our story.

simple skincare solution

 

philosophy.


MALIN+GOETZ creates Simple Skincare Solutions. We make skincare easy, starting with sensitive skin. With this in mind, our treatments are made to be both gentle and effective, for all skin types, women and men or for how a modern couple will shop for and use products together. Every product is formulated with trusted natural ingredients and proven advanced technologies to perform without sacrificing luxury.

Our system of Everyday Essentials makes skincare easy. This simple, 2-step regimen offers an essential cleanser+moisturizer to balance your skin, from head-to-toe: face, body and hair. We then suggest specific Targeted Treatments to complement these essentials for a customized regimen. These may include items like a mask, scrub or serum.

Here is how our Everyday Essentials work: The key to our extraordinary cleansers is our plant-based amino acid technology that purifies and hydrates without stripping or drying. Our advanced moisturizers are formulated with our botanical-based fatty acid technology to intensely hydrate without over-moisturizing or clogging pores. This is our formula for balanced skin.

the local apothecary, est. 2004.
Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz first opened our doors in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood in March 2004. Our stores, while modern in every way, are reminiscent of traditional neighborhood apothecaries: brimming with activity, wonderful treatments and great customer service. Matthew and Andrew personally waited on every customer who walked through their door, and they still live around the corner from their first Chelsea shop. And, everyone remembers their bulldogs at the time, Bob and Junior, who became neighborhood (and, eventually, international) superstars thanks to both customers and passers-by who stopped to photograph the "dogs in the window."

Over the years, our award-winning formulations and iconic packaging have expanded from face, body and hair, to fragrance and candles. Our portfolio of neighborhood apothecaries in New York, Los Angeles and London, as well as distribution to select luxury retailers around the world, continue to grow. All while staying true to our original promise of uncomplicated luxury products for the modern woman and man. 

new york local, owned + operated.
We strive to support fellow local family owned businesses while offering the highest quality to our customers. Every formula is personally created by Matthew and Andrew in collaboration with trusted chemists local to our operations in New York. We manufacture our products with other small, family-run businesses in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Our candles are even handmade in Brooklyn! Working with these loyal local partners, we continue to expand our offerings without ever losing sight of what drove the success of our very first products back in 2004: high quality at affordable prices, with an ever-decreasing carbon footprint. (MALIN+GOETZ) is made in the USA and does not test on animals.


founders Matthew Malin. Andrew Goetz.

 

founders. 

Matthew Malin.
Matthew moved to NYC in 1991 after school to begin his career in the executive training program at Saks Fifth Avenue. He later accepted a position as a cosmetic buyer at the privately owned Barneys New York. He was part of a team that found and developed exclusive niche brands. After launching many successful brands at Barneys, he accepted an opportunity to oversee the global distribution and sales for the family owned Kiehl’s. When Kiehl’s was sold to L’Oreal in 2000, Matthew took on a position with Prada to develop their beauty division and manage Helmut Lang Parfums. All this time, Matthew has personally suffered from skin conditions such as Eczema, seborrhea and Rosacea, identifying opportunity in the skincare market that Andrew and he developed into a business plan. (MALIN+GOETZ) launched in March 2004.


Andrew Goetz.
For ten years preceding the launch of (MALIN+GOETZ), Andrew worked as the US Marketing Director for the family owned, Swiss-based design manufacturer Vitra. His keen eye for design is reflected in our stores’ modern interpretation of the traditional neighborhood apothecary as well as the brand’s sleek, minimalist packaging which was in a retrospective featured at the San Francisco Museum of Art. During his tenure at Vitra, he found and cultivated the careers of emerging architects and industrial designers. Both the architects for the (MALIN+GOETZ) flagships stores and the graphic team behind our packaging were organic extensions of Andrew’s previous collaborations and relationships.