Hydrating & Nourishing Cleansing Oil

Hydra-Therapy Cleansing Oil

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Lightweight but moisture-rich, quick-absorbing oil instantly restores hydration as it cleanses without stripping skin or leaving an oily residue,—your complexion will appears softer, smoother and instantly refreshed.

Hydra-Therapy Cleansing Oil is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 108.
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6.6 fl oz
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Phelityl Cleansing Bar
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, Petrolatum, Colorants, Fragrance

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Beta-Carotene.
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.

Hydra-Therapy Cleansing Oil



Restores skin’s natural moisture barrier and features high-performance ingredients. Removes make-up on contact and acts like a magnet.


Avocado, Jojoba, Grape Seed, Apricot and Sesame Oils

Combine to nourish and protect skin

Carrot Blend

Is a rich source of beta-carotene, a vitamin A precursor that contains antioxidant benefits and skin-conditioning actives to help regenerate skin.

Antioxidant-Rich Rose Extract

Is packed with vitamins and minerals to help minimize the look of wrinkles and protect skin.
How it work


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 the Phelityl Cleansing Bar to complete your double cleanse, for clear, make-up free, balanced skin.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reliable Staple A pump or two of the cleansing oil relieves skin from hours of wearing makeup. Oil slips easily over skin to dissolve cosmetics. It has a very light, but pleasant scent that does not linger. The texture is light, so this would work for most skin types. Accompanied by your choice of cleansing bar, this product makes an impressive duo to deep cleanse, soften and brighten the skin. You may be able to use it alone with a very warm washcloth and avoid the suds and splashing. The Art Deco packaging adds a pretty and vintage piece to the bathroom vanity. The opening and spout may get a little messy from use, but you can rinse it with hot water to clean it off. Overall, a very good and reliable product.
Date published: 2020-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love at first touch I have been a fan since 1978. My day starts and ends with Hydra cleansing oil.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very happy convert So I thought I'd give this a try after finishing my bottle of the phelityl pre-cleansing oil. I have to say that I like the Hydra-Therapy oil better. This oil is much lighter on my face. Though I have loved using the tried and true, I will change my ritual.
Date published: 2019-03-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Water-thin consistency, leaves residue I purchased this yesterday and took it right back to Nordstrom today. I had run out of my Detoxifying Cleansing Oil and really wanted to try the original Phelityl oil, but it was not available and I needed something quickly. My understanding, from an EL Advisor, was that the Hydra-Therapy is identical to the Phelityl except that Hydra-Therapy does not contain mineral oil. I would rather have the mineral oil!
Date published: 2019-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best for dry and irritated skin I am using Emo Laszlo Hydra-Therapy Cleansing oil daily from last two weeks and very happy with the result! My skin feels soft and nourished. Low humidity got my skin dry so I feel that using this is a great beauty treatment for me. Honestly I'd never have put oil on my face, much less to cleanse it. However, after using this product, alone, to cleanse my face instead of soap, I think differently about oil. The oils in this cleanser are all high quality. I think my skin looks more youthful but I could feel my face had something on it, but not heavy. I apply a few pumps to my hands and swirl it around my cheeks, temples, forehead, chin and neck area. Then I rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry. Overall I am very happy with this.
Date published: 2019-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great addition to my skincare routine I’m relatively new to advanced skincare, and this is my first time sticking with a cleansing oil in my routine. I briefly tried a cheaper one a few months ago, but I immediately broke out and abandoned the concept. But then I decided to give a higher quality product a try and it’s really made all the difference. It gets my makeup off easier than all the other products I’ve tried, and leaves my skin very hydrated and soft.
Date published: 2019-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2 in 1 Cleanser I was kind of hesitant to try this cleanser because oils like this have made my skin very dry before. But I did try it a few times anyway and I fell in love with it. This cleanser can be used as a moisturizer and as a cleanser. So you dab some on your facial skin and then you can use any mild soap to wash your face. You could also apply it to your skin and just gently massage it and leave it on the as a moisturizer. I love that it's so authentic and innovative. It's innovative because of it being a cleanser and a moisturizer (two in one kind of thing) as well as the ability to re-close the packaging after use. I didn't know that it was a 2 in 1 kind of cleanser. I like the fact that it didn't dry my skin. On the other hand, it adequately moisturized it. The best part is that it feels so gentle and light on my skin. I loved massaging it into my skin and it felt really soft. It doesn't have a strong aroma. Pro tip: you don't need to use too much of it because even a small amount works. I used this as a moisturizer as well as a cleanser. I managed to remove my makeup very easily with it. I love the packaging too because you can put the small piece back onto the "neck" of the bottle after usage so it prevents from leaking during storage. There are no cons but only pros regarding this cleanser. I'd definitely recommend this to everyone.
