Product review: multipurpose Steam Cream

steam cream

Finally I received my Steam Cream after a long wait! I ordered this through a spree and for the first time, I have to deal with a spree organizer who was highly irresponsible and inefficient. Anyway, this product doesn’t fall under natural or organic but it’s very interesting. I first learnt of it from a reader, Min Sin, who told me she loved the cream and indeed, I have to agree with her. In fact I would add that using Steam Cream can be addictive!

Multipurpose cream formulated with pure steam
Steam Cream is made in UK and marketed as a multipurpose cream uniquely formulated using pure, unrefined steam for maximum absorption. And it does exactly what it promises – improves the appearance and softness of the skin. According to information from the website, Steam Cream uses a revolutionary steam-infused manufacturing process and 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.

Rich but lightweight and non-greasy upon absorption
The force and intensity allow the ingredients to emulsify instantly, producing this beautifully textured light and glossy cream.  The result is a soft, luxuriant and glossy cream. In terms of look, it reminds me of Nivea cream but it feels entirely different. While it feels rich on contact, the texture is lightweight and absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy residue. I love how my hands feel after applying this on them!

steam cream ingredients

Ingredient list
These are the ingredients and at one glance, they look almost natural:
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

Strong perfume smell
However, the giveaway is the smell of strong perfume which I dislike. Nothing natural about the smell; in fact I would even say it’s too artificial and rather “piercing”. I guess I’m more used to raw, natural and herbal smell these days.

Comes in choices of 11 funky cute designs
I guess a lot of girls get Steam Cream because of the funky cute packaging. I admit I like the compact, flush-lid aluminium tin featuring unique and collectable designs, which are said to be designed in Japan. You have 11 choices and the one you see here is Blanc.

Overall summary
Overall, I would say this cream is lovely. I was interested to know the difference in this cream because of the steam process and I have to say I’m not disappointed. I love how soft it makes my hands feel and I’m kind of addicted to it. However, the smell is rather off-putting to me. I wish they’ll cut down the amount of perfume in it. The price seems fair at £9.95; I paid S$25 for it including shipping and handling through a spree. It’s quite a big tub at 75g and I wouldn’t say it’s really that handy-sized as described but I’m not complaining. I would definitely buy this again!

One question for those who are using this – where do you apply this cream on? I’ve tried it on my face but I’m using it mainly for my face.


  1. ShopN'Chomp says:

    Ooh, so intriguing. I especially love the tin designs. ?

    Thanks for the review. I don’t like heavily fragranced products either so I would probably just use it on my body.

  2. Nutritionist Wife says:

    Would love to try.. but where can I buy the product? Wouldn’t want to buy from the irresponsiable person. ?

    Anyone in Singapore are interested to organise a Streamcream spree?

    will use it on my legs and body.. don’t like too heavy fragranced pdts too.

  3. J says:

    wow thanks, it looks interesting =] the texture looks nice, leik gloopy haha. 75g is around 75 ml right?

  4. Nutritionist Wife says:

    I went to the StreamCream website and they do ship to Singapore.

    Anyone interested parties for this spree?

    If I order 6 qty, it will be $26.20 each.

    If I order 18 qty, it will be $23.60 each.

    The price will incl the shipping fee only, the local postage and handling fee is not included yet.

    Any takers? ?

  5. sesame says:

    Yup, that’s why I hesistated to use on my face. But it’s nice for my hands.

  6. sesame says:

    The scent is very strong.

  7. sesame says:

    Yes, 75g is 75ml.

  8. min sin says:

    Hi Vivawoman, Thanks for the compliment of mentioning my name.

    I am totally agreed with you about the scent. It kinda a bit strong than other cream.

    For the price and the size of this product, definitely it is a good buy.

    I do apply to other part of my body like hand palm, feet and any dry parts.

    P.S. Pretty and cute container :p

  9. sesame says:

    Hey, thanks to you I came to know this interesting product! Which design did you get btw?

  10. Nicole says:

    Nice design of the tin! You said you have apply it on your face. Does it feel the same way as when you have applied on your hands? Im thinking of giving it a try as face moisturiser for my combin skin. Thanks Sesame! ?

  11. plue says:

    i used this, too heavy for my face, but okay for my legs and heels ?

    i have oily t-zones and slightly dry cheeks ? overall, oily face! haha!

  12. Blake says:

    Is the irresponsible spree organiser you mentioned l**e_e**a? Since she seems to be pretty much the only one who has held Steam Cream sprees recently..

  13. sesame says:

    No, that one has a drug in her nick.

  14. sesame says:

    Yeah, I was afraid it might be too rich for my face. My skin condition is the same as yours!

  15. sesame says:

    I tried it – nice but I find it slightly rich. Was afraid my face would break out cos I have combination skin. May work for normal, dry skin.

  16. Xin says:

    Hi girls,

    We’re having steamcream sprees at our website, would be hand carried back personally at minimal handling charges. Do e-mail us if you are interested. Thank you!

  17. Nutritionist Wife says:

    cool, since someone is doing the spree, i will not be organising already..

    I will just order from them..

    Thanks, Sesame for recommending.

    You are the best!

  18. sesame says:

    I hope you’ll like it if you order the item. I also saw a spree at spreehouse at livejournal. Btw, I took out your email in your last message to avoid unnecessary spamming to your account.

  19. min sin says:

    I got the kyoto girl and papilon.. haha

  20. sesame says:

    Oh I nearly got kyoto girl too…it’s pretty!

  21. Joys says:

    Hi dear, I’ve been reading your page rather religiously for a while and I’m so glad to read this review after I saw the spree at SpreeHouse.

    Thanks for all the great reviews!

    Have decided to get the item and I do hope the fragrance is not too strong for my taste =)

  22. sesame says:

    Yup, it’s strong so hope you won’t have a problem with it.

  23. vivavoomz says:

    Don’t ask your readers to join l**e_e**a’s spree at spreehouse.

    She’s problematic.

  24. sesame says:

    I don’t know who is this spree organiser you’re referring to and I don’t think I’ve asked anyone to join her sprees. The one I saw at spreehouse is a first timer doing this for steam cream and only posted the spree on 20 May. Anyway, I didn’t even give a link…I merely mentioned spreehouse.

  25. ohreckless says:

    steamcream is actually a sister company of Lush (cosmetics/bath products only using natural ingredients) so it’s doubtful that the scent you are smelling is artificial and judging from the ingredients list it isn’t.
    it’s probably just the smell of all of the essential oils mixed together ?

  26. sesame says:

    I’m sorry to disppoint you but Lush isn’t using only natural ingredients.

  27. Carrie says:

    Oh wow~ Just read this blog and went to the website to see their designs and I absolutely LOVED THEM!! Though it is a shame that we can only order from UK and the shipment is rather expensive from UK to NZ (big frowns!!). Though the other thing that concerns me is an ingredient from their ingredient list: Triethanolamine. According to the Natural Skincare Authority here this ingredient is classified as toxic (never heard this before or didn’t take notice before, hence I Googled)?!

    This seems to be the only worrying ingredient in this product, but others seem to be fine. What is your professional opinion in this?? Thanks ?

  28. sesame says:

    It really depends on your threshold for ingredients in skincare. If you have health concern, then it’s best not to use. Personally, I don’t really see it as a major issue for myself.

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