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Skincare Q&A with Malin+Goetz founders

11 July, 2019

Meet Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz

Malin+Goetz are one of our favourite skincare brands at Fitty. You’ll spot them adorning the changing rooms of many of London’s boutique gyms, along with their own two stores in Seven Dials and Islington (which look like a modern take on classic apothecaries).

We’ve sat down with founders, Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz, to get their skincare secrets for gym-goers like you.

Do you have an exercise regime?

Andrew Goetz: I do my best to go to the gym 5 days week. I go in the morning after Mr. Greenberg has been fed, and I caffeinated; and having read the New York Times. My gym routine consists of lifting weights for about 20 minutes to half an hour (different body part each day), and then I run for a half an hour on the treadmill to nowhere. There is some stretching and crunches in there too.
Matthew Malin: As a business owner, I workout whenever I can but prefer the morning.  I am happy if I do so three times per week and strive for more if my time is very limited, I will lay on the floor and do three sets of 100 crunches and 3 sets of 20 push ups, along with some basic stretches.  I can do all of this in 20 min.  

Are there any ways you mentally prepare for the day?

Andrew Goetz: Exercise is the best way for me to mentally prepare for the day. It really alleviates and assuages a good deal of my frantic morning angst. Of course, in the age of Trump, mindfulness is an incredible challenge!
Matthew Malin: Sleep is my best friend.  When I have enough and manage general stress triggers (like being tired or overwhelmed) I am fine.  

What’s your skincare philosophy?

Matthew Malin: Simple and uncomplicated!

Any gym bag essentials?

Andrew Goetz: A quick swipe of our Eucalyptus Deodorant, it's aluminium + alcohol free, yet it really works which I suppose explains why it's our #1 best-seller!

What’s your skincare routine? Does it vary if you are exercising?

Andrew Goetz: I wash my face alternating between our Grapefruit Face Cleanser and our Jojoba Exfoliating Cleanser every other day, followed by our new Advanced Renewal Moisturizer. When I’m getting ready at home I use Vitamin E Shaving Cream and when it’s cold and dry, I reinforce with some additional hydration with our Replenishing Face Serum.
Matthew Malin: My morning and evening routines are the same (although I usually shower in the morning).  I wash my face with our Grapefruit Face Cleanser, use a couple drops of our Replenishing Face Serum on dryer parts of my face, and finish with Vitamin E Face Moisturizer.   For the day I use our Revitalizing Eye Gel and at night our Revitalizing Eye Cream.  

How has your approach to life and exercise changed over the years? 

Andrew Goetz: I’ve pretty much always taken care of myself. I’ve always been very active and tried to eat healthfully. As I get older, I realize I just can’t do the same things that I did when I was twenty. But that’s ok.
Matthew Malin: Paired down, simplified, consistent, unglamorous.  It’s like exercising and eating.  Doing the right thing is hard work.  


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