Supremely rich bath and shower froth - bath and shower gel by Cake Beauty - review by Howells

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Supremely rich bath and shower froth

Bath and shower gel by Cake Beauty

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The biggest shower gel ever

This is a rather good shower gel but it fell a bit short of my expectations regarding the wonderful fragrance of the desserted island line. Probably the other ingredients that make this a shower gel simply alter the scent. The bottle is the biggest one I ever saw and something tells me it's going to last a bit longer than my usual shower gels.
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Pros:
Bubbly, creamy, big, coconut oil as an ingredient, parabens-free
Cons:
Not exactly the same scent as other desserted island products by Cake, and it’s also weak
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use

I rarely do baths but showering is something I absolutely love. I wanted something that is luxurious and smells great. This almost hit the mark. It can be used primarily for showers, baths and probably as shampoo too. I have a sensitive scalp so I didn't want to use this rather than my regular shampoo.

Sadly there are certain ingredients that must be used in just about every shower gel to make it bubbly and to have some cleaning power. They also make it lighter as you don't really want to take a shower with a body lotion-like product. The good ingredient that you won't likely find in an average shower gel is the Coconut Oil. That’s something awesome! If you’ve ever tried oil based body lotions, baby oils, scrubs and whatnot you’ll know that your body will thank you for these oils. I think it’s a great addition to a shower gel and this makes it fairly unique. Don’t forget about the vitamin E (but that’s common in shampoos anyway). It’s parabens-free which is a bonus.

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

It has a very creamy smooth texture. You barely need to push the bottle to get some. Your hands can be wet or anything: you’ll be able to get more anytime without much effort. It’s easy to spread and makes you want to use more just because there is still a lot left (no one will notice a bit more gel missing). I use it generously but you can hardly tell whether I began the bottle already. The fluid is peachy in color and ‘glows’ nicely with some lights on.

Taste / Aroma

Scent is always a great feature and I’m feeling kind of ambivalent with this. It’s supposed to be vanilla and coconut. If you just smell the liquid by taking the cap off you can only feel some faint resemblance to the other desserted island products... I got the body mousse first then the hand cream. The latter is absolutely the best thing ever (talking about body/hand moisturizers). So the smell is similar but there is a side-smell which is like plain soap. Sadly, this side smell takes over when you are under the shower… I haven’t felt like I’ve been showering with a desserted island product. The scent didn’t linger too long in the bathroom or on my skin. Maybe my expectations were too high! Imagine that after I applied some of the hand cream in the car (as a passenger) I rolled down the window as a friend came near and he instantly asked me “hey is this coconut?”. I said yes and came up with something else to talk about (didn’t want to spoil my trade secret). This effect just doesn’t happen with this shower gel. Do you know those moments when you have a sleepover/living together (with either a friend or significant other), and they take a shower and come back smelling fresh and ‘great’ or ‘wonderful’ (choose one that apply depending on your orientation and the other person’s gender and your relationship type). No this shower gel just doesn’t have enough power to get that effect either. However, that would be the result of a long development process by a much larger and older company like Nivea… I love Cake but they still have areas to improve.

Performance

How can you tell if a shower gel is working or not? It’s bubbly! Probably due to SLS, that’s the foaming agent. I sure felt clean, but I had to cover the slight remainder of the side-smell by a body lotion (desserted island body mousse of course, just to be stylish). When I didn’t do that, the scent just went away…

Packaging

The bottle is 17.4 oz in volume, which is very big for a shower gel. The average bottle size is half of this! It’s pretty heavy as well. I like the cap, which closes securely. It’s the same as on many lubricants and other products where you have to press one side to have the other one pop up. It can also be screwed off. One thing to mention is that it didn’t have the safety seal. Customs opened my package and maybe they did something with it… But I like safety seals! Not sure if this is by design or the seal has been removed.
The design is lovely, the transparent plastic bottle lets you see the liquid in all its glory and the printed text on it is created nicely. There is nothing sexual about it in any way. There are some very pleasant texts on the back (in English and French). Cake does this with all of their products and it’s a good marketing point. They indicate that it’s made in Canada.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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Comments
  • megan1987
    megan1987  
    thanks!
  • eeep
    eeep  
    Thanks for the review. Glad to hear this scent has a nice coconut smell to it.
  • darkkitty
    darkkitty  
    Nice review!
  • Adriana Ravenlust
    Adriana Ravenlust  
    Sadly, I agree that neither scent is as powerful or stays on your body with the Cake body washes (and I've used three). However, the Desserted Island -does- seem a bit stronger than the It's A Slice.
  • vanilla&chocolate
    vanilla&chocolate  
    Thanks for the review!
  • Petite Valentine
    Petite Valentine  
    Good review , I just wished you had named the "certain ingredients that must be used." I have an intolerance for many of these ingredients, so I need to know when they're present.
  • KrazyKandy
    KrazyKandy  
    Great review, I love coconut scent with vanilla.
  • Michele
    Michele  
    Great review! Thank you for sharing. It sounds amazing.
  • Gettinmymojoback
    Gettinmymojoback  
    Great review thank you!
  • Lavendar
    Lavendar  
    thanks!
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    KrissyNovacaine  
    Thanks for the review!
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    123joy  
    nice review i want this
  • Cat E.
    Cat Enderly  
    Nice review.
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    lalapetitee  
    great job!
  • richsam
    richsam  
    Thanks for the review
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