Milk made bath and shower cream - bath and shower gel by Cake Beauty - review by Dawn (Lilac Distraction)

Milk made bath and shower cream

Bath and shower gel by Cake Beauty

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I think they spelled 'mediocre' wrong.

It's really . . . not all it's cracked up to be. Bubble bath? Use half the bottle. Suds? You'll have to soap for days. Scent? You'll feel like you stepped right out of a Strawberry Shortcake cartoon. Moisture? Water can do better. You'd be much better off with drugstore body wash. You could snag two bottles of much better stuff for the same price. Go do that. You'll thank me.
Smells decent, cute packaging.
Lame lather, suds are duds, child-like scent, not moisturizing, have to use a lot
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


Now why would anyone go and waste perfectly good milk by bathing in it? And why would you want milk and cake in your shower? That's abusurd!

Well, the answer is, as defined by Wikipedia:

"Milk Baths are just like regular baths, only with an addition of milk and often other scents such as lavender, honey, and essential oils. Cleopatra, Elizabeth I of England, Elisabeth of Bavaria, and others have historically acclaimed the beautifying benefits of these baths.

Milk baths are said to utilise lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid, to dissolve the proteins which hold together dead skin cells."

Oh, I get it now! That sounds delightful!

This Cake Milk Made Bath and Shower Cream is a fun way to have your cake (and of course the milk to go with it) and bathe in it, too. It's a scented moisturizing body wash that can also be used as bubble bath. Suds of fun! Bath poufs, loofahs, wash cloths, sponges, or even hands get the job done with this stuff. You can also use it to shave with. It's fun for women of all ages who need a little luxury and coziness in their lives. It's said to leave your skin smelling sweet and feeling as moist as freshly baked treats.

What's the recipe for this delicious (okay, don't eat it) cakey milk bath?

Water (Aqua), Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) Seed Oil, Canola Oil, Sodium Lauroamphoacetat, Cocamide MEA, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Polyquaternium-7, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Fragrance (Parfum), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Althea Officinialis (Marshmallow) Extract, Milk Lipid, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid

No parabens! No triclosan! Hooray!

It is loaded with shea butter, and sunflower and canola oil that are wonderful moisturizers. There is real milk in here in the form of milk lipids. We've even got mashmallows! How fun! On the other hand, it does have glycerin but it shouldn't cause anyone any problems in this form, and fragrance. If you have super sensitive skin do a small patch test.

  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Bridal gift
    • Mood enhancer
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bath / shower

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

The body wash comes out slightly thinner than a gel or cream, but looks very milky. Think . . . slightly whipped heavy cream without the frothiness. That, or perhaps glazing icing. It's incredibly easy to dispense from the flip-top container. Even though it's thin it is very creamy and slick to the touch once applied to the skin. You can feel the oils doing a great job of coating you, but it's not greasy in the least. The thin consistency means you'll have to use a little more than you would if you were using a thicker wash. Afterwards, there is no real trace of it left on the skin and it washes off well.
    • Creamy
    • Thin

Taste / Aroma

I'm not usually the type of girl who is that much into sweet, sugary, or berry type scents. I go more for the cool aquatic varieties. I was a little pleased with this one. It's what I'd imagine a raspberry shortcake would smell like. Slightly berry, slightly vanilla, and pretty warm. It reminded me of little toys I had as a kid because it's more of an artifical smell. Think Strawberry Shortcake's friend Raspberry Tart:

It's not powerful. I could barely smell it while in the shower and it was completely gone from my skin once I rinsed it. This didn't bother me at all because the scent of this stuff isn't really compatible with the ones I prefer.
    • Light smell
    • Smells good


Here is a wonderful visual aid:

Now if we look at the actual water, we can see that there's not a lot of sudsy action going on there and the bubbles are quite unenthusiastic. This was shortly after the tub had filled up, too. (The water is blue from some Kama Sutra Treasure of the Sea I added after turning off the water to make this easier to demonstrate.) This is what 4 capfuls of this stuff gets you. I didn't want to pour half of the bottle in there for one bath. This one gets a 2 of 5 on the bubble bath scale.

Next up is the lather quality. This is after a good sudsing up with a hand. It's not super rich for lather, but it's trying. If you want to use it for shaving just spread some on and don't fluff it too much. It'll coat the skin so you can see what you're doing and provide a little razor protection for that. So for suds, this one is a partial dud. We'll say 3 of 5 here.

And for the final category: moisture. All of the reviews here when I ordered this said that this stuff was super awesome here, and that's what I was expecting. Sadly, it wasn't like that for me. I have really, really dry skin and it just looked at this stuff and laughed. 'Yeah, nice try.' I feel pretty clean, not the cleanest ever, but I feel like I have to put gobs of lotion on which is how I feel if I don't use soap at all. Even my Kama Sutra Ocean Blu Bathing Gel is more moisturizing than this and that's one that's more designed for scent than silkiness. (It does a great job at both, though.) Overall, not impressed. It didn't even halfway meet my expectations. Ehh. I might use it when I run out of other stuff which won't be any time soon. I might pass it on to a friend. Here it gets a 2 of 5. At least it didn't make my skin any drier.

Considering that you'd have to use quite a bit of this stuff for anything to actually go as planned, you'll end up using up the 17oz bottle pretty quickly. (Unless you're me and want it all far, far away.)

From the bottle:
"Nourish and gently cleanse your skin with this rich, creamy, and vitamin packed body wash. This dreamy lather is packed with avocado oil and shea butter to moisturize and whole milk and marshmallow extract to comfort, soothe, and protect skin. This is the ultimate in creamy, bubbly goodness."

Pssh. Lies. All lies.

I think it's time I see other body washes.

So we're a little less than pleased here.
    • Dries up too fast
    • Needs to be washed off with soap and water
Follow-up commentary
I tried dumping half of the bottle of this stuff into my bath hoping for some bubbles. Nope. Foiled again. It's a shame that this stuff didn't turn out the way I hoped it would. It's not something I felt bad about tossing in the trash, either.
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  • Kate
    Aw damn, I love Cake usually but this one sounds well, less than awesome so I think that I will pass this one up! Great review and the picture was helpful because I really thought this one would give a lot more bubbles than it did. Great review, thanks for sharing!
  • PeaceToTheMiddleEast
    Oh no I like a lot of bubbles too and that is not nearly enough, thanks for adding the pic in. Great review thanks for sharing!
  • Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
    I know. It says it's full of rich bubbly lather, but yeah, not so much.
  • deltalima
    Good to know it doesn't lather as nicely as others.
  • chantalgiardina
    nice review thanks!
  • Miss Me?
    thank you so much for the information!!
  • CadmiumKitty
    thanks for the review!
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  • levellc09
    Might have to ppass on this one!
  • Jimenko
    Thanks for the review
  • Princess Zelda
    thank you. I like sudsy soap too so I think this might have to be a pass...
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