Hydrating and Nourishing Facial Cleanser

Phelityl Cleansing Bar

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Strike a balance. Gently cleansing without drying, this moisturizing bar takes its skin-nourishing powers from our exclusive plant oil complex to help bind moisture to skin—and keep it there—for a softer, smoother appearance.

To begin our commitment towards sustainability and doing our part in the circular economy, our packaging has been updated to feature 0% plastic.

Phelityl Cleansing Bar is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 179.
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100 gr
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We are committed to formulating without ingredients that do not meet the Erno Laszlo clean standards.

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

Sodium Palmate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Water (Aqua/Eau), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Ethyl Macadamiate, Sulfated Castor Oil, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Evernia Prunastri (Oakmoss) Extract, Benzyl Benzoate, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green).
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.

Phelityl Cleansing Bar



Fatty acid-rich formula helps to balance your complexion by mimicking the same nourishing oils and pH balance found in skin already (translation: get glowing).


Safflower Seed Oil

Soothes, softens and hydrates skin.


A natural moisture magnet, to attract and hold hydration for a radiant glow.

Palm & Palm Kernel Oils

Supports skin’s oil barrier against outside stressors.
How it work


How to use it

How to use it

  1. Use directly after the cleansing oil of your choice. Then, dampen the bar under warm water
  2. Next, gently massage the wet bar over your face using the rounded corners to stimulate circulation.
  3. Rinse with warm water. Blot skin dry. Follow with toner, treatments and moisturizers to match your skin’s needs
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Stuff Along with the sea mud soap been using these 2 products for 30+years. Began to use the soaps as we lived in south Texas and my skin was very oily. Used Sea Mud at first then added the Phelityl Bar. I'm a 2:00. Use the Sea Mud at night and the Phelityl in the morning. Beginning with as hot water as I can stand with 20 splashes and ending up with 20 splashes of cold. Starting using the Firmarine probably 15+ years ago. Have been very happy with the Firmarine as it's kept the wrinkles away. I'm 70+. This last order of the Firmarine, I noticed a different smell. Not a really bad smell, just different. Hope you're not changing your formula.
Date published: 2019-10-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product I stick to the original Erno Laszlo program as closely as possible. I have been using Erno Laszlo since 1975. My skin is classified as normal with an oily T-zone several hours after washing (12:30/1:00). I switch between the Phelityl Cleansing Bar and the Sea Mud Soap depending on how my skin feels. The products have shanged. The soap shape has changed. It was larger and shaped differently. the bar was recenlty repackaged and the bars are smaller and a more awkward size. The price satayed the same. I'm not happy with all the changes. If you are not familar with the original program, you can still benefit from this product.
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it I really love this cleansing bar. It makes my skin baby soft. It really balances your skin. The places that were dry are now moisturized, and the oily parts are now balanced. This bar is so gentle that you can use it every day, and you don't have to worry about breakouts. There is absolutely no residue left behind whenever you rinse and there is no tight feeling like some soaps leave behind. My only negative is the smell. It doesn't smell that great. I would like if it smelled more feminine. It's not a deal breaker for me though, because it really is a great product. I was happy to test a sample for free.
Date published: 2019-04-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Phelityl Cleansing Bar I was in the Belk yesterday to purchase my favorite cleansing bar , when I picked up the bar on display it was thinner and smaller. The sale associate told me that the bar was reformulated , which when it comes to beauty produces that’s usually a bad word. The old bar was 5.3 oz and now the new bar is 3.4 oz. it seems now that everything has change except the price because it’s still 38.00 dollars.
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 45+ year customer I have been using EL since 1970. Even though I am a 10:30, my skin nevers feels taught and the wrinkles are minimal. Once or twice I've tried other company's products, but throw them away and quickly return to my ritual. We were just in Hawaii and one skin care company was stopping people to give a product demo - I looked at them and said 'I use Erno Laszlo' , a young girl had no idea of who EL was and asked the other rep if he'd ever heard of EL, to his credit he said yes and told her 'never mind' apparently code for don't bother with this one!
Date published: 2015-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review Title * WOW, have been using the phelityl cleansing bar almost 20 years. Opened a new bar this morning and was shocked. Price has gone up and size of bar is almost half what it used to be. Would have preferred they increased the price a few dollars more and kept the original size. Scent of the bar is also different. Let's see if the quality and effectiveness has changed.
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pay more for less This product is wonderful, HOWEVER, they have reduced the thickness of the bar by half but not the price. Used to be a good value and it lasted along time. I am not sure I will pay this price again for basically half the product.
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review Title * I would be a much happier customer if you had not reduced the size of the bar by about a third. Your fancier, more expensive packaging is on no value to me.
Date published: 2016-12-18
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Should you use the oil and bar in the morning and at night or just once a day?

Asked by: CB45
You can use the Oil and Bar both AM and PM, but ultimately it is your preference. We do recommend doing a full cleanse twice a day.
Answered by: EL Advisor
Date published: 2020-05-04

What is the pH of this cleansing bar?

Asked by: Joann
All of our soap bars have a pH between 8.5 and 11.
Answered by: EL Advisor
Date published: 2020-03-27

I have used the Phelityl Cleansing Bar for 20+ yrs. Recently I’ve been getting a rash on my forehead. My dermatologist asked if I was using any new beauty products or if any of the ingredients have changed. Has the original Laszlo formula been changed?

Asked by: LaszloGirl
We have not changed this formula at any time in recent years. Reaching out to a dermatologist was a great step; if you are still experiencing this rash you may want to discontinue usage for a few days to see if it goes away, returning to using it gently to determine if the product is the cause. Your doctor can advise you on further steps, but please reach out to us at [email protected] if you have additional questions!
Answered by: EL Advisor
Date published: 2020-02-07

I am 59 years old with fairly dry skin. I don't know which bar to get? Can you please advise me?

Asked by: Nena
I am a bit older than you and also have dry skin. I alternate soaps depending on the season-as it gets warmer, I use the phelityl bar, preceeded by the pre-cleansing oil. 
Answered by: alicejs
Date published: 2019-05-06

Is this more of a travel size bar?   I can’t seem to find the travel size anymore.

Asked by: Byrdie from Nantucket
It’s not as small as the old travel size but not as lg as the old regular size used to be. It is perfect for travel but box not as good as it used to be. 
Answered by: Pjkitty
Date published: 2019-04-17

Is this the same as the previous phelityl cleaning bar?   The size is considerable smaller and the price is the same.  Wondering if composition of bar is different to require a reduction in size and no reduction in price 

Asked by: baba
It is the same bar just smaller!
Answered by: WWB52
Date published: 2019-04-17

So the current recommendation is to use warm water? It used to be hot water splashes for rinsing. Also, should I stick with the phelityl soap (I'm 63 years old), or should I be switching to something else?

Asked by: Carmella
I have been using phelityl soap since I turned 30. I was a cabin attendant and my roommates Dermatologist recommendated it. I have been hooked ever since. I have normal to slightly oily skin. I am still using exactly the same products. I use the phelityl oil to remove make up at night followed by warm water and phelityl soap...then light controlling lotion and day lotion.... the same routine day and night. People always say I look 10 years younger than I am. I love it!
Answered by: Sandy68
Date published: 2019-06-03
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