Hi, my name is Shaya, and I have dry skin. I have the kind of dry skin that gets embarrassing half way through the day when you look down and realize your legs look all scaly. Shorts simply don’t exist in my life and all skirts are at least knee length. Finding a lotion that actually works, lasts through the day and is enjoyable to use is not easy.
STEAMCREAM sent the review team a batch of tins in some of the latest, totally fabulous designs including Georg (a black snakeskin), Freedom & Discipline (British flag) and the French inspired Soliel:
Not only are the tins ($18) adorable and reusable, this is truly a Green Monday worthy product. Their unique process of using steam to bond the ingredients together means they can make a lotion chock full of amazing great for your skin ingredients without chemicals.
Oatmeal, almond oil, and cocoa butter are just a few of the amazing ingredients that help moisturize skin. While orange flower water, lavender oil and chamomile oils all add nourishment to improve elasticity and calm irritation. I can easily read every ingredient on the label, and I actually know what all of them are. That’s pretty cool in my book.
When I used STEAMCREAM right after a shower I noticed a difference immediately. Instead of my skin drying out as I dried off, I felt soft all over. And I kept feeling soft all day. My elbows are probably the softest they’ve been in years.
The scent is very light, very accessible, and very summer friendly. My boyfriend noticed it, and loved it, but it dissipates quickly. It reminds me of lavender and oatmeal and fresh herbs. This is one of those lotions the guys in my life don’t mind using when I pull it out of my purse.
This brings me to my final point, the packaging. Easily the most distinctive thing about this lotion is the tin it comes in. And since the cream is basically perfect, why mess with things? The ever changing supply of tins designs keeps things fun! I adore my tin, Epris, a red and cream paisley pattern that looks like it’s covered in a vintage fabric. Oh, and the peacock tin above is Gaudy.
I love the way it looks sitting on my vanity, but I also love the way it fits in my purse. I can carry my lotion anywhere with me, to re-apply whenever I feel the need. Which has me re-thinking some of those shorter skirts I’ve been eyeing up.
• Lightweight, quick absorbing highly moisturizing, the lotion trifecta.
• Very green! Great, good for your skin ingredients, and it’s Vegan!
• Reusable packaging that you actually want to keep using, and collecting.
• Small package. Great for travel, but not as an all over body product.
• The expiration date. Since there are no chemicals it only lasts about 10 months.
• Hard to find. You can order it online and you can find a list of retailers here.
All in all, I look forward to adding to my tin collection while quenching my dry skin with STEAMCREAM. Now, which design to pick next?
Readers – do you believe in the power of steam? Share you STEAMCREAM love (and fave tins) in the comments![ratings]
Shaya is a modern girl trying to live the good life on a budget; which includes good food, cheap wine, and bargain hunting. Though she loves spending time with her friends, she can usually be found cuddling with her dogs Betty and Ripley on the couch. She attempts to blog regularly about Minneapolis restaurants and beauty products at Stick a Spoon in it.
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