Pre-Cleansing Treatment

Phelityl Pre-Cleansing Oil

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A penetrating Pre-Cleansing Oil dissolves trapped impurities, and makeup on contact. When combined with a cleansing bar, this treatment oil creates a conditioning lather which maximizes the cleansing process.

6.8 oz

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


Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil/Huile Minerale), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Corylus Americana (Hazel) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Taraktogenos Kurzii (Taraktogenos Kurzii Seed Oil), BHT, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Bisabolol, CI 40800 (Beta-Carotene), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Citral, Citronellol, Coumarin, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.
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 Pre-Cleansing Oil



Phelityl indicates Erno Laszlo's unique moisturizing complex with a pH level nearly identical to that of the skin, which maintains the fatty acids essential for skin function. It dissolves trapped impurities within the pores. Conditions skin with 13 essential oils to promote clean, healthy looking skin.


Vitamin E

Is a vital antioxidant and nourishing specialist.

Vitamin C

An important antioxidant, they nourish and renew skin so it looks fresher and feels plumper.

Our Exclusive Blend of 12 Essential Oils

Avocado, Macadamia Nut, Sunflower, Jojoba and more—help hydrate, and nourish skin.


How to use it

How to use it

  1. Gently massage a generous amount in small circular motions on dry skin.
  2. Massage over face and jawline to open pores and trap dirt and makeup on the face.
  3. Follow with your Cleansing Bar to complete your bespoke Double Cleanse Ritual, for clear, balanced skin.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Laszlo and me--together again! I have been using Laszlo products on and off for over 20 years. After a long hiatus, I am again using the line. When I started using Laszlo years ago, I was a true 3:00--Extremely oily with active cystic acne. Now, to my great surprise, I am between 12:00 and 1:00. Never did I think that my skin would be anywhere near normal. My Laszlo consultant recommeded I use the pHelityl Pre-cleansing Oil and Sea Mud Soap, followed by Light Controlling Lotion. Going on my third week now, my pores have shrunk and my skin looks so much healthier. No matter how crazy things are around me, the cleansing step affords me a little bit of luxury twice a day.
Date published: 2012-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Happy to Have Rediscovered This In the 80's, I started using Erno Laszlo and using the phelityl oil with the deep mud soap and light controlling lotion was my favorite part of the line. I moved in the late 80's to a location where I could no longer purchase the product. I used other skincare lines over the years, but nothing that I liked as much as Erno Laszlo. I am so delighted to have rediscovered this line. I have been using faithfully for one week and my skin already looks so much better. It is brighter, my pores are shrinking and my skin appears firmer. My eleven is diminished and I have an improvement in my neck and decollete. Awesome product and I plan to use from now on.
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect!.... This IS a wonderful product! I was skeptical at first about putting oil on my combination skin, but used before the cleansing bar, this works beautifully. First of all, it has the most wonderful aroma! It feels lovely on my skin as I massage it in a little bit, then produces rich lather with the White Marble or Sea Mud bar. I get a wonderfully clean face and smell beautiful for hours! When I use the toner afterwards, I never find a trace of dirt or makeup left, just clean. I used these products years ago and stopped because they are pricey, but I've returned now because my skin is getting more and more sensitive and hasn't liked anything I've used for ages. This is great stuff!
Date published: 2016-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still Great for Skin In the 1970's I had a horrible reaction to cosmetics. The dermatologist I went to recommended Erno Laszlo to help repair the damage. At that time you had to be a "member" and carry an O'clock card with you so that you could buy the items you needed. You did not buy anything except that which was programmed for your skin. Once I started the regimen I would have women come up to me and peer at my skin saying it "looked perfect" and how did I do it? The cleansing oil is one of the items I still use. Over the years the ingredient list has changed a bit but it still remains effective and with the same wonderful feel and scent that reminds me I am using "Erno Laszlo" skin care. Erno Laszlo oil is a must have item for me. It helps my skin stay healthy and clear and calm.
Date published: 2014-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recommend it highly I have used this product for over 15 years and recommend it highly. Whether I use it for pre-cleansing purposes or as a soothing agent, it consistently delivers a gentle, non-irritating treatment. Interestingly, I have started facial laser hair removal treatments, and have used it to calm my post-procedure skin. When I mentioned this to the laser technician, she said that she had heard positive reviews of the product from other clients -but hadn't tried it herself. I supplied her with a sample - and she found it gentle also. I strongly recommend its use.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exclusive Lazlo user since 1963 My mother, also a Lazlo user, introduced me to the product when I was 19. At that time, I had acne, so the oil, special soap, and light controlling lotion were my products. As I grew older (and lost the acne), I have continued to use the Lazlo products, switching soaps as my skin changed. Now I have been diagnosed with sinus cancer and have had surgery and am now having radiation. I continue to use the oil and the soap, as approved by my radiologist. He says the products are good for my face
Date published: 2012-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Leaves you glowing This the cornerstone of my Laszlo routine. Laszlo was the first skin care program I ever bought when I was 19. I then spent 25 years trying everything under the sun. I was rushing to an appointment in SOHO when i happened upon the institute. It\'s gorgeous and the staff is amazing. If you\'re in NYC you have to stop in. I was given an oil and cleansing bar sample. After three days back on the Laszlo cleansing routine I could see a glow in my skin I hadn\'t seen for decades. Back with Laszlo for life.
Date published: 2013-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A 'Must' for the right o'clock I have used this product for close to 50 years. I was 'clocked' at the original institute when I was 14 years old to help eliminate acne issues' that conventional medical science could not help. I am 64 years old, and am usually guessed at being in my mid 40's - and at times even younger. Follow the ritual, stay out of the sun, age gracefully.
Date published: 2016-12-07
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How do you know what products are best for a 70 year old lady with good skin, but dry skin?

