Review of Erno Laszlo Active Phelityl Cream by akao
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?