Mattifying Moisturizer

Hydra-Therapy Gel Cream

$126.00 50ml

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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. This residue-free lightweight gel cream infuses skin with antioxidants and weightless moisture, leaving a youthful glow.
This long lasting moisturizing gel is ideal for all seasons and skin types. Hydra-Therapy Gel Cream 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 enflamed skin.

  • Flax Seed Oil: Contains essential fatty acids; helps minimize skin redness, inflammation, and irritation and has a calming effect.

  • Cottonseed Oil Extract: Has notable levels of vitamin E and other antioxidants to protect against free radicals and hydrate the skin.


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.

How to Use

After cleansing and toning, dab onto skin and blend into face, neck and decollete in an upward motion. Use morning and night.

Hydra-Therapy Gel Cream is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 51.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I suffer from chronically dry skin (health and medication related) and am ALWAYS trying to find something that helps with the dry, flaky patches on my cheeks and nose but doesn't cause breakouts on my chin or forehead or an allergic reaction. This cream provides extra hydration without being oily or greasy and absorbs fairly quickly. I've never had a reaction using Laszlo products in spite of having combination skin that turns red at the least provocation. This product causes no redness, is gentle to my skin and does a great job of making it look fresh all day. Amazingly so, imo, since I have discovered that's increasingly more difficult to achieve as my skin gets older.
Date published: 2019-04-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not a good choice for dry skin I did not thoroughly read the description of this product before choosing it and did not notice that it is mattifying. I have somewhat dry skin and this is not the right type of moisturizer for me. I think it does what it is supposed to do and would be a great choice for those with skin on the oilier side. A small amount is all that is needed and it instantly absorbs into the skin. However, I am not in love with the mattifying effect and will continue to use the Firmarine moisturizer to hydrate my normal/dry skin.
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Major Hydrating Moisture This Hydra-Therapy Gel Cream delivers major moisture to all skin types. After rinsing and toning you apply this to your face and neck area in the morning and at night before you go to bed and rub it in and it makes your skin smooth and soft all day and night long.There is no feeling of dryness what so ever.It is a good size jar and will last quite awhile. It does make your skin have a nice dewy glow to it. This is the perfect cream for a person like me who always combination skin depending on the weather.This is my go to cream from now on,
Date published: 2019-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hydra-Therapy Gel Cream I love the way Erno Laszlo Hydra-Therapy Gel Cream provides my neck and facial skin a quick absorbing, deep moisturizing cream that smooths and soothes while softening the appearance of my large pores. After using Hydra-Therapy Gel Cream daily at morning and night, I noticed upon the first application my skin had a more lighter & brighter, youthful glow without feeling greasy or leaving residue. I like that this product comes with a small applicator to scoop the cream from out of the container and spread upward on the neck and face. I recommend Erno Laszlo Hydra-Therapy Gel Cream for daily glowing, intensely moisturized skin.
Date published: 2019-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really great stuff!! Erno Laszlo Hydra-Therapy Gel Cream is is a luxury product that is more than just the name on the container. This product also does a wonderful job of keeping skin hydrated and looking healthy, giving your skin a healthy glow without any artificial sheen. It delivers long lasting moisture with minimal product application. The fragrance is so nice and very light. The cream itself is silky smooth and absorbs into my skin quickly. This is a premium product well worth its price. I absolutely, positively love this cream! When you want to treat yourself to a truly exceptional product, Erno Laszlo is the way to go.
Date published: 2019-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect base for my foundation! I have been using this Hydra-Therapy gel cream for a little over 2 weeks now and can definitely tell a difference. I use it morning and at night every day. I am normally oily on my t-zone and dry everywhere else and have noticed after applying this and it fully absorbs my skin feels balanced. I use a full coverage foundation and sometimes that can really emphasis the size of my pores if I don't use a primer. Since this cream is mattifying I decided to try using this as my primer and holy cow GAME CHANGER. This really excited me because lets be honest this cream is a little pricey. Now it replaces my normal moisturizer and my makeup primer so that helps me justify the price.
Date published: 2019-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome gel cream I would like to start by sharing little bit about packaging This cream is made of the high quality jar which is 50 ml.Simply to say there is no way of breakage during shipment.It also contains little spatula for an easy application.Now to move on to product itself. I've been using this Erno Laszlo cream for about 10 days now. Its Very silky and you only need about dime size of it to cover your whole face.It goes on smooth and absorbs quickly by leaving your face silky firm hydrated and soft.I will purchase this Erno Laszlo product in the future and will also recommend the same to all of you reading this review.If you want your skin soft smooth and radiant this Erno Laszlo gel cream is for you.
Date published: 2019-04-19
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
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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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