Body lotions aren’t exactly few and far between, but finding one that delivers while not costing a small fortune can be somewhat of a challenge. As someone who likes to literally cover themselves in cream before getting into bed, a beautiful tub of sweet smelling lotion is great for half a limb – but not exactly efficient and cost-effective for the entire body. I stumbled across this by accident, having run out of my usual lotions and potions, and didn’t expect to use it for more than the two days it would take me to get down to Boots. However, it was love at first touch. This super hydrating lotion ‘moisturises like an oil but absorbs like a cream,’ providing the best of both worlds. Oils aren’t practical for most, but they do offer exceptional moisturising properties; lotions are great, but they can be thick and take ages to absorb. Aveeno’s Moisturising Creamy Oil is exceptionally light, absorbing within seconds to leave skin feeling smooth and providing a subtle shine that oozes health. Literally melting into the skin, the Creamy Oil feels like a luxurious premium product but costs less than a fiver. It’s perfect for applying before getting dressed in the morning, as there’s none of that stickiness that mostly leaves you struggling to put on trousers, as well as before stepping out the door when you want to show off your tan. The best thing for me though is the incredible scent: the sweet almond oil provides a lotion that reminds me of marzipan and bakewell tarts. Although it may not be the choice of scent for all, it leaves me smiling and rushing off to buy another bottle.
The Aveeno Moisturising Creamy Oil is available from Boots, currently on offer costing £4.77 for a 300ml bottle. Bargain!