Unlisted Brand • Steamcream • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||73%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
It's a lightweight lavender scented cream, that is suited for normal skin during winter time. IMO, for any other types of skin it simply is too heavy or not moisturizing enough.
I have combination skin: dry to very dry cheeks and oily t-zone and this cream does nothing for any zone. It does not moisturize enough the dry patches on my cheeks and my t-zone is oily within hours. I've also applied it to my dry elbows and it did nothing.
So I'm not sure what the deal is... What it is supposed to be for. I find it very expensive for its properties. Just because it's 'natural' does not justify the price as you could very easily smear some coconut or shea butter and have the same effect for a third of the price.
Moreover, it has a 6-mo validity after opening the tin and because it comes in a larger quantity than usual (75 grams), it takes forever to finish. I'm currently working on it since February and I still have a lot to go!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Grey
I do like this moisturizer in general, but probably wouldn't repurchase. I got this in a SampleBar box and thought I'd give it a go! It comes in a gorgeous tin, but I prefer pumps for face creams. It has a nice lavender smell to it that doesn't linger on the skin. It takes a while to soak in properly, and at random times can make my face look quite greasy, but other times it doesn't? It hasn't made my face break out though. I can't find anywhere that it says it has SPF so I'm guessing it doesn't, but that sits well with me, I prefer my moisturizers not to. A bit expensive though, I think I'll go back to my Olay Total Effects after I've finished the tin.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
I started using this a week ago as a replacement for my too expensive Lancome night cream. It works like a dream! I had a really bad cold, with the accompanying red sore nose from all the nose-blowing. Normally I just rub 8 hour cream on at night to let it heal, but I accidentally rubbed this all over my face instead of leaving out my nose. It did NOT sting! Normally everything stings like h*ll on my sore nose! It didn't sting one little bit. It just sank in, and although it was not as moisturizing as the 8 hour cream, it did help! Scent is lovely lavender. Highly recommended!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is my 3rd pot of this multi-purpose cream. It's lightweight, yet nourishes skin pretty well and if you add a drop of body oil (almond, jojoba, whatever you have at home) it really makes skin glow. But I'm sad to see parabens in it and triethanolamine, which are suspect ingredients, when the rest of the ingredients are great. I'll finish this pot and then I'll try find something without the parabens and triethanolamine. Also, if you use this as a body moisturiser you'll finish this pot very quickly.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I think I have finally found my favourite moisturizer with this one.
It states that it is suitable for all skin types and I have to agree with that. I use it for my combo skin, which is oily during summer and drier during winter and it works alright.
I love how it smells, it is lavender smell, but nothing too strong - I would say mild to moderate. Another lovable thing is the packaging, they have various containers to choose from, so you can have packaging according to your art taste.
It contains 100% natural ingredients except glycerine, stearic acid, triethanolamine, cetyl stearyl alcohol, coumarin, geraniol, citronellol, limonene, linalool, methylparaben & propylparaben. (see their website http://steamcream.co.uk/Ingredients for explanation). It would be certainly better if they haven't used parabens, but as a scientist myself I can understand the usage for them.
Overall, I'm extremely pleased with this product and I will definitely repurchase it again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Yes, for 18USD this is expensive, but I love this! The packaging is so very cute. I have the strawberry tin and I just recently purchased the Big Ben tin for my mother.
The cream itself is very light and glossy. It takes a while to absorb into the skin so I like to use it at night. The smell is a light and crisp lavender. This is why mom adores it.
I haven't had problems with the product leaking in my purse. I make sure to screw the lid on tight. I am half way through with my tin and I plan on purchasing another, hopefully one of the other designs that came out for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Other
I was really intrigued by the company's ethos of using natural, vegan, and sustainable ingredients but the clincher for me was the cute packaging! During the colder months, I use it on my face both during the day under my makeup and at night before bed. I don't find it to be too greasy and it works wonderfully under my makeup. That being said, during the warmer months, I only use it at night and not under my makeup as it does tend to be a little too rich for me when it is hot out.
The only problem that I have with this product is the fact that it does come in a pot-style container. Although it is very cute it is not the most hygienic to be dipping your fingers into the cream - so of course, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly and to not double dip.
For reference: I have normal-combination skin. In the winters my skin is fairly normal and I don't really have any issues with oiliness but my cheeks to get quite dry and in the summers I do struggle with some oiliness through my t-zone.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Well, I must admit, I bought this mainly due to the super-cute packaging and was a bit shocked at the price (£13) but my skin has been a bit red and blotchy recently so I gave it a go as it it full of nice essential oils etc.
Anyway, I used it overnight and did look like an oil slick, but in the morning, my face looked so much calmer and generally better. Not a regular thing for us oilies, certainly not during the day, but a great treat for the skin.
