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Active Phelityl Cream

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Erno Laszlo's original, all-purpose 24-hour cream intensively protects your skin's natural moisture around the clock, even in extreme weather conditions.

Active Phelityl Cream is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 59.
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What It's Formulated Without
Phthalates, Parabens, Sulfates and Mineral Oil

Petrolatum, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Lanolin Alcohol, Diisopropyl Adipate, Diethylhexyl Succinate, Propylene Glycol Dipelargonate, Parfum (Fragrance), Silica, Isopropyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Myristate, Isopropyl Stearate, BHT, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citral, Citronellol, Coumarin, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, CI 77947 (Zinc Oxide), Palmitic Acid.

Active Phelityl Cream



Phelityl indicates Dr. Laszlo's unique moisturizing complex with a pH level nearly identical to that of the skin nourishes with the fatty acids essential for skin function.


Safflower Seed Oil

From the brightly flowering Old World herb, is a natural skin-soother, softener and hydrator


A waxy emollient, natively smooths skin exposed to the damaging effects of climate and the environment

Zinc Extract

Renews the look of skin after damage from sun, bacteria, pollutants and other environmental stressors; plus, it is naturally calming on skin


How to use it

How to use it

  1. Moisturize after toning and prescribed treatments, such as serums and eyecare products.
  2. Gently apply with fingertips, blending upwards and outwards from the middle of the face, then along the neck and décolleté.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My most trusted beauty treatment! I have been using this cream since 1977 and I have not been without it since! There was a year where Erno Lazlo discontinued it and I was depressed! But thank heavens someone listened to the women who begged for it to be returned! Now I am 73 and over the years people have remarked at how good my skin looks. My neck especially has benefited from the use of this marvelous cream. I have used it faithfully under my eyes, lips and neck since I first bought it. I have 2 daughters now and they both use it and love it! Erno Lazlo is the best!
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NOTHING ELSE COMPARES I have used and loved this cream since 1970. During the year or so when it was unavailable, I was miserable without it. Nothing feels as velvety smooth and comfortable on my bare lips and around my eyes. It has kept away eye wrinkles and chapped lips all these years. I have a lot of topical allergies. i have never become allergic to any of the original erno laszlo products.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shake it no more? I love this cream and use oil control cream for day. For 30 years I have used this under my Shake It. How could you possibly stop making Shake it? What a terrible disappointment. Now I will have to find another make up compatible both with my skin and with this cream. I feel betrayed.
Date published: 2016-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the best kept secret cream ever!!!! I have used this product since I was 16 years old. My Mother started me on it for my 16th birthday. If I was ever limited to just one item I could use on my face it would have to be Active Phelityl Cream. It is the only cream that has helped me from getting lines on my neck and around my eyes. I use it every night in these areas and have been mistaken for 20 years younger than I am. I see the girls I have gone to school with and am surprised at how their skin has aged so much more than mine. I purchased the product for most of my life from Saks but upon the sudden withdrawal of Erno Laszlo from the Store and no notice to me I quickly called Neiman's and ordered 25 jars.. Thank Heaven's enough people in the country have come to their senses and have realized that Dr. Laslzo knew what he was doing and had found the secret to beautiful skin. What ever you do don't miss out on this fantastic cream---truly the only one in the world that really works!!! I live in Los Angeles but fly to the East Coast monthly---using this cream one would never know that I have even looked at an airplane let alone fly nearly 100,000 miles a year. The trick is to make sure to use it on your neck, lips and side of eyes! This is the best kept secret cream ever!!!!
Date published: 2015-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Cream Started using this cream to complement the sea mud soap and phelityl skin supplement -- just amazing, immediate results for midlife dryness. Most heavy creams like this will cause me to break out, but no problems at all with this. If you read the ingredients, you'll think this cream can't be anything special -- but there's some sort of skin care magic going on here (as with all the Laszlo products!)
Date published: 2016-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good enough for Marilyn.. Good enough for me! I was very excited to experience this Moisturizing Treatment.. as it is the one that Marilyn Monroe used and loved. I am definitely loving it! It is an extremely rich texture and a little goes a long way. I personally love it for a night time moisturizer and prefer a lighter cream for day time use. I would absolutely reccomend this to anyone who wants to stop wrinkles in their tracks! I have noticed a glow to my skin upon waking in the morning! My skin is also plump and hydrated!
Date published: 2018-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thanks for saving ONE of the ORIGINALS I have been using Erno Laszlo's clock system since I'd worked as a stock boy at Saks Fifth Avenue when I was 17 years old. And I'm just going to say this. I've gone back and forth because, as consumers, we're inundated with promises from hundreds of skin care companies promising better and better skin blah blah blah. I'm now 60 and although I don't look bad, I probably would look better had I just stayed with Erno Laszlo these past 40 years. Well, on my 60th birthday, I did an assessment and decided I needed a boost to this aged face and decided to go back to using my old school favorite, Active pHelityl Cream. Well gosh darn, I've used it nightly for the last three weeks and yup, I should have stayed with Erno Laszlo all these years. The sad thing, for me, is that the original clocking system is no longer and, as far as I can determine, there are only five of Dr. Laszlo's original (or close to original) formulas available: Sea Mud Soap, Active pHelityl Soap, Active pHelityl Oil, Active pHelityl Cream, and Light Controlling Lotion. I also am skeptical of the claim, by the current company, that Phormula 3-9 Repair Balm was formulated by Dr. Laszlo for Marilyn Monroe's abdominal scar. Marilyn Monroe's Erno Laszlo products were auctioned off, years ago, by her estate, and one of the items was a Active pHelityl Cream box with the underlined typewritten instruction on the box lid: for SCAR. Amongst the other items of Marilyn Monroe auctioned off were many, many jars of Erno Laszlo Active pHelityl Cream. There were no jars of Phormula 3-9 Repair Balm. Regardless, I'm grateful that Active pHelityl Cream is still available and the unmistakable smell of Active pHelityl Cream brings back a lot of memories of a lifetime of good choices and really bad ones. Thank you for keeping this product.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Absolute Star Of The Show! I have used this product faithfully for at least the past 35 years and I would never give it up even if it was the only beauty product I could afford. It is the one step I never skip in my nightly routine and I apply it also when my skin feels dry during the day.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Prefer Phelityl Cream I received 3 Active Phelityl Creams that I ordered today. I've been using Erno Laszlo products for many years and generally I think that the products are excellent. I originally wanted to order Phelityl Cream which is my favorite product but you are not selling that product anymore. I have been using that for years and I have been very satisfied with it. I wish that you would offer that product again. The first thing is that I cannot understand why the Active Phelityl Cream containers are brick heavy. The extra weight really seems unnecessary and a hindrance for shipping. I have ordered Active Phelityl Cream before and while I think it is a very good product I don''t like it quite as much as Phelityl Cream.
