To get ready for my trip to New York for Fashion Week, I picked up travel sets from different lines here and there. One of them was the 1 oz Essential Kit from Malin + Goetz. Not all of the travel sets made it to New York with me but this one did.
The Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturizer is my favorite new moisturizer, it tamed my skin during Fashion Week and I love it for that. This moisturizer meets all of my current requirements: is oil free, absorbs quickly, doesn’t cost as much as the moisturizer I want it to replace and my skin likes it.
This oil free moisturizer has a great texture to it. It’s not a cream but it is not thin like a moisturizing fluid. A little pea sized amount of it is all you need and that goes a long way, it is very concentrated. It doesn’t leave any residue behind and it is great for sensitive skin. Maybe it was the stress of getting ready for a trip but my skin freaked out right before I left and this moisturizer did a fantastic job of soothing my skin and keeping it well hydrated when I needed it the most.
One thing I didn’t expect was for this moisturizer to keep me shine free for as long as it did. By the time lunch rolls around, I already have to break out the blotting papers. I was pleasantly surprised when the Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturizer kept my skin shine free longer than the moisturizer I was previously using did… and that one claimed to be oil-absorbing.
The bottom line is that this moisturizer is gentle but effective and given how concentrated it is, a bottle of it will last you forever. Don’t you love it when something from a kit turns out to be a new fave?