STEAMCREAM Limited Edition ‘Holly’ Tin was provided for free for review consideration. All opinions in the post are my own and are honest.
About a month ago, I posted on my Instagram account a photo of the STEAMCREAM Limited Edition ‘Holly’ tin. The Limited Edition ‘Holly’ Tin was available for the holiday season. The bottom half of the tin was a metallic red, and the top half was white covered in green and red holly’s and gold snowflakes; beautiful packaging. After posting the STEAMCREAM on Instragram, I’ve had several people ask me what exactly is STEAMCREAM, to which I replied with a brief response, and advised them to check my blog for more information. Here goes!
What is STEAMCREAM?
STEAMCREAM is described as a multitasking, freshly handmade cream “…using high-quality, natural ingredients that are fused together by a shot of steam.”
To be “super moisturizing” due to its ability to absorb almost immediately into the skin.
Oatmeal Infusion (Avena sativa), Orange Flower Water (Citrus Aurantium amara, Aqua), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Glycerine, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Lavender Oil (Lavandula augustifolia), Chamomile Blue Oil (Chamomilla recutita), Orange Blossom Absolute (Citrus Aurantium dulcis), Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena), Neroli Oil (Citrus Aurantium amara), Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol, *Coumarin, *Geraniol, *Citronellol, * Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
Cost: $20/ 75 mL (2.54 oz) from http://www.steamcream.com and Duane Reade’s Look Boutiques.
When offered the opportunity to review the STEAMCREAM, I was excited since reading so many raving reviews on the cream. When the STEAMCREAM finally arrived – it took a bit of while because it was shipped from the UK – I cracked it open and began to use it.
The first thing after opening the STEAMCREAM Limited Edition ‘Holly’ Tin was the texture of the cream. The STEAMCREAM has a nice, lightweight texture. It looks like it would be thick, but it isn’t. It actually applies nicely, and absorbs quickly, which is a plus. The next thing I noticed was the scent. The lavender is very prominent. The scent reminded me of the LUSH DreamWash (see post).
A fellow beauty blogger who has tried this cream commented on my instagram post of the STEAMCREAM to let me know her thoughts. This blogger stated “I actually think that cream is rubbish. Not particularly moisturizing at all.” I let her know that I’m testing it, and will see for myself how the STEAMCREAM works for me … or not. Unfortunately, I have to agree with her. The STEAMCREAM, although it felt nice going on, it did not do much as far as keeping my skin moisturized.
The STEAMCREAM can be used on your face, body, hands and feet. I didn’t use it on my face, but I did use it everywhere else. My hands, I tend to wash often; therefore, they tend to be on the dryer end. And if you haven’t noticed, NYC like the rest of the country has been experience some crazy cold weather lately, and my skin reflects that. The STEAMCREAM did not moisturize my skin , especially my hands and feet, as well or as best as my other moisturizers have. I’d have to say it just doesn’t cut it. I really don’t see what all of the hoopla is over it.
I do love the tin! The tin is compact (it fits in the palm of my hand), and is lightweight, which makes it easy to tote around in my purse with no problem. The tins are also really cute, and come in various designs (see here). They even have zodiac sign tins. If I were to purchase again, which I’m not, I’d pick up the Virgo tin.
Would I recommend?
$20 for a 2.54 oz of product seems like a lot, especially if used for your face, body hands and feet. If using the STEAMCREAM to moisturize all of those areas, you will find yourself quickly running out of the cream. STEAMCREAM, although they’re the last two ingredients, contains parabens. I try my best to stay away from products to contain parabens. If you’re like me, then this product is not for you. I can’t give a hard “Don’t buy this item” just because it didn’t work for me. Just because something didn’t work for me, doesn’t mean it wouldn’t work for you. However, I would recommend getting the STEAMCREAM just for the tins because they’re so cute! You can always replace the cream with some other favorite product, or use it to store loose items.
Have you tried STEAMCREAM? What are your thoughts on it?
Disclosure: Product was provided for review consideration. All opinions are my own.