Malin + Goetz sample products review

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Malin + Goetz is a family-owned business in New York, founded by Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz in March 2004. They offer skin care for women and men and make products in a very large range - cleansers, moisturisers and serums for the face and body, shampoos, conditioners, hair styling products, perfumes and even candles!

In the August issue of Elle magazine, I received 3 sample sizes of Malin + Goetz beauty products. I had never heard of this brand before but these little testers made me very curious about them. 


Both Grapefruit Face Cleanser and Vitamin E Face Moisturiser are suitable for all skin types. The key to their extraordinary cleansers is hydration science. Gentle amino acid-based cleansing agents thoroughly purify and hydrate, helping to maintain a natural pH balance. 

Grapefruit Face Cleanser is gentle enough for dry, sensitive or rosacea-prone skin (natural antibacterial grapefruit helps prevent blemishes). I haven’t used it yet, as I’m trying to keep some stability in my skincare routine at the moment. I have tried a couple of products containing grapefruit before and I have always ended up with rashes and irritation on my face. I will definitely try it the future though! The price is $30, which is around £17.

Vitamin E Face Mosituriser is also intensely hydrating and suitable for daily-use. It is oil-free and absorbs instantly. This gentle moisturiser provides pH balance for all skin types, especially sensitive skin. Natural anti-oxidants, vitamins E and B5 (panthenol), soothing chamomile, and fatty acids nourish without irritation. This mosituriser is a perfect base or primer for immediate make-up application. It has a natural fragrance and colour. The price is $45 which is around £26.

In both cleansers and moisturisers, they incorporate beneficial botanical extracts that enhance performance and provide fresh natural scents that quickly evaporate - leaving room for personal fragrance choices. Each ingredient is carefully chosen as the least irritating and most advanced for performance.

And last my favourite, Lip Moisturiser. My lips are always very dry but this lip moisturiser is very hydrating. Absorbent fatty acids, unlike traditional oils and drying waxes and silicones that are often licked off or wiped away, nourish upon impact while offering a continual layer of hydrating protection throughout the day and night. I love that this product is fragrance, flavour and colour free.

Overall I am quite impressed with these little samples. I am not entirely sure I will purchase these particular products but after looking around their homepage I might consider getting their shampoo and/or hair treatments.

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