Dr. Erno Laszlo has been credited with many skincare discoveries that remain both revolutionary and relevant decades later. One such discovery is Dr. Laszlo’s use of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) in topical creams.
What are Essential Fatty Acids and why does skin need them?
EFAs are a crucial component of the lipid barrier that protects skin’s surface. This barrier helps maintain skin hydration, promote elasticity, and prevent moisture loss. While the body naturally produces EFAs that play a key role in skin function and appearance, we start to make insufficient amounts of EFAs as we age, leading to a noticeable lack of moisture and firmness.
When this happens, we have to look to external sources to replenish skin’s nourishing EFAs. We can find them in vitamins high in Omega-3 and Omega-6, as well as topical creams. Dr. Laszlo’s own Phelityl Complex, found in our many Phelityl creams, remains an innovative, proprietary way of supporting skin’s protective barrier with Essential Fatty Acids.
What is the Phelityl Complex?
Dr. Laszlo professed that Essential Fatty Acids were manufactured by skin itself, and without EFAs, skin would diminish in moisture, glow, and vitality. His solution: creating the Phelityl Complex to help restore skin’s fatty acid shield. Our Phelityl Complex is a blend of EFAs and replenishing ingredients that help fortify skin’s protective barrier to lock in moisture and keep skin soft, supple, and plump.
Find Your Phelityl Moisturizer
While you’ll find our Phelityl Complex in many of our advanced moisturizers for dry skin, each formula has been enhanced with a thoughtful, science-backed blend of ingredients designed to fit the needs of various complexions and climates. Discover the Phelityl favorite that’s best suited to your skin:
Active Phelityl Intensive Cream
How It Works: This all-purpose 24-hour cream intensively protects skin's natural moisture around the clock, even in extreme weather conditions.
Phelityl Cream Extra Dry
How It Works: This rich-textured day-to-night cream absorbs quickly and delivers EFAs to help nourish dry skin, replenishing the vital moisture and nutrients that daily life depletes. With a mattified, non-greasy, velvety-soft finish, skin’s protective barrier is left supported, moisture is preserved, and hydration levels are balanced.
Phelityl Night Cream
How It Works: This rich-textured, non-greasy, mattifying moisturizer is formulated to saturate the skin with balanced hydration and protect skin’s moisture barrier, resulting in shine-free moisture and a velvety-soft finish.
How It Works: This lightweight, almost-fluid moisturizer effortlessly delivers nourishment while fortifying skin’s barrier, leaving the complexion healthy, hydrated, and supple with a refreshed tone and glow.
Phelityl Day Lotion SPF 15
How It Works: This weightless, daily SPF moisturizer with broad-spectrum UV protection works to soften and soothe the skin while shielding against the sun’s harmful rays. Layer Phelityl Day Lotion over any moisturizer for complete care.