Milk made smoothing hand buffer - hand cream by Cake Beauty - review by Kate

Scrub Your Way To Smooth Skin!

I would've liked if it was easier to use. The mouth of the jar being small was kind of a pain and I would've liked it to smell like raspberry vanilla because that amazing scent combination is what actually first got my attention. Aside from that, it's a great exfoliator that left me moisturized and soft and I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good scrub. My dry skin absolutely loved this paired with Milk Made velveteen hand cream!
Exfoliates great, Light smell, Moisturizes
I hate feeling oily but the results make it worth it to let it absorb into your skin!
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


Cake's Milk Made hand and cuticle buffer is a scrub intended to condition your hands and cuticles and leave you feeling smooth and moisturized. It's use isn't just limited to the hands, it works great on feet and it can be used anywhere that you want to exfoliate and scrub off dead skin. The sugar in this treatment works to exfoliate and smooth the skin while the oils work to moisturize skin leaving skin smooth and soft.
  • 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?
    • Gift
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Feet
    • Hands

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

Approximately 75% of the bottle's contents is sugar and 25% is oil. The sugar settles at the bottom of the jar so when you're ready to use this treatment I recommend either stirring it really good or applying it slowly and carefully to avoid making a mess and wasting product. It does come with a tiny plastic spoon but the spoon broke the first time I went to use it to scoop out product. If you have the same problem with the spoon breaking, a popsicle stick would retrieve product from the jar easily and wouldn't make a mess. It's much better to use something to scoop up product rather than dip your finger in the jar, I tried that and because the jar is full to the brim, it did come close to overflowing and wasting product.
    • Oily
    • Textured
    • Thin

Taste / Aroma

The scent of this treatment is raspberry vanilla and it's the only scent that this product is available in. I honestly didn't detect the scent of raspberry or vanilla. I thought it smelled lightly of playdoh. I hope that doesn't put too many people off so let me further explain that I didn't find the smell to be bad, it was very very light and nowhere near as strong smelling as playdoh but that's the only thing I could associate it with. It didn't smell sweet like raspberries and it didn't smell warm like vanilla. Did I hate it? No. It wasn't near enough to put me off of this product because it was so light. I just wanted to mention this in case you were expecting it to smell like a delicious pastry or something. So while it doesn't smell like it's supposed to, the smell is very light and shouldn't be a deal breaker when there are so many other great pros to this product!

This product is not edible, yes it is mostly made up of sugar which should not harm you if you ingest it but when the rest of the ingredients are thrown into the picture, I wouldn't recommend ingesting it. I'm sure if you were a nail biter or accidentally had your hands by your mouth you'd be fine, just don't go scooping it on and licking it off, if it doesn't smell like raspberry vanilla I'm pretty sure the taste wouldn't be that great either!
    • Light smell
    • No taste


Use the small plastic spoon that comes with the treatment to stir it up in the jar. I discovered that shaking the jar doesn't do anything and won't mix the oil with the sugar so you're better off to just give it a good stir. Scoop out the desired amount of product (start small, a little goes a long way) and massage into the area that you're applying it to. Really focus on areas that need extra care, if you're using this on your feet really rub it into your heels, for cuticles really massage this in. Once you have applied this and massaged it onto the affected area for a minimum of 30 seconds, rinse it off and pat your skin dry. Patting your skin dry leaves the oils on the surface of your skin and allows for them to sink in which I found to take about 10-15 minutes. If you find it uncomfortable you can wipe it off but if you leave it and let it absorb into your skin, you'll feel the difference because it left my skin so much softer when I let it absorb and finished it with Cake's Milk Made Velveteen hand cream!
    • Absorbs into skin nicely
    • Performance


This treatment is only available in one size and since a little goes a long way, I can see this lasting awhile. The bottle is 4.9 fluid ounces and comes in a plastic sleeve with a little plastic spoon attached. The cap twists off and the bottle comes with a foil seal that you peel back and remove to access the product. The front label reads: "Cake Milk Made smoothing hand & cuticle buffer. Indulge with this spa-like, hand buffer. Specially forumulated with sugar, milk proteins, avacado and coconut oils. This vitamin packed recipe will leave your hands and cuticles perfectly manicured and incredibly nourished!" The back of the bottle lists the directions for use and the ingredients.

The ingredients are listed as:
sugar, grape seed (vitis vinifera) oil, coconut (cocos nucifera) oil, avocado (persea gratissima) oil, sweet almond (prunus amygdalus dulcis) oil, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin e), milk amino acids, phenoxyethanol (and) caprylyl glycol (and) sorbic acid, parfum (fragrance), red 17, and violet 2.
    • Discreet looking packaging
    • Recyclable
    • Would make a nice gift

Special Features

This treatment is glycerine and paraben free. It's packed full of oils that moisturize too! Avocado oil is full of potassium and vitamins A, D & E to help repair skin damage. Grapeseed oil soothes redness and leaves skin silky. Both sweet almond oil and coconut oil smoothes and moisturizes dry skin. All of these together combined with the fine granular sugar make this a winning scrub that will not only scrub that dead skin away but leave your skin moisturized and soft to the touch!
Follow-up commentary
I'm writing my follow up review already because I gave into my Cake addiction a long time ago and now that Eden carries Cake, I have even more products by them. This stuff was like heaven on my feet, it scrubbed away the dead skin and left my feet so soft. After using it, I slip my super soft fuzzy socks on and allow the oil to really sink into my skin and it's made a huge difference!
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  • PassionateLover2
    Thanks Kate for you Reivew on this product. I learned something new. I wonder why so much surgar is used in a product like this. I can see the milk idea, but is the sugar important? I wonder if honey would make it even better? Just my initial thoughts! Great Review though; you already had my attention at 'playdoh'!
  • Curiouscat
    Great review thanks. These cake products look nice. It's great that it's glycerin and paraben free!
  • Mihoshi4301
    Thanks for the review.
  • wetone123
    I'm thinking the sugar is what is used as the scrub. I've made my own sugar and salt scrubs at home and they work great. Adding your fav essential oil for fragrance. Thanks for the lovely review!
  • Kate
    Thanks for reading, rating and commenting everyone! Yes, the sugar is what is used as the scrub, it exfoliates and the coarse texture is what helps to remove dead skin away leaving it softer. The oils in this treatment help to keep the skin soft and moisturized
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  • dhig
    thanks for the review. this sounds really nice
  • Madsinner
    TY for the review
  • Kate
    Thanks for reading and commenting It really is, I have yet to find a Cake product that I disliked. I'm a huge fan of the brand and they make great products!
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  • Cookie Monster Mike
    Wow this was a really helpful review I love it. I especially like the fact you pointed out how much sugar to oil ratio there is and that it smelled more like playdoh. Mmmmmm playdoh hehe. That will bring back childhood memories for a lot of people I am sure. Awesome work!
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    Thanks for the review!
  • Kate
    Thanks for reading, rating and commenting everyone! Cookie Monster Mike: I definitely didn't hate the smell, instead I was like oooh play doh!
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    Great review
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    great review
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    Thanks for the review!
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    Thanks for reviewing.
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    thanks for the review!
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