Exfoliating Facial Cleansing Bar

Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar

As low as $23.00
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Our iconic Laszlo-original cleansing bar boasts the uniquely therapeutic benefits of Dead Sea mud, a mineral-rich miracle of nature, to deeply cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate skin.

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

Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 263.
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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, 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).
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.

Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar

As low as $23.00


Perfect for blemished or stressed out complexions, this bar leaves skin soft, smooth and radiant.


Dead Sea Mud

Boasting 26 minerals and its signature black color that transforms to white foam—to nourish skin’s own mineral levels.


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


Draws out impurities, oils and toxins to deeply cleanse and renew the skin and clear out pores without drying or irritating.
How it work


How to use it

How to use it

  1. Use directly after cleansing oil.
  2. Dampen the bar and gently massage the wet bar over your face using the rounded corners to stimulate circulation.
  3. Rinse with warm water. Follow with toner, treatments and moisturizers to match your skin's needs.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from UNBELIEVABLE! I used to use Erno Laszlo products in the 1980's and quit whenever newer skincare was advertised, etc. I just decided to try Laszlo again. Ordered what I used to use: Sea Mud Soap and Detoxifying Cleansing Oil. I have dry skin. This combo has made my skin look smoother, cleaner and just "unbelievable!" My skin never looked this good with other products. I will always order from Erno Laszlo. Maybe I will eventually turn back time to my 20's!! :)
Date published: 2018-03-08
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 5 out of 5 by from Great soap, bad value! Great soap, bad value I've been using this soap for about a year. This most recent purchase came with a disappointing shock: along with its new and improved packaging, they made the bar significantly smaller. Previously it was difficult for me to justify buying a bar of soap for $40. Now, with its reduced size, it's just highway robbery. Such a bummer. I'm looking for a new face soap and don't fancy returning to this product, which rewards repeat customers with a decrease in value.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I miss the old Erno Laszlo products The cleansing bars were much larger when I started using Laszlo products 30+ years ago. And the products have been reinvented so much that they are not recognizable. I still use them but am missing what they used to be.
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go to facial soap I have been using sea mud soap for more years than I can remember and while I still love it, I am very disappointed at the change in the size of the cake. It is half the size it used to be and I am not sure that the ingredients haven;t changed as well. The cotton swab that I use after washing now has some taletelll black on it as if they have added a colorant to make it black and not the sea mud. This is not the only Erno Laszlo product that has changed over the years. The elimination of the normalizer shake-it was also a disappointment.
Date published: 2019-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product but scent has changed This soap is fabulous...bar very long lasting and although expensive - well worth the money considering it's effectiveness and lifespan. The combination of this and the pHelityl Oil gives me such a pleasant cleaning and aromatherapy experience....that was until I opened my newly packaged bar of soap. The ingredient list is identical - but the scent has DEFINITELY changed. A little less oakmoss scent and more oil paint smell...it is not as pleasant as it used to be and I'm very disappointed in this change. The experience is no longer the same (because of the smell) however the texture and cleaning properties seem unchanged therefore I will continue using it since it is so effective. I voted 3 stars on quality (would have been 5 if it weren't for the new, less attractive - actually downright stinky - scent).
Date published: 2012-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Immediate improvement I started using the sea mud soap a month ago, and I could tell it works since the first day. My skin was immediately improving withing the first 3 days, then after two weeks, my skin was getting all the impurities out (for the lack of better words). I have combo skin, Im 33 years old and never took care of my skin, I had black heads around my nose and chin and hormonal/occasional acne and not even skin. Well, after a month my skin looks soooo much better, very few black heads and it glows. I do the pre-cleansing oil otherwise my skin gets really dry after using the soap. I am looking forward to using more Erno Laszlo products and reuniting with the skin I was meant to have. I only regret, not knowing about Erno earlier in life.
Date published: 2016-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i love erno laszlo I have used erno Laszlo for the past 40 years; unfortunately finding a retailer is often difficult. Both Nordstroms locally have diminished stock, and I would substitute Sheishedo products. This past summer I developed a severe allergy to most Sheido products, requiring physicians assistance and medication. The dermatologist did state many patients recently have developed an allergy to Sheisdo products. Hands off for me; ONLY ERNO LASZLO FR OM NOW ON! I would highly recommend ALL ERNO LASZLO PRODUCTS!
Date published: 2013-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great products As soon as I could afford it, in my 30s, I had my skin typed at a luxury department store and shelled out the $$$ for what Laszlo products I was told I needed. You could not buy just one then as they all worked together. My skin loved the products. Then for whatever reason I eventually strayed to some other skin care line. I'm 79 now and recently back to EL. Yes, I recall the ritual of oil and soap and the 30 splashes of warm (thought I recall as it as "hand hot" water. I wonder why they changed that. Yes, it took a little time but the results were so rewarding. Now I simply rinse with very warm water in the shower. My skin looks much younger than my years. I was recently told I look at least 15 years younger.
