Step Inside: The Lab Room

When it comes to a beauty routine, nothing beats chic simplicity and spa-grade organics.  That’s exactly what Monica Ceño Elie-Joseph’s The Lab Room delivers.  Multitasking, problem-solving products meet luxurious formulas, aromatic scents and all natural ingredients in this lustworthy beauty line that works from the inside, out.

The inspiration? Swiss perfection meets Spanish Mediterranean joy de vivre.  Based out of Madrid, The Lab Room oozes European synergy and sophistication with it’s minimalist, unisex-friendly packaging (even the boxes themselves are utterly giftable).   It’s distinct fragrance combinations promise to take your senses for a cross-cultural journey.  From Sandal Wood soaked days in the East Indies to Andalusian summer nights with Jasmin wafting through the air and here there’s no passport required.  Creams, candles, salts and scrubs – this line has it all and filled with the very best botanicals.  Scrub away stress with the Deluxe Rose Salt Scrub straight from the Dead Sea, clear, cleanse and get an oxygen infusion with the Lavender Detox Mask and get your own space smelling like September in Ibiza with the Figue Fruite Home perfumes.  You can even be swept away to St. Tropez within minutes thanks to their award-winning tanning services and product line.

If you’re fortunate enough to live in Spain (or happen to be passing through), we can recommend a trip to where it all began, The Lab Room spa itself.  Nestled in the heart of Madrid, this cozy chic oasis first opened it’s doors in 2000 and quickly established itself as an authority promoting beauty from the inside out.  Introducing Spain’s first brow bar, The Lab Room has continued to shape, arch, and define all of Europe’s tastemakers, setting the trends and consistently the first to offer innovative techniques and top-notch product lines.  Providing everything from body and facial treatments, mani’s & pedi’s as well as hair and makeup services, they make sure to keep you in tip-top shape from head to toe.  The space also redefined the old school beauty salon model, mixing style and spa services with uber contemporary multifunction, welcoming DJ’s, art exhibitions and reiki sessions into the boutique atmosphere, energizing the space and celebrating creativity and wellness of both the body and mind.  Finally, a spa that helps soothes your skin and your soul.

 

Sarah Bertness is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer covering the arts, music, fashion and culture. She has a love for all things avant-garde, late night rock and roll, wanderlust, and a good dose of fringe and gold sequins. You can follow her musings on Twitter and Instagram @sarahbertness.

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