I stumbled on a very cute looking tin in my father’s study and asked what it was. He told me he found it in Thailand and that it was a hand lotion. He wasn’t using it so he gave it to me! (pictured below with two different designs as my Mum then gave me her one).
I realised I was looking at a tin of Steamcream!
It feels like I’ve been hearing about Steamcream for years but I never actually bothered to find out what it was! I had always imagined it was a cream you used in the shower BUT it’s not…it’s a multipurpose cream made by a UK company with a team in Japan who designs the tins.
There’s a lot of information on the official website, but to condense all that jazz, it’s basically a nourishing cream (can be used for the face and body) which is infused with 12 natural ingredients which include plant extracts and essential oils. In order to extract all this natural goodness, they use a shot of steam – hence the name, Steamcream!
The 12 natural ingredients of Steamcream are as follows:
- Lavender – is an antibacterial great for healing and soothing damaged skin.
- Cocoa Butter – is great for softening the skin, retaining moisture and is anti ageing
- Neroli – improves the tone and texture of the skin, reducing scars and stretch marks
- Sweet Almond Oil – high in vitamin E – it helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles!
- Chamomile Oil – increases elasticity and reduces puffiness!
- Orange Blossom – great for sensitive skins
- Jojoba Oil – helps to dissolve excess sebum!
- Oats – used as a skin brightener to even out skin tone.
Thoughts on Steamcream
I’ve been using this cream as a moisturiser for a couple of months now and I LOVE IT. First of all, I must point out the designs of the tin. They’re so beautiful and cute! Apparently, Steamcream released about 2/3 new designs a month and once they are sold out, they won’t come back! So a bit of a collector’s item if you’re into cute stuff like this.
As for the product itself, this cream is simply wonderful. First of all, the cream feels like an incredibly smooth blend which just glides dreamily over your skin. Compared to other creams, you may think it’s a bit thin but I like this consistency because it makes it feel light and therefore it is very easy to absorb, and also easy to blend in.
There is a fragrance to the cream. At first, I found it smelt quite botanical but quickly, a nutty kind of scent took over. I presume this scent is the almond oil. It’s not my favourite scent but then it’s is such a personal thing! Also, it doesn’t bother me that much because as a product, it just works. I really love how the cream hydrates my skin and leaves it feeling soft.
It’s been my daily moisturiser for a couple of months now and I will happily be dipping back into my 2nd tin, once I finished. I think I would rank Steamcream higher than the innisfree ones I’ve tried! Though it would be on par with the excellent Kicho sheep oil cream. Both of which I think are suitable for oily/combo skins like me!
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