Erno Laszio Phormula 3-9 Repair Cream Review

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The last 8 months have involved a lot of firsts for me, not the least of which is the fact this is my first official winter! Being that my native land is the Sunshine State, last November was the first time I saw snow- like, ever.

Going to NYFW was also a first last Fall. In September I reported backstage from the Adam Selman show, where I was first introduced to a true gem of a skincare company, Erno Laszio.

Screen Shot 2015-02-18 at 10.31.28 PMAt the show, the models wore very little face makeup. Instead, the makeup artist applied a thick layer of Erno Laszio’s Phormula 3-9 Repair Cream to the entire face for a fresh, girl-next-door inspired look.

I remember being surprised that such a thick moisturizer absorbed so well, despite the fact that it was still a million degrees in September. All of the models looked dewy but not greasy. So much so that it was hard not to stare at their faces! (she said without sounding creepy at all…)

I spoke with a representative from Erno Laszio at the show who explained how this product works. Note: my translation will not sound scientific in the slightest. You’ve been warned.

  • It contains raspberry stem cells, which does mean that there are a lot of important antioxidants in it but does NOT–trust me on this one–mean that it tastes like raspberries.
  • It turns out African Marula Oil is added to help diminish the appearance of scars and not because they were hoping consumers would have a fun time saying the word “Marula”
  • This is also true for the ingredient most responsible for moisturizing the skin, Kuikui Nut Oil

Since it has been unbelievably cold here–it was one degree last night! One!–my skin is in major need of moisture so I decided to give this product a try. I’ve been applying it nightly (and sometimes, during the day too) for several weeks now and I’m really loving it. I don’t even mind that it doesn’t taste like raspberries anymore!

Here’s how I use it:

I wash my face using the One Minute Trick I mentioned in this video, then tone with organic apple cider vinegar, and follow with a thick layer of Phormula 3-9 Repair Cream on my face and neck. Sometimes I use it as eye cream but most of the time I use olive oil as eye cream.

IMG_0204What I love about it:

  • The consistency is luxuriously thick and creamy. I really feel like I’m doing something nice for my skin by applying it every night.
  • It’s one of the few really “nice things” I own and everything about it makes me feel spoiled. The product itself is such good quality and the packaging is also quite fancy. It’s sleek, kind of heavy– in the way that fancy things are heavy–and makes me feel very pampered.
  • It absorbs quickly and breathes! Despite being wonderfully–almost decadently–rich, the formula absorbs completely and never looks shiny. Best of all, my skin doesn’t get too greasy or too dry. It just feels the way it’s supposed to, despite North Pole-esc weather conditions.
  • It isn’t overly fragranced, it has good ingredients, and does not break me out.
  • I use slightly more than a pea sized amount and it’s enough to cover my entire face and neck

IMG_0205What I don’t like about it:

I don’t need bullet points for this because there’s only one thing I don’t like about it: the price. It’s a bit pricey but again, it has raspberry stem cells and oils with kooky names that are incredibly good for your skin, so you really are paying for the high-quality ingredients.

I’m not saying your should run out and buy it if it’s way outside of your price range, but if you’re in the market for a nice winter moisturizer that feels REALLY GOOD on your face and normalizes the crazy things that happen to skin this time of year, give this baby a try.

Let me know what you think if you already use this product– or if you’re trying it for the first time– in the comments!

 

*This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

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