December 15, 2010
You at the back wearing blue, are you really sure that you haven’t done it before? It doesn’t have to be beauty-related – it could be a pen, a water bottle, a mug…
Aha, your hand just went up. Don’t look sheepish, we have all done it before.
The first time I saw Steam Cream, I squealed.
Packaged in aluminium tins (click here to find out why tin packaging is cool), Steam Cream’s main selling point is the design on the tin. There are quite a number of designs to pick from (see here) and there is bound to be a design for everyone.
I have a weakness for goldfish and koi so it’s no surprise that I fell for the Kingyo design. When I found out that it was going to be discontinued, I threatened my best friend in UK with bodily harm until she agreed to get it for me.
(Actually, I sent her several emails saying “I want I want I want I want. Should I get? Should I get? Should I get?” and she replied with “I got it for you so stop asking.”)
When I got it, I squealed and cooed over the pretty packaging. Then I sat down to use the cream.
A lot of people love and adore Steam Cream because of its light, whipped cream-like consistency and rave over how quickly it sinks in and how moisturising it is. Unfortunately for me, the cream just sat on my skin and refused to sink in, even after 10 minutes of massaging it into my hands (it was a slow day at my office). I gave up after a while and wiped off the excess with a tissue so my keyboard didn’t get oily.
I was disappointed.
It makes one wonder though: how many of us bought Steam Cream for the cream and how many bought it for the tin? Based on my experience, I guess that I fall into the second category – the cream was just a bonus.
Steam Cream gets brownie points for pretty packaging and the lovely lavender scent. I also find playing with the tin whenever I hit a wall at work quite relaxing (I am using this as my office hand cream). However, the cream itself does not quite work for my skin so that’s a huge thumbs down from me.
I am not sure where Steam Cream can be found in Malaysia (I heard of local blogshops selling it so give a shout out if you know of any) but it can be ordered from the Steam Cream website for GBP 10 until 31st December 2010.