Date published: 2013-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Active Phelityl Cream This is my favorite Laszlo product and I would not know what to do without it. I have used it for over 30 years. Please always keep it available!
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No product like it I've used Active Phelityl Cream for years, as has my mother and sister. There is no product like it. I first learned about Erno Laszlo long ago in modeling school. I especially love it for under my eyes and on my neck. I was disappointed to learn you are no longer making Shake-It.
Date published: 2016-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of the original secrets! This is THE cream used by all of the original famous clients. Sadly the ingredients have been changed many times, BUT it still is my go to cream. Many of EL other creams are reactions to fads. Please don't discontinue this GEM!
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Active Phelityl Cream I have used this cream for 30 years. My daughter 56, and my 2 granddaughters,22 and 31 also use it. I find it wonderfully soothing for my dry skin. I do not like the heavy china jar. It's too heavy and could break if dropped. Please put it back in the plastic jar. I use it for day and night and carry some during the day if my skin feels tight. Really love it!
Date published: 2015-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bring Back Shake-It I’ve used Laszlo for 41 years. This cream makes my skin glow and works perfectly with shake-it to keep the glo, even out skin tone, and clarify the skin. It was the perfect skin that the company became famous for. Now that I am running out of my last shake-it I can’t help but wonder if active phelityl cream will not be perfect anymore.
Date published: 2018-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I have been a Laszlo user for over 30 years... and can’t live without active phelityl cream... never found a cream that comes close to it!
Date published: 2018-12-16
Date published: 2018-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Active Phelityl Intensive Cream This product saved my skin from the cold winter and the wind. I have slightly oily skin but when the weather gets cold my skin will become dry. This product saved my skin from becoming dry and gives it a healthy glow. This is my go to night time moisturizer as well. I love this product and the rest of the Erno Laszlo line.
Date published: 2013-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good, but packaging needs improvement The product is excellent for my skin type. But, after many years of using it I will need to find another product. I\'m in my elder years, and the VERY VERY heavy glass container puts an unnecessary strain on my wrists. I\'m always concerned that I\'ll drop it. If the container fell on your bare foot, it could very easily break your toe. It\'s unfortunate that the container isn\'t a lightweight plastic.
Date published: 2014-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Star I have had dental issues for many years & used a lot of harsh toothpastes & rinses, also wearing dental applicance at night. I have often thought I could not do it without active phelityl cream on my lips. It is better than any lip therapy ever. Even Ernlo Laszlo sold a lip therapy product years agl I didi not like as well as active phelityl cream. It is so multi-purpose. I also have allergic eyelids and active phelityl cream does not seem to increase irritation, redness, or itchiness.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best 24 Hour Facial Cream! I have used Erno Lazlo products since the mid 1970's. Although, through the years I have changed some of their products in my skin care routine, Active Phelityl Cream has been a consistent part of both my morning and evening skin care. It hydrates my dry, sensitive skin, giving it a soft, clear glow. I have never found a cream the works so well on my skin.
Date published: 2018-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Protective coverage Against the wintery winds this cream's coverage is wonderful. Keep Active Phelityl Cream in your product line forever!!
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hugely Hydrating! Try'll see a difference if your skin craves rehydration. Very excellent addition to dry skin routine.
Date published: 2018-09-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from fragrance is overpowering, skin red and burns I had to return this active pheliyl cream, it was overpowering to breath from the fragrance while just applying it, and turned my skin red and caused a burning sensation the second day of use. It' very thick and just a tiny amount was spread over my face, but if you try to sleep the fragrance is too much to breathe. It's shows greasy all day. Small wrinkles showed up on my forehead after the first day of use, that I hadn't had before. Not one of their good products. It should get a MINUS star, but I gave it the lowest rating, since that was required.
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Active Phelityl cream Small sample was given to me by Mr.Laszio 1965 I have used this Product every day and it proved that my face is almost wrinkel free at age 75 thank you Laszio products
Date published: 2019-02-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Something I always wanted to try. After loving the double cleanse I finally decided to buy this. I figured if it was good enough for Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn- why not me! This is not right for my skin, but if I skied or was outdoors in winter I would use this. Just wish I had samples to try of ever EL product because it has a great range, been around forever and great quality. I am tired of trying so many brands and hoped this would have been it.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Forty years and counting! As long as this cream is used the way that Dr Laszlo intended, it’s wonderful. Smells lovely and seals in moisture, an especially great night cream
Date published: 2018-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The closest thing to nature The closest thing anyone has ever made to natural skin moisturizer.
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don’t recommend this ...harmful ingredients I’m sure this formula worked in the past for dry skin for celebrities but , PETROLEUM is not really a good skin agent in general it’s more harmful plus the scent is extremely heavy. I did use a little bit and felt like Vaseline was all over. if you really the pamphlet that comes with the box it says” Follow w/the Erno laszlo finishing preparations PRESCRIBED specifically for your skin” sadly I had to return this product. I have dry skin and I hope this real honest review helps people out there.
Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ever I _LOVE_ this one!! It is truly the only product ever that I have fallen in love with. I love the smell, it is calming, and I love what it does to my skin - moisturizes but yet not making the skin greasy. I live in Sweden and it is very cold and windy, and this really helps me. Love it!
Date published: 2013-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The basic, the best This cream is amazing. A jar lasts forever and is more affordable than other EL products. It is super-emollient, with a lovely faint fragrance. When I've finished applying it to my face and throat, I pat the remainder onto my bare fingernails and cuticles. Perfection!
Date published: 2018-12-14
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I usually go for the firming products, but I love the way the two white lotions make my face feel and look. I purchased the Firmarine lotion and cream. Can they be layered, say first the Firmarine lotion and then another lotion??

