Using a revolutionary steam-infused manufacturing process, Steamcream provides long-lasting, intense hydration for the face, body and hands. Packed to the brim with high-quality, vegan ingredients including orange flower water, oatmeal infusion and glycerin to hydrate your skin deep down, and organic jojoba oils and cocoa butter to seal the deal and keep all the goodness locked in! Topped off with a soothing fragrance based on essential oils to tone and heal.
Things that are powered by steam: steam trains, steam boats, and Steamcream ($24.95 AUD/75g), a pet project of Lush CEO Andrew Gerrie. I’ve never inquired into how steam engines work (although there seems to be a helpful How Stuff Works article on the subject) and similarly I have no real idea how Steamcream is manufactured, apart from that hot steam is used to bind together the ingredients in a way that leaves the finished product lush and creamy but quite loosely bound, so that the cream breaks down on contact with the skin and is easily absorbed. I think. In any case, Steamcream‘s texture is just right for my a-little-bit-of-everything skin (I only use it on my face).
I smell lavender and orange flower in the tin, but my boyfriend smells roses and green tea on my face. Pretty. Minimal preservatives mean Steamcream has a shelf-life of fourteen months, and the aluminium tins are of course less than hygienic, but they appeal to my magpie side: each design is limited edition and once its sold out, it’s gone forever. I’ve just finished my first tin and I am Internet-stalking this Christmas design. Oh, and it’s vegan.