My Life in Beauty: Malin + Goetz

Amy Lawrenson

In our series, My Life in Beauty, we ask the industry experts with a wealth of beauty knowledge to share with us the contents of their makeup and wash bags and bathroom cabinets (because who doesn’t love a good nose?), as well as the treatments they book on repeat. Earlier this year Liz Hambleton, editorial director at Treatwell and former beauty director at Grazia, let us inside her world, while Vestiaire Collective's co-founder Fanny Moizant shared her beauty secrets. This month, Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz founders of cult Malin+Goetz invite us into their incredibly stylish world...

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I met Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz about seven years ago when I was a beauty writer at ELLE magazine. They are two of the friendliest and most genuine people I have met in this business, thankfully their products are brilliant. So much so that I've had to buy doubles of many of their unisex range because my boyfriend steals them.  If you don't know the brand it has quite the cult following. Born in New York in 2004 when they opened their first store in Chelsea the products are functional marrying covetable designs with simple, effective products for even the most sensitive of skins. You'll find their products in Liberty and Space NK, while their candles scent Barry's Bootcamp studios around the world.

Matthew began his career as a cosmetic buyer at Barneys in New York. He then joined Kiehl’s to lead global distribution and sales, before heading to Prada where he developed their beauty division. As someone who suffers with eczema and rosacea he noticed a void in the market for stylish products for problem skins. Andrew, meanwhile, worked as a marketing director for Swiss-design brand Vitra, which helped hone his eye. The modern apothecary style in the stores is down to Andrew who collaborated with architects and graphic designers to bring his vision for the brand to life.

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