Steamcream skincare is up for review today! I have the Steamcream Original Cleansing Balm and Steamcream Moisturiser Concerto Del Vento. I’ve been testing both thoroughly so without further ado, let’s get into it!
Steamcream is a brand that believes products should be gentle, effective but not overwhelming. They, therefore, produce a single moisturiser that can be used for the face and body.
Steamcream is produced in small batches in Japan using traditional steam distillation from the 18th century.
With a care for the arts and the environment, each aluminium tin is fully recyclable and adorned in stunning designs created by Japanese artists.
The brand also offers a cleansing balm, to fully remove the days’ makeup, dirt and SPF.
Steamcream Original Cleansing Balm
Steamcream skincare offers the original cleansing balm. It comes in a chic, white tin that is both classic and modern at the same time.
Steamcream logo is embossed into the tin and let’s be honest, such a tin would look lovely in the bathroom and any vanity when reused for storage at a later date.
Inside we have a lavender fragranced clear cleansing balm.
The balm itself is quite light in texture. It doesn’t take much walming with fingers before it softens and easily applies to the face before massaging well into makeup.
A quick emulsify with water and I find the cleansing balm removes my makeup well and doesn’t leave any residue. Overall it is an enjoyable experience.
The cleansing balm’s fragrance is a relaxing lavender created with natural essential oils. Lovers of perfume will enjoy this, however, if you are particularly sensitive to fragrance you may find this to be a little strong.
Steamcream Original Cleansing Balm 70g £19.95
Steamcream Moisturisier Concerto Del Vento
Firstly, can we take a moment to appreciate just how stunning the design is? This is something Steamcream do very well. Commissioning Japanese artists to create designs for their limited edition collections.
Concerto Del Vento is an array of Summer meadow flowers in pretty colours, set to lift any mood and brighten any surface it sits upon. Designed by Mako Kikkawa, it is a little pot of Summer sunshine.
The Steamcream moisturiser is a lightweight gel-cream that seems to effortless hydrate. It absorbs well and doesn’t leave a greasy or heavy feel to the skin.
It leaves the most beautiful glow to my skin, as you can see in my application reel on instagram here!
Formulated with colloidal oatmeal (rich in amino acids with highly moisturising properties) almond oil and jojoba oil (have fatty acids) and cocoa butter (rich in oleic acid) and glycerin for moisturising properties.
Steamcream advocates their use of essential oils stating “The essential oils we choose are used at the lowest possible levels to provide your skin with maximum active benefits while avoiding skin sensitisation.”
Steamcream moisturiser contains the following:
(Lavender) Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Extract, Parfum (Fragrance), Linalool, Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol.
The fragrance of Steamcream Concerto Del Vento is, not unlike the Original Cleansing Balm, mostly that of lavender. So again, this will appeal to those who enjoy natural essential oil scents.
Steamcream is vegan, gluten-free and cruelty-free. Skincare is produced in small batches in Japan.
Steamcream products do contain essential oils.
Steamcream Skincare Final Thoughts
My sister popped over last week and saw the two pots of Steamcream skincare and exclaimed that she used to use and buy Steamcream from Fenwicks in Newcastle many years ago and loved it! She went on to tell me that she still has various tins that she stores her jewellery in today!
If that isn’t a wonderful story of great recyclable products I don’t know what is!
Both of these skincare products are an ease to use. The Steamcream Original Cleansing Balm does exactly what it says on the tin. It cleanses your makeup, your SPF, the grot of the day away from your face and it does so in a pleasant and efficient manner.
Steamcream Moisturiser in Concerto Del Vento is a good hydrating moisturiser. It is pleasant to use and I really like the gel-cream texture that isn’t heavy for my oily/combo skin, yet still provides the hydration it needs. No, it doesn’t contain all the actives, all the buzzwords we see floating around, but if you’re looking for a moisturiser to do what moisturisers should do, hydrate and moisturise-than this is your gal.
Essential oils and fragrance may be a decisive issue for some, but this is a personal choice.
Steamcream skincare is available at Steamcream.co.uk (it’s worth checking out just to see the vanity of stunning designs alone!)
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