Monday, 3 August 2015

An Introduction into Natural Skincare: SteamCream Review

SteamCream Bonjour £13.95* - Link

I always find myself intrigued by products that receive cult status and come highly recommended, so naturally I need to try them to see what all the fuss is about. Raved as one of the best face and skin care creams on the market I knew I needed to jump on the bandwagon and see what SteamCream had to offer and share with you my thoughts. 

SteamCream is a multipurpose lightweight cream uniquely formulated using pure, unrefined steam for maximum absorption that can be used on the face, body or hands providing long-lasting hydration. The cream is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive containing jojoba, almond oil and cocoa button to soften the skin and defend against signs of ageing. Available in a range of cute designs, the limited edition Bonjour comes complete with a lucky little ladybird. 

Boasting claims of long-lasting hydration I was a little skeptical at first as I figured many would have been drawn in by the cutesy packaging, however I can say say those claims of mine were quickly shot down. I found that when applying this, whether it be my hands, face or body the formula felt very light on the skin and almost gel like, absorbing rather quickly despite looking thick in the tin. Now I do tend to worry about hydrating formulas as I have oily skin, but found that this never felt greasy on my skin either which is a big bonus. I mostly love how this feels and looks on my skin, for someone with oily skin I never thought I'd be saying this, but it appears to make a difference leaving my face looking healthier and quenched making this the perfect moisturiser for overnight hydration. Each cream comes in a 75ml tin which makes it great for travelling, but my only gripe is if you were to use this frequently on your body I'd say you'd finish this in a couple of months max, so I do tend to stick to my face, legs and hands. 

I couldn't finish this review without mention the packaging, SteamCream is available in a variety of pretty patterned tins. Bonjour I find to be quite simple yet really cute, and I love that once the cream is finished I can continue to reuse the tin to house little bits of jewellery or bobby pins. 

Overall I think that this is a fabulous multipurpose product that keeps finding its way into my daily routine, and I can see myself stocking up on a couple of tins during the winter when my skin needs maximum moisture. Retailing at £13.95 it is a little on the expensive side when you look at how much product you get, but I put a lot of that down to the use of all natural ingredients and it being handmade. 

Have you tried SteamCream? What's your favourite tin?

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