SteamCream's new Limited Edition tin combines two of my favourite things; Japanese style art and a wonderful multi-purpose, winter skin saviour.
Throughout the year, SteamCream release a plethora of new designs for their iconic product which comes packaged in a recyclable aluminum tin. All of the designs are Limited Edition, and the new Ume Ni Uguisu tin is a beauty. I absolutely love Japanese style art, and the inspiration behind this tin comes from a Japanese idiom meaning 'great match'. The design features the Japanese plum (Ume) and the Bush Warbler (Uguisu) which both symbolise new beginnings, as traditionally their arrival announces the beginning of Spring.
If you're new to the cult world of SteamCream, it's essentially a fantastic multi-purpose cream that can be used on the face, body and hands. As the name may suggest, all of the ingredients are fused together with a special shot of hot, bubbling steam. It's this unique method which gives SteamCream its lovely texture; the cream is thick but lightweight at the same time, absorbing quickly into the skin, without any greasy residue. Its key ingredients, such as Oatmeal Infusion, Almond Oil, Orange Flower Water, Cocoa Butter and Lavender Oil, help to relieve dry skin and keeps it hydrated for longer, making it one of my favourite winter skin saviours to reach for. I also find it useful for calming down eczema flare ups as it's very similar to LUSH's Dream Cream (IIRC, SteamCream was created by LUSH's CEO).
Whilst the product itself is great, those collectable tins are certainly an eye catching selling point, as well as being practical for travelling / carrying in your handbag. The tins can be re-used to store all manner of small bits and bobs once you've used the cream up. I currently have a few on my dressing table where I keep hair grips and sewing stuff.
The new Ume Ni Uguisu SteamCream* is priced at £12.95 and is available for a limited time only. To purchase this and other designs, visit steamcream.co.uk
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