Our review of the Lubatti Bath and Body collection
How often does a skin and body line come along with a story that grabs you like a great beach novel, the kind you just can’t put down? I can only think of one; Lubatti, a London-based newcomer with a history and a product line that has me positively spellbound.
Lubatti‘s products are created using the secret recipes of Madame Lubatti, a skincare expert and homeopath who set up shop in London in the 1920s. Madame Lubatti hand-mixed creams and lotions in her stylish apartment, and had an impressive list of celebrity clients ranging from movie star Vivien Leigh to Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent.
Add to this intriguing backstory, the Malone women and their passion for skincare. Mother Eileen was a London society facialist in the 1960s and 1970s. She trained and worked with Madame Lubatti, and eventually inherited Lubatti’s trove of secret recipes. Eileen’s daughter Jo Malone (yes, THE Jo Malone!) achieved early worldwide fame for her eponymous line of scents, bath and body products. Tracey Malone, Jo’s sister, grew up watching her mother and Madame Lubatti in action, and learned over time to hand-mix their creams and build upon them. Tracey has spent the last 20 years honing the power of these concoctions on her own celebrity clientele.
For decades, only a Hollywood star or an English royal could experience the secret recipes. But now, Tracey Malone has launched Lubatti, and we can all feel a little stellar!
I tested Lubatti’s Dreamy Night Cream ($52), infused with Mango & Avocado, and right from the start, I was charmed and impressed and can easily see why this is their most popular product. The packaging sets the mood with gorgeous botanical graphics; covered with layered photos and illustrations in a variety of techniques. Even the cream itself looks extra thick and white. I don’t usually like scented facial products, but Dreamy has such a light, fruity, natural scent, it just added to my happiness. The cream is super rich, and I wondered if it would be greasy or lead to breakouts. This was not the case; the cream disappeared into my skin quickly in the most soothing manner. And as promised, I awoke the next morning feeling soft and silky-smooth. Dreamy is an intensive night cream that feels natural and pampering. It couldn’t be lovelier!
We received a range from Lubatti Collection to review/fall in love with, including:
• Luxurious Hand Cream ($25) with Vitamin E & Calendula, a treatment that moisturizes and hydrates while absorbing quickly.
• Sparkling Eye Gel ($43) with Green Tea Extract & Aloe Vera, which doesn’t just nourish the delicate eye area, but calms redness and reduces puffiness.
• Pure Indulgence Bath Oil ($37) available in a range of scrumptious-sounding scents, such as Bergamot & Grapefruit, Tuberose & Mimosa, Wild Violet, and Scented Rose.
Check the comments to see if the wht review team is as starstruck as I over this truly special new line.
Melissa loves road trips, bargain shopping, drive-in movies, lip gloss and rock ‘n’ roll. She lives in Baltimore with her precious pup Zeus.
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