As I type this a lot of the UK is covered in a blanket of snow, or miserable wet weather, and we all know the weather can be harse on the skin, so it seems like a perfect time to review something that can soothe or moisturise your skin. I have been trying and testing Steamcream, and the first thing I have to say is the title fooled me a little, as I was expecting something with heat/warming properties.
Steamcream is described as an all-in-one moisturiser, named after the process used to make it, and it's a product suitable for all skin types, and all parts of the body. The fusion of ingredients comes from sustainable sources, and includes essential oils which will deal with redness, and prevent oily skin, and it has hydrating and antiseptic properties. The list of natural ingredients chosen includes oatmeal, almond oil, and orange flower water, which are all mixed together, and packaged into a high-end pretty tin.
I'm the first to admit, packaging doesn't really influence me when it comes to body creams and moisturisers, so it was more the fact that the product was handmade and had multiple uses that interested me. The press release also came with some alternative uses which I never would have thought of. Among these, include using the cream on the ends of wet hair, which is supposed to seal in moisture and calm frizz, and they even suggest adding it to foundation to make up a BB cream.
I've just used it as it is so far, and on first impressions, it seems like a little goes a long way with this product. It does slosh around the tin a bit, but isn't that runny to apply, and dries quickly as well. I will admit I am not always the best at keeping to a regular skincare routine, so I think for problem dry spots it will take longer to see a difference, but my hands and face feel smoother. One thing I wasn't very keen on was the scent, I would have preferred an ingredient like cocoa to be the overriding 'smell', instead there is a slightly confusing mix of scents, although this fades after application. All in all I was happy with the product, and the results I noticed in the small time I've been testing it. I did think originally the retail price may have been a bit steep for a small tin, but having used it, I think I would call it an 'affordable investment'. I look forward to trying out some of the suggested uses as well.
Steamcream retails at £12.95 and is available from John Lewis, Selfridges, and ASOS.com. For more information visithttp://www.steamcream.co.uk/.
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