Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Lubatti Grapefruit and Bergamot bath oil
The Lubatti range is the brain-child of Tracey Malone, sister of Jo. The formulations are based on the recipes handed down by Madame Lubatti, a skincare expert who trained Eileen Malone, mother of Tracey (and Jo.)
The bath oil is quite similar in formulation to the Jo Malone bath oils, except that the Lubatti one has more jojoba oil and less avocado oil in it. It leaves my skin feeling soft, moisturised and comfortable when I get out of the bath, although it isn't quite as unctuous as the Jo Malone post-bath feeling. Bergamot adds a gentle perfumey note to the citrus of grapefruit, and manages to be both relaxing and refreshing at the same time. I have soaked in a bath after building the accursed IKEA furniture for the past couple of weekends, and I do believe the thought of a Lubatti bath at the end of the pain may have saved my marriage on more than one occasion.
I'm adding the Wild Violet and Scented Rose bath oils and body lotions to my Christmas list, and I hope that the range can expand and introduce new scents. The Lubatti bath oils and body lotions both cost £27 for 200ml.
I wasn't bowled over by the facial skincare; it all smells lovely but the formulations are just pleasant rather than earth-shattering (no space rocks here. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing.) I did buy the hand cream and I'm liking that a lot; I'll report on that separately later.