MOR Candied Vanilla Hand & Body Lotion - review and photos


I mentioned yesterday in my review of the Ren body cream that I bought two magazines over the summer, both only purchased because I received this MOR cream with one and the Ren cream with the other.

I'd been desperate to try the Ren cream (having heard so much about it online) and this looked so nice that I couldn't go past it. I opened them both at the same time and was expecting to love each, and while I do love this MOR one, the Ren cream left me completely underwhelmed.

I must say that I'm yet to come across a MOR product I don't like. They're always packaged beautifully and the quality is decent, plus they're not too expensive and they make great last-minute gifts when you're strapped for ideas.

Some of the scents MOR creates aren't my cup of tea (some are too sweet or musky), but that's all personal preference and there are always many scents I love. This Candied Vanilla fragrance is definitely on the sweet side, but it's a smell I'm really enjoying and I look forward to using this cream every evening after my shower.

MOR claims/product details:
  • Candied almonds blended with sugar blossom are decadently layered upon a base of smooth vanilla to create this sweetly sophisticated fragrance
  • A luxurious hand and body lotion that's enriched with macadamia, Argan and soybean oils, shea butter and vitamin e to leave skin feeling soft and supple
  • Revitalises and deeply moisturises
  • Free from parabens, mineral oils and synthetic dyes
  • To use: massage onto hands and body as often as needed
  • I've seen this priced for as low as $15 AUD for 350ml


I really love this stuff. It's everything the Ren lotion isn't and I've happily sped through the Ren product so I can just use this one!

It's a thick, white cream that indeed smells like candied vanilla. It's quite a sweet, heady scent, and it does linger so be aware of that if you don't like fragranced products.

The texture reminds me more of a body butter (rather than a 'lotion'), so if you're expecting something super light, you may be surprised because it is quite thick and rich so it mightn't be for everyone.

One thing I've noticed is that it takes a little more work than other MOR creams I've used when it comes to rubbing it in: it's not that it doesn't want to absorb (it does), it's just that it needs to be warmed a bit first so that it spreads and absorbs as well as it can.

For this reason it's worth warming it in your hands first before applying it to your body. This also means that it will spread further, and I'm surprised by how little product I need per application because it does spread well so even this 80g tube is lasting me a while.

It leaves my skin feeling soft and nourished, which is what I'm after since my skin is quite dry so I prefer my creams to be really hydrating. The good news is that it doesn't leave a greasy residue, so if you wanted to stick to using this as a hand cream only, it won't hang around and leave your skin feeling slick.

All in all, this is a great product that meets all its claims. I love everything about it - the smell, the texture, the packaging and the effect it gives - and it's one I can see myself buying in future.


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