"Beauty has no age". This unforgettable phrase by Erno Laszlo one of the most famous skin care experts in history is as simple and true as can be. This genius was born in Hungary but spent most of his long life in America and had the privilege of treating iconic beauties like Marilyn Monroe, Katherine Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner, Jackie Kennedy and my favorite muse Audrey Hepburn.
Dr Laszlo's legacy is still alive due to his revolutionary products and techniques that are practiced everyday in his skin care center THE INSTITUTE which I visited a few weeks ago in Soho. I had a fabulous customized facial with one of the best experts I have met: Colleen Lamoureux. She took a good look at my skin and after a evaluation suggested a microdeabration and a light peel with lactic and mandelic acids, true allies to renew cells and fight hyper pigmentation caused by aging and sun damage. Here's a quick video where you'll see Colleen explaining the treatment and telling us how to become a member of THE INSTITUTE:
During the facial Colleen introduced me to some of Dr Laszlo's legendary products. She recommended the Phelityl line which ows it's name to an exclusive hydrating complex that he developed and includes 13 different essential oils, anti-oxidants and vitamins like A, C and E that nurture and soften skin. She wrote down on my list the Pre-Cleansing Oil, to displve makeups and impurities, the beautiful blue soap called Cleansing Bar that maintains skin's PH balanced and I now use every other day, the moisturizing Day Lotion with SPF15 that I apply before makeup and the Phelityl Night Cream, rich in nutrients to be used in the evenings after cleansing and toning.
In this bright and exquisitely decorated place, rich in history and tradition you feel the beautiful spirit of all the women that trusted their skin to the magic and expertise offered by Dr Laszlo. My skin felt soft and was glowing. When I looked at the mirror I did not feel 46, but simply: BELLA!
Erno Laszlo was right: "Beauty has no age". Women must always take care of themselves in every stage. Dedication and good products will always make us feel fabulous.
To know more about THE INSTITUTE visit www.ernolaszlo.com/Institute or send an e-mail to
Theinstitute@ernolaszlo.com to set an appointment.
It is located at 382 West Broadway, New York, NY. Tel: (212) 300-4111.