Have you ever used a body scrub before? The Cake It’s a Slice Smoothing Brown Sugar Body Scrub was my first!
I love how most of the ingredients are natural. And I think that this product will appeal to a lot of people because it’s formulated without parabens, mineral oil, petrolatum, and other ingredients.
During the winter, my upper arms can get dry, even when the skin on the rest of my body is fine. So I test-drove this Cake body scrub on just my upper arms to see how well it worked.
Let me tell you more about this Cake body scrub!
Cake It’s a Slice Smoothing Brown Sugar Body Scrub Pictures
Cake It’s a Slice Smoothing Brown Sugar Body Scrub Ingredients
Just in case you found the ingredients hard to read on the package, I decided to type them out:
Turbinado (Sugar), Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) oil, Olea europaea (Olive) fruit oil, Theo broma cacao (Cocoa) butter, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), and BHT.
√ Exfoliates & moisturizes
√ Leaves skin soft & smooth
√ Smells of creamy orange & vanilla
- Name: Cake It’s a Slice Smoothing Brown Sugar Body Scrub
- Amount: 625 g (21 oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was sent to me by PR. It retails for $32 CAD or $32 USD.)
- Where to Buy: Cake Beauty website & these places where Cake products are sold
Cake It’s a Slice Smoothing Brown Sugar Body Scrub Review
When I first unscrewed the lid and got a whiff, I wanted to eat it! It’s delicious-smelling! Even though the Cake It’s a Slice Velveteen Hand Creme had the same scent, I thought that It’s a Slice smelled better in the body scrub form.
The Cake brown sugar body scrub has a citrus-y personality because of the orange. It’s a juicy kind of scent that’s a bit sweet since there’s soft vanilla that blends in and rounds the fragrance out.
I would describe the scent as fresh yet comforting at the same time. And I noticed that it left behind a light fragrance on my skin, which was nice. It’s very soft, so don’t worry about it interfering with a perfume you may be wearing.
Since this is a scrub to be used on your body, the brown-sugar granules are big and coarse.
I’ve never used a body scrub before (just facial scrubs), so I was taken a bit off-guard by how large and scratchy the sugar was. However, it makes sense that they have to be more abrasive than the kind you use on your sensitive face. The skin on your body is tougher. But, don’t worry, it’s not so abrasive that it’s painful.
How I Used It
I took a small amount and rubbed it into my arms in circular motions for maybe 30 seconds. This is so that the sugar particles can better exfoliate the skin.
Immediately after using the Cake brown sugar scrub, my arms felt much smoother, so this is definitely effective in removing dry, rough skin.
And it also stimulates more blood circulation, which is another good thing I’ve read about using scrubs. When more blood goes to the area, more nutrition goes to the area, which can help promote healthier skin.
The Cake It’s a Slice Smoothing Brown Sugar Body Scrub comes in a plastic tub with a screw-on lid. It keeps the product protected from the water.
This is such a large tub, so it’s going to last me months!
The package says that you’re supposed to cleanse first and then use this scrub. After using the scrub, you rinse it off.
I found that it left a greasy film on my skin while I was in the shower, but I still followed their instructions to test this product properly.
After rinsing it and drying off with a towel, it no longer felt greasy. Seems like the oil absorbed into my skin, and I noticed that my skin felt smoother.
Also, it didn’t leave the floor of my tub slippery, just in case you were wondering.
The great thing about Cake Beauty products is that they use mostly natural ingredients instead of fillers. The package says that this scrub doesn’t have parabens, sodium chloride, phthalates, GMOs, mineral oil, petrolatum, gluten, or triclosan.
Limited-Time Special Offer
I saw recently on Cake Beauty’s Facebook page that until February 19, 2012, if you use the coupon code “facebook”, you’ll get 20% off this scrub and their other body scrub in the Desserted Island scent! (Hehe, yes, it’s spelled ‘Desserted’, not ‘Deserted’ – how cute is that?)
Final Verdict: 8/10
I enjoy using this Cake body scrub because it works well to invigorate my skin and get rid of any dryness. While I’m not fond of the greasy residue, it sinks into your skin and feels moisturizing when you’re out of the shower.
Do you use any scrubs for your body or face? Which are your favourites? Do you make your own scrubs from scratch?
Edit: Wow, Cake Beauty mentioned my review on their Facebook page today! 🙂