Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Refrigerator Facials for Every Skin Type

Dr. Laszlo was quite a visionary in his time and was forever being featured in magazine and newspaper articles sharing beauty tips and advice. This article is from a local New York newspaper and in it Dr. Laszlo outlines simple remedies found in everyone's "icebox" (that's refrigerator for those of us born in the last century). Below, are the natural do-it-yourself tips separated by skin type:

For Normal Skin:
"Drink a glass of orange juice with the juice of half a lemon every morning when you get up. Grate two turnips, let 'em stand half an hour, add three tablespoons of melted butter, and apply the paste to your clean face. Leave it on a couple of minutes, then wash off. Before going to bed, dip dampened cotton into the juice of a lemon and wash your face."

For Dry Skin:
"Use milk. If your complexion is so dry you think it might hold some sort of record, melt three tablespoons of butter in one cup of warm milk, apply with cotton and leave on half an hour."

For Oily Skin:
"Cucumber juice is the standby for oily skin. Add a pinch of camphor ice to discourage blackheads. Extremely oily skin calls for the addition of a half teaspoonful of bicarbonate of soda in with the cucumber juice."

Monday, August 23, 2010

Laszlo Blue Serums at Bergdorf Goodman

This whole week, the Erno Laszlo counter at Bergdorf Goodman is celebrating the launch of our new Laszlo Blue Serums and inviting you to stop in! If you are in the area, head to the Erno Laszlo counter on the Beauty Level to learn more about the benefits of these new serums, partake in product demonstrations, and snag your very own samples to bring home!

To learn more about the Laszlo Blue Lift Serum and Eye Therapy as well as the other products in this fantastically firming line, please click here.

Bergdorf Goodman is located in midtown Manhattan, on 5th Avenue at 58th Street.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Audrey Hepburn's Beauty Routine

In her new book, How to be Adored: A Girl's guide to Hollywood Glamour, Caroline Cox has identified Erno Laszlo as the secret beauty essential of Miss Audrey Hepburn. In her section, called "How to Wash Your Face Like Audrey Hepburn", she calls Audrey's routine, "low maintenance and minimal - but with a discreet touch of deluxe." It should not be any surprise that this "touch of deluxe" the author speaks of is our very own Black Sea Mud Soap. It is true that Audrey was a personal client of Dr. Laszlo's and was even known to have said, "I owe 50% of my beauty to my mother and the other 50% to Erno Laszlo." Not bad coming from the recently anointed, "Most Beautiful Woman of All Time."

You can get your own copy of the book here, for more beauty advice and celebrity glamour! To try your hand at Audrey's ritual today, use our Sea Mud Soap and following the Laszlo Splashing Technique below:

Monday, August 16, 2010

August is National Water Quality Month

The ability to use clean water daily is an integral assumption which discussing the effectiveness of the splashing technique and the Erno Laszlo ritual. In fact, Dr. Laszlo was quoted as saying, "If water did not exist, as a cosmetologist I would have to invent it." Thus, we feel it's important to note that August is National Water Quality Month.

It is a federal law that each year, by July 1st, every homeowner must be sent a Consumer Confidence Report detailing the types and amounts of the contaminants found in your local water supply in the past calendar year. Some of the more common contaminants include:

* microbes
* radionuclides (radioactive minerals)
* inorganic contaminants
* cryptosporidium
* giardia
* arsenic
* lead
* benzene
* uranium

Although some of the items on that list may sound frightening, at low levels, their presence in your water is not threatening. However, it is in the spirit of responsible home-ownership that they should be monitored. Of course, if you rent, you are still entitled to the same information. Ask your landlord for a copy of the report, or search for it on the internet/in the local newspaper.

Finally, it is important to note that although you are entitled to information regarding the last calendar year, it is up to you to test the current cleanliness of your water. The report should be used as a jumping-off point to determine if testing should be warranted.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Belk Southpark's Marilyn Monroe Event

As you know, our Belk Southpark store in North Carolina had a Marilyn Monroe event last weekend. Well, it ended up being a great party with many Laszlo and Marilyn fans coming out to see the products that the beauty once used and celebrate with the staff. We received some pictures of the party and we wanted to share them with all of you! If you were able to make it out, please let us know what you thought and share any pictures you might have captured as well!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Analyzing the Amazing Allantoin

The Comfrey Plant, a major source of allantoin

For quite some time, allantoin has been a staple in many of Erno Laszlo's most popular products including Timeless Skin and pHormula 3-9. So, we thought we'd share a bit about what it is, where it comes from, and how it benefits your skin.

