Aveeno Moisturising Creamy Oil

Can a texture be 'clever'?  We think so.  Because this definitely is. It's what Aveeno call a 'Creamy Oil' - and it's just that.  Richer than most body lotions, but really, really nourishing.  Gorgeously lush and velvety, actually.  Tag-lines on bottles often over-egg the pudding, but in this case, 'Moisturises like an oil, absorbs like a cream' absolutely sums this up.

Only unlike an oil, Aveeno Moisturising Creamy Oil does sink in really, really fast - it even makes a great handcream (apply to hands and you're keyboard-ready in seconds) - and isn't, well...  It sounds so obvious but it isn't oily (and messy) like an oil.  No stains on your best clothes (or your bedclothes).

It does have a strongly marzipan-esque scent and we know the world's divided into those who love marzipan and those who leave it on the side of their plate.  It's actually quite Grip-Fix-esque (if you remember that craft glue, from school) - but we love it.  Key ingredients are sweet almond oil (no surprises there), but also finely-milled colloidal oatmeal, which is naturally skin-soothing:  all things Aveeno are good choices for touchy skins, because of that.

If you're getting your shins out anytime soon, this is a perfect way to banish that crocodile handbag look and restore suppleness and a healthy look, all over.

Well, almost all over.

UK readers find Aveeno Moisturising Creamy Oil at www.boots.com/£7.15 for 300 ml - click here US readers find Aveeno Creamy Moisturizing Oil (NB slightly different name and packaging) at www.drugstore.com/$8.49 for 12 fl oz - click here