the light scent is one of my favorites and stays with you all day long.

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    I have used light controlling lotion for many years. I began using it when the conditioning preparation became a little too drying for my skin. I use it after I wash with my Laszlo soap. Because of my ritual, I continue to have young looking skin.

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    Wonderful product after cleansing my face I use the light controlling lotion. My face tingles, it feels so fresh. Wouldn't start or end my day without it

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    Once again I used Erno Lazlo many years ago and stopped. I restarted recently because I am in my 60's and decided I had better take extra good care of my skin especially the skin on my face. People at work noticed immediately so you have made a believer out of me.

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    I have been using the Light Controlling Lotion for more than 30 years along with other Laszlo products. It is the best toner with no equal -- my skin looks 20 years younger (so I am told) thanks to my Laszlo regimen, good genes and sunscreen.

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    I have used this toner and the Laszlo system for 33 yrs, since coming back from Summer in Europe , living in train stations and taking overnight trains...I had the worse case of PIZZA_FACE and that's when I found Laszlo and it's been wonderful ever since...This works and I love it...Making me look wonderful, even at 65...!

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    I love this product it keeps my skin wonderfully clean!

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    The larger bottle is great. I have a longer supply

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    I have come back to using Erno Lazlo after first using it in my 20s. I am now in my 50s and find that my skin has never been more perfect. The light controlling lotion leaves my skin feeling clean, but not dry. I love these products. People say that my skin is flawless and "just glows!" Thank you Erno Lazlo!!

    Christie

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    I love all of your products but Light Controlling Lotion and I have been toghter forever! I miss Regular Controlling Lotion!

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    I have been using Erno Lazlo products since I was 14. The Light Controlling Lotion has always been a staple to my regime. I am now 47 and my skin has always been a testament to the product. It is fantastic and I think I would freak out if it wasn't available.

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    All of the Lazlo products have really helped me to keep my skin in great condition. My last purchase of the light controlling lotion at the price and size surely suited my budget. Great Product!

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    This toner/lotion is perfect for slightly oily skin. It is the perfect step prior to moisturizing. Also, love the scent of this.

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    At age 56, I recently purchased the line of Laszlo products after reading a recent article in "Town & Country". I began by removing my makeup with the Active Phelityl Oil followed by the Sea Mud Soap. My skin felt so truly clean, yet not stripped at all. Very gentle and very effective. I used the Light Controlling Lotion as the finishing touch to my cleansing routine.

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    This nice not-too-intense toner works for my combo skin all year round. It finds anything I missed after using (another fave) special skin soap. It never leaves my skin feeling tight or parched. Just a perfect little product that does exactly what its supposed to do. If only everything were this easy.

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    I use Light Controlling Lotion as my toner at night, and Hydraphel Skin Supplement as my toner in the morning. Light Controlling Lotion is stronger on my dry skin, and I like the extra vigor at night to exfoliate after having make-up on my face all day. It leaves my face feeling very clean without any redness or dryness afterward. In the morning, I use Hydraphel Skin Supplement, which is soft and refreshing after waking up. A great pair!

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    I have been using Laszlo Products since 1971. On and off I would think it was time to switch but realized , nothing, cared for my skin as well.

    The Light Controlling Lotion is clean and refreshing always.

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    I wash with black sea mud soap and follow with light controling lotion and moisturizer for perfectly balanced skin. Not bad for 62.

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    I have used Erno Laszlo Light Controlling Lotion for many many years. If I get nothing else done to my face, I get it washed with sea mud soap, and apply the Light Controlling Lotion, and then as I run out apply the Antioxidant Moisture Complex SPF 15 and I am set for the day. It is rare I miss this ritual, but when I do, my day is just not the same!

    I have tried a few other toners through the years. Most of them have made my skin scaly. The ELLCL tones without any type of reaction at all.

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    I have been using Light Controlling Lotion for years. Leaves skin amazingly smooth and refreshed

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    Panic set in when I realised I was coming to the end of my Light Controlling Lotion!

    There I was living in the United Kingdom but I needed more Controlling Lotion! My friends all comment on my skin. I have used Erno Laszlo for 35 years now and it has stood me in good stead all these years. I have passed on the secret to my 2 daughters. There was nothing for it but to ship in the Controlling Lotion!!!

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    I've tried many toners over the years but have gone back to Light Controlling Lotion by Erno Laszlo. It thoroughly cleans without stripping and does not irritate my sensitive skin. I intent to only use it going forward.

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    This toner is the best around for removing excess dirt and oil on face without feeling dry and damaged.

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    Love this product! I've used it for decades!

    Wish the exclusive size had a pop-top instead of an unlimited screw top.

    Otherwise, fabulous, as always!

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    I wanted to purchase the Regular Controlling Lotion and found that you no longer have it available so I bought the Light lotion instead and am very dissatisfied. I have been using the Regular Controllong Lotion for 20 years and I can't understand why you discontinued it, please bring it back!!!

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    I've been using Laszlo products since the early 1970s. My skin looks and feels amazing. I would be devastated if I could no longer get them!

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    Lazlo is the most amazing product out on the market!! My mother has used Lazlo for 45 years and has younger looking skin than most of my friends (at age 36!). She started me on Lazlo at age 12, and I have been using it now for 24 years and still love it. My daughter just had her 10th birthday, and I have started her on the Lazlo daily routine. This line of product will continue to be in my family for generations to come! Thank you Lazlo for our beautiful, healthy skin!!

