Erno Laszlo Sea Mud Soap

Erno Laszlo Sea Mud Soap

3.9

119 reviews

71% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$$$

INGREDIENTS

Sodium Palmate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Water (Aqua), Silt, Charcoal Powder, Fragrance (Parfum), Glycerin, Iron Oxides, Sodium Chloride, Chromium Hydroxide Green, Titanium Dioxide, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Oakmoss, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Cinnamate

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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I used this product line about ten - fifteen years ago and I stopped because I wanted to try products from another line. I used for quite a few years but stopped because of the cost of the products and the time involved in using the amount of products involved in the product line after you had your skin "clocked" by an EL consultant. I myself never really saw the "glow" when I used the line but others would tell me that my skin was glowing and that I had such pretty skin.
The double cleansing method they recommend for most skin types involves using a pre -cleansing oil, then following w/ the appropriate formula cleansing bar. Washing & rinsing w/ comfortably hot water using a total of 30 splashes. There are some reviews by people saying the products are not as good as they used be but when I started to use the products again they are the same to me. The Sea mud soap still has the same fragrance as it did when I used them 15 years ago and yes it left a dark film in your sink back then, it left a filmy feeling on your skin back then and it still does now.
I started using the products again on a Friday night, when I went back to work the following Monday I had several people I work with ask me what I had done to my skin. They said my complexion was glowing and looked very soft, smooth and clean. Not wanting to give away my secret, I said "nothing special. I just wash my face w/ hot soapy water, a wash cloth and rinse thoroughly." My Laszlo routine is to massage a nickel to a dime sized amount of Phelityl cleansing oil all over to dry skin on my face and neck. I have an oily complexion but the oil works for me. I gently massage it over my skin in circular motions. Next I fill my sink half full w/ comfortably hot water. I moisten the sea mud bar in the water, then massage the wet bar over my face and neck. I massage my nose w/ it; concentrating on areas w/ clogged pores or break outs. I wet the bar and my hands and work a lather up in between my hands. I massage the lather all over my face and neck, using a wash cloth or my Clarisonic I work the lather into my skin. I rinse my skin 20 times w/ the "treatment water", drain the sink, then rinse my skin w/ hot fresh, running water. I pat my skin dry, then apply the "light controlling lotion" toner w/ a cotton pad to my skin while it still warm and moist. I then apply Retin A over my face, moisturize the skin on my neck/throat, apply eye cream and I'm done. The actual cleansing ritual takes about 15 mins. for me. I never got fast at it. Some people said it only takes them five minutes but I never found that to be true for me. Also be prepared for the mess it makes - water everywhere from all the splashing and the dark, filmy build up inside your sink. The products are expensive and the routine involved and time consuming but it works. They have really pared down the line and products required to achieve the "glow" A lot of the oil controllers, toners, soaps, moisturizers that I was prescribed at my original "clocking" diagnosis are no longer available. The Laszlo line is definitely worth trying.

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on 7/28/2017 1:20:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Got a small piece sample to try it out. I loves how it doesn't dry out my skin and amazed at how it clears my blackhead at t-zone area. But I think it also caused breakout on my usually non problematic area. Guess I'll just use the remaining bar to clear my blackheads.

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on 1/29/2017 2:32:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

No animal testing! I love this soap!!! Found it at TJ Maxx for $3.50 US and it leaves my combo/oily/acne prone skin feeling so clean!!! Not slimy or tight, just super clean. It doesn't smell great, nor does it lather up excessively, but it really brings impurities to the surface and has been helping my complexion during its annual January mid-winter skin blues! I do the 30 splash technique a little differently than they suggest - I alternate between 20 warm/hot water splashes, then 5 cold, then 5 warm, and finish off with an extra 3 ice cold - it's a great wake-me-up - invigorating! This soap is supposed to be used in conjunction with the oil, sold separately, which I don't do, but the soap works well on its own.

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on 3/6/2016 2:34:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

My new Sea Mud Soap bar crumbled, and its replacement is doing the same! I have been a faithful user of Sea Mud Soap since 1966, and never, ever had a problem with it until now.l
purchased the products from Neiman Marcus, and since they both came in the newly-designed container, I don't consider the age of NM's stock to be an issue. This is a product
issue - and perhaps a box design issue. The soap flakes and splits despite careful use and
protection. I had kept one of the boxes from before the design was changed, and a switch
to it seems to have helped somewhat - I think it dries better after use in the older box, which
has better ridges to support the soap. But still, I use the soap carefully. This should not be
happening. I want to continue buying this soap, but not until after this quality control problem has been resolved by Laszlo.

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on 7/27/2016 9:31:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Fine

Eyes: Other

This is a HG product! I have alot blackheads and whiteheads. and this WORKS by drawing those impurities out. After washing, there are many whiteheads on the surface, especially nose! i use a peel off mask after washing. This is really good for people with clogged pores. i really recommend everyone with skin problems to get this. It does not leave a tight / very dry feeling after washing. i pair this with the oil and my skin is smoother and brighter! it might be the most expensive cleanser but it is ok as one bar can last forever. i will repurchase!!!!!!! but i already have the white marble bar too.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Grey

It clogges pores, the price is riddiculous for what you get. Dont spend money for brands that dont offer quality.


on 11/14/2015 2:26:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I originally received this soap as a sample in a sample box. I ran out of my usual cleanser and decided to try the sea mud soap out. I have been using this for about three weeks, once to twice a day. I have noticed an improvement in my skin. I have noticed less acne, less redness, and an overall brighter complexion. Now, it is a bar soap so that can lead to a few problems with storage, so keep that in mind. It foams up easily when agitated and this foam is thick and grey. I rub all over my face, leave for a few seconds, and then splash with warm water to rinse. It does leave my skin feeling a little tight and dry when I'm finished so I use a facial moisturizer afterwards. My biggest drawback with this soap is the $45 price tag for a 5.3oz bar. Since it does seem to do wonders for my skin, I am considering buying it.

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on 1/1/2016 8:49:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Well, I do have a LOVE hate relationship with this soap. I have been using this soap off and on for 20 years.

Pros: It lathers well, cleans well, helps my oily & acne prone skin clear up.
Cons: Very expensive, bar soap so storing it is difficult

For this soap to work the way Erno Laszlo intended, you HAVE to do the splash technique!! That means, filling your sink up with very warm - borderline HOT - water, lathering your face up good with the soap, then using the soapy "treatment" water to splash your face 20 times, then empty the sink & splash 10 more times with plain water. THAT is what makes this soap work best!

7 of 7 people found this helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

The good thing is, this soap works! If you have problems with oil, this takes care of it immediately. With continued use I have noticed an overall decrease in oil as well. This has also helped with those annoying blackheads that no one can stand. I actually wet down my clarisonic, rub the brush on the soap and it works wonderfully. The only issue I have is that bar soap formulations can get messy.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Erno Laszlo products. I have been using this line for the past about 15 years, and I will not switch to anything ever. My favorites are the Seamud Soap, the pHelityl cream, and the Timeless skin. I am turning 41 this year, and people think I am 31... I believe it is thanks to the ritual and these products. Thank you Dr. Laszlo.

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