Malin + Goetz Travel Essentials Kit Review – PRODUCTinProfile

The Malin + Goetz Travel Essentials Kit is an accessible route to decorating your bathroom with Goetz’ ever stylish and starkly minimal, yet refreshingly colourful cosmetics.


The kit contains 1 oz/30ml samples of all the key products in their range, and all the basics for a weekend away. Since I had wanted to try many products of the brand for sometime, this was a way to sample pre-splurge. My opinions are below.

Malin + Goetz Travel Essentials Kit Review

Grapefruit Face Cleanser

This is like, ok. It doesn’t really foam and it’s not especially harsh, but it doesn’t really feel like it’s doing much, and not in an ever-so-gentle Cetaphil kind of way.

Vitamin E Face Moisturizer

Applying an unscented and fairly anonymous moisturiser didn’t really scream luxury to me, but it was indeed pleasant. The product is certainly moisturising, and it absorbed well, but I don’t think it would suit the blemish prone.


Bergamot Body Cleanser

This body wash, on the reverse, certainly did have a luxurious and moisturising feel to it, but I found the scent to be so subtle and generic – isn’t the whole point of expensive body wash the scent!?

Vitamin b5 Body Moisturizer

In reverse to the face cream, this body cream did have a rich, balm-like texture and was quite supreme. The forgettable scent rendered the product fairly forgettable, though if in need of a good body cream, I actually think this would be a good investment.

Peppermint Shampoo

I imagine this to be what Axe (US,DE)/Lynx(UK) shampoo would smell like if it existed. Next.

Cilantro Conditioner

Continuing the theme of disappointing scents, this conditioner smelt nothing like cilantro. It also continued a theme of anonymity in the brand’s products, this didn’t feel rich or luxurious, and had little effect on my hair.

Malin + Goetz Grapefruit Cleanser Review – It’s ok.


The Verdict

I was so excited to try Malin + Goetz’ semi iconic (at least they were to me) products, and I really believed the brand could sit side-by-side with my Aesop divinely-scented-and-highly effective-products, but alas, I’m sorry Malin, you can’t sit with us.