Dewy Skin Secrets with Erno Laszlo

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Let’s get something straight, I am not a professional nor do I pretend to be one! I do, however, know good quality. Everyone is in the market for dewy, luminous skin. We all want that vibrant glow that really translates to healthy skin. One particular brand I’ve come to know and love is Erno Laszlo, a doctor founded skincare since 1927. 

Let me side track you for a moment. I first read about Erno Laszlo in 2019, a little while before the entire world changed. I would ride to work on the bus while reading a book and enjoying the beautiful scenery. The book at the time was Pretty Iconic by Sali Huges, a very good read if I do say so myself. The entire book speaks to true beauty icons, it’s easy to get lost in the pages. It wasn’t until 2021 when I gave the brand my full attention. Alas, we were in yet another lockdown and my husband and I were living with my parents while we completed our renovation. My mother and I were itching to get out much like the rest of the population. For us, we missed aimlessly wandering around the mall making purchases for things that we didn’t need.

My mother is one to google, a googler if you will. I’m not sure how exactly she came across the name Erno Laszlo, it might have been a search for what skincare the most iconic women in the world favoured, but once she found the iconic brand we were fascinated by their history. Of course, as soon as the lockdown ended I’m sure you can guess which cosmetics counter we ended up visiting.

Fast forward to the here and now, I’ve been using these magical products for well over a year and my skin looks luminous. For the first time in my adult life, I’m comfortable leaving my home without so much as a tinted moisturizer. And so I have happily written this post to give you my dewy skin secrets from Erno Laszlo. Read on for a special savings code at the end of this post!


So, what exactly is dewy skin? I would describe it as fresh, naturally glowing skin that looks hydrated, plump and most importantly healthy! The essence of the dewy skin look is in large part due to hydration both from the inside and out. 

Methods for achieving this look can vary depending on your own skin type, but there are some common themes that range from a thoughtful skincare routine to a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Laszlo, a man well before his time, knew the importance of practicing self-care and the mind-body connection. The key take away, cleanse your your skin and do it properly. This takes time, and during that time you can allow yourself a moment to pause and thoughtfully enjoy your skincare routine. 


In order to achieve a naturally dewy look you must cleanse, exfoliate, nourish, hydrate and protect. It may sound like a lot, but these amazing products are both multifunctional and beneficial for your skin. The practices below are reflective of my own skincare regimen and the products are ones I know, love and trust. 

Cleanse & Exfoliate

Cleansing prevents clogged pores and also aids in the removal of environmental pollutants from your skin. This is arguably the most important step of your skincare routine as impurities can stick to our skin and if not washed properly can lead to clogged pores and dirt buildup. 

I personally like to use the Erno Laszlo Refreshing Double Cleanser for my morning routine. This is a 2-in-1 gel based cleanser with superfruit extracts and purifying charcoal-infused beads. It leaves my skin feeling fresh and smells absolutely amazing. In the evenings I use the Detox Cleansing Duo. This is a double cleanse that uses oil and a cleansing bar. The oil dissolves surface impurities and makeup, reduces the appearance of large pores and begins to exfoliate the first layer of your skin. The cleansing bar detoxifies, exfoliates and hydrates your skin. Both products are part of the Detox Collection of Erno Laszlo which is perfect for those who suffer with dullness, oiliness or enlarged pores. This line helps to balance skin, regulate oil, and clarify.

How to use:
  1. Apply the cleansing oil to dry skin and gently massage.
  2. Don’t rinse! Lather the cleansing bar with warm water and gently massage your face using the rounded corners in a circular motion. Remember to also wash the delicate skin on your neck. 
  3. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.


Nourishing your skin can be tricky these days. Should you use a toner, essence, or serum? Do you even know the difference between the three?  This blog post does an excellent job educating on the differences. Nourishing your skin is thought to be an important step in achieving a dewy skin look. This step is packed with nutrients and vitamins that help to hydrate your skin and give it that dewy complexion both instantly and overtime. My favourite product? VTM Micro-Essence.

This essence delivers an instant cooling sensation and feels as if you’ve just splashed your face with water. It is refreshing and hydrating! Looking past the amazing fragrance and beautiful packaging, you can visibly see that this product has tiny bubbles which float in its clear gel. These are oil droplets that burst upon application to the skin, releasing and activating each precious ingredient they hold. This product hydrates skin, helps to smooth texture and brighten your complexion. 

How to use:

Immediately after cleansing dab onto skin with bare hands and tap gently with fingertips to blend. 

Hydrate & Protect

If you hadn’t been able to tell already from this post, I am a big believer in the multifunctional! I like to save time while my products do double duty.  

The final step of my skincare routine, prior to applying makeup, is to hydrate and protect my skin from damaging UV rays. The Firmarine Moisturizer SPF 30 was formulated for all skin types. This one product acts as both my moisturizer as well as my SPF. There are also powerful ingredients hard at work to repair skin, target signs of aging and draw out toxins and impurities. This product is not advertised as a primer, but I definitely use it as such. After applying, skin feels silky smooth, looks dewy and is ready for a makeup application.

How to use:

Use after cleansing, toning and serums. Gently apply and smooth over face, neck, décolleté and back of hands.

There you have it, my dewy skin secrets from the one and only iconic Erno Laszlo. I may not be a Hollywood actress like Ava Gardner, Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly, who all enjoyed the brand, but keeping these exquisite jars on my vanity definitely has a way of making me feel special. If you’re new to the brand, you can learn more about Erno Laszlo here or request a skin consultation here. As a special offer, use code LAURAA15 on your first purchase to save 15%.