Date published: 2019-01-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent cleansing oil I really want to love this Hydra-Therapy Cleansing Oil as I love the packaging and the scent. It is a good makeup remover and does not dry out my skin. Benefits are : Intense hydration, nourishing, softening and smoothing skin with key ingredients like essential oils including avocado, jojoba, apricot, grapeseed & sesame Oils. However, besides being a makeup remover, I really have not seen much improvement on my skin yet. Note it has to be used in conjunction with a cleansing bar. Anyway, I will continue to use it and hopefully will see a more significant result in the future.
Date published: 2019-04-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Retains moisture while removing make-up The Hydra-Therapy Cleansing oil cleans without stripping the moisture from my skin. It feels hydrating on the skin and effectively removes make-up. One pump is all you need. Used in conjunction with the phelityl bar, this product is great for dry skin or those with normal/combination skin in the winter months or dry climates.
Date published: 2019-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Different Approach To Clean Hydra-Therapy Cleansing Oil is a wonderful way to cleanse and moisturize my skin. It is a vitial part my skin care regimen. I enjoy the delicious fragrance and sensual feel of it on my face. I also use it as part of my double cleanse. I love the delicate glow it gives my skin.
Date published: 2018-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can’t live without it! I live in an extremely dry climate and this oil finally has helped balance my skin out and made it feel hydrated without feeling too oily. I love it cause it helps my makeup come off while hydrating my face. I notice a huge difference if I even go one day without it!
Date published: 2018-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for removing the days makeup I do a lot of photo shoots, and removing my makeup is always a chore, I have to use 3 different products just to get it all off. With the Hydra-Therapy Cleansing Oil I can get 95% of my makeup off in the first swipe with my wash cloth, but my mascara seems to need at least need two. My face is clean, and for once not all dried out. I've even noticed my makeup go on nicer, and smoother since I start using it.
Date published: 2020-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Takes makeup off very easily Works very well with the soap and is good for winter dry skin
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this I have been using this cleansing oil for a while now. You can use it alone or pair it with the cleansing bar. My skin is very prone to breakouts, so whenever I see the word "oil" it literally scares me. I think that it will make my skin oily or greasy feeling. This cleansing oil is very different. I love to use it by itself to take my makeup off. It dissolves the makeup in no time and is so easy to wipe off. My skin is left feeling so soft. There are other days where I just pair it with the cleansing bar. This is the best duo ever. My skin's PH balance is restored and my skin is soft to the touch and feels so much better. My pores don't get clogged and my face feels so rejuvenated. You just need to use a little bit. A little bit goes a very long way. This bottle should last for a very long time. I have been so happy that I have gotten to test this out. I have never used this brand before, but I am in love. I will definitely be adding to my collection.
Date published: 2019-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing for dry skin! I love using a oil based cleanser for my face, normal face washes do terrible things to my skin especially in these cold weather months when my face is usually extremely dry. This cleansing oil has did wonders for my skin. Using it dry is the best way to go, it really hydrates my skin and makes my skin look and feel so much healthier. Taking time to really rub it in and following it up with a cleanser gives me great results. It removes all the makeup and junk off my face with ease. I have been using it two times a day since I got it and it has did wonders to my face. My face is now extremely hydrated instead of dry - it makes applying my face makeup so much easier and now my foundation goes on so much smoother which is a huge plus. Great cleansing I can’t recommend enough!
Date published: 2020-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This oil is a life saver! I absolutely love this oil since it keeps the problem areas of my skin hydrated. Definitely a must since it addresses areas of my skin that are scaly due when the air is dry or helps address the hard water damage in my location. Using it helps bring back the glow and healthy shine I love.
Date published: 2020-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hydrates well! I tried to use this product alone, but it definitely works better with their soap. The soap gives more of a deep cleansing feel and this works well afterwards (or as a make up remover at night). My skin felt very soft afterwards but the "wet" feeling (from the moisturizing property) does stay a bit. After 30 mins, I was comfortable enough to apply foundation and didn't have any issues. At night, this helped remove my make up greatly and I didn't need to apply my separate moisturizer before bed.
Date published: 2019-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So soothing and hydrating! When I was younger I never wanted to bother with an extra cleansing step as it didn't seem worth the time. Boy was I wrong, this cleansing oil is wonderful, my skin has never felt more soft or supple. I wish I had splurged years ago!