Date published: 2020-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT PRODUCT! I've been an Erno Laszlo user since I was 25, in 1975. I was told, at that time, it would be an investment in my having beautiful skin, and fewer wrinkles, in my later years. I was originally clocked as a 3:00. Gradually my skin improved and I have been a 12:00/1:00 for probably the last 15-20 years. I have been faithfully using Sea Mud soap during that time. I am now 62. I have very nice skin with few wrinkles. I am told I look much younger than my frineds. :-) It was been a good investment!
Date published: 2012-05-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Broke apart after two uses I have used Lazlo for almost 25yrs and this soap has always been a staple of mine. However, the current product is not what it used to be. I was able to use this two times and it broke into little pieces on the top, the whole bar cracked in two pieces down the middle and the whole thing is stuck in the dish and I cannot get it out.
Date published: 2019-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleased I\'ve been wanting to try this soap for years. When I was first introduced to the EL skincare, I was prescribed products that were too harsh for my skin. Even though I enjoyed the special skin soap, the other products were irritating so I stopped using everything. I\'ve been using Sea Mud (only the soap) for several months now and I\'m enjoying it. The coloring does come off when mixed with water and it does leave a film in the sink but it cleans well, doesn\'t dry my skin, and I love the 30 splashes technique. I\'m going to try the oil control soap next and determine which I like best.
Date published: 2013-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life-changing I have been using this soap for 6 months now (just finished my first bar) and the results are amazing. I've had sensitive, oily, acne-prone skin since I was a teenager with only short-term positive results from any other "system" or side-effect-riddled prescription. Within a week or two the oiliness subsided, dry patches disappeared, and my regular acne breakouts became less frequent. After a little over a month, my breakouts completely disappeared. My mother used this line in the 80's for the same problem and said it was life-changing- she's almost 60 now and her skin looks like cashmere. Here I am 30 years later and Erno Laszlo still delivers the same results. Find your ritual (it MATTERS, everyone is different), stick to it, and your skin will look healthy, balanced, and beautiful!
Date published: 2016-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The iconic black soap I have been using this soap since 1975, when i first joint at I.Magnin in La Jolla Ca. I was a 7:00 back then now a 12:00. Over the years the soap bar has gone from 8 ounces to it's current 5 ounce size. I now most of the clients are women and they might prefer the smaller size bar but I miss the larger bar, in fact i would pay double for an 8 ounce bar! Some review say the smell is changed but honestly I don't notice any change. I still have a dozen or more of my old soap dishes from back when the Dr. still owned the company. It is nice to see all the efforts being made by Mr. Denton the new soap dish with each bar is nice. The new packaging looks more modern and still unisex keeping the black and white theme, no more of those papers labels on the jars and bottles they always use to fall off before you finished using the product, I am glad to see them gone!
Date published: 2013-01-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Iconic Sea Mud Soap??? I too had been away from EL products and recently went back. What happened to the Sea Mud Soap? It not only smells differently but it feels different as well. Miss the old formulation!
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My skin feels great I have really liked using this soap. It makes my face feel soft and it really cleans deep down into the pores. My skin gets breakouts quite a bit from having combination skin and stress. I have noticed since I've been using the mud soap that I have far less breakouts than before. You really don't need to use a lot either. This soap lathers up really well. Yes, it looks like you are putting mud or dirt on your face, but your skin will thank you. Also, it comes with a really cute soap dish. You can store your soap there, so you aren't losing it while showering, etc.
Date published: 2020-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Changes Everything This soap changed everything about my skin. I have been moving from climate to climate and this soap is the constant. In the humid south I used it twice daily to keep things in balance. In the desert I used it three times weekly to keep my skin clear and smooth. On the coasts I used it whenever my face feels as if something terrible is going to come out and, because I use this soap, nothing terrible does. I had some breakouts before this and now nothing. Sea Mud soap will always be next to my sink for the rest of my life. It is my first and best Laszlo product and my gateway into all the amazing Laszlo products out there. I give this stuff as a gift to every friend who complains about problem skin because I know it will help.
Date published: 2013-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable! I have good skin however I’ve been experiencing adult cyst acne for approximately 6 months. The products I’ve used for the past 15 years were no longer working. I have been using this soap for 2 weeks and all I can say is this is truly unbelievable! My skin is back to normal. If I feel a blind zit, it literally disappears within a day. I wish I tried this product sooner!!! At age 53, I feel my body chemistry has changed and it’s time to change over to Erno Laszlo. I am very impressed by this line. I do wish the bar of soap was a little thicker for the price.
Date published: 2018-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never Without Sea Mud Soap is one of the cornerstones of Erno Laszlo. I was introduced to the product by a dermatologist and have continued to enjoy its results for many years. I am a 12 o'clock, Sea Mud Soap has never left my fair skin anything but renewed, removing what it's supposed to and giving my skin a fresh start for applying serums and moisturizers, and finally the trusted and best natural coverage Shake-it/Tinted Treatment makeups. I credit Erno Laszlo for the compliments and my polished look.
