12.22.2011 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Advice, Apothecary and Lab, Lifestyle, Products
It’s that time of year again – we’re in the thick of holiday party season. I don’t know about everyone else out there, but I rarely have time after work to run home and do a full on freshen up session as I’d like to. However, a crazy day at the office is no excuse to show up to your holiday festivities not looking fresh and your absolutely best.
Admittedly, it’s a bit easier for me than for most to freshen up at work considering I’m surrounded by amazing products all day, but what I’m about to tell you is easy, low maintenance and anyone can do it anywhere. Our Detox Face Mask is the first step to fresh, dewy skin on the go. A face mask probably seems like one of the last things you can do with ease “on the go”, but the awesome thing about this mask is it doesn’t even require any water; it’s a gel that you simply massage onto a dry face and leave on for 5 minutes. Do this in the privacy of your office or the loo, because it does foam up and you’ll look a little silly, but it’s way worth it! It is an extremely deep cleansing max that also leave the skin intensely hydrated. After 5 minutes you can simply tissue it off.
Next comes my favorite part. Once you tissue off the gel from the Detox Face Mask, apply 2 or 3 drops of our Replenishing Face Serum for an instantly bright, refreshed complexion. That’s it – now you will look as if you had the luxury of making a stop at home before the party. And for the ladies, it makes the perfect primer to freshen up your makeup on your way out! Now go eat, drink and be all sorts of merry!
Now I have to run – it’s time for the Malin+Goetz staff holiday party!
Brian Lynch, National Training Manager
12.09.2011 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Apothecary and Lab, Lifestyle, Products
Oh the good old days of the bubble era. A Saturday afternoon shopping spree in the Meatpacking District after a long brunch at Pastis followed by a $400 dinner for two at Buddakan; while days like this become less and less frequent for most of us during these uncertain economic times, there are still certain luxuries that one can enjoy that won’t break the bank.
At this point I’m sure it is pretty obvious where I’m going with this: “oh he’s going to tell us to go out and buy great skincare products.” If you thought that, you would be correct. However, anyone who has ever shopped the beauty counters at Barneys or Neiman Marcus knows that it is easy to spend one month’s car payment on a single serum. Malin+Goetz is an anomaly in this glittery world of excess. Take our Grapefruit Face Cleanser for instance; it is our number one best seller in the entire line, and at $30 it’s priced less than a week’s worth of Starbucks! And for the cost of your average sushi take out order, you can get one of our beautiful body washes (Bergamot is my personal fave).
Even though many are tightening the purse strings, it is still possible to shop in the shiny luxe department stores or the uber cool downtown boutique – if of course you’re shopping for Malin+Goetz. With all of the many sacrifices we have made the last couple of years, quality personal care products should not have to be one of them. The days of gauche overspending on trivial items are over (is that such a bad thing?); it’s all about accessible luxury. Now go ahead – light your Cannabis Candle, put on your Detox Face Mask and ride out the Great Recession to the next Boom Era.
Brian Lynch, National Training Manager
12.06.2011 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Advice, Lifestyle, Products
Winter is definitely here, posing it’s many challenges. Here are some of our best tips for great winter skin, and for making this winter a little less gloomy.
A major task for winter is finding the perfect moisturizer to combat the frigid air and the dry skin that goes along with it. The Replenishing Face Cream, new from Malin+Goetz, is THE winter staple. This super rich and intensely hydrating moisturizer utilizes high levels of Vitamin B5, Jojoba to help shed dead skin cells while generating new ones, and healing Avocado to help promote collagen production – helping to maintain firm skin while relieving dryness associated with harsh weather, psoriasis and eczema. Use this in the evening or whenever your skin needs “more”.
For those among us with extra thirsty skin that can’t get enough, the Replenishing Face Serum is the perfect add on. This light weight gel utilizes hydrating amino acid proteins and sodium hyaluronate, which when layered under your favorite moisturizer, literally pulls moisture deeper into the skin! In addition to being intensely hydrating, it also helps to smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This is moisturizing to the nth degree.
The sun doesn’t just disappear just because it’s winter, making SPF a must all year round! Whether you’re hitting the slopes (sun reflects significantly off of snow) or just walking the dog, your skin is still susceptible to the damages of the sun. The Malin+Goetz SPF 15 Face Moisturizer offers UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection in a light weight, non-greasy formula.
Just because you’re at home, doesn’t mean you’ve escaped threats unique to winter – heat from radiators can wreak havoc on your skin. The Vitamin B5 Body Moisturizer is the perfect end to an otherwise winter fatigued day. This luxurious all over body cream is super rich, with Vitamin B5 and shea butter, but never greasy at all, so no worries climbing into your warm bed right after use!
