Review | Sweet Cecily's Elderflower & Almond Hand Cream*
I was recently sent a jar of Sweet Cecily's Elderflower & Almond Hand Cream* to trial and report back on; Sweet Cecily's weren't a brand I was familiar with previously, but they are a British brand based in Whitby, North Yorkshire, offering a range of handmade natural skincare products for hands, face and body, alongside a number of 'make your own' kits which look like a lot of fun and would make great gifts, or even a little something for a hen do or similar!
The packaging is really lovely and you can tell a lot of thought has gone into the branding; presented in a screw-cap jar, the label is printed with a lovely design featuring, you guessed it, almonds and elder! Being packaged as it is in a jar, this lends itself more to sitting on a bedside table, your desk, or maybe in your bathroom for after you've washed your hands - not really a product you can pop in your handbag or pocket so easily, and I would love to see this available in a tube for use on the go!
The cream itself is quite thick in texture, but feels really light on the skin; it absorbs quickly, offering a good level of hydration, and any stickiness is gone within a minute or so, leaving you free to get on with your day without leaving greasy fingerprints on your touchscreens! The scent isn't quite what I was expecting, with less Almond than I maybe hoped for, and more of a gentle floral fragrance which I take to be the Elderflower - it's a nice scent, don't get me wrong - just not what I was anticipating.
The Elderflower & Almond Hand Cream retails at £6.95 for the 50ml jar I was sent; when you combine the fab formula, the natural ingredients list, the lovely packaging, and the fact that this is a handmade British product - I think it's more than worth its price! Have you heard of Sweet Cecily's before? Do you like the sound of the Elderflower & Almond Hand Cream? I'm definitely up for trying some more Sweet Cecily's products - the Green Clay Face Mask and Starflower & Calendula Body Lotion both sound gorgeous!