Clean + luxurious: Two must-have Erno Laszlo products to try

I love trying out new products and bonus points if they fall into the clean and luxury category.

I’ve known about NYC brand Erno Laszlo for years now but haven’t had the opportunity to try it.  The skincare brand, which was founded by Dr. Erno Laszlo in 1920s, has been used by legendary screen stars Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Onassis, and Greta Garbo, and is a science-backed skincare brand.

You can find Erno Laszlo products at places like Sephora and Holt Renfrew, and their products don’t contain any sulphates, parabens, mineral oil, silicones, and more. In fact, they have banned over 2,000 ingredients from their products and they commit to using sustainable packaging as well.

If you’re new to the brand like I am, it can be a little intimidating trying to figure out what products to try first. Since I have a pretty good skincare routine right now I was looking to try some items that I could incorporate into my routine and the two I chose fit the bill perfectly.

Erno Laszlo Multi-Task Serum Eye Mask

The Multi-Task Serum Eye Mask (C$55 for six) is a hydrogel patch that instantly hydrates, nourishes, and brightens the eye area.  Apply these patches under your eyes for 10 minutes and then remove and pat the left-over serum into the eye area.

These patches help to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles, and bags under the eyes, leaving the area looking renewed and rejuvenated, as well as more luminous.

The formula contains a gel-forming agent called Locust Bean Gum that works to help the patches recover their structure upon application, meaning that once you apply them they won’t slip and slide all over the face.  They also include algae extract, niacinamide to brighten, Centella Asiatica, which is antioxidant rich, allantoin, which soothes, and moisture-binding humectants Saccharide Isomerate and Sodium Hyaluronate saturate skin with moisture.

These are on the pricier end for eye patches (you can also get a two pack for C$50 (but honestly why get the two pack when the six pack is $5 more?), so I would reserve these for special events.

Erno Laszlo Shake-It Tinted Treatment

Now that your eyes are looking fresh, time to get the rest of your skin in tip-top shape. The Erno Laszlo Shake-It Tinted Treatment (C$81) is a tinted toner treatment that comes in one universal shade that works across all skin tones.  Apply this to your skin to help even out your skin tone, control excess oil, and visibly reduce pores for a sheer, matte finish.

The brand recommends you apply this directly after your moisturizer. Shake it up, apply it on a cotton round, and then work it onto your face.  This product is billed as limited time, but I believe it has been around for a while.  The formula is a skincare/makeup hybrid and features 80 per cent treatment and 20 per cent pigment.  It’s great to use on an everyday basis, especially if you aren’t doing anything or seeing anyone (like I am since I work from home).  It contains a water-binding glycerin which helps skin retain moisture, as well as citric acid for astringent and antioxidant properties.  It also contains calcium carbonate to absorb surface oil, and a cosmetic-grade alcohol which tightens pores without drying out the skin.

I really like this product and like applying it in the morning before my sunscreen. I find it’s very light but does give a nice finish to your skin. It’s not like a tinted moisturizer or anything but rather lighter in finish and feeling.  Do I think it’s absolutely necessary for your skincare routine? No, but I do think it’s a good thing to use if you don’t wear makeup often but want a little something on your face.

Erno Laszlo Shake-It Tinted Treatment swatched

Of course these are just two items from Erno Laszlo. The line contains way more items that will help your skin look like a movie star ;).

Have you tried Erno Laszlo skincare before?

Products provided by PR. All opinions are my own.

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