Aug 12 2014

Scarlet Spy

2 min read


First impressions:

STEAMCREAM is packaged in a circular tin decorated with a dark green and pink lotus flower design. It is just the right size to fit in your handbag, but not too small to feel the product isn’t going to last. The cream itself is snowy in colour and looks to be of a light and blobby texture. There is a relaxing smell of lavender when you open the lid.

What’s in it:

STEAMCREAM is handmade in just two kitchens (one in the UK and another in Japan). The natural ingredients (orange blossom, orange flower water, rose absolute, chamomile, oatmeal and vegetable glycerine, almond oil, organic jojoba oils and cocoa butter) are sustainable, vegan and suitable for sensitive skin. A shot of steam from heated pure water fuses them together with calming essential oils to create the cream’s light and loosely-bound texture. This unique method allows the cream to breakdown on contact with the skin and it can penetrate hard to reach areas that other beauty products can't reach. 


STEAMCREAM feels cool when you first apply it on your skin, and is deeply absorbing as you massage it in. The scent is floral and lingers pleasantly afterwards. Product instructions are clearly laid out and full of ideas for surprisingly versatile use. Create a face mask or body scrub by adding ingredients found in your kitchen, or mix into foundation for a BB cream. Moisturise tired feet or use as a hand cream, and rub into the ends of wet hair to prevent frizz. You can even use it to prep skin for a smooth and soothing shave.


STEAMCREAM is perfect as a daily moisturiser and gives long-lasting hydration the skin on your hands and leave them feeling fresh. The cream absorbs quickly and is non-greasy. However, multipurpose STEAMCREAM also soothes and cools irritated skin and has proven particularly effective on heat rash. It is also good as a shaving balm, leaving legs silky-smooth and free of abrasion. My skin felt softer after each use, and in the long term STEAMCREAM helped dryness and improved skin tone - although it is also suitable for all skin types.


You do not need to use much STEAMCREAM each time, therefore the small-sized pot is definitely value for money. The packaging is particularly pretty; however, quality and diversity of the STEAMCREAM more than equals the value of the lotus flower tin it is kept in.

Final verdict:

I would definitely buy the product again. It lasted me a long time and is good for so many aspects of skincare.

We reviewed STEAMCREAM (£13.95 for 75ml).


Scarlet Spy

12th August 2014

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