International Women’s Day 2022

International Women’s Day 2022

Today, we are celebrating International Women’s Day. The 2022 theme for IWD is #Breakthebias. The campaign is about spreading awareness about gender bias, and call for equality for women. The aim is to create a world that is free from gender discrimination or...

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Natural Skincare Products for Dry Skin

Natural Skincare Products for Dry Skin

Caring for dry skin can feel like a chore, and I know this personally because since childhood, I have suffered with Eczema on my arms and face. Finding products that weren’t just moisturising but also helped target my problem areas was difficult, as sometimes, these...

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Handmade Skincare, what does it mean?

Handmade Skincare, what does it mean?

Here at Sweet Cecily's we specialise in producing handmade skincare. If you have ever bought a product from us, you may be wondering where it comes from and what are the processes involved in turning natural raw materials into ready to buy products? It may take you by...

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What are ‘chemicals’ in skincare?

What are ‘chemicals’ in skincare?

What exactly are 'chemicals' in skincare? Sweet Cecily's explore....... The world of skincare can be one that inspires confusion and a real felt sense of elitism. The products we use can often contain ingredients with scientific names that are not easily understood by...

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Evening Skincare Routine

Evening Skincare Routine

An evening skincare routine can often be deemed as a low priority in our busy daily lives… Many people don’t see it as an important part of the day and therefore, will go to sleep without looking after our skin. Throughout the day, we encounter a range of factors that...

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What should my morning skincare routine be?

What should my morning skincare routine be?

Most people don’t know it, but your skin needs different products when it comes to morning and night. In the morning you need to get your skin prepped for the day, and at the end of the day, you need to pamper your skin after what it went through that day. This blog...

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Natural Skincare Products for Oily Skin

Natural Skincare Products for Oily Skin

Growing up, trying to understand what skin type you have can be a difficult thing. With the millions of products on shop shelves, it can be daunting to know what’s good for your skin and what may cause damage to it. This blog will look into the products that we have...

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Makeup and Skincare: How it has changed through the years

Makeup and Skincare: How it has changed through the years

Makeup and Skincare has changed dramatically over the many years that it has been used to improve skin health and beauty. However, in this current day we find ourselves using products that aren’t that different from what was used in ancient times. 3000 BC in Ancient...

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The Natural Ingredients used in Skincare Products

The Natural Ingredients used in Skincare Products

In this blog, we aim to demystify the natural ingredients that are commonly found in Skincare products. We will be covering; Essential oils Fixed oils Flavours Fragrances Micas We will describe which type of each we use, how it’s made and why we use it. We will use...

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The Rise of Minimalism in Skincare

The Rise of Minimalism in Skincare

Minimalism in Skincare has occasionally popped up throughout the last century. Featuring in the 1930’s when women believed that less was seen as more. They would use products such as olive oil and petroleum jelly to make their eyes look glossy. To add to the minimal...

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Basic Skincare Routine

Basic Skincare Routine

Here at Sweet Cecily’s, we all have varying different types of skincare routines, but what we all share is a need for simplicity! Whether you lead a busy life and don’t have a lot of time to fit in looking after your skin or if you just simply find the whole...

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What are the 5 skin types?

What are the 5 skin types?

At Sweet Cecily’s, Dorrie, Beth and Sophie, all have very different skin types. At a young age, it was clear to me (Sophie) with the eczema on my arms and face that I had dry skin. However, I remember it being really daunting to know, as all my friends were getting...

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What is Almond and Calendula Oil?

What is Almond and Calendula Oil?

When you see the word ‘oily’ on a product you can usually think a product may make your skin look greasy, however, using oils on your skin can be beneficial in the long term. At Sweet Cecily’s we add a 15ml bottle of Almond & Calendula oil into our ‘Make Your Own...

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What is Beeswax?

What is Beeswax?

Beeswax, what is it and where does it come from?  Described as “the miracle of the beehive", beeswax is a natural substance which is produced by honeybees. The process of making the beeswax is started when the bees’ collect oils from the pollen found in flowers....

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What is Cocoa Butter?

What is Cocoa Butter?

When I think of cocoa butter, the first thing that comes to my mind is chocolate. However, it is widely used in skincare formulations. Cocoa butter has been used as a natural ingredient in many different skin care products for hundreds of years. With some historical...

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7 Quirky Valentine’s Gift Ideas

7 Quirky Valentine’s Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day can be one of those holidays that can be challenging for those with advanced gift giving skills. That’s why we’ve put together a list of small businesses that you can find online to help you out! From a date night idea to helping them save the...

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Essential Winter Skincare

Essential Winter Skincare

Winter sees the start of the bitterly cold weather, dark nights, and Christmas lights. However, most of us will also find that our skin becomes drier, sometimes sore, and often our mental wellbeing can also suffer. The plummet in temperatures affects our body in...

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Real Living Wage Week

Real Living Wage Week

Each year, the Real Living wage movement is celebrated. This year it is being celebrated from the 15th - 21st of November and is the 20th anniversary for the Real Living Wage movement. History of the Living Wage This is an independent campaign where employers opt to...

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Soothing Skin Cream – What Is It and How Is It Made?

Soothing Skin Cream – What Is It and How Is It Made?

For those of you who have read through our blogs posts before will know that we have previously explained the ingredients and benefits of our fabulous Soothing Skin Cream back in 2016. In this blog, we intend on giving you an insight into the processes of making &...

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