Date published: 2012-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This! 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,
Date published: 2012-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Cleanser... But SMELLS! I recently discovered EL and I am so glad I did! My skin is well on its way to becoming clear, smooth and even. Overnight, I noticed my pores shrinking. This cleanser, along with the phelityl oil cleanser, cleans better than anything else I have ever tried. It literally gets every bit of makeup, even eye makeup, off. My only complaint is the smell. It smells horrible! I have to hold my breath before I start washing my face. Thankfully, once rinsed off, the smell doesn't remain on the skin.
Date published: 2012-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Years of compliments I have been using this soap since I was seventeen. I am now fifty two. I have strayed no more than three times over that history and tried other cleansers and inevitably remain with the sea mud soap. It is convenient, works, and lasts forever, travels well, and smells great (what little smell there is.) I am regularly told I have pretty skin and asked what I use. When I tell folks they seem surprised. As it is all I know, I am pretty convincing in getting others to try Erno Laszlo.
Date published: 2012-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth glowing skin! This deep cleaning sea mud bar is wonderful on skin! The bar of soap is black which personally I kind of thought was weird at first but now I love using it. The bar fits perfectly in the palm of my hand making it easy to rub on my body. It glides smoothly across the skin producing the right amount of bubbles to lather the skin with. This sea mud bar smells clean and refreshing after each use. I have really enjoyed using it because it leave my skin soft and glowing after each use. I have been using this bar of soap for about 4 weeks now and still have more than 3 quarters of the bar left after daily use!
Date published: 2020-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from From Worst Skin to Best I'm a 46 yr. old man, who has the skin of a teenager. Bad skin runs in my family, and I sure got it. Then I tried the black 'sea mud' soap. I knew after the 1st use that I would use this soap forever - my skin had never felt so smooth, and I swear this is true: some spots of acne literally cleared-up after only 1 washing. This is the most powerful cleansing soap I have ever used - yet it leaves my skin smooth and clear. I hope to use it for the rest of my Life. No kidding.
Date published: 2012-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An investment that has paid off....(unlike so many others!!!) I have been using Laszlo exclusively since I was 28 years old. I am now 63--Wow 35 years!!! I can't say it wasn't a stretch financially at times, but my skin felt so good and nothing else performed as well. It's hard to judge your own appearance, in my judgment, but people are shocked to hear how old I am---they figure my age at least 10-15 years younger. Many people approach me who haven't seen me in years and remark how I haven't changed at all....Thank-you, Erno Laszlo!!!
Date published: 2012-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sea Mud soap for life! Sea Mud soap has been my go to since I need to start washing my face as a pre-teen. At 40 yrs old, I can look back & see that every time I took breaks from my Erno Laszlo soap, I had flare ups with my skin. I will soon start my pre-teen on this soap. It is controlling without being too drying. It has a nice scent. It lathers up well (especially paired with a cleansing oil). It is black, so it can leave a white sink looking dirty sometimes, but it easily wipes out or rinses away. If you have oily or combo skin, this soap is the best! The new holder the soap comes with is good too. No more losing the top (or bottom) or needing to put a rubber band around it to keep it together for travel.
Date published: 2020-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One and Only-truly timeless! I've used Erno Lazlo Sea Mud Soap from my 20's and now during my 50's. There is no other cleanser like this that consistently provides the clear skin results I look for. It gives a clean glow to the skin without drying it. It smells wonderful and if you're looking for value, it lasts and lasts and it creates a luxurious lather like no other soap. It's difficult to call it a soap, perhaps it should be called Erno Lazlo Sea Mud Treatment Bar!
Date published: 2012-05-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I think they have changed the formula I have used for more than 30 years. The last couple bars were different.
Date published: 2018-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product I am a 26 y/o male with combination skin This product has helped keep my skin clear, tight, and radiant. I got a sample of it at first and loved it so much I had to purchase the full bar. I do not use any kind of brush or scrubber to apply this product as I find it does not lather as well when used in that way. It can be VERY irritating if it gets in your eyes so be careful when using it around that area. Overall I’m extremely pleased with this product and will definitely recommend it to others.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible It took three weeks to get to me and the bar is half the size it used to be. Never again
Date published: 2018-01-18
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Does this soap still come with the black container for storage? 

Asked by: Askingformyhusband
We removed the Soap Dish from the packaging in January in an effort to be sustainable. We will be debuting a new recyclable soap dish at a later date.
Answered by: EL Advisor
Date published: 2020-08-24

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: 2020-05-12

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: 2019-05-27

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 [email protected] to discuss this in more detail.
Answered by: EL Advisor
Date published: 2020-04-25

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: 2020-05-12

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: 2020-05-12
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