Winter Skin Savers

01.19.2016 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Apothecary and Lab, Products, Skin Conditions, Skin Stories | No comments

By Erica, National Training Manager

Cold temperatures have finally arrived in New York and my skin is feeling it. As much as I love winter, I notice a change in my skin as soon as the needle drops, so I switch up my regimen to include more intensely hydrating cleansers and moisturizers. Here are my winter skin saving tips to carry me over into Spring…

When I find that my skin needs a little extra care, I turn to my Facial Cleansing Oil. This emulsifying oil cleanser gentle cleanses, hydrates, and drumroll…removes a full face of makeup.

After cleansing, my skin feels clean and refreshed with a noticeable glow.

Next, I reach for my Replenishing Face Serum. This lightweight sodium hyaluronate gel boosts, moisturizes and plumps up fine lines and wrinkles. It’s the perfect prep for my final skin saving step – Replenishing Face Cream. This rich cream is formulated with vitamins and antioxidants to help skin repair, and it leaves my skin feeling soothed.


Lastly – body care. Dry skin can pop up all over so take the extra time to address dry skin from the neck down. My go to body products are Vitamin B5 Body Moisturizer and Vitamin B5 Hand Treatment. Vitamin B5 is a powerful antioxidant that deeply hydrates and helps boost collagen. I instantly feel nourished and the fatty acid base allows for immediate absorption so I can get dressed without any wait time.

Bring it on, February!



Introducing our new…Drumroll…Clarifying Clay Mask!

08.04.2015 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Advice, Apothecary and Lab, Products, Skin Conditions, Skin Stories | No comments

By: Erica, National Training Manager


I’m so excited for the newest addition to our face category – the Clarifying Clay Mask. I have an oily/problematic skin type, so breakouts for me are inevitable. This gentle and hydrating clay mask uses kaolin clay to draw out impurities, while arnica and witch hazel calm and balance oil production. Personally, I love that afterwards my skin doesn’t feel completely stripped and tight, which is never a good sign. I’ve recently discovered that I have a heavy hand while applying masks, so I give it 10-15 minutes to dry before I then, BUFF IT OFF. That’s right; this guy has pumice in it too, so it serves as a scrub. To paraphrase, we now have an all-in-one Cleanser + Scrub + Deep Pore Cleanse.

It’s obvious why this product fits easily into my regimen, but dry/sensitive skin types can benefit from it as well.



Matthew has sensitive skin, and enjoys this mask’s deep cleanse and hydrating properties.


Pam has dry skin, and uses the masks as a clarifying deep pore cleanse once a month.


Jared has normal/combination skin and loves the balancing aspect of this mask.


Mr. Greenberg just enjoys the luxurious and soothing experience after a long day in the office. (Just kidding, the Clarifying Clay Mask is for human use only.)


Whether it’s from heavy makeup use, intense workouts at the gym, or hot NYC summers, all skin types suffer from congested pores and need a good deep cleanse every once in awhile. Thanks to the hydrating properties like sunflower extract, your skin will feel supple and soft.

The Benefits of Sage.

11.08.2013 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Advice, Products, Skin Conditions | No comments

By Erica, National Training Manager

MALIN+GOETZ NEW Body Wash: Sage!   The same beloved natural scent found in our Sage Styling Cream, sage has astringent properties and antioxidants that protect skin from damage. Other benefits: increases blood circulation, relieves symptoms of eczema and psoriasis, stimulates cell renewal, encourages hair growth and minimizes hair loss.  Phew!  Next time you lather up or style your coif, remember that it’s not just about the delicious smell, but also your health.

Did you know?  We formulate for sensitive skin.  Each treatment is free of parabens, harsh detergents, dyes and synthetic fragrances. Our treatments are naturally-scented and while they smell beautiful our goal is therapeutic.  Like chemists from years ago, we use botanicals that serve a purpose.  I’m constantly impressed by their power and different uses.

Sage Body Wash Product Tips:  In those drier winter months, add a couple capfuls of Sage Body Wash to a warm bath to soothe dry, itchy skin and breathe in the invigorating herbal scent to help clear sinuses and relax your mind!

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Step into Fall!

