The lip balm is the star product from Malin + Goetz, and this exotic permutation deserves its own thread. A perennial favorite among fashion insiders, particularly the men, Malin + Goetz epitomizes pharma-chic but has that deliberate best-kept-secret appeal. I feel I see it featured more frequently in interior design publications than beauty magazines. Which is understandable, because the text-y packaging smartens up any bathroom. I was quite surprised to find out that it is an American brand; I would've guessed Scandinavian. The styles of Malin + Goetz and Kiehl's are undeniably similar, and so are their lip balms. Both are clear gels contained in skinny tubes, though I find Malin + Goetz to be far more tasteful in presentation and scent selection. While Kiehl's chooses somewhat common fruity scents, Malin + Goetz goes with mojito. Who wouldn't want a mojito-scented anything? To be fair, the actual balm is only comparable to the drink in terms of scent, which is minty and refreshing and light. As a moisturizer, it is as good as it gets, getting to the fundamentals and sealing it in with a generous coat of protection. It lasts throughout the night, and during the day you rarely need to re-apply. A mark of high quality, the balm is dense enough that it does not collapse as soon as squeezed out of the tube, and leaves no mess around the opening. The only thing I wish to do away with is the gloss-like shine. As much as some like their lip balm to double as a gloss, I wear matte lipsticks for work. Also, the balm bleeds a bit, so remember to dab the corners of your mouth. These are however not enough to deter me. I love owning a piece of Malin + Goetz, and will definitely repurchase.