Sunday, 12 July 2015

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!
Sweet Cecily's Elderflower & Almond Hand Cream
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!
Sweet Cecily's Elderflower & Almond Hand Cream Ingredients
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.
Sweet Cecily's Elderflower and Almond Hand Cream
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!

xo
[*Product provided for consideration.]

18 comments:

  1. Oh, I'm with you. I'd have expected a stronger almond fragrance. Such a pity - I totally love the smell of almond in skincare. I do like a thickly textured hand cream though and this is very well priced. Quite fancy a go with one of their 'make your own' kits. DIY skincare is not something I have tackled before! Great review. Tx

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    1. Me too - Almond is one of my favourite scents. Oh yes, the DIY kits sound like such fun! Let me know if you try one :D xo

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  2. This looks amazing and the packaging is so cute :)

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    1. It is really pretty packaging, it looks lovely on my bedside table! :) xo

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  3. I like the sound of this, I love both scents, so together they must be an absolute dream x

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    1. It is a really lovely scent although the Almond isn't really detectable to me! xo

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  4. I read this as Sweet Celery (I think I need a nap!) It sounds like a lovely product xxx

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    1. Ha I wrote the post and I keep reading it as Sweet Celery too, don't worry! xo

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    1. I've not really come across it in skincare before but this is lovely! xo

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  6. This sounds great, I love Elderflower. It's a shame the scent isn't that powerful.
    x

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    1. I agree - although I guess it makes it less irritating for sensitive skins! xo

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  7. The texture looks really nice, definitely something I'd keep on my bedside table to use before going to sleep <3

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    1. It's a gorgeous texture and definitely perfect for bedtime xo

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  8. This is a brand I've been eyeing up for a while! This hand cream sounds lovely! xxx
    www.justemma.co.uk - natural beauty, affordable fashion, everyday life

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    1. It's really gorgeous Emma, it's definitely been a lovely introduction to the brand for me! xo

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  9. Sounds like really nice hand cream. I like its feels light on the skin x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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    1. Me too - no-one wants sticky greasy hands for ages after applying cream! xo

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