MALIN+GOETZ has just launched in Canada and I am so happy to try a few of the products and able to relate with their philosophy and idea behind the brand – and also why there is a cult following this brand around the world. Family-owned and operated, Malin & Goetz apothecary launched in NYC’s Chelsea neighbourhood in 2004. It focused on the needs of women and men with sensitive skin. Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz – the founders of the brand have developed easy-to-use products to be both gentle and effective for multiple skin conditions. The formulas blend trusted natural ingredients with performance technologies for the face, body and hair. On the fragrance side, both for personal and home scents, their perfumes and Brooklyn-made candles highlight that they do not use synthetic fragrances in their treatments, offering beautiful sensory experiences and luxurious gift-giving options.
I have been using, actually almost more than halfway through the Peppermint Shampoo and Cilantro Hair Conditioner. The duo is really gentle and nourishing for the hair. The natural peppermint and cilantro scent is very uplifting in the shower. The shampoo foams nicely, is gentle, does not irritate the scalp, does not dry the hair. The naturally clarifying peppermint extract and amino acid-based cleansing agents in it gently but effectively nurture the hair and scalp without drying, stripping, or leaving buildup.
The conditioner is very lightweight, hydrates, and adds shine without being too heavy. It is gentle enough to be used even as a leave-in conditioner or even as a styling add. I have not used it as a styling aid but works well both as a conditioner in the shower or as leave-in, make sure to use appropriate amount depending on using it both ways. The natural cilantro extract and absorbent fatty acids to effectively hydrate the hair and scalp.
For body care, I have been using the Bergamot Hand + Body Wash and Eucalyptus Deodorant. Bergamot Hand + Body Wash is a lightweight gel-based foaming body cleanser. It is infused with refreshing bergamot, amino acids, and glycerin to hydrate and purify skin without drying or stripping. The hand and body wash lathers into a luxurious foam, cleanses and nourishes all skin types, including sensitive. Overall, a refreshing experience without leaving a lasting scent.
Eucalyptus Deodorant is one of the best-selling products of the brand and of course I was so excited to try this as I was looking for alternatives from my decade long deodorant which I have not been able to part with. This deodorant is an aluminum-free, alcohol-free deodorant stick that is infused with natural eucalyptus extract and citronellyl to help control underarm odour. Not just aluminum and alcohol, this deodorant is formulated without parabens, baking soda, or synthetic fragrances, and is suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive. It also absorbs residue-free and never stains clothing. I have been using it non-stop – it does not irritate my under-arm area and is effective almost until the end of the day on me. It is not sticky and the smell is not overpowering.
For the face, I have been using the Vitamin E Face Moisturizer and Grapefruit Face Cleanser. Vitamin E Face Moisturizer is formulated with soothing chamomile fatty acids and vitamins E and B5 to nurture and soothe skin, suitable for all skin types, especially combination, oily, and sensitive. The moisturizer is lightweight, gently hydrates and refreshes the skin. It is comfortable on the skin and kept my skin hydrated all day – both under makeup and on its own. The skin is not dewy or very matte, just naturally radiant and without any residue.
Grapefruit Face Cleanser is a lightweight foaming gel cleanser with grapefruit extracts and hydrating amino acids. I am really loving this cleanser, it is so gentle on my problem skin, does not dry it out. The bestselling formula gently but thoroughly nurtures and hydrates skin. It is also perfect for makeup removal, including eye makeup, and rinses free of residue, suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive. It is the perfect morning cleanser or second cleanser for the evening – the scent and texture are both relaxing and uplifting for senses.
Last but not the least, the fragrance – Leather Perfume Oil which has been in my routine for the winter and even now, when we are officially in spring but still bearing with the snow and rainstorms. It is inspired by traditional apothecary ingredients, formulated for everyday wear and gender-neutral appeal. This vegetarian and cruelty-free formulation has a long-lasting scent and can be layered with other fragrances in unexpected pairings. The Leather perfume oil is an earthy woody scent with key notes of Lotus Flower, Leather, Cedarwood. Leather Perfume Oil is a modern update that has the elegance of smooth leather and the softness of a well-worn vintage find. Immediately recognizable and universally appealing, leather is a texture and scent that inevitably evokes feelings of nostalgia. The roll-on version is perfect to keep it with me on the go.
Overall, a lovely brand with some amazing products to choose from – everything from hair, skin, body, and fragrance. MALIN+GOETZ products are available in Canada at Sephora Canada.*Press samples