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
Moroccanoil has launched new styling tools and also upgraded the existing ones. Moroccanoil has been the most loved and raved about the brand for argan-infused beauty products for hair and skin. The brand has expanded its range of styling products with two new products. The complete range includes two new releases—the Smooth Style Ceramic Heated Brush and Power Performance Ionic Hair Dryer—as well as the upgraded Smart Styling Infrared Hair Dryer, Perfectly Polished Titanium Flat Iron, and Everlasting Curl Titanium Curling Iron.
From the complete range of styling tools, I was most interested in trying out the New Power Performance Ionic Hair Dryer and the upgraded Perfectly Polished Titanium Flat Iron. So here I am, after using these both hair styling tools for over a month, sharing my thoughts. Just to mention here that the styling tools are designed keeping in mind the demands of professional stylists – so as to be as efficient in terms of performance as well as time.
The new Moroccanoil Power Performance Ionic Hair Dryer, with its high-performance 1,750 watts AC motor ensures durability while the quiet, lightweight design offers control and comfort to use and carry it. I have noticed reduced drying time from my other drier (comparing to the t3 here. I used t3 and Dyson interchangeably before this dryer came into my routine). It minimizes static, leaving hair shiny and smooth. The speed-dry nozzle and curl-defining diffuser are also part of the package. Ultra-fast airspeed is definitely a plus for high-efficiency fast styling.
Moroccanoil has also updated its titanium flat iron with advanced technology and ergonomic design that combine form, function, and versatility. Titanium allows for quick heat transfer and superior heat conduction. The Perfectly Polished Titanium Flat Iron features extra-long titanium plates for quick heat transfer, superior heat conduction, and an effortless glide for a range of silky, frizz-free styles—from sleek and shiny to wavy and curly.
The plates glide on effortlessly and smoothly on the hair. Apart from the performance, ergonomic design, it also heats quickly in under 60 seconds and shuts off automatically after one hour. There is also a digital display for precise temperature control up to 450°F. There is a heat-resistant pouch included in the package. It has been doing a wonderful job straightening my hair – I have to pass the hair once or twice depending on the temperature I have set the iron on or the results I am looking for – pin-straight or natural straight. I have medium wavy hair for your reference.
The Moroccanoil Styling Tool Collection and Moroccanoil Products are available at Sephora Canada and Morroccanoil official website here.*Press samples
Sisley has launched a new eye contour care product and it is a new addition to the best-selling Black Rose Skincare Collection from the brand. The aim of the new launch is to address the concerns of the delicate and fragile eye area. The new Black Rose Eye Contour Fluid contains a concentration of emblematic active ingredients of the Black Rose collection to smooth, energize and illuminate the eyes area.
The Black Rose Eye Contour Fluid has a unique delivery system using a ceramic applicator tip which feels very cool and soothing while applying the rosy emulsion that has a creamy texture and transforms into a fresh gel on the surface of the skin upon application.
Step 1: Press the applicator slightly to obtain an amount of product the size of a grain of rice. Can be used morning and evening.
Step 2: Glide across the lower eyelid from the inner to the outer corner and repeat this movement on the upper eyelid (two times).
Step 3: Perform three upward stretches on the upper eyelid at the inner corner of the eyebrow, arch of the eyebrow and tail of the eyebrow (once).
Step 4: Apply pressure on the lower eyelid as you massage to promote microcirculation, working from the inside outwards. Repeat this movement on the upper eyelid.
The Black Rose Eye Contour Fluid has a very subtle and delicate scent which is naturally fragranced with May Rosewater. It can be used day and night. It does not feel heavy around the eye area – it is nourishing and sinks into the skin nicely, making the eye contour area smooth and plump. Eyes are look and feel illuminated, hydrated and smoothed while helps with dark areas and puffiness. I am loving how it makes my eye area look and feel – it has been few weeks now since I started using it every single day and night, definitely an amazing addition to Sisley’s Black Rose Skincare Collection.
I also want to share with you the Black Rose Cream Mask which I have been using once a week, especially on Monday morning or even the second time in a week when there is an important event. It just makes so much difference in how my skin looks. No doubt why it is best selling and has won so many beauty awards. Black Rose Cream Mask is a face mask that has been specifically formulated to instantly help the complexion appear more youthful and energized look. It is rich in anti-ageing ingredients that immediately works on diminishing signs of fatigue and leaves the skin looking more youthful and energized. All it takes is 10 to 15 minutes to see the results – and I know now why celebrities use this mask before big events. It is deliciously scented with rose and creates a moment of relaxation and pleasure.
The Black Rose Skincare Collection including the new Black Rose Eye Contour Fluid is available at luxury retailers including Holt Renfrew, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Nordstrom. It is also be available at Sisley- Paris.ca.*Press samples