As I’ve often mentioned, my skin gets really dry, especially this time of year. I’m always up for trying new moisturizers and lotions because I never know if something might work better for me than what I’m currently using or have previously used.
I do have rather sensitive skin though, so I try to avoid anything containing parabens and stick with all-natural products whenever possible. I seriously love the Intimate Organics Body Souffle, but I go through that stuff fairly quickly, and it’s been out of stock for ages.
In addition to all the sex toys and lingerie they sell, EdenFantasys.com recently added a bevy of bath and body products to their offerings, so I decided to try the Cake Supreme Body Mousse. I’m not a fan of heavily perfumed lotions, so I opted for the “unsweet” because it’s unscented. It’s also paraben-free, and claims to be good for sensitive skin.
I diligently read the labels on everything I use, from food to lube to body care products, and whenever I come across ingredients I can’t identify, I look them up. Often something simple like a coconut oil derivative or a particular vitamin can have scary-sounding clinical names.
There were a few such ingredients in this lotion, so I’ve listed them below, but there’s nothing in Cake Supreme Body Mousse that particularly concerns me. Obviously, since it has glycerin in it I won’t be using it anywhere near my genitals, but then again, I never planned to.
- Caprylic/Capric triglyceride: This is fractionated coconut oil, which is often used in cosmetics as a thickener as well as to maintain moisture on the surface of the skin.
- Cetyl alcohol: A fatty alcohol often used in lotions and creams as an emulsifier.
- Stearic acid: A fatty acid used as an emulsifier and surfactant in cosmetics.
- Sunflower seed oil
- Coconut oil (presumably not fractionated)
- Macadamia integrifolia seed oil: From macadamia nuts, acts as a skin conditioning agent.
- Mango alcohol (don’t drink this lotion)
- Isopropyl palmiate: Used in cosmetics and skin care products as a binder and lubricant.
- Dimethicone: A silicone based polymer that’s widely used in skin care products as a conditioner and protectant.
- Vitamin E
- Aloe barbadensis leaf juice (aloe vera juice)
- Phenoxyethanol: This inhibits microbial growth.
- Caprylyl Glycol: A preservative and skin conditioning agent.
- Sorbic Acid: Preservative.
- Carbomer: Acts as an emulsifier and helps to maintain consistency.
- Triethanolamine: Helps control the pH and also acts as an emulsifier.
- Tetrasodium EDTA: Preservative.
Cake Supreme Body Mousse comes in a clear plastic bottle with a flip-top cap. Even though it’s a thick lotion, it’s easy to dispense with just a quick squeeze of the bottle. Because it’s called a “mousse” I really expected this lotion to have a light and airy, almost whipped consistency similar to the Intimate Organics Body Souffle (I must admit that I really don’t understand the fascination with naming skin care products after food). But instead, it’s like regular lotion with more of a waxy feel.
It spreads nicely, rubs in easily, and feels good on my skin when applied. It does leave a slightly moist-feeling residue for a few moments before it totally gets absorbed–or maybe whatever is left of it on my skin’s surface just simply dissipates, but I don’t mind that in the least.
I’ve used other lotions in the past that left an unpleasant greasy feel or otherwise didn’t seem to sink into my skin very well. I don’t experience that with Cake Supreme Body Mousse. It makes my skin feel very soft and moisturized, which isn’t an easy task.
A pea-sized amount is plenty to cover my hands, and a dime-sized blob of it will do my hands and forearms, but I’m pretty heavy-handed with the stuff and freely admit that I slather on more than I really need. Maybe if I used less then it would absorb more quickly.
Oh, and this is by far the best-smelling unscented lotion I’ve ever used. That may not make a lot of sense, because really, it shouldn’t smell like anything. But some unscented products I’ve tried seemed to pick up the smell of their plastic packaging, or otherwise have a faint smell that isn’t really bad, but it’s still there.
This stuff has an ever-so-slight scent to it that is very nice, if hard to describe. It’s not fruity, but more of a clean, fresh, and very subtle aroma without smelling at all soapy. I’m definitely glad I got some of this, thanks to accumulated gift cards and reward points, and I’m eager to see what some of the other Cake Beauty products are like.