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Friday, 22 January 2016

Review | Sweet Cecily's Citrus & Walnut Body Scrub

I ordered a little Christmas gift from British beauty brand Sweet Cecily's, this Citrus & Walnut Body Scrub fell into my online basket under mysterious circumstances and somehow made its way into my little skincare stash... I like to use a nice body scrub a couple of times a week to remove any dead cells from my skin and keep everything nice, soft and smooth. My skin is, however, prone to eczema, so I do have to be quite careful about what I use, and try to avoid ingredients like SLS, Parabens and Mineral Oil.
Review Sweet Cecily's Citrus & Walnut Body Scrub
Packaged in a plastic jar with a screw cap, the branding is really pretty - unfortunately, though, the first time I took it in the shower with me, the paper labels started to disintegrate. I suppose it would be okay to use in the bath as it wouldn't be getting wet in the same way, but I'm not really a bath person; I do think this would be improved with some different labelling so the jar stays pretty!
Sweet Cecily's Citrus & Walnut Body Scrub Review
The scrub itself consists of powdered Walnut shell in a creamy base; I've been using this mostly on my arms and legs, concentrating on my elbows and knees as I find that's where dry skin tends to occur the most. I have found myself using quite a lot of product each time I reach for this scrub, which is a shame as it won't last quite as well as I'd hoped. That aside, it does feel lovely on the skin, has a really nice, delicate scent (although it's less citrussy than I would have ideally liked!) and leaves my limbs feeling softer and smoother.
Sweet Cecilys Citrus & Walnut Body Scrub
Sweet Cecily's Citrus & Walnut Body Scrub is priced at £9.95 for 100ml, available direct from Sweet Cecily's here; I do think it's a little pricey for how much product you get, and how much I've been using per application, but then again I also think it's worth paying a little more to support small British brands. It's also a really lovely product with skin-friendly ingredients, which makes it worth the spend in my opinion.
Sweet Cecily's Citrus & Walnut Body Scrub Ingredients
I've previously posted about Sweet Cecily's Elderflower & Almond Hand Cream* which I was sent last year, which is equally gorgeous! Have you tried anything from Sweet Cecily's? Do you like the sound of this Citrus & Walnut Body Scrub?



  1. Thank you for your review :-) and very interesting as some of the points you raised and ones that we are addressing already! We have plans to move the product into a tube with shower resistant labels, and also put more product in! It's such a journey going from small scale manufacturing to making more and everything and being able to invest in new equipment (like fancy machines that seal the plastic tubes!) so watch this space ;-)
    Cecily X
    Sweet Cecily's

    1. Thanks for the update! I'm glad to hear you're addressing the packaging issues, and look forward to seeing what's coming in the future :) xo

  2. Great review :)


  3. I have never heard of the brand but I love the sound of this x

  4. Looks gorgeous and I bet it smells good too....


  5. That looks fantastic! And I love citrus scents, so I'm sure I would love how this smells :-)

  6. oh such a lovely scrub and the idea of using walnut shells is brilliant! :D

  7. Sound lovely and I like supporting small businesses as well ;)

    Pink Frenzy


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