Exclusive Skin Care with Erno Laszlo

From the late 1930s until the passing of its founder, Dr. Erno Laszlo, in 1972, The Institute of Scientific Cosmetology on Fifth Avenue was unrivaled for its pioneering skincare and personalized service. It was both a place of science and sanctuary, and this approach propelled the doctor to great fame in a very short period of time.

The highly exclusive skincare location was also home to many other iconic Hollywood stars, including Grace Kelly, Jackie Kennedy and Ava Gardner and was privately known as the “house of silence,” where Monroe could be in one room and Kelly the next – none the wiser that they were both being treated by the world-renowned doctor.

Here are some tips from our skin therapists to keep your skin glowing this winter:

  • Use a thin layer of Phormula 3-9 Balm under moisturizer for extra hydration. Your skin will thank you!
  • For acne-prone skin that’s dried out by treatments: To reduce irritation, don’t apply corrective treatments after the Anti Blemish Beta Purifying Mask. If skin feels a bit dry, apply a thin layer of Hydra Therapy Skin Revitalizer to dry areas instead of regular moisturizer. It also works great as moisturizer for oily skin at night.
  • For reducing puffiness and smoothing fine lines around the eyes, apply a thick layer of Luminous Eye Complex around the orbital bone, using as a mask. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes and remove any excess with a soft tissue, for a cooling and refreshing pick-me-up.

The new INSTITUTE is located in New York’s downtown SoHo area.  Come visit if you’re in NY!


Laura Filancia is the Director of Global Education for Erno Laszlo New York.  She oversees the training of all domestic and international retail beauty specialists and develops training materials for all retail channels.  Laura is based at the Institute where she conducts regular beauty seminars for clients and industry professionals.

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