Asked by: betjam
I have used Laszlo since 1972. I am 72 and always receive compliments on my skin. I have used Phelityl Pre Cleansing Oil and Phelityl Soap for the last five years. It is fabulous!
Answered by: Annie36
Date published: 2019-05-01

My skin is dry. I’m 60 and would like my skin to look better

Asked by: Donna18
Yes, I would recommend this product, combined with the Phelityl Cleansing Bar, which work together to hydrate. You can look at our entire Hydra-Therapy line here:
Answered by: EL Advisor
Date published: 2019-02-11

What's the difference between the "Phelityl pre-cleansing oil" and the "Phelityl Oil"

Asked by: ForeverFeminist
To my knowledge, they are the same.  I’ve never known this oil to be anything other than a pre-cleansing oil and that is how I use it.  Other than putting the excess oil on my hands over my hair before I wash it.
Answered by: churlgurl
Date published: 2019-02-04

exactly what is this cleansing oil. Do I use to cleanse my face or????

Asked by: Rae13
Our cleansing oils are Part 1 of our Double Cleanse process. You apply the oil to your dry skin and use the treatment bar of your choice to wash it off, leaving your skin healthy and clean, without being stripped or dry.
Answered by: EL Advisor
Date published: 2019-11-19

When you are doing the 28 day facelift (I've really seen this look like one), do you continue with your usual Erno routine or need other products?

Asked by: MAli
I always stick with my Erno Lazlo routine.  And the Phyllite Oil is a must!  
Answered by: bbassett
Date published: 2019-11-19

Does this product replace the Phelityl cleansing gel. I am unable to find it in the white tube with a black cap. Please advise

Asked by: Carolyn52
The Phelityl Cleansing Gel has been discontinued. This is the Phelityl Pre-Cleansing Oil, one of the oldest products from our line.
Answered by: EL Advisor
Date published: 2019-05-07

do you have the pump version of this product

Asked by: maxi
We do not offer a pump version of the Phelityl Pre-Cleansing Oil. The updated version, the Hydra-Therapy Cleansing Oil, does have a pump.
Answered by: EL Advisor
Date published: 2019-11-19

Is the Phelityl Pre cleansing Oil being discontinued? I heard they may be phasing it out for the Hydra-Therapy oil. I have tried both and do not feel the Hydra Therapy oil is a substitute for this product. Please do not discontinue it!

Asked by: LAlaszloLoyalist
I’ve noticed it’s been harder to come by, and EL seems to be minimizing promotion (pushing “detox oil” in your “iconic” collection for example, while phelityl oil is the real iconic product! Please do not discontinue phelityl oil, it is without equal, and the only oil my skin will tolerate! It’s an unbelievable product, with a loyal following - you should be capitalizing on that! It would be a huge mistake to discontinue it.
Answered by: Ac2018
Date published: 2019-02-07
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