Detoxifying & Exfoliating Facial Cleanser

Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar

$38.00 100 gr

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Go deep. Our iconic Laszlo-original Cleansing Bar boasts the uniquely therapeutic benefits of Dead Sea mud, a mineral-rich miracle of nature, to deeply detoxify, exfoliate and hydrate skin. Perfect for blemished or stressed out complexions, this circulation-boosting bar leaves skin soft, smooth and radiant thanks to:

  • Dead Sea mud—boasting 26 minerals and its signature black color that transforms to white foam—to protect and restore skin’s own mineral levels.

  • Glycerin, a powerful moisture magnet, to attract and hold hydration for a more moisturized, glowing complexion.

  • Both palm and palm kernel oils to help regulate skin’s own oil content while reinforcing its defenses against outside stressors, as it ramps up cell turnover beneath the surface.

Be in the know:
Our Cleansing Bars boast the highest concentration of powerful skincare actives. In addition, some of our bars rely on advanced nano-encapsulation technology to deliver time-released spheres able to penetrate skin’s surface allowing active ingredients to work even longer than conventional cleansers. Plus, contrary to popular belief, Cleansing Bars are inherently unfriendly environments to microbes that only grow on food sources (such as your skin’s sebum oil.) Translation: as soon as the bar touches your skin, it begins to combat the oil that bacteria thrive on.


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

Sodium Palmate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Water (Aqua/Eau), Silt (Dead Sea Mud), Charcoal Powder, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Evernia Prunastri (Oakmoss) Extract, Benzyl Cinnamate, Benzyl Benzoate, CI 77489 (Iron Oxides), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).

How to Use

Use directly after Cleansing Oil , morning and night, as part of your bespoke Double Cleansing Ritual. First, dampen the bar under warm water. Next, gently massage the wet bar over your face using the rounded corners to stimulate circulation. You can also use your hands and fingertips to create a rich lather as well, remembering to include the delicate area of the neck. Rinse with warm water. Blot skin dry. Follow with toner, treatments and moisturizers to match your skin’s needs.

Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 141.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I wish is that I knew about Erno Laszlo 20 years ago After years of trying every (EVERY) product at the pharmacy, department stores, dermatologist, I tried this facial bar in April 2016. I haven't bought another product/brand since. I noticed a dramatic difference in my skin within a week. I use the Phelityl Pre-Cleansing Oil first, which just works for my skin. Do not be intimidated by the video showing the routine- its not hard or time consuming. And its not expensive- buying new products every few weeks is expensive! I looks years younger, my skin is brighter, and my only wish is that I knew about Erno Laszlo 20 years ago. I recommend it to everyone who asks about my improved complexion.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not The Classic Sea Mud Soap I have been using Erno Laszlo since the early 1970's! At that time you had to have a membership card to even qualify to purchase the products. Through the years all the formulas have changed until you cannot recognize the products. This soap, and many of the other products are a pale reflection of the "old" ones and I am terribly sad about it. Where are all the wonderful skin improving ingredients? This is just soap with charcoal! Even the wonderful classic scent is gone. Would I recommend that someone pay $$$ for this? NO! The old classic formulas were worth every penny. When I wash with this soap my sink and face are covered in black film. The old soap NEVER did that!
Date published: 2012-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Cleanser Ever I have been using this soap since 1987 and there is no other cleanser--soap or otherwise--that can match it. The look, the smell, the feel of it in your hand, the way it exfoliates and cleanses 100% of everything off of your face & out of your pores--makeup, oil, grime-- without drying. Yet it somehow also manages to reduce breakouts and clogged pores. I use it once/day and the bar lasts me about 1 year! How can you beat the price with all that it offers and how long it lasts? Even though my skin is a little less oily than it was, and breaks out a little less than it did, 25 years ago, this soap still works just as effectively for me. The best, period.
Date published: 2012-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Formula I had admittedly been away from the Laszlo ritual for a bit, and decided to return, starting with the cleansing products. I opened my first shipment of Sea Mud soap expecting that familiar fragrance and it's changed completely. Is this a new formula or just a fragrance change? Please go back to the old fragrance if possible, this new one is unpleasant. My star ratings are based on the previous experiences I had with sea mud soap. I am hoping that the formula has remained the same, it has been iconic for so many decades I honestly never expected a change in the Sea Mud.
Date published: 2012-07-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from so sad i began using laszlo in the 70's. i started with an introductory of products for my 12:00 skin type. yes, the associate determined your appropriate o'clock thru questions and observation. the cleansing routine was different from others - who can forget the splashes. my skin responded in a way that was beyond my expectations. I have returned to Laszlo in recent years and am not thrilled with the changes. the soaps are smaller and a different shape - the previous shape was perfect for the routine. there have been so many believe dr. Laszlo is turning in his grave over what has been done to his product.
Date published: 2019-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must-have My first time purchasing this soap after falling in love with other EL products and I can definitely say it's going to be a staple. It does everything it states and more. I have normal/combination skin that's also prone to dryness so I hesitated on this for a while but am SO glad I purchased. It doesn't dry out your skin. Instead it provides a most thorough cleansing, plus exfoliation, even moisture, and it's the only soap that I can actually say has made a difference in pore size. I came back for more products including the matching cleansing oil after this and also love their hydrogel masks. So luxurious. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Seam Mud Soap Not the same... I have been using Erno Laszlo since 80s. My mom introduced me when i was a teen. Saddened that soap does not have the old wonderful fragrance nor is it the same thickness...Makes me question if its the same ingredients. Also the cleasning ritual has changed...use to be splash with warm and cold water. Much disappointed with the change...
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from No longer as good!! The first Erno Laszlo product I used when I was first introduced to the line years ago was the Sea Mud Soap. I loved it — the quality, the size, the smell — it was wonderful. Best of all, it helped cure my acne and made my skin glow. Unfortunately, that version of the Sea Mud Soap is no more. The current bar offered is a pale descendant of the original. Though it still does keep my face relatively clear, the results are just not the same. The soap is now way smaller and comes in an inconvenient case. The quality is not nearly as good and it loses that solid bar feel after a week or so. Also, it seems to have less sea mud in it (and more charcoal), and, worst of all, it leaves a black residue in my sink (something that the original never did)! I never thought I would stop using this product, but alas, I have. PLEASE bring back the original formula and size as created by Dr. Laszlo!! PS — One bar used to last months, now it barely lasts five weeks.
Date published: 2018-04-19
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Why has the formula been changed?

