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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