akao's review of Erno Laszlo Active Phelityl Cream

4.3

18 reviews

77% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$$

INGREDIENTS

Petrolatum, Carthamus Tinctorus (Safflower) Seed Oil, Lanolin (Lanolin Alcohol), Disopropyl Adipate, Diethylhexyl Succinate, Propylene Glycol Dipelargonate, Parfume (Fragance), Silica Isopropyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Myristate, Isopropyl Stearate, Bht, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone Citral, Citronellol, Coumarin, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, CI 77947 (Zync Oxide)

on 1/11/2009 1:14:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I am a product junkie so decided to give this a test drive one day as I was wandering around the mall one day. I have dry/dehydrated skin and am always in the search of all things related to hydration. I’ll be really honest – I was not and have never been sold on the Laszlo concept of purchasing an entire series of products from one brand to support my skin care routine – which is something I feel the brand and the SA’s push very hard on…more so than most brands.

However having said that the SA that I spoke to said that I could purchase the Active Phyelityl cream on its own and it would do wonders for me.

It is a thick petroleum type of cream – not unlike the Kiehel’s Anti-Oxidant Skin Preserver - which I love. However I was never able to get this cream to absorb. In addition to that I never woke up feeling that this product really hydrated my skin. As soon as I washed my face in the morning removing the product I was back to dry skin. Back to dry skin after putting up with a thick layer of stuff on my face that did not absorb after 8 hours of sleep?!?!?! What the heck…and keep in mind that I’m just using Purpose for a cleanser – which is a mild cleanser.

In addition to that – the smell is HORRIBLE and is a smell that I can’t describe. It made me kind of queasy – but I would have been able to put up with the smell if the product actually did anything for me.

I will give this product points in the sense that it did not irritate my ubber sensitive skin and did not cause any breakouts.

I gave this product a 2 month trial before chucking it since it did nothing for my skin. Why pay 60 bucks for nada?
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