Sunday, September 11, 2011

I want MOR!

Every now and then you come across a skincare product that not only provides the basic functionality that it claims to perform on the label (many fail dismally on this point!) but also produces additional benefits, smells delicious and is packaged beautifully.
Mor’s Candied Vanilla Almond Body Butter is one of these rare prods that deliver beyond expectations.

MOR Emporium Black Collection - Candied Vanilla Almond Body Butter RRP: $29.95

Let’s start with scent. It’s fragrant and sweet without being overpowering and over-staying its welcome i.e masking your perfume and rubbing onto fabric and stubbornly refusing to dilute after five hours. Think fresh toasted almonds with vanilla over tones – REAL vanilla pod smelling overtones, none of the sickly fake, toilet spray smelling stuff. What MOR says about it – Candied Almonds blended with Sugar Blossom are decadently layered upon a base of smooth vanilla to create this sweetly sophisticated fragrance.
Consistency. Smooth and velvety minus the oily residue that I detest in most rich moisturisers/body butters. This stuff feel lush and opulent to the touch! However I will say that its rich, creaminess did make it slightly more difficult to spread across larger areas like the legs so that I ended up using quite a lot of product per application.
Moisturising capability. After using every second night for two weeks straight I noticed a real improvement in the quality of my skin’s elasticity and overall hydration. My skin felt plumper and softer in all my weird dry patches – elbows, knees, heels which is exactly the result I was after.

Available from David Jones, Myer and select retailers

All in all I would rate this body butter 9/10. Perfect for when I’m wanting to indulge in some luxury instead of my everyday $10 a pop multi-use moisturiser. Loved it!

Tell me my lovely P & L readers, do you have a favourite body moisturiser?

Will you be switching brands and/or products now that we are officially in Spring?