I've just returned from a weekend in London and while I was there I was lucky enough to receive some samples of the Erno Laszlo cleansing oil and sea mud soap.
To be honest I had never heard of this brand but have been reading up on it and I am excited to get sampling!
Erno Laszlo was a Hungarian Dermatologist in the 1930's who boasted clients such as Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn and Ava Gardner among others!!
He developed a range of skincare using the old soap and water method which was more tailored to suit different skin types and that didn't have the same harsh outcomes of using a regular soap on the skin.
So if its good enough for Hepburn then its good enough for me!
I was given the Active pHelityl Oil and the Sea mud soap to try.
These particular products are good for dry to slightly oily skin type.
The idea is that you massage about a 10p size amount of the oil into your skin. This lifts off surface grime, make-up and oil on the skin.
Next you fill your sink up with warm water and dip your Sea mud soap into it and gently rub the wet bar over your face, lather up and massage over the skin.
Lastly with the water from the sink splash your face to remove all of the soap.
Splashing you face is apparently the crucial step as this exfoliates dead skin cells off, stimulates collagen production and flushes out toxins.
Laszlo recommends splashing you skin 30 times.
So i've been using these two products together for just two days so am probably not seeing the full benefit just yet however I will persevere.
I loved massaging the oil into my skin as my skin is feeling a little dry due to our gross weather at the moment.It felt a little old school to be using a soap but my skin did feel completely clean and taught after.
This is a nice skin care routine for someone who has more time in the morning but is a little time consuming. I'm also always weary of the hygiene of rubbing a soap over your face.
Once I've used up my samples I'll do another review on the results.
Would love to hear from any of you who have used this brand or any feedback you have.