Asked by: Tomandjicky
The formula has not changed in over 8 years. At that time, the adjustment was due to us pulling some animal related ingredients from the formula.
Answered by: EL Advisor
Date published: 2019-02-06

Is this like special skin soap for oily skin? like the one that use to be blue? 

Asked by: jessie123
This is a different line then the Special Skin Soap, however it is what we suggest for those looking for a substitute for the discontinued soap. It is for normal, to oily/acne prone skin, and works best when paired with Light Controlling Lotion, our toner for oily skin.
Answered by: EL Advisor
Date published: 2019-01-03

Hi, What would be the best EL anti-aging regimen for 53 years old woman? For firmness, elasticity, wrinkles, glow of the skin? Normal to oily skin, with large pores, rosacea, lines and wrinkles? Thank you.

Asked by: Sofiadental1
Please contact us at to discuss this in more detail.
Answered by: EL Advisor
Date published: 2019-03-02

Does this bar contain charcoal? 

Asked by: Annakat
Answered by: Jana
Date published: 2018-12-01

I have read many of the Reviews of EL charcoal face bar, so how has it changed?When did it change? I have begin using a bar that I must have purchased nearly 5 years ago and am finding good results.

Asked by: Bonny
The only change I noticed is that the soap is much smaller.
Answered by: Maria1950
Date published: 2018-09-28

Is it possible to purchase a soap without the plastic dish? I already have a dish from my last purchase.

Asked by: Tsperz15
I don’t know but just recycle the one you don’t want 
Answered by: ValB
Date published: 2018-08-07

Where can I buy this today?

Asked by: jenn
You can purchase this fantastic Sea Mud Cleansing Bar from retailers such as Nordstrom but I prefer to order online from Laszlo. I've used this miracle cleansing soap since 1968 and love the way it detoxifies my skin to give me soft feeling and smooth skin. An added bonus is that Sea Mud consistently minimizes my pores.
Answered by: Peggy
Date published: 2018-12-09

What daytime  moisturizer to you recommend for someone in their early 70’s that has all the problems you might expect for this age group⁉️

Asked by: Grey 10
I would recommend looking at the Firmarine Moisturizer SPF 30 for day, it will help hydrate and tighten skin. If you have deeper fine lines, you may also want to look at the Transphuse Line Refining Cream, which helps to calm and hydrate, while restoring elasticity.
Answered by: EL Advisor
Date published: 2018-08-05
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