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How do you gel?

06.22.2015 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Advice, Apothecary and Lab, Products | No comments

By: Erica, National Training Manager

 

How do you gel?

That is the question…

A modern interpretation of the “old school” styling gel, our Firm Hold Gel complements our hair care assortment for women and men with sensitive skin and scalp concerns. If you are looking for a firm hold with maximum control and sculpting, look no further.

This is ideal for transforming natural texture (i.e. curly to straight) or sculpting in a shape.

We asked our staff how they use it and what they love about it…

Sarah G.

My hair is usually very straight, but that changes when NYC humidity kicks in. The Firm Hold Gel tames the frizz and adds volume without drying my processed locks. I work a quarter-sized amount through dry hair, and I am good to go for the entire day.

Sarah

 

Alessia

I have a lot of hair, so I apply a liberal amount in three sections after towel blotting. I love it because it defines my curls with no crunchy feeling.

Alessia

Kaj

I use the Peppermint Shampoo and Cilantro Hair Conditioner in the shower, leaving the Cilantro Hair Conditioner in for texture.  I put in the Firm Hold Gel when I still have a wet head and then blow dry my hair to a light dampness.  I then comb my hair and head out for the day – 12 hours later, my hair’s still in place.

Kaj

Kevin

The Firm Hold Gel however gives me a more polished look for when I’m dressed up formally and am looking for that all day hold with a healthy shine. After washing my hair, I towel it dry but leave it slightly damp. Then I’ll run a little over a dime sized amount of the gel and work it through my hair. I’ll also blow dry everything in place if necessary.

Kevin

Hostess with the mostest…softest skin.

05.20.2015 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Advice, Apothecary and Lab, Lifestyle, Products | No comments

By: Erica, National Training Manager

 

Memorial Day weekend officially kicks off summer – woo! I’ve been so distracted by the cold that I forgot what all Spring and Summer bring… Warmer weather means rooftop bars, beach days, picnics and…weekends out of the city. Who doesn’t love running full speed ahead out of this hot concrete jungle?

Mini vacays equal packing (ugh) and if you are going to stay with friends or family, it also means hostess gifts. Thankfully, I have a plethora of beautiful gift ideas at my fingertips so I’m never without ideas, but not everyone has that pleasure so I’m here to help!

Here’s my list of foolproof gifts –

Rum Hand and Body Wash + Vitamin B5 Body Lotion + Dark Rum Votive Candle ($72)

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Rosemary Body Wash + Peppermint Body Scrub + Vitamin B5 Body Moisturizer ($92)

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Bergamot Body Wash + Vitamin B5 Moisturizer + Peppermint Shampoo ($146)

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Candles: Dark Rum + Mojito + Otto + Neroli ($208)

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Radiant Winter Skin

01.16.2015 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Advice, Apothecary and Lab, Lifestyle, Products | No comments

By: Erica, National Training Manager

 

Freezing temperatures do not just mean heavier coats and scarves; they also mean dry, itchy, and flaky skin. Being a Southern transplant, I was really thrown for a loop when my normally oily skin actually became dry and flaky during my first intense New York winter. I learned the hard way, and now I start prepping my skin about a month before the colder temps hit with oils, serums, and heavier creams just to be safe. Here are my suggested steps to “winterproof” your skin.

First things first, I scale back to cleansing just once a day at night in these brutal winter months. I’ve also integrated the Facial Cleansing Oil into my nightly regimen. This deep pore cleansing oil has grapeseed, avocado, and olive oils to hydrate, and lavender and eucalyptus to kill bacteria and refresh. Just add water to emulsify and rinse clean! Bonus – this oil also removes a full face of makeup too.

My skin is left feeling clean, yet lightly hydrated. Next, I apply one pump of our Replenishing Face Serum. This 2% sodium hyaluronate serum draws moisture in deeper and is the perfect booster for your everyday moisturizer or night creams. Which leads me to my final step, a rich damage-repair focused night moisturizer that’s richer and loaded with lots of vitamins – our Replenishing Face Cream. On days that I’m super dry or really wanting to dose my skin with moisture, I add a pump of our Chamomile Treatment Oil to the Replenishing Face Cream.

 

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Gift of Glow

12.19.2014 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Apothecary and Lab, Lifestyle, Products | No comments

By: Matthew Malin + Andrew Goetz

 

The holidays are our favorite time of the year.  We get to spend quality time with our family and our rescued pug Mr. Greenberg at our farm house in the Hudson Valley.  Holidays also offer us the pleasure of gift giving.

Since we make our own skincare, we are excited to give it as holiday gifts. Some people shy away from gifting skincare, but with Malin+Goetz it’s easy -each formulas is gentle and created with all skin types in mind, especially sensitive.  Our products are also appropriate for both women and men!  And what’s better than giving the gift of good health and instant gratification?

Our 5-minute Detox Face Mask is just that – a deep pore cleansing, deeply hydrating, brightening mask. Skin glows, radiates and is left balanced.

Another favorite is our Replenishing Face Serum. It’s a moisture booster that hydrates and draws moisture deep in to the skin; really great for this time of year. It can be used alone or paired with your favorite moisturizer (our Vitamin E Face Moisturizer!) for ultimate hydration and a dewy complexion.

Both of the Replenishing Face Serum and Detox Mask can be found in our Deluxe Face Gift Box.

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Our Rum Hand Wash and Vitamin B5 Body Lotion also make a great hostess gift.

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For the person who has everything, (or at least a head of hair) our Peppermint Shampoo is the perfect substitute for a mundane candy cane. Something sweet without the calories.

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And while it’s always better to give than it is to receive, we always appreciate anything chocolate, especially Black Hound Cocoa Dusted truffles.  Hint, hint.

 

Matthew + Andrew

Healthy Summer Skin How – To.

07.24.2014 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Advice, Apothecary and Lab, Lifestyle, Products | No comments

By: Erica, National Training Manager

 

Hot, humid days require a little tinkering to our daily skincare regimens. Cleansing is obviously a must, as well as lightweight hydration. This means drinking a lot of H2O and finding the perfect moisturizer for your skin’s needs. Here are some steps I recommend to keeping your skin clear and radiant during these warmer months…

  1. Water. Lots of it. It’s common knowledge that drinking water is good for you inside and out. We lose a lot of water in warmer temps so it’s a must to take in more and stay hydrated. It also keeps your skin clear and glowing. A little water never hurt anyone.
  2. Cleansing. Healthy skin starts with cleansing. It prevents breakouts, balances and hydrates. This is the prerequisite to moisturizing.
  3. Moisturizing. People tend to shy away from moisturizing in warmer temperatures, because they equate it with oily, greasy skin; however, this is definitely not the case. Skipping this essential step can actually lead to an increase in oil production due to the dryness we are causing.

 

Here’s what I recommend for glowing summer skin –

  1. Malin+Goetz Grapefruit Face Cleanser. This amino acid based cleanser thoroughly cleanses without stripping or drying, leaving all skin types perfectly balanced. Grapefruit kills bacteria and is a natural astringent, making this a cleanser and toner in one!
  2. Malin+Goetz SPF 30 Face Moisturizer in the am. This lightweight moisturizer hydrates while providing broad spectrum protection. Bonus: it serves as an aftershave for men and a makeup primer for women.
  3. Malin+Goetz Replenishing Face Serum in the pm. This hydrating serum provides a punch of moisturize with a lightweight consistency. We like to describe it as, “a drink of water for the face.” This serum keeps my skin looking dewy and bright year round.

 

 

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