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing for dry skin!! This is by far my favorite face cleanser I’ve ever used in my life! Seriously, if you have dry skin give this a try! My face is usually dry (gets flakey) through my T-zone and one wash with this makes my face feel silky smooth and hydrated. Of course it works best with their cleansing bars, I use it with the pink sensitive bar and the yellow hydra-therapy bar (I purchased both bars myself) and the results are great with both. I love that I can mix and match this cleansing oil with my different bars. When I use it I like to put some of the oil on my face and then I very very lightly wet my bar with some water and lightly rub the bar on my face until it starts to lather a bit. After it starts to lather I use my hands. It also works great taking off my makeup. I usually use it at night and the morning. My foundation applies beautifully after using this. And even if not wearing makeup that day, my skin just looks so fresh and hydrated. I just love this stuff and it will be a staple in my skincare routine. I received this bottle for free in exchange for my honest review!
Date published: 2020-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh my dry, aged Winter skin! How it loves u! At 70+ years of life my skin needs a cleansing moisturizing product. Hydra-Therapy cleansing oil has a lightness which feels clean but with a powerful "oil" touch.
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cleansing Great This is a terrifc first step in any double cleanse routine. I love the smell and how well it breaks down makeup. A pleasure to use.
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from H hydra therapy oil Relates well to all soaps Great product and really creates a good lather
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this product I keep buying it!!! Makes my face clean and soft! Recommend for anyone!
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple cleanser I love! This cleanser lathers just right on my face. I only need one pump to cleanse my entire face and the pump and bottle are perfect! It’s a lightweight bottle that fits in my shower caddy easily and I just use one pump to clean my face while in the shower. It doesn’t burn my eyes and takes all of my makeup right off easily. The smell is very nice because it’s not too overbearing but yet it leaves a very fresh face. I feel this one bottle will also last me quite a while, so I’m also very happy about that. The quality and the quantity are a plus. I have combination skin and I feel like this works for me whether my face is breaking out due to hormones or if my face is dry. I only use it once a day, at night before bed and it does wonders for my face keeping it feeling fresh all night long. I would for sure recommend this face cleanser.
Date published: 2020-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The absolute best! If I could rate this produce with 10 stars I would. Ihave used Laszlo almost exclusively since I was first "clocked" at age 30. This is amost forty years ago now. I am nearing seventy now and am routinely told that I look between 10 and 20 years younger. Aside from my use of Laszlo, I have never had any "work" done. Double Cleanse is all the rage now but Dr. Laszlo came up with this concept many years ago. It worked great then! It works great now!
Date published: 2019-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MY SAVIOR!!!! Erno Laszlo never ceases to amaze me, I’ve been a fan of all Erno Laszlo products for years and now this has become a staple in my beauty regimen. I had tried many cleansing oils although none were as effective as this one with cleansing waterproof mascara even with my extremely sensitive skin. There’s a reason I like so many give my trust to Erno Laszlo when it comes to high quality and effective beauty products because they never disappoint.
Date published: 2020-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gentle cleansing for youthful glow I love Hydra-Therapy Cleansing Oil. I have never considered using oil to clean my face I was concerned that it would clog my pores. After using the free sample oil for 3 weeks my face is soft, clean and refreshed looking 10 years younger. cleansing oil does a fantastic job at taking the day's dirt and grime off of my face gently. I have never experienced anything like this. I will definitely keep using Hydra-Therapy Cleansing Oil.
Date published: 2020-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best! This is by far, one of the best products I’ve used in a LONG time. Getting older, I’ve went from oily skin to more of a combination (more so dry) skin that gets especially dry in the winter. I’ve used this nightly for about 2 weeks, I have had zero signs of dryness! My makeup on top of my skin everyday looks flawless, no patches, flaking or weird build up. It’s light and gradually soaks into your skin. Highly recommend!!
Date published: 2019-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Moisturizing! This is my first cleansing oil, I've been wanting to try an oil face wash and I'm super impressed. My face is getting drier the older I get and I haven't found the magic face cleaner to help remedy this, till now. This oil definitely feels heavy and like an oil when you put it on, but it rinses off well and leaves your face moisturized. No smell, and I love the pump. Great product if you are prone to dryness.
Date published: 2019-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love!! This stuff is amazing and I'm so glad I was able to try it! I was so afraid it was going to leave my skin feeling oily but it didn't at all. My skin feels so hydrated and fresh after this product. My skin has always gotten dry so easily and very few products I've tried have helped. This is definitely one if the best I have used! It's so gentle on my skin and I feel like a new woman after. Love love love!
Date published: 2019-02-21
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Do you use this after you have washed your face? or is this to be used as a face wash out of the shower on dry skin, even if you have makeup on still?

