Touch Yourself

I'd had my eye on this brand for a while. As soon as Eden picked it up, I bought it. This brand has far exceed my expectations. I thought I'd like it, but I adore it. I am throwing away all my Philosophy stuff and I've been a Philosophy girl for a while now. This makes my skin feel so soft I literally touch myself all day long (and not in the way Eden usually makes me touch myself). This is the best shower product I have ever tried and I'm a bath product junkie.
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Pros:
Makes skin baby soft
Smells delicious
Good for shaving
Cons:
Possibly irritating ingredients
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review

Use

Cake's Milk Made Bath and Shower Cream is a luxurious foaming cleanser. As the name suggests, it can be used either as a bubble bath or in the shower. It has whole milk as an ingredient so it mimics the effects of having a milk bath. While the pink packaging and raspberry vanilla scent gear this product towards the females among you, guys that can get past all that are welcome to enjoy this product as well. Milk Made will leave your skin feeling so soft and smooth you won't be able to stop touching yourself (not like that)!

While Cake advertises that they are a paraben free company, their ingredient list does have some items that those who are more sensitive might want to take a look at. If you have allergies or sensitivities to any of these ingredients, this will be a product you'll want to pass on.

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

I'm used to shower products that are gels or creams. When I got this, I didn't know what to think. The consistency is like milk, but a little bit thicker. It's still pretty runny. If I put it in my hand and tilt my hand, it will run down it very quickly. It even bubbles up in the container at the top like a jug of milk. I've just never run across a shower product like this before and I've used a lot of bath stuff. I'm sure they exist and all, I just haven't happened to use them.

Because it's pretty much a liquid, this comes very easily out of the container it's in. Make sure when pouring that you don't over pour. The container does a good job of not being too easy to squeeze so you avoid that, but if you try hard you can get an overabundance of product.

Here it is when I place it directly in my hand:



And here it is when I tilt my hand ever so slightly:



So you can see it's not watery like milk it, but it's not like a gel or cream either. Slightly thicker milk is the only way I can think to describe this.

Taste / Aroma

I spent an entire thirty minute shower trying to figure out what the heck this stuff smelled like. Cake says it's a raspberry and vanilla scent. I could smell the raspberries very clearly, but the vanilla didn't smell exactly like vanilla and it reminded me of something. At the very end of my shower, I figured it out. This smells exactly like a Special K Raspberry Cheesecake Bar. Those smell not exactly like cheesecake but like a mix of a light cheesecake and a light, sweet vanilla. That's what this smells like. If you're not sure if you'll like the scent of this and don't want to spend all the money just to hate the smell, you can go spend $3 at the grocery on these bars and pretty much get it to the T.

The first few seconds of the smell I didn't like. After the initial burst of rather strong fragrance, it subsides a little and then smells lovely. The smell continues to be strong but not overpowering. It lingers in the shower but doesn't have such a strong aroma that you can smell it through the bathroom door. Once you finish using the product, the smell fades pretty quickly and doesn't cling to the skin. If you like the smell and want body wash to linger, this won't do it.

I did not taste this product. I recommend that you not taste it either, despite the fact that it smells like a tasty treat.

Performance

When I poured this product onto my bath poof and saw that it was a liquid and not a gel or cream, I literally thought to my self "well, this won't work." I like cleansers with a lot of lather because I use them to shave and for some reason I just feel cleaner if there's a lot of lather. I also don't like the way really creamy cleansers seem to leave a film on my skin. When I squeezed my poof and suddenly there were bubbles everywhere, I was shocked! This lathered up beautifully. It was as much, if not more, lather than my much beloved Philosophy body wash.

Here you can see it on my hand. Note that I had to use both hands to get the lather, so this is about half of the lather I got:



And here it is on my poof:



If your lady parts aren't sensitive to the ingredients, you can even make a bubble bath:



I felt very clean when using this product. It also proved to be very effective for a shave cream. I got a closer shave with this than I did my usual cleaner. It washed off easily with no nasty, soapy residue. I was pretty much ready to make a switch. Then I dried off.

