One look at this SeaNtree Art Steam Cream on Instagram and I knew I had to have it. I mean, how can you say no to a pink whale?! I had a bit of trouble to find the store as I was navigating the maze of beauty shopping streets that is Myeongdong in Seoul, but ultimately found it hiding in plain sight.
The brand is known for their collaborations with graphic designers, which allows you to choose between different packaging designs of your favourite product. But it was already decided, nothing could get my mind off the pink whale. Aside from the packaging, the concept of ‘steam cream’ fascinated me.
What is steam cream?
Steam creams are quite common in Asia. It’s a multi-purpose cream which you can use for face and body that is made using a patented cosmetic technique. In the emulsion stage of the water base and the oil base, refined steamed water is forced into the formula using very high temperatures. This creates a very light whipped texture which allows the skin to absorb active ingredients better.
From my experience with the Seatree Art Steam Cream, I can only confirm this cream is rich in moisture and yet feels so lightweight on the skin. It’s packed with plants extracts which offer all kinds of skin conditioning ingredients. I was afraid this might be too rich for me and my combination skin at first, but it turned out to be the perfect winter moisturizer.
Water, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Niacinamide, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Syringa Vulgaris (Lilac) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Angelica Keiskei Extract, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Iris Versicolor Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Extract, Freesia Refracta Extract, Lilium Tigrinum Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Narcissus Pseudo-Narcissus (Daffodil) Flower Extract, Rose Extract, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pantolactone, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Fragrance.
Conclusion: The ingredients list is quite long yet won’t make any problems for most people. I absolutely loved using this cream and would recommend it to anyone with dry to combination skin. Only if your skin is really sensitive, I would choose a more basic formula.
SeaNtree Art Steam Cream (60 g)
Available at SeaNtree, Jolse, …
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