REVIEW: Steam Cream Face Moisturiser ‘Nocturne’

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If you’ve followed my blog for a few years now you will be familiar with this product called Steam Cream. Now, although a relatively new product to most, this facial moisturiser has had a very interesting life. Steam Cream is actually the sister company of LUSH cosmetics, but the product actually used to be a B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful product called Sweet Asa. I used to try it quite a bit whilst working there, but I have to be honest, it never really grabbed my attention in its little glass jar, amongst all the gorgeous bejewelled sparkly pots. Now, however, I’m all over the stuff, and isn’t that just always the way? The product is essentially the same, however it now doesn’t have honey, which is why it can now be classed as a vegan product.

Fast forward quite a few years and since re-launching itself as Steam Cream in fabulous pots which are simply a work of art, it has the whole beauty business and magazines captivated and it’s partly due to the way it works:

STEAMCREAM represents the latest concept in skincare. Using a revolutionary steam-infused manufacturing process, STEAMCREAM provides a long-lasting, intensive and effective form of skincare that can be used on face, body and hands.
STEAMCREAM have pioneered the use of a steam technique to create this unique, gentle and loosely-bound emulsion. This looseness allows each ingredient – including a moisturising and soothing oatmeal infusion, orange flower water and healing lavender oil – to breakdown and penetrate areas of the skin that other creams find hard to reach.
Packaged in a compact, flush-lid aluminium tin featuring unique and collectable designs, STEAMCREAM is a perfect on-the-go product – convenient to slip into your bag, take to work, to school, on holidays or to the gym. And it’s hand luggage friendly at just 75g!

The power and energy produced by bubbling steam melts and fuses the ingredients together at a speed that defies most traditional cream-making methods.
The force and intensity allow the ingredients to emulsify instantly, producing this beautifully textured light and glossy cream.
The emulsion is held together very loosely and gently, allowing the cream to break down immediately on contact with the skin for maximum benefit.

Ingredients: Oatmeal Infusion (Avena sativa), Orange Flower Water (Citrus Aurantium amara, Aqua), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Glycerine, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Lavender Oil (Lavandula augustifolia), Chamomile Blue Oil (Chamomilla recutita), Orange Blossom Absolute (Citrus Aurantium dulcis), Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena), Neroli Oil (Citrus Aurantium amara), Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol, *Coumarin, *Geraniol, *Citronellol, * Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. *Occurs naturally in essential oils

So for the most part, you'll find that with your ordinary face moisturiser, the emulsifying process is what holds the ingredients tightly together and it can also stop creams breaking down. As a result, the ingredients struggle to be fully absorbed by the skin and therefore just 'sits' on the skin, unable to really benefit deep down. With Steam Cream, the steaming process creates a gentle and loose emulsion, allowing each ingredient to break down and be fully absorbed. Plus just like LUSH the ingredients list includes gorgeous natural stuff like gentle oats to soothe dry skin, almond oil for their high levels of Vitamin E, glycerine to help absorb the moisture and lavender oil to soothe redness.

But is it actually any good? Well, for my skin, it’s love. This stuff isn’t just all about gimmicks and it does actually work. It’s a one product suits all kind of thing, but with that being said, I don’t think it is going to be for everyone. I have combination/sensitive/dry/dehydrated skin and it is perfect. It doesn’t make me break out, it gets rid of any dry patches, evens out my skin tone and redness and makes your skin so kissably soft. I don’t personally think it would work for very oily skins, as I know for a fact cocoa butter can send some skin types into a frenzy!

So overall this is a class act moisturiser that really does moisturise rather than sit on your skin and do very little. The covetable tins are of course a massive incentive to buy in themseleves and you’d definitely wouldn’t want to throw it away. As a muso I had to get this one called ‘Nocturne’, it’s just so beautiful! For 75g at £10.50 it could seem a teeny bit expensive, but you can also use it on your whole body. My exact tin can be purchased here.

I hope you enjoyed the review, and I would love to know if any of you have tried this one out?

xoxo

2 comments:

  1. That looks great.. I never knew Lush had another line aswell.. x

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  2. @ Yolandaas- Yes they keep it quite seperate, but very similar in many ways :).

    xoxo

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