Sweet Retreat!

This is a powder designed to freshen a person on the go. If you are running around and don't have the time to shower and freshen up your body and hair, this all over body powder and dry shampoo will give you the pick-me-up that you need to keep going. Its sweet fresh scent lasts for hours, allowing you to feel comfortable with your appearance until you have the time to shower.
Nice smell, refreshing
Takes a while to absorb and disappear
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


This powder from Cake Beauty is a lightweight, talc-free, 100% paraben free, body and hair powder designed to freshen you up when you are on the go. It can be used as a body powder or a dry shampoo when you only have time to freshen up a little before you hit the road. The sweet smell will leave you looking and smelling great for hours. This is mainly designed for hair that is blonde to a medium brown hue.

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

It is a white powder that when applied leaves a whitish coating to your skin and in your hair. After about 15 minutes though, it is totally absorbed into your skin or hair. It leaves a soft, satin feel to your skin and is light on your scalp.

It pours easily out of one larger hole in the top; however, there are a group of smaller holes to help control the amount that is applied. A quarter sized amount will cover your scalp, concentrating on the roots. Within about 15 minutes it is absorbed, removing that greasy, dirty look that you get without shampooing on a regular basis.

Taste / Aroma

The scent of this powder is very sweet. It reminds me of carrot cake, sweet but not sickeningly so. It leaves you smelling like you have been in a bakery for hours. The scent lingers for about 4 hours and is not overwhelming, more like a sweet hint of something special to come.


Doing the scientific thing, I refrained from washing my hair for 2 days. Taking and pouring a small amount into the palm of my hand and sprinkling in onto the roots of my hair. I brushed it through the entire length of my hair. After about 15 minutes the powder was absorbed into my hair where it was unnoticable and did make it look cleaner and definately smell better.

Rubbing the powder onto your skin, it leaves a white residue for a while before absorbing into your skin. Once it absorbs it is soft and silky leaving a sweet smell that lingers for hours.


The refreshing powder comes in a plastic container that is shaped like a regular powder dispenser. It contains .50g or 1.7oz of powder. The container is 6 1/2" in circumference and 4" tall. It is tan and pink, depicting the name and basic application instructions.

Ingredients include: Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Silica, Parfum (Fragrance), Caprylyl Glycol, Propolyne Glycol, Aqua (Water), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria), Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Benzyl Benzonate, Lemonine, Eugenol, Coumarin, Citral

May contain: (+/-) Iron Oxides
Follow-up commentary
I am currently on day 3 of a road trip to California...day 3 with no shampoo. Ugh! On my way to shower now, but I wanted to add that this works so well to lighten and lift dull, dirty hair. I am truly impressed with this. Now please don't think I am gross...haha. Just wanted to put it out there that it is great!
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.

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  • Contributor: Crystal1
    Thanks! I finally popped the upper plastic part off and managed to poke the hole in with a knife. Beauty is hard work!
  • Contributor: sexyintexas
    No problem, and yes it is lol!
  • Contributor: (Re)tired Stripper
    Thanks for the review! I've never tried using it as a body powder, I guess I missed the memo there, but I will give it a try. I have medium/light blonde hair and it disappears into my roots fairly quickly. I like that it doesn't leave my hair all stiff like almost all hair powders.

    Excellent review as usual.
  • Contributor: darkkitty
    Nice review, thank you!
  • Contributor: aliceinthehole
    geez, i'm having a hard time getting the top off of mine too! how did you get yours off?
  • Contributor: CAKES
    Great review!
  • Contributor: EdenJP
    Great Review!
  • Contributor: Ms. N
    Question: I have light skin, but dark (but highlighted) hair...which version do I use?
  • Contributor: Stephanie Marie
    Great review!!
  • Contributor: Lurr
    Thanks for the review
  • Contributor: iLashe
    ty for the review. btw a cheap alternative for such purposes that works well for hair degreasing etc is baby powder. specially for blondes etc. just thought i'd mention that.
  • Contributor: chantalgiardina
    great review thanks
  • Contributor: Jimenko
    Thanks for the review
  • Contributor: Sundae Sparkles
    thanks for the review
  • Contributor: sugar&spikes
    thanks for the review
  • Contributor: 0990
    Thanks for the review!
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  • Contributor: Gone.
    Great review.
  • Contributor: Bi-Pedal Draon
    Thanks for the good review!
  • Contributor: PassionCpl
    Nice review, thanks
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