Steam Cream

This is a product I’ve been meaning to review for a while but it wasn’t til I picked it up to start using it again this week that I was reminded it was sitting in my drafts list. I’d be surprised if you’ve managed to escape the hype surrounding this as it’s been a bit of a blogger favourite over the past 12 months. I actually got mine in a Glossybox, it was one of those buzz items I knew I’d have to try eventually but I was never quite prepared to shell out the £12.95 for something that I didn’t really understand the benefits of. I’d heard it was an all round cream but to me that says glorified body lotion, making it expensive for a relatively small tin. In truth I probably would never have bought this, I thought the concept of infusing it with steam combined with the colourful tins was a bit too gimmicky and where there are gimmicks most often they are needed to sell a sub par product.

I’m not going to get in to the ethics or motives of the company, let’s face it you really just want to know whether it’s worth £12.95, am I right? I’ve used this as a body lotion on my travels as well as a night cream. I can confirm it did not break me out or cause any adverse reaction but at the same time I don’t think it did anything special either. The ingredients are all natural (here’s the list from their site) and although it wasn’t ground breaking I know there are a lot of you out there that have such sensitive skin that only natural will do and perhaps you will love this more that me. It’s a nice cream but I’ve used nicer for similar and less money so I wouldn’t repurchase, I do like the tin.. but that’s probably my favourite thing about the product. I’ve said before that I’m not a huge lover of herbal scents and this to me smells like a wheat bag. If you’re not familiar with a wheat bag it’s basically a bean bag type item that’s fragranced with lavender and you heat in the microwave to use as an alternative to a hot water bottle (click here for an example). I know that’s a little off topic but every time I use it it’s all I smell so for those who are familiar.. that’s what steam cream smells like! Whos with me?

In a nutshell, yes it’s 100% natural but for me this is a basic cream, it may as well be Nivea but I understand why the gimmicky tins and steam infusion has everyone excited.. I’m a sucker for anything a bit new but in practice this just doesn’t cut it. I’m fully expecting a hoard of comments telling me I’m wrong and this is amazing so to pre-empt – all I’m saying is that it’s not doing anything special for me! Please feel free to sing it’s praises below, As I’ve said a gazillion times hair and skin care is so individual that it’s hard to say what does/doesn’t work for me will/wont for you so take this review (and all others) with a pinch of salt.

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Miss BB

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5 Comments

  1. liloo/@tsunimee
    20 September, 2012 / 10:28 pm

    that definitely helped to make up my mind: ‘If you’re not familiar with a wheat bag it’s basically a bean bag type item that’s fragranced with lavender’ <– ugh. no way i can buy this now :/ xx
    liloo/@tsunimee xx

    • missbudgetbeauty
      21 September, 2012 / 1:52 pm

      yeah it even has that wheaty smell haha.. not great! But some people will love it I’m sure

  2. 6 November, 2012 / 5:58 am

    Mine smells like a foot-cream, aka terrible and the thought of putting it on my face is a no no 🙁

  3. Nicola
    4 January, 2015 / 12:27 am

    I LOVE this stuff and have been using it for a few years. Just as as face cream though. It’s too expensive for hands or body!! It’s way betterbthan Nivea and on my skin, absorbs really well.

    • missbudgetbeauty
      4 January, 2015 / 11:19 am

      agreed! Most products for face/body would be silly money if you used them on your body really

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