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Air travel is enough of a headache without trying to squeeze all of your products into a single plastic baggie. These TSA-friendly versions of (MALIN+GOETZ)’s best-selling products make it easy to jet without sacrificing your skincare regimen. Each kit includes six mini essentials in modern graphic packaging—and we don’t blame you if you dip into them before your next trip.
I got a sample of their conditioner awhile back and it smelled really good (although it leaked all over the inside of my box, yuck). I decided to give this sample set a try since the sample did smell good and I love bergamot, one of the other scents in the set.
First off, these bottles are not full. All of them are about halfway full, so you're getting about half an ounce of each one. For the price point this does not seem fair.
Also (and this may be related to the half full thing) one of the bottles leaked. Again. Obviously the desgin of the bottles is not good or the caps are loosely screwed on. Either way, everything is goopy and sticky inside the bag and the spilled whatever made the blue ink of the insert dissolve so that the bottles are not only sticky but they will turn your fingertips blue if you try to touch them.
I wanted to give some of these away as a part of gift bags, but they are halfway full and the blue ink is not fully coming off. These brand-new samples look straight-up used. SO disappointed!
Everything smelled wonderful..however I was only able to experience a few things as everything leaked in the package and was mixed together which was a huge dissappointment.
The lotion was nice, I have very dry skin so I didn't really notice any luxe feel. Bottle size would have been nice for travel or gym, but again with all the leaking that took place it was easier to throw out then try and save.
This kit gave me a solid intro to Malin + Goetz. I had always wanted to try the brand, since I'm such a fan of natural products and I have insanely sensitive skin. The kit gives you enough of each sample to really try everything out, and I will definitely take some of these bottles with me when I travel. I was surprised at how much I loved the bergamot body wash, peppermint shampoo, and cilantro conditioner - those were all so refreshing, and the hair products were great for my oily, fine hair. HOWEVER, I have rosacea and combo/dry skin, and the face wash was incredibly drying/made my redness even worse. The moisturizer soaked into my skin well but was not moisturizing enough to make up for how much the cleanser stripped away. I was really hoping to love those two products, I just didn't. Either way, I definitely recommend buying this kit to try before buying any of the brand's full-size products, it really helped me make an informed decision.3
I think the best products in the kit are the vitamin e moisturizer and the B5 lotion. They soak in well and do not leave a greasy residue.Those two are worth the money. The other items were good but so basic and simple that I feel like you could easily find a similar product for less money. The deodorant however (not in the kit) is the best thing since sliced bread and would highly recommend it!3
I like these products for travel purposes but the bottles are leaky. It is a pain to have to put them in separate plastic bags so they don't leak all over the rest.3
I bought this product to take on a business trip and try the samples. However, when I arrived I found that the bottles had all leaked during flight. I double checked when I was flying home that they were all tight, but again I had product leak.3
Both the face cleanser and moisturizer made my face sting. The body wash, conditioner, and shampoo were okay but nothing special.3
I bought this set for travel, since it seemed to have all the essential overnight items: Face wash/moisturizer, body wash/moisturizer, shampoo/conditioner. What else do you really need? I had never tried anything Malin + Goetz, despite hearing great things about their products, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to try them out. I love the idea of the natural fragrances, too.
When I received the product, the body wash had leaked all over the packaging, which made the blue dye on the cardboard behind the bottles leak all over everything. Messy! I wouldn't ordinarily mention this except, well, there's no way I'm taking these products on a plane if they are going to leak like that! Since plane travel seems to be the point of how this is packaged, I found that to be a huge issue. The bag also smelled VERY strongly with an offensive "plastic-y" odor. I washed all the bottles and sadly, threw away the plastic bag, because I couldn't handle the smell and all the mess inside.
The actual products are nice. Nothing amazing, but good for travel. Everything is very subtly fragranced; if you like strongly scented products, I'm afraid this is not a good match for you. I enjoyed the peppermint shampoo and (what was left of) the bergamot body wash especially. I'm super picky about my facial skin care products, and I very much liked the cleanser/moisturizer combo. I'd buy the body wash again for home use (so yummy!), but unless M+G change their packaging, I'm afraid I won't be buying these products for travel again.
Recently traveled to the opposite coast of Florida i live on, and stayed at some hotels who left three toiletries for my husband and I to share.. I let him have the hotel toiletries and used my Malin & Goetz 1 oz kit... He was always complimenting how good I smelled and asked me what I was using. Meach day was something different and that variety made it extra special. Then we flew to the bahamas from Miami, and i still had some left, and they are in TSA regulation, another perk!!
Must buy. a+++++
I read the reviews and still went for it.
The products are great! I love the shampoos and conditioner as well as the face wash and moisturizer. But everyone is right, the packaging leaks. Mine arrived fine but on my latest trip, I came home to peppermint shampoo all over everything in my dop kit.
So buyer beware. It might get there leak free and if it does, you'll have great products.