Our Clean Perspective: What We're Using & Why
Our Clean Perspective: What We're Using & Why
We’re the first to admit that ingredient labels can be difficult to navigate. So in the spirit of full transparency, here’s a list of our ingredients and the reasons why we use them in our formulations. As we continue to evolve and innovate we shall always ensure you have access to the best products.
There are multiple types of alcohol that are used in skincare, ranging from fatty alcohols that are used as emollients and thickeners to cosmetic grade SD (specially denatured) alcohol that helps clarify, tone, exfoliate, and tighten the skin. Both varieties are considered safe for cosmetic use in low amounts.
The following products contain various cosmetic grade alcohol: Hydra-Therapy Refresh Infusion, Hydra-Therapy Memory Sleep Mask, Phelityl Pre-Cleansing Oil, Ocuphel Emollient Eye Cream, Phelityl Night Cream, Hydra-Therapy Gel Cream, Hydra-Therapy Skin Vitality Treatment, Phormula 3-9 Eye Repair, Phormula 3-9 Repair Cream, Phormula 3-9 Repair Balm, Transphuse Day Serum, Transphuse Eye Refiner, White Marble Essence Lotion, White Marble Translucence Cream, and Light Controlling Lotion.
Pure aluminum is never used in cosmetics, instead aluminum compounds may be present. These compounds are often used as thickening agents or colorants. The minute quantities of aluminum present in these compounds do not have a risk of absorption by the body.
The following Erno Laszlo products contain compounds with aluminum: Phelityl Night Cream, Phormula 3-9 Repair Serum, and White Marble Translucence Cream.
Dimethicine belongs to a group of polymeric organosilicon compounds that are one of the most widely used organic polymers. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards have determined dimethicone to be safe and effective. It is used in products as a skin protectant, conditioning agent, and emollient.
The following Erno Laszlo products contain dimethicone: Multi-Task Eye Gel Cream, Hydra-Therapy Boost Serum, Hydra-Therapy Memory Sleep Mask, Timeless Skin Serum, Ocuphel Emollient Eye Cream, Phelityl Night Cream, Hydra-Therapy Gel Cream, Phormula 3-9 Repair Serum, Phormula 3-9 Eye Repair, Firmarine Lift Essence Lotion, Transphuse Eye Refiner, White Marble Radiance Emulsion, White Marble Translucence Cream, and Pore Refining Double Detox Cleanse.
Fragrances are added to products to create a scent or to mask an oder. While we are working towards omitting synthetic fragrance or using natural scents in our products for the future, we continue to offer fragrance compounds that are tested, safe and loved by our loyal consumers. It adds to the experience of our products. We guarantee that all products carry less than 1% synthetic fragrance.
The following Erno Laszlo products contain added fragrance: Phelityl Cleansing Bar, Hydra-Therapy Boost Serum, Multi-Task Eye Serum Mask, Hydra-Therapy Memory Sleep Mask, Phelityl Pre-Cleansing Oil, Hydraphel Skin Supplement, Timeless Skin Serum, Hydra-Therapy Gel Cream, Phormula 3-9 Repair Serum, Phormula 3-9 Eye Repair, Phormula 3-9 Repair Cream, Firmarine Lift Essence Lotion, Transphuse Day Serum, Transphuse Rapid Renewal Cell Protocol, White Marble Essence Lotion, White Marble Radiance Emulsion, White Marble Treatment Bar, White Marble Translucence Cream, Dual Phase Vitamin C Peel, Detoxifying Cleansing Oil, Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar, Light Controlling Lotion, Exfoliate & Detox Hydrogel Mask, Pore Cleansing Clay Mask, Pore Refining Double Detox Cleanse.
Palm oil is the world’s most widely used vegetable oil, found in everything from packaged foods to cosmetics and personal care products. However, it is considered a controversial ingredient due to its social and environmental impact. We have made a commitment to source Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) for our products through an organization called the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). Founded in 2004, RSPO is on a mission to make sustainable palm oil the norm by setting global social and environmental production standards. Companies producing CSPO are helping to protect wildlife and the environment while also looking out for workers and communities.
The following Erno Laszlo products use CSPO: Sea Mud Cleansing Bar, Phelityl Cleansing Bar, White Marble Cleansing Bar, and Hydra-Therapy Gel Cream.
Colorants are soluble (in water or in oil) synthetic organic colouring agents. They are used to colour cosmetic products such as skin care among others. We have evaluated all of our products to ensure that they do not contain color additives that are suspected carcinogens or skin irritants.
The following Erno Laszlo products contain various cosmetic colorant ingredients: Phelityl Pre-Cleansing Oil, Phelityl Cleansing Bar, Hydraphel Skin Supplement, Hydra-Therapy Refresh Infusion, Phelityl Night Cream, Hydra-Therapy Skin Vitality Treatment, Hydra-Therapy Memory Sleep Mask, Phormula 3-9 Repair Serum, Phormula 3-9 Repair Cream, Firmarine Lift Essence Lotion, Transphuse Day Serum, Transphuse Night Serum, White Marble Treatment Bar, White Marble Radiance Emulsion, Antioxidant Complex for Eyes, Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar, Pore Refining Detox Double Cleanse, and Pore Cleansing Clay Mask.
We have never tested our ingredients or final formulations on animals and we have no intention of doing so in future. To ensure the efficacy of our products, every ingredient is carefully considered so that it meets our high standards of quality, safety and effectiveness. While we are committed to avoiding testing on animals, we acknowledge that in some jurisdictions both the formulations and ingredients may have been tested by government affiliates. We continue to lobby for change in these practices as we believe cosmetic industry has a responsibility to protect the well-being of animals. Our team in Shanghai meets regularly with the relevant government authorities to explore and understand what alternatives may be open to international brands seeking to obtain health permits. We are confident that this collaborative approach, alongside many other global brands, will lead to a new policy being announced in due course.
Sources: Environmental Working Group, CosmeticsInfo.org, FDA.gov.
If you are pregnant or nursing, we always recommend consulting your doctor first before making any changes to your skincare or cosmetic routine.