Satin sugar hair and body powder for darker hues by Cake Beauty - review by oldman

Clean up your act!!

As an occasional quick, on the go or at the office pick me up, this is for your needs. But, for an everyday (or frequent) cleanser, keep on walking. While this will make you look and smell better, you probably won't be any cleaner than before using this product. For what it does, it has a place in your desk at the office but not at home.
quick fresher upper
nice smell
compact container for on the go
contains silica
not sure it really "cleans"
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


This small container of a medium brown colored powder is made to clean your hair and body without using water. You sprinkle some of the powder in your hair (please use the lighter version according to your hair shade), let it sit for a few minutes and then brush it through and along with the powder that is removed so is the dirt. Products like this have long been used by sick patients in hospitals with little effect and for us, this product was no different.

I don't have that thick head of curly, dark hair I once did, but (thankfully) the Mrs. still does. Now her hair is dry and (by her own sad admission) lacks the shine and luster of yesteryears. Along with the 2 of us, we enlisted the assistance of our 2 adult daughters, each with lovely tresses. I asked them not to wash their hair for 4 days.

This type of product is good for bed-ridden people, elderly, travelers and those who want to freshen up when a shower and shampoo is just not available or practicle (like a date after work--or a night unexpectedly not spent at home and you have to be at work early the next day--OOPS--). We all need a quick fix for our hair now and then.
    • Bridal gift
    • During power outages
    • Office companion

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

This is a very finely textured medium brown powder. It has a nice smooth feel to it--there is no moisture in the substance and you do not add any liquid to use the product. It does mix with the natural oils on your hair and body. You would logically think that this would cause the product to clump and become sticky but that is not the case. It remains in a powder form and easily brushes from your hair or wipes off your skin with a dry cloth.
    • Fine powder
    • Smooth

Taste / Aroma

This has a nice, fresh odor to it--not like baby powder, not like body powder and certainly not like soap or shampoo. It is a strong fragrance but very pleasant. I'm not sure how to describe it. I don't sense flowers or spices--I just like it and find it not overpowering. None of us wanted to taste it because of some of the ingredients (silica) but I doubt it would be toxic and I am sure it would taste like crap-o-la!
    • Smells good
    • Strong smell


The powder did a nice job of freshening up all of our hair. It returned shine to dull, dirty hair on the girls but never felt "squeaky clean" like the feeling you experience after a water/shampoo cleansing. It did help the hair to "pouf" up like it does after you wash and blow dry but if it was actually clean (or cleaner) I can not say. It looked better and styled well for all of us.

Using it on your skin is another bag all together. We intentionally got our hands and arms dirty by dipping them in a solution of food coloring mixed in water (so it wasn't too strong). The powder, even with vigorous scrubbing, did nothing to remove the colors from our skin. Also, residual powder remained even after careful wiping with clean cloths. Also, on our pale skin the darker powder was noticeable.

If you use this powder while dressed, cover any exposed clothing because the powder will get on your clothes and you will have a hard time shaking it loose. Our skin did feel softer but I doubt it was any cleaner. You will smell fresh as a daisy, so that alone is worth something, particularly if you have a last minute meeting and no time to get ready. If you are at the gym and don't have time to shower, try this product to mask any "funk" left behind from your vigorous work out!!

None of us had any scalp or body reactions to the ingredients, but if you are known to have sensativities please test this on a small area before using it all over your body. Please!
    • Allergy concerns


This fine powder is packaged in a tubular container with a shaker top. It has not clogged and is easy to regulate the amount that comes out--if you want alot, sprinkle harder and longer and if you want just a tad, sprinkle shorter and lighter. The container has brief instructions, is small and easily fits in your hand. This is not a "sex" product, so it is perfectly discreet for travel and since it is not a liquid, you should not have any problems getting through the security check.
    • Discreet looking packaging
    • Easy to use / dispense
    • Travel friendly
Follow-up commentary
We still use this for quick, last minute refreshening. I keep it in th trunk of the car, along with other necessities (cologne, soap, underwear, pantyhose for the Mrs.). We do this in case we are out and about and decide to have dinner out but we didn't plan on it. This way, we can go someplace where they don't sell chicken nuggets and not feel out of place. It still doesn't clean your hair, you will want to shampoo with water when you are able, but we have used it many times on the spur of the moment. If I could re visit my star rating, I would bump it up to 4 stars.
This product was provided at a discounted price in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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  • TheirPet
    Thanks for the review!
  • reysgirl83
  • Lovely Jubblies
    Nice review, thanks
  • Cat E.
    Good review.
  • Gone.
    Great review. Thanks for the pictures.
  • Bi-Pedal Draon
    So many good reviews on this product! I need to add this to my wish list.
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