Also feels amazingly soft and light to the touch.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
The cream just sits on my skin for a long time before getting absorbed. Compared to First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. the Steamcream is thicker, oilier but less effective. The tins are cute, but thats about it for me. After several tries (trying it cold, warming it first in my hands, small quantities, medium quantities, on my legs, on my hands etc.) I gave up. I just tossed 2 cans out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I love this moituriser! I used to use the Sweet Asa steam cream from B never to Busy to be Beatiful, Lush's sister company that closed down a few years ago and this moisturiser is made by the same people. Although it has changed slightly,(Sweet Asa contained honey so it wasn't suitable for vegans), it works just as well. I am prone to spots and my skin is quite sensitive so it can be quite hard to find a good moisturiser that doesn't aggravate my skin. For some it may feel slightly too oily as when first applied it doesn't sink in instantly and leaves you with quite glossy looking skin, but it soon disappears and leaves your skin very soft. I have used it morning and night for almost 2 weeks now and it has definitely improved the texture and appearance of my skin and I have to say I feel my pores appear smaller!
Packaging is lovely but make sure you screw the lid on, the moisturiser itself is quite fluid and could result in some spills on carpets.
Will definitely repurchase this once the one I have is empty, although a little goes a long way so it won't be for a while!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
In love with this. Works well as a facial moisturiser and my face is very prone to breakouts but this has been doing well!
Love the texture, the smell and of course the packaging. I have it in Soleil and it is sooo lovely.
Definitely will buy this again, HG.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
Like everyone else I could not resist the GORGEOUS packaging this product comes in. I nearly bought more than 1 (there was a deal if you took 3) but the price is exorbitant for the product itself so resisted! I paid Dhs75 / USD 20+ / UKP 15 in Dubai at Debenhams... the deal was 3 for Dhs185 I think.. or somewhere thereabouts.
The cream itself is certainly not moisturising enough to use as a facial cream nor a body cream IMHO. It penetrates very well on my hands and smells divine but even here it doesn't do a great job. I cannot smell oatmeal just an overall essential oil smell which I personally like a lot and always gives me a lift when I smell it.
Consistency-wise I am not sure the tin is a good packaging for this less dense 'cream' texture, I tend to think tins do better with balm and I am worried when I open it that the cream will spill everywhere - especially if it has been in my bag and tipped upside down. I have to say this hasn't happened yet but I think it will one day.. 8-)
No, I definitely bought this product for the tin - I have the 'Masquerade' one. It is so lux and I just absolutely love it. I would repurchase for myself despite the cost and actually as a gift this would be perfect. I reckon the tin will last 1.5 months if I dab my hands twice a day (I don't use a lot)...
The 3 lippies is because I have to rate it on the overall product - I don't find the product itself moisturising enough to be pitched as an overall moisturiser so was bit disappointed in that.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I must admit I bought this for the packaging - I got a beautiful Alice-in-Wonderland-esque cerise and teal tin with a flamingo on the lid. I actually didn't give too much thought about the product inside. I kind of imagined that it would be either translucent and waxy like tins of lip balm (though why I imagined a wax when the product is called SteamCREAM I don't know!?!), or a thick cream like those classic blue pots of Nivea creme. I was pleasantly surprised that Steamcream is actually a light, glossy cream. It has an almost whipped texture yet does a decent job of moisturising my winter-ravaged hands. I hate greasiness when it comes to handcreams, but this sinks in really quickly and leaves the skin with a sheen. I can smell the oatmeal, but this is not overwhelming, as I can also smell the essential oils. The smell, to me, is kind of like sitting in a field of lavender whilst eating a bowl of porridge (not that I speak from experience!) It's neither to die for nor particularly offensive. I guess the idea behind it was 'soothing' - and what could be more cosy than oats and lavender? I've been using it as a handcream for just over a week now and, while it hasn't obliterated the dryness, it is a soothing, luxurious short-term solution.
PROS: covetable limited edition tins; natural ingredients (e.g. oatmeal infusion, almond oil, gycerine, lavender oil, orange flower water, jojoba oil); designed for use all over the body; divine texture; absorbs really quickly - no greasiness
CONS: maybe not moisturising enough for very dry skin; I think £10 is a bit steep for 75g, to be honest; half of its allure is the packaging
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
well i just got my steam cream today, oh my goodness i love it, the tin is so lovely and i love the way you can get all different designs. The smell is beautiful!i had read reviews that it had a very oatmeally sell, i didnt find this to be the case, you can smell a hint of it but for me i can smell the other ingredients more-i could eat it! the cream itself is so light and smooth and really moisturises my skin. i had been using astral before but i think this is lighter and does the same job.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Steamcream is made by the people who make Lush fresh handmade cosmetics. It's a multiple-purpose cream meant for the face, hands, and body. It's made using unrefined steam to bind the ingredients together, which results in a looser emulsion that better penetrates the skin. With oatmeal infusion, orange flower water, almond oil and cocoa butter, it looks, feels, and smells like any other Lush moisturizer. But at $18.95, it's a better value than Lush creams, which run the gamut between $24 and $90 and keep going up in price by a full dollar or so every year (one of my main gripes with Lush). But the tins are what make Steamcream so much fun. The company comes out with limited edition designs. Once a design is sold out, it will no longer be produced. This makes collecting Steamcream tins so much fun. I got mine at beautyhabit.com, but the official American Steamcream website is coming soon. Overall, I don't think Steamcream penetrates the skin more than regular Lush creams, though it does a nice job of moisturizing the skin.