Allantoin is a chemical compound naturally present in most mammals (excluding higher apes and humans), plants, and fish. It boasts moisturizing and karetolytic properties, meaning that it causes the water content in the extracellular matrix to increase while also increasing the skin's ability to exfoliate. The net effect is that the skin feels smooth, is able to hear more quickly, and moisture is bound to the skin much more effectively. Thus, Allantoin can be used for a host of skin conditions, including wounds, burns, and various scars. It is also included in various sunscreens, lip balms, and products designed to prevent skin irritation in general.

Since Allantoin is anti-irritant and smooths skin's surface, however, it has also been known to be used in products that are designed to maintain skin's overall health. Interestingly, it may be added to the formula of a product to offset harsher ingredients including soaps, detergents, alcohols, or acids which may dry out or irritate the skin. Additionally, it is also known to be found in lipsticks, toothpastes, and shampoos.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Just a reminder to all of our Erno Laszlo fans, that if you go on to our website right now, we are offering free shipping on all orders. This promotion ends today, so you have to act fast! This is a good opportunity to try one of our new Laszlo Blue Serums with the shipping on us! Check them out here:

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Join Erno Laszlo at Belk Southpark for a Marilyn Monroe Event

As many of you know, Marilyn Monroe was a close friend and loyal client to Dr. Laszlo. At the time of her death, many Laszlo products were found in her Hollywood apartment and Erno Laszlo was lucky enough to obtain some of her collection. Now those Marilyn fans in the North Carolina area can be lucky enough to see them! Please join us at the Belk Southpark store in Charlotte on Saturday, August 7th from 11am - 4pm for an amazing event where the original products that kept Marilyn looking so picture perfect will be on display! There will also be lipsticks, product samples and t-shirts handed out to guests along with a performance by a Marilyn Monroe impersonator! You can call the EL counter manager Annette Watkins at 704-364-4251 for more information or to book your appointment to receive a tailored skincare prescription of your own!

Hope everyone has a great time, and if you are able to go, please feel free to share your experience and pictures here or on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Blog Spotlight:

Have you ever wished that you could experience the same celebrity treatment the stars do? Ever thought it might be nice to have your own beauty authority addressing your every whim and letting you know about all the hot topics before everyone else does? Well the fabulous beauty site is offering you all of this and more.

The site was started by former Erno Laszlo beauty expert Billy Lowe and only a few lines down his bio, it is clear he really knows his stuff. With 20 years experience in the beauty industry and a resume that includes the names of top celebrities, magazines and television shows, Billy has immersed himself in everything that has to do with red carpet glamour. The goal of the site is to make what was once industry only information available to anyone and everyone that shares a passion for beauty. is a membership based site that for the same cost as a weeks worth of Starbucks coffee breaks ($12.95) gets you a year’s subscription that includes unlimited access to the site, product reviews, hot beauty tips, and fabulous giveaways. Click here to check it out for yourself!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Fun August Facts

Everybody knows that in the United States, Independence Day is celebrated on the Fourth day in July. The reason for this is simple - the date forever stamped onto the Declaration of Independence is July 4, 1776. Logic would stand to reason that all 56 signatories of the document did so together on that date. This would be erroneous! That date merely represents the date on which the wording of the Declaration was approved by the members of Congress. It was not until nearly a month later, on August 2, 1776, that the majority of the signatories signed the document.

Also, the month of August wasn't always the eighth month of the year. Until 735 BC, it was actually the sixth month of the year in the Roman calendar. It only ended up in its current spot because Romulus decided that two additional months were needed to round out the year - January and February.

Lastly, August is said to be the time when birds start to "plan" their migrations south, and when insects are the noisiest that they can possibly be. Glad we don't have to worry about that in New York!