09.05.2013 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Advice, Locations, Products, Skin Conditions | No comments

By Erica, National Training Manager

It’s time once again to bid adieu to summer. And while I won’t miss the sticky, humid days, where the thought of wearing my hair down and an ounce of makeup makes me want to crawl back in bed, I will miss dining al fresco and the sun setting at 9pm. Autumn is my favorite season – the bite in the air puts a pep in my step and there’s nothing I love more than a slouchy cardigan. The only complaint I have about the cooler weather is, my head-to-toe dry skin. So, not only does Fall require me to switch out my wardrobe, I also exchange my lightweight lotions for heavier creams and moisturizers to prepare my hide for the upcoming months. My favorite products to get me through the colder months are – Jojoba Face Scrub, Chamomile Treatment Oil, Replenishing Face Cream, Peppermint Body Scrub and Vitamin B5 Body Moisturizer. True story – I’ve been stopped on the street before to ask me what I use to get a glowing complexion… Obviously, MALIN+GOETZ!

Product Tips:

  • The Jojoba Face Scrub serves as a gentle every day cream cleanser. It puts hydration back in your skin.
  • I love warming one pump of the Chamomile Treatment Oil in my hands and pressing into my skin like a serum. The oil restores balance and gives my skin a great glow.
  • During winter months, the Replenishing Face Cream becomes my daily moisturizer. It’s the only thing that leaves my skin feeling hydrated and supple.
  • Some people are scared to exfoliate dry skin because they think it dries it out even more. This could not be farther from the truth! Gently exfoliating with the Peppermint Body Scrub removes the dry, dead skin and allows moisturizers to penetrate even deeper. You’re doing your scales well by scrubbing!
  • Right before I hop into my warm, cozy bed, I slather Vitamin B5 Body Moisturizer all over – don’t forget your feet! Honey and shea butter soothe my parched skin and vitamin b5 deeply hydrates and plumps collagen.


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    The Winter Blues! Turning the “WOE” into a “WOW!”

    01.28.2013 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Advice, Apothecary and Lab, Lifestyle, Locations, Products, Skin Conditions | No comments

    The holiday season has come and gone. We ate our weight in potato pancakes for Hanukkah, Panettone Bread for Christmas and sipped a glass (or two) of bubbly to ring in the New Year. Now, if you’re like me, you’re thinking two things: Man, I have to get to the gym. And darn it, it’s the winter doldrums. For those of you who get to experience all four seasons like those of us in New York City, we all are feeling the winter blues and blahs.

    At the first sign of winter I found myself running to New York’s mecca for affordable trendy clothing, Uniqlo, to get those high-tech, “Heat-tech” undergarments that keep you warm from the ferociously freezing cold days. Add a puffer jacket, silly looking wool hat, mittens that a four year-old would wear, and a cashmere scarf and I am ready to face New York’s most frigid and gray weather head on!

    In my apartment, when the heat is on in full force, there’s snow on the ground, and I’m dreading my messy, morning commute to work, I found some ways to stay happily cozy, turning that frown upside down indeed! I have my Pandora radio streaming the greatest hits of Sade (I’m old school, if you’re not a fan of Sade, try some Adele!), hot cocoa with marshmallows in hand, and my face layered with my favorite go-to products from Malin + Goetz. Yes, to a product junkie such as myself, spa nights are a sure fire way to bring just as much comfort as Southern Comfort or for those who keep it non-alcoholic, as cozy as that mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows!

    I suggest a Detox Face Mask, followed by a facial massage with the Malin+Goetz Replenishing Face Serum, finished with a mixture of equal parts of Replenishing Face Cream and the new Chamomile Treatment Oil. Moisture overkill? Not at all! I find that I do need more moisture during these colder times, so I opt for it all. I think it might even be time to light a Cannabis candle to get the maximum effect! (I don’t smoke Cannabis, but I hear this is the next best thing!


    So all of you reading this from Miami to Malibu, I suggest you sip on a cocktail … and then light the appropriate Malin + Goetz candle. I say, let the intoxicating, refreshing scent of the Mojito candle permeate the room. For the rest of us caught up in dead of winter: Smile, do something good for yourself, meditate, do some yoga, try that recipe you always wanted to make, have that cup of hot cocoa and remember the days when you were a kid longing for these snowy days! Winter is here but before you know it, Spring will have Sprung and our winter woes will have just been a distant memory. Maybe it’s the Cannabis candle or the sounds of Sade, but I’m feeling serene now, and the weather outside – albeit frightful – is not so daunting anymore. It’s a time to relax, replenish and recharge our batteries because the warm, sunny days we are all longing for are soon to come!

    – Kenne Kuramochi, MALIN+GOETZ Manager at Barneys Madison Ave


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