Asked by: Maria V.
There is not much benefit to using two moisturizers, as moisturizers are considered a final layer for a skincare routine, and using multiple moisturizers can be too heavy for skin. I would recommend choosing your favorite, or alternately, using one in the morning and the other in the evening. You could also use the Firmarine Serum, and then use a moisturizer with that, as those two products are meant to be layered.
Answered by: EL Advisor
Date published: 2019-04-15

I have a jar of Hydra-Therapy Bodyskin Cream and love it.  I would like to know the name of the Lazio product that took its place. My jar is 8 oz.

Asked by: Suzie45
Active phelityl cream is the replacement. It leaves your skin soft and silky. It is especially useful in cold weather.
Answered by: Nerina23
Date published: 2019-02-04

This cream feels unpleasantly greasy. It leaves a greasy film after applying it on my face. I wonder if this is normal? Did I use it wrong?

Asked by: ChelseaG
I already answered this question but forgot to tell you this cream should be used every night after washing your face under the eyes, on your lips and above the upper lip and on the neck.  Leave for 5 minutes and then remove what remains with a tissue.  If you have lines on your neck, they WILL disappear.
Answered by: Mana
Date published: 2019-01-30

I used this cream a few years ago. The cream worked well on my skin but I stopped using it because of the very strong fragrance. Does it still have a strong fragrance?

Asked by: Chloe36
I’m not sure when they changed the formula in my opinion it’s has a very light smell. Not heavily fragranced at all. I do love the texture! Hope this helps! 
Answered by: Linnmn
Date published: 2018-11-17

Is this the ORIGINAL night cream I would have bought in the 60’s?  With a yellow hue snd very greasy?  If so, this is the cream I want. 

Asked by: Mussy
Yes, this is the original Active Phelityl Cream, with a slight yellow color, and the consistency similar to Vaseline. It is great for severely dry skin.
Answered by: EL Advisor
Date published: 2019-02-22

Is it non-comedogenic..?

Asked by: Taylor
It is great! I have used it day and night for years and have not seen any clogged pores.
Answered by: Fizban
Date published: 2019-01-07

What is the difference between Phelityl and active Phelityl ?

Asked by: Linnmn
i have only used ACTIVE Phelityl(since 1970) , as it was part of my original program, which has now been largely dismantled by successive new owners of the product line.  my skin is suffering from the loss of most of my products.
Answered by: Fredrica C.
Date published: 2018-07-24

Active Phelityl Cream

Does Erno Lazlo have the phelityl lotion available without the sun screen? I loved the texture of the lotion before the sunscreen was added. Is the Phelityl Cream a good substitute?
Asked by: Cheryl McIntyre
Hi Cheryl, The pHelityl Day Lotion only comes with the SPF15.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2017-08-29
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