Guys, seriously, when I tell you I ran my hands down my arms and felt the softest skin I have ever felt, I am not even lying. My skin felt like a baby's bottom. It was amazing. I hadn't even put my lotion on yet. I still can't get over how amazing this stuff makes my skin feel. Every day I take a shower I rub my hands all over myself when I get out and just go "wow!" When I put my lotion on after, my skin feels like silk. I literally am running my hands over my body all day at work because it's so soft I just can't touch it enough.

Packaging

Cake packaging is adorable! What you saw in the first picture is the front of the bottle, but in case you missed it, here it is again.



And here's the back:



It's all in pink and white. The front says "Cake" and the product name in both French and English (as Cake is based in Canada). This makes it feel expensive to me for some reason. The back has a cute little blurb about the product with a few words in some cute scripting and the ingredient list.

You get 17oz (1 POUND!) of product with this package. That's a lot of shower cream. This should last a long time.

Special Features

So, what's not so great about this product? Well, while Cake may be paraben free (and they don't test on animals!), it's not completely lovely ingredient list either. Here's the rundown:

Water (Aqua), Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) Seed Oil, Canola Oil, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Cocamide MEA, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Polyquaternium-7, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Fragrance (Parfum), Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter), Althaea officinalis, (Marshmallow) extract, Milk Lipid, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid

If you go on Cake's website, they have an ingredient page which will give you a lovely reason why each of those ingredients is in there and how beneficial each of them is. Ehhh, maybe. I prefer a more natural ingredient list, partially because my lady parts are super sensitive. Glycerin means I can't take nice milk baths in this!

So let's go over a few of these.

Glycerin - Glycerin is a neutral, sweet-tasting, colorless, thick liquid which freezes to a gummy paste and which has a high boiling point. Glycerin can be dissolved into water or alcohol, but not oils. It attracts moisture to your skin. Downside? Lots of people are sensitive to this ingredient and have a negative reaction to it.

Sodium Lauroamphoacetate - Mild surfactant also used as a lather agent.

Cocamide MEA - Derived from the fatty acids from coconut oil and monoethanolamine (MEA).

PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate - Emollient surfactant, foamer and skin conditioner.

Polyquaternium-7 - A clear, colorless to pale yellow liquid. Prevents or inhibits the buildup of static electricity and dries to form a thin coating that is absorbed onto the hair shaft.

Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride - A water-soluble derivative of natural guar gum, and delivers conditioning properties to shampoos and after-shampoo hair care products.

Phenoxyethanol - Preservative.

Tetrasodium EDTA - A chelating agent, used to sequester and decrease the reactivity of metal ions that may be present in a product.

So you can decide how you feel about all that stuff and if you want to use this enough to deal with those ingredients. My final word is I like this enough to shower with it, but I'm not even going to attempt to bathe with it because I just know it will give me a yeast infection.

Personal comments

If you don't have a problem with the somewhat questionable ingredient this, get this. It will make your skin amazing. You should also pick up some of Cake's Body Mousse to go along with it because the combo makes skin literally feel like silk. I'm ditching my stockpile of body wash (which wasn't cheap!) to switch over to this stuff.

Experience

How much do I love Cake's Milk Made? Here's my little story. When doing reviews, I generally scope out the manufacturer's website for info. When I got this, I took a look at Cake's website. I found this product with no problem. After three days of use, I was hooked on this. I went on the site again to get some additional info for this review. It was gone!! Milk Made had disappeared from the site. I started looking at beauty sites. It was out of stock almost everywhere, Eden included. I freaked out. Had it been discontinued?! I actually emailed Cake I was so nervous. I just couldn't deal with the idea that I found this amazing product only to have it discontinued not three days after I started using it.

Luckily, it's not discontinued. Cake is just redoing the packaging for 2012 so they've pulled the product and are waiting for the new branding to come out. There should be new stock in most stores shortly. WHEW! I really almost died.

I'm replacing all my much loved Philosophy stuff with Cake. This outperforms it 1000x's over. Much like my Cake Snow Woman Kit review, I have not a negative thing to say. This stuff is amazing.
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    Princess Zelda  
    I love the pics great job
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