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