Asked by: mleigh92
I use this oil in the morning on clean dry skin, appllying before using active phylityl soap and forming a lather to cleanse my face.  I use the same process at night to remove makeup. I have been a devoted Erno Laszlo user for over 40 years.
Answered by: Avery Gillette
Date published: 2019-05-11

What are the best EL products to aid against wrinkles for aging skin?  I’m 65 and haven’t used EL in years, but remember good results when I was younger.

Asked by: Athena12
I am a big fan of the Firmarine Cleansing Oil and Bar as well as the new Firmarine toner/gel.  Hydraphel toner is also a winner and Transphuse serums day and night formulas will do the trick.  Amazing products.
Answered by: Janice
Date published: 2019-03-26

I have used the pheltiyl cleansing oil/bar for a decade now. I'm now approaching 60 and after taking the online skin analysis, it was recommended to use the hydra therapy oil. What are the differences and why should I use one over the other?

Asked by: Sharynkel
I have used both the active pheltiyl and hydra therapy oil and I have to say I like the hydra therapy better. I have also been over a decade long customer and started with the active pheltiyl which after a while just made my skin oily it was like the skin wouldn’t absorb any moisture from it. The active pheltiyl oil was just basically another way to help get the makeup off. The hydra therapy actually moisturizes while it helps precleanse your skin.  So if you are having troubles with dry skin then I would encourage the hydra therapy. A few years ago my skin started to feel much drier and I switched oils and it made a world of difference! I also started using the hydraphil skin supplement Instead of the light controlling lotion and that also helped a lot with the dryness hope this helps!
Answered by: caseybaker28
Date published: 2019-05-21

Directions for using hydro cleansing oil and soap bar

Asked by: Sheeyundee
Thank you for your inquiry. To use our Hydra-Therapy Cleansing oil gently massage a generous amount in small circular motions on dry skin. Massage over face and jawline to open pores and trap dirt and makeup on your face. The follow with any of our cleansing bars, if looking for ultimate hydration we suggest following with our Phelityl Cleansing Bar to complete your cleansing routine for clear, balanced skin. 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.
Answered by: EL Advisor
Date published: 2019-05-21

Can this be used as a substitute for active phelityl oil?

Asked by: Leopold
Yes, the Phelityl Pre-Cleansing Oil and Hydra-Therapy Cleansing Oil are meant to be used interchangeably. The Hydra-Therapy is the updated, mineral oil free version of the Phelityl. It is just as hydrating, however the formula feels thinner, due to the removal of mineral oil.
Answered by: EL Advisor
Date published: 2019-05-21

How is this different from the Phelityl Oil I've been using for years?

Asked by: Debstyle
The formulas are very similar in ingredients, however for the Hydra-Therapy, we have removed the mineral oil from the original formula. The oil will feel much thinner, but it is still highly hydrating and effective, without the heaviness of the Phelityl.
Answered by: EL Advisor
Date published: 2019-05-21

Hello, I have always used Phelityl Cleansing Oil with the brown soap (11:00 ).  I received a small bottle of Hydra-Therapy Cleansing Oil.  What is the difference?  Which one should I use?  I am 70 years old with good but a slightly dry skin?  Thank you.

Asked by: fergie222
Hi, I have been using Erno Lazlo since I was 12 (I am now 54) so I know exactly where you are coming from. The Hydra Therapy Cleansing Oil works, smells and feels exactly the same as the Phelityl. I think its just a new name. I have used the phelityl line for many years to and my skin is also slightly dry. I am a 10:30.
Answered by: mamalisag
Date published: 2019-03-27
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