Review: Borntree Gold Milk Steam Cream

Price: (from their website: $21.46 )

Where to Purchase: You can either purchase from Borntree’s website: HERE (they have an English option and a FAQ along with their product OR from Amazon: HERE

Volume: 200g/150ml (big tub I can confirm)

Description: A moisturising cream that Borntree states can be used by pretty much any type of skin. They have stressed this fact that it’s fine for angry sensitive skin.

Good for: Dry skins especially. Contains fragrance so not too sure about sensitive skins (but Borntree say it’s absolutely fine, so I guess it requires patch testing). I feel like oily-combo skins could try to use this and like it because I don’t think it’s very thick (compared to the laneige cica sleeping mask especially).

Packaging: Big tub with a screw lid (plastic). Was not provided with a spatula.

NOTE: I Realised that Borntree also have this product in a tube format:

(Credit to Borntree – this is from their website): HERE

Directions: Use it in the final step of your skincare routine

How I use it: If I use this, it’s in the AM and PM but I MIX IT with other serums to thin this product out even further and apply it onto my face. I also use this as a hand and foot cream – I find it versatile.

Texture: It’s a cream no doubt, but a light cream. I wouldn’t say it’s like a gel or watery. It is lighter than the ordinary’s moisturising cream I’d say. Doesn’t take too long to rub in at all. Not suffocating. Doesn’t make me feel like my skin is sweating.

It didn’t take too long to rub this in. I also think a little goes a long way.
Holds its shape

Key Ingredients: Donkey milk (moisturising), Goat milk (moisturising), Beeswax, Shea Butter, Parsley extract (soothing), Horse fat (moisturising) Niacinamide (brightening) and Adenosine (wrinkle improvement). Glycerine, betaine, Butylene Glycol and something called: Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract which is meant to soothe and moisturise.

NOTE: Borntree have stated that their products do not contains 26 known allergens to the skin (according tot he KFDA)

Full Ingredients: Cosdna have a full ingredient breakdown of the product HERE

Fragrance?: This contains fragrance BUT it honestly doesn’t smell like it has fragrance (Except for a smell like milk which I thought would be natural since this contains goat and donkey milk) – but absolutely no strong fragrance.

Good Under Makeup: Good

How long have i been using this?: 2 months

The Effect: Leaves the skin hydrated/moisturised – I like the addition of Niacinamide (brightening) and Adenosine (apparently anti-ageing) as well as HA. I like it when additional benefits are added to a simple cream.


What I like:

  • Contains brightening/anti-ageing ingredients i.e. Niacinamide and Adenosine
  • Hyaluronic Acid is a nice touch (for hydration)
  • Love the very very light consistency of this cream – I think oily skins would be able to tolerate without feeling suffocation.
  • I think dry skins would enjoy this even more so
  • Absorbs very well, skin doesn’t feel like it’s suffocating.
  • Multi-functional i.e. I’ve used this on my body
  • Does not feel oily, or leave a greasy oily residue.
  • Not sticky.

What I don’t like:

  • Didn’t come with a spatula
  • Prefer a tube format
  • Not so easy to mix with serums (balls up and such)
  • Not a fan of fragrance
  • Also not a fan of shea butter (I have acne-prone skin).

Overall rating and Conclusion: 3.9/5 – I am basing this score in it’s own moisturising cream category and not against ALL products. So in terms of creams I’ve used, I think this is a 4/5 – I still think the Tony Moly Green Tea Chok Chok cream is one of the best creams I’ve used, and I do think that the innisfree the minimum moist cream is on par with this cream. It honestly doesn’t feel too heavy to me, it does feel like light whipped cream (lighter than the drunk elephant lala retro whipped cream). It is a light texture FOR a moisturising cream. So that is why I think skins that are combo-oily can attempt to use this and enjoy it and dry skins will absolutely enjoy it, I believe. Not a fan of the fragrance and not a fan of the fragrance so I deduced that 0.1 from a 4 (it’s not a perfect five because I think the consistency could be even thinner/more watery). It’s not a perfect score because I side with gels and products without fragrance.

ALSO – this is an excellent cream for the category it is in i.e. an EMOLLIENT OCCLUSIVE CREAM. This a ‘fatty’ cream so in terms of the ‘fatty’ creams out there, this is good! In terms of all creams, I’d side with gel / watery consistency creams better for my skin tyoe.

Would I repurchase?: I would purchase it in the tube format and not in the tub format I was gifted. I think the tube makes it much easier to apply and use.

Disclaimer – This was sent to me BUT this was not to be reviewed (i.e. it was not requested by the company – I was asked to review their sunblock which I have HERE I decided to review their cream separately and MONTHS after receiving this because I do think, after repeated use, that this cream is quite good and multi-functional, so it deserved to be shown as a moisturising option to you guys.


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