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Review-STEAMCREAM

Some of you know that I have this little beauty addiction and right now I am currently obsessed with STEAMCREAM which is a moisturizer that can be used on the face, hands, body and even hair! It is a sister company of LUSH and handmade in the UK and Japan with only the freshest ingredients that come in the most delightful collectable tins!

When I first heard of STEAMCREAM, the first thing I wanted to know was, why is this moisturizer called “STEAMCREAM”? The all-natural ingredients are fused together by a shot of steam creating a moisturizer with a whipped texture that is lightweight and provides hydration that lasts. The cream that is created is very “loose” and jelly-like and when applied to the skin, breaks down and nourishes the skin more effectively than other conventional moisturizers.

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I love cats, so a collectible tin with cats all over it? I knew I had to have Chiyoneko! Ayame was just too beautiful to pass up as it reminded me of good china.

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This was a duo that I picked up around the time of the London 2012 Olympics and were actually my first purchases from STEAMCREAM.

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I received a bonus STEAMCREAM, but am I the only one who is scared of the clown? This is “Pierrot”

Price: £10.79/tin on the STEAMCREAM website

Scent: Mainly lavender, but there are other ingredients that are faintly detectable.

Packaging: Only the cutest tins ever! There are special limited edition tins and collaborations with artists so I always have to resist buying them all!

Formula: STEAMCREAM prides themselves on having the freshest, all-natural ingredients which is why once a tin is opened, it has a fairly short shelf-life of 6 months. I found this moisturizer to be fast-absorbing on my dry skin, but what’s great is that STEAMCREAM is suitable for ALL skin types even those with eczema and sensitive skin. I have used it on my face at night and boy is it ever hydrating!

Very similarly to LUSH, STEAMCREAM uses two parabens in their formulation: methyparaben and propylparaben as they are the oldest preservatives that have yet to be proven as definitively harmful. They are also the last two ingredients so their concentrations are not great mainly due to the fact that the ingredients are prepared freshly and there is virtually no water in STEAMCREAM. Have you ever noticed that MOST moisturizers have “Aqua” as their very first ingredient. With STEAMCREAM, it’s “Oatmeal infusion”.

Final Verdict: At first I wasn’t a fan of the lavender scent, but the longer I used it the less it bothered me and it almost became comforting. I love the collectible tins, but most importantly this is a wonderful moisturizer that is even great on the face! I have yet to try it in my hair, but I might give it a try on one of my days off! I love the idea of a moisturizer with ingredients held together by *steam* and how much thought the company has put into making a a product that is truly good for the skin. AND, I also can’t wait to add more tins to my collection!

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24 comments

  1. I have never heard of Steamcream before. Interesting, I like that they have almond oil, cocoa butter and glycerine in it. They must be soothing.
    That clown tin would be in a drawer, in a closet on the other side the house if I had it LOL eek.

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    1. It's incredibly soothing and the even the cream itself feels "soft".
      LOL, it seems like a lot of people are scared of the clown!!

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  2. I have heard of Steamcream but never tried it :) It seems like a very interesting product and it has very lovely ingredients :)
    If I saw that clown tin I would scream and throw it as far as I can... I have a phobia of clownes.. when I saw the picture above my heart skipped several beats :)
    The cat one is SOO adorable though *crazy cat lady here* :D
    Hugs
    xx

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    1. I don't like clowns either and I don't know how on earth people find them "fun-loving"!
      Hahaha, I'm a crazy cat lady too! I can't say no to my babies ;-)

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  3. Wow, I love the look of these - I just ordered 4 tins since they have a special going on! Thanks for introducing me to these, they are also perfect gifts :) How long did delivery take?

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    1. I just ordered 4 more as gifts too! Delivery is pretty fast to Canada, I'd say about 7 - 10 business days for me!

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    2. Yay, I'm so excited! I just got my shipping confirmation.

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    3. They are fast. Really great company and free shipping to boot!

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  4. Aw the packaging is too cute! The clown does scare the heck out of me too LOL
    Thanks a lot for the review Jayne, I had no idea about this brand ^^ It's always nice to discover new products : )
    Have a great day darling, xx

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    1. STEAMCREAM is a great little brand and it's only thanks to beauty blogging that I have even heard of it. The packaging is so irresistable! I keep buying them for the tins!! LOL!

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  5. They make me think of Figs & Rouge tin creams! The tins are adorable!! Except for the clown one; I think it's scary too! lol

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    1. LOL, see I thought I wouldn't be the only one that found the clown scary!
      They DO look very similar to Figs & Rouge tins! Another company with great packaging!

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  6. Ahhh the clown is totally creepy!!! haha. No, I've never heard of steamcream but thanks for the review! I'm actually not a fan of lavender myself, and I don't know if it would grow on me. :S

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    1. Aww, yeah if you don't like lavender I don't think you'll like the cream...just get someone else to use the cream so you can get the tins! LOL! The clown IS scary!!

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  7. I got some steam cream in my Beautylishious bag. Can't wait to try it now :)

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    1. I saw!! I can't wait for you to try it!

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  8. ACK CLOWN!


    but oooh thanks for the tidbit about the name STEAMCREAM. my sister has one that is floating around somewhere but i personally havent tried it. the collectible tins are so awesome though!

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    1. LOL!! You got scared too! I gasped a little when I opened the box!

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  9. Jayne! You're such an enabler!! I just bought four tins. And I subbed to BB5. I have to stop reading your blog. lol!

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    1. Hahaha!! They really are GREAT products though and who can say no to the tins!
      I've really enjoyed BB5 so I hope you will too!

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  10. I want that cat tin! I find the clown pretty scary too...

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    1. Isn't it the cutest? And yeah! The clown is uber scary!

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  11. Oh my goodness! Packaging is what always draws me to items! These are too cute!

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    1. Aren't they? And the product itself is great too!

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