    Katie Christ (Reno,

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    This has been part of my skin care regime for over 20 years. It is the best--moisturizing and toning for my oily skin.

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    I have been using Laszlo products exclusively since 1980. I use treatment and make up. They are just the best I have ever used. It has been increasingly harder to find stores that carry it. I'm glad that it is available on line. phyletol oil, sea mud soap, ligth controling lotion, shake it, timeless skin, total skin revitilizer, conceler, all favorites plus many more.

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    Love this toner!

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    I've used this toner for 20 years and it does the job!

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  • I am a 2:00 skin type. I have been using Erno Laszlo for over 20 years. What happened to the Conditioning Prep? I was using that at night but cannot seem to buy it. Has it been discontinued as with the Shake It Colors. What should my ritual be now?

    Hi Jackie, The Conditioning Preparation is a discontinued item. It was replaced by the Light Controlling Lotion.

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  • I think I have combination skin, but I am not sure. I have quite frequent blackheads and/or spots, even on my cheeks, and my T-zone tends to get oily during the day, yet sometimes, with certain products I've used in the past, my skin can also get really dry and flaky, mostly in those parts that are normally greasy. I have heard to have dry skin, yet I do have spots, blackheads and spots! I am 23 years old. Which products would you recommend?

    Hi Sarah, From the description of your skin it seems like you would be a Normal/Combination Skin type (12:00). It is recommended that you go on www.ernolaszlo.com and take the Personality Skin Diagnosis Test to see what skin type you are. If it does recommend the Normal/Combination Cleansing Ritual here is the am & pm cleansing ritual products to use. AM pHelityl Pre-Cleansing Oil Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar Light Controlling Lotion pHelityl Day Lotion SPF15 PM pHelityl Pre-Cleansing Oil Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar Light Controlling Lotion pHelityl Night Cream

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  • My skin type is Normal/Combination: I have some opened pores around the nose and cheecks around the nose and I have a greasy T zone, the rest of my face is normal.

    Hi Beatrice, The Normal/Combination Cleansing Ritual will be good to use. The Sea Mud Cleansing Bar will exfoliate your skin to get rid of the impurities of the pores along with the Light Controlling Lotion. AM pHelityl Pre-Cleansing Oil Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar Light Controlling Lotion pHelityl Day Lotion SPF15 PM pHelityl Pre-Cleansing Oil Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar Light Controlling Lotion pHelityl Night Cream

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  • Hello! I've heard that the toner must not content alcohol because it dries the skin too much and then there is more sebum produced. I have this product (and checked that has alcohol in it) and I wonder if the alcohol in it has a negative effect on my skin and if I may choose another toner with less alcohol. Thank you!

    Hi Beatrice, What is your skin type?

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  • Hello, My T-zone always have oil coming out during the summer, and my cheeks area are called normal. But my inner layer of the skin is dry. can I use the 'BLACK SOAP" and this "LIGHT CONTROLLING LOTION"? I am scared the soap will dry out my skin /cheeks even more and the lotion contains alcohol will try my skin too..... please suggest thx

    Hi Joyce, It is recommended since you are slightly dry to use the 11:30 cleansing ritual. AM pHelityl Pre-Cleansing Oil pHelityl Cleansing Bar Light Controlling Lotion R.E.M. Day Lotion PM pHelityl Pre-Cleansing Oil pHelityl Cleansing Bar Light Controlling Lotion R.E.M. Night Cream

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  • Can I put this "LIGHT CONTROLLING LOTION" in the fridge to let it colder and tighten the pores and prepare your skin for moisturising even more?? thx.

    Hi Joyce, The Light Controlling Lotion can be kept at room temperature. Not recommended to alter temperature of product.

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  • Is Absolute Finish Foundation being discontinued? Can you use Phelitly Cleansing Oil with the White Marble Cleansing Bar? When will Controlling and Hydrating Powders be back? Are the 12oz. Light Controlling Lotions still available?

    Hi Eileen, There are only certain colors available in the Absolute Finish, which are Porcelain, Beige and Bisque. The other colors are out of stock at this time. The loose powder will be available in March. You do not have to use the pHelityl Pre-Cleansing Oil with the White Marble Treatment Bar. The 12 OZ. Light Controlling Lotions are out of stock.

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  • what can be done about acne related to rosecea?

    Hi Manay, You can use the pHormula 3-9 balm. If you have a severe case of Acne please consult your dermatologist.

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  • I recently began my Erno Laszlo Ritual. Why am I experiencing breakouts?

    During the first few weeks (or even months) after you begin practicing your skin care Ritual, inevitable skin changes will occur. Some people experience increased dryness, sometimes flaking. Others see an increase in oiliness and may experience breakouts. Erno Laszlo rituals are deeply cleansing, pulling out dirt and toxins deep within the pores, which can at first cause a breakout. Be assured that this is a period of transition that all of our clients experience before achieving our shared desired result: clean, healthy-looking and balanced skin.

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  • Toners just seem like an extra step. Are they really necessary?

    Toners are definitely beneficial, especially as part of a full skin care ritual. Toners remove any residue leftover from soaps or cleansers and balance the skin's pH, prepping it for the next step in the ritual: moisturizing.

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