Erno Laszlo's Iconic Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar Got an Eco-Friendly Update

The best-selling black bar relaunched this year with paper packaging. 

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Erno Laszlo Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar Just Got an EcoFriendly Update  Review
TL;DR:
  • What It Is: A bar cleanser formulated with charcoal and deep sea mud
  • What It Does: Exfoliates and cleanses skin
  • Who It's For: Great for oily and acne-prone skin

Where did we go wrong? Adam and Eve were given every pleasure in the world and still wanted more, so I suppose it is in our DNA to ruin perfectly good things. Take, for example, the humble bar soap. It's a great invention: a small, contained bar of cosmetic product that depletes with each use until it finally melts, exhausted from its useful life. The bar is as natural as the sheen of a forearm, as the flush of a cheek.

But it wasn’t enough. We wanted face washes foamier, creamier, rosier. We wanted a product that would pump out of plastic into our hands. We wanted bottles to look cute for Instagram. Like our ancestors Adam and Eve, we demanded more. Well, not “we” as in you and I — I have always loved and used Erno Laszlo’s suite of solid face wash bars, which recently relaunched with all paper packaging.

That one eco-friendly move should be enough to entice you, but it is also a very good cleanser, thank God. The Erno Laszlo Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar, the brand's most iconic product, emulsifies into an inky liquid that strips my face of the grime it collects after a long day of typing words into the Internet. The bar has a mix of deep see mud (which is naturally packed with good-for-your-skin minerals) and charcoal (a well-known pore detoxing ingredient). When I rinse, I feel the wind in my pores. Not to mention, I feel good that my carbon footprint is just a little bit smaller.

You'll find the Erno Laszlo Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar in our August 2020 Allure Beauty Box.

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