Thursday, 15 May 2014
STEAM CREAM REVIEW*
Hi lovelies! Today, I wanted to share something with you all that I've really enjoyed using lately. This gorgeous Steam Cream duo was sent to me from the lovely people at Baobella Boutique. Before I get into the products, I actually wanted to tell you all a bit about Baobella, as I've been really enjoying using the site lately. It's a site that focuses on helping women find the best beauty products for them. It's full of information on products and regularly updated competitions and freebies and offers on big name brands such as OPI, Maybelline, Yves Rocher and loads more! You can save loads on fab products with flash deals that often only last a few days. Some of the deals are members only, so I'd definitely recommend signing up to make the most out of the fab deals!
Anyway, rambles about my new fave beauty site aside, let's get to the actual point of this post! Despite being somewhat obsessed with body butters, lotions, creams, balms etc, I'd never actually tried the hugely raved about 'Steam Cream'. It's an award winning products, many people who swear by it, it's just never something I thought of when buying a new lotion. However this has been one of those 'where have you been all my life?' products. Steam Cream is a really interesting product as it is literally made with steam, the website says "STEAMCREAM represents the latest concept in skincare. Freshly handmade using high-quality, natural ingredients that are fused together by a shot of steam. This unique method makes the cream very lightweight, providing long-lasting hydration for the face. The texture also makes it a perfect nourishing treat for your body and hands too." The steam helps the cream to deeply penetrate your skin, moisturising from within. It's simple, yet sciencey at the same time!
I kept one tin for myself and gave the other to my Mum, as I was interested to see how it worked on a different skin type to mine. My skin is normal to combination on my face and pretty dry on my arms and legs, particularly after shaving my legs or in extremes of weather, as I get those annoying little bumps on the back of my arms. My Mum's skin however is actually fairly normal on her body, but drier on her face, so we both tried this both on face and body and I have to say, it's been a winner all round!
It's been a fantastic, gentle facial moisturiser for me, as I don't like anything too oily or heavy on my face, but equally has been moisturising and nourishing on my drier skin and on my Mum's dry skin. We also both found that on both skin types, the product sinks in quickly and doesn't leave any stickiness on the skin. I'd been using the Lanolips Balm, which I reviewed here on the bumps on my arms at night, which while it works amazingly and is a gorgeous product, isn't the best for day time, as it isn't the fastest to sink in. However Steam Cream is perfect to put on quickly in the morning, as it sinks into the skin right away! It's another product that works fabulously on those irritating bumps, so that's a huge plus point for me. You don't need to use that much of this either, so I can see my tin lasting a really long time!
Overall, I've been mega impressed with my first ever tin of Steam Cream and will definitely be getting a new one when this runs out. They actually have a 2 for £20 offer on their site right now, so you can pick two tins (all their tins are gorgeously designed, I'm loving this one!) and save over £5 (usual price £12.95 each).
What do you think? Have you ever tried Steam Cream?