Founded by Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz, this apothecary skincare brand has been on the scene since they first opened their doors in 2004. Even though I’ve known of MALIN+GOETZ for the longest time, I’d never gotten around to trying them out.
That is until recently! Thankfully, I’ve managed to get my hands on a couple of products from the range and give them a whirl. I’ve been trying out the Resurfacing Glycolic Pads and the Vitamin E Face Moisturiser for almost a month now, and they’re definitely worth the hype.
As I’ve already mention, the brand was founded by Matthew and Andrew over 10 years ago. They have a brand ethos that focuses on creating simple and effective skincare products that are suitable for even sensitive skin. They combine trusted natural ingredients with some scientific innovation to create formulas that really do work.
I’m a sucker for a brand with some science behind it, so that really speaks to me. As the years have gone on, and the brand has increased in popularity, they’ve began to win more and more awards.
The name sounds pretty sciency, right? Glycolic Acid is one of those skincare ingredients that is in a lot of products, because it’s super effective and is known to work. The resurfacing glycolic pads from MALIN+GOETZ help to remove dead skin, brighten the complexion and reduce the size of your pores.
Unlike other pads I’ve tried before, it’s recommended that after smoothing a pad across your face, you leave the product to sit on your skin for 20 minutes before washing off. You can use them overnight after you’ve built up a tolerance, but this just highlights how rich this product is.
I found that when I first applied the product, it felt warm on my skin. Not uncomfortable, but I could definitely tell the product was active. After leaving it on for 20 minutes, I rinsed my face and could instantly feel the difference. My skin texture felt less rough, and my face just generally felt softer.
Similarly to the resurfacing glycolic pads, the MALIN+GOETZ Vitamin E Moistursier features even more well-known ingredients. Packed full of Vitamin E, Chamomile and Panthenol, this moisturiser helps to soothe the skin and gently hydrate.
When I first applied it, I wasn’t blown away by the texture. It felt drier than other moisturisers I’ve used, which I guess was a bit of a shock. Using the word dry to describe a wet liquid is probably quite strange, but I mean it doesn’t feel oily and leaves a matte feeling on the skin.
After I got used to the texture, I’m seriously in love. My skin doesn’t look greasy throughout the day, yet I’m left with a natural glow. I can really see how this product would be suitable for people with all skin types, because it’s hydrating but doesn’t leave any residue on your skin. It’s possibly the first moisturiser I’ve ever tried that has this texture, so I’m really impressed.
I’m dissapointed in myself for not trying out MALIN+GOETZ sooner. I think it’s a skincare range that can seriously be used by anyone, and they have a philisophy that menas the range is simple.
They recommend a cleanser and moisturiser for your skin type or concern, and then provide targeted treatements for any specific issues. Really simple, and really effective. I’d 100% recommend you try out this range if you’re on the lookout for some new products.
You can discover more from MALIN+GOETZ here. Have you tried anything from the range before? I’d love to hear your thoughts.