You’ve taken good care to protect yourself from head to toe using nothing but the best treatments, but what about your mind? Light some candles and take some time for yourself to relax! The warm, smooth and smoky aroma of Tobacco Candle pairs with the uplifting, fresh aroma of Geranium Leaf for an atmosphere of sensory relaxation, and most importantly – balance.
Brian Lynch, National Training Manager
11.23.2011 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Advice, Apothecary and Lab, Lifestyle, Locations, Skin Conditions
Back when I was a teenager (all of 14), and thumbing through the pages of GQ for the first time, I gained a fast appreciation for the finer things in life – including great skincare. I came to understand from reading editorials, seeing advertisements, and going into sensory overload on the main floor of department stores, that there was a wide array of options when it came to skincare. Despite the overwhelming amount of options, one thing my 14 year old mind internalized was: Cleanse, Tone, Moisturize. It didn’t matter what brand I bought, as long as I followed three steps (and as long as I bought it from an expensive store), I was set.
In the years following, I experimented with countless brands and was occasionally wooed by the glossies (Vogue says Gwyneth Paltrow uses a lotion from a certain store on Spring Street – Must.Go.Buy!). But I would always come back to these simple three steps. Yet, no matter how much I was told I needed all three, it didn’t seem to quite work for me. As I became more educated and stopped being an advertising zombie, I realized my skin didn’t need to be toned; that a cleanser and a moisturizer was sufficient. Surely if I was coming to this realization, others must feel the same. I started paying attention to trends and certain brands seemed to begin taking a more minimalist approach to things. It was around this time that I first discovered Malin+Goetz, with their less is more approach to skincare. Since then I have more or less lived my skincare routine by this doctrine.
Having followed this belief for so long, you could imagine my shock upon reading a recent New York Times article which sited several brands coming out with not fewer steps, but more. Not 2 or 3 more steps, but up to 11! Eleven products that one has to go out and spend their hard earned money on, and then spend even more of their valuable time in front of the bathroom mirror applying. As I read on, it was clear that these extra products were not being introduced to us because they are a necessity; they are being created because the Asian market happens to favor a long, drawn out facial regimen and will spend money on all of these products. The funny thing is, representatives from certain brands were blatantly saying they will produce anything and everything that someone will spend money on.
As an employee of, and a loyal user of Malin+Goetz, I can proudly say that over the years, in light of the continued growth and evolution of the company the core philosophy of simplicity and honesty still very much holds true. Yes, new products have been introduced, but they fill a void or meet the needs and requests of our customers. We are never saying these few additional “problem+solution” products are essential to everyone and must be used as part of your daily regimen.
In these complicated and unsure economic times, the last thing that should cause stress or financial hardship is your skincare routine. Our core concept of balance doesn’t just apply to a single great cleanser and a single moisturizer, but also to the balance between luxury and efficiency.
Brian Lynch, Training Manager
11.11.2011 | Posted by MALIN+GOETZ in Apothecary and Lab, Lifestyle, Locations, Products
We field a lot of questions about our Eucalyptus Deodorant from our customers. Many times they have tried natural deodorants in the past and didn’t feel that they worked, often they are weary of trying a deodorant that isn’t also an antiperspirant. We always like to share as much information as possible with customers so that they can decide if it’s time to give our Eucalyptus Deodorant a shot. The following is a rundown of how our deodorant works, and some of the challenges that people face when transitioning from using an antiperspirant.
Our Eucalyptus Deodorant has a devoted following amongst our customers and is a great option for anyone looking to buy a deodorant that is aluminum and alcohol free. It has been recommended in a number of publications including GQ and voted “Best New Grooming Product” by Wall Paper magazine. It’s neutral and fresh scent makes it wearable for both men and women and a great addition to anyone’s grooming routine.
How it works:
The citronellyl in the deodorant combats odor while eucalyptus extracts impart their natural antibacterial properties. It is not an antiperspirant and will not prevent sweating. Sweating is natural! Antiperspirant clogs pores and prevents the body from naturally cooling down. Our deodorant is designed to let your body function the way it is intended to, while providing protection against odor. As an added bonus, because we don’t use aluminum in our deodorant, it won’t stain your shirts.
Transitioning from using and antiperspirant to using a deodorant:
If you’ve been using an antiperspirant for a while it could take your body some time to acclimate to the formula of our deodorant. Perspiration is exacerbated when you stop using an antiperspirant as your body tries to compensate to re-balance itself. As a consequence, it may take two weeks for your body to reach a natural equilibrium and for our deodorant to reach its full potential.
So if you find yourself in the market for a natural deodorant, be sure to give ours a try. It’s a bestseller of ours for a reason, because it actually works!