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Take the Cake
Cake Beauty
By Lisa Link Phillips




Next on the dessert tray was a collection of goodies from Cake Beauty, a newish company based in Canada. Cake Beauty is impressive in that the proprietresses themselves were a key force in putting together the unique formulas, which are rich with natural oils and don't contain harsh chemicals.

Admitted dessert-o-philes will relish this line's ambrosia-like scents! I tried a few selections from Cake, including the Supreme Body Mousse, Milk Made Velveteen Hand Cream, Dolce Super-Lux Body Cream, and Sweet Cheeks Sugar Scrub.

Supreme Body Mousse
($18 for 9 oz.) is a satiny lotion with a whipped texture, infused with a combination of macadamia nut oil, coconut oil, mango butter and aloecake beauty logo vera to pamper dry skin. This is a medium weight formula that isn't too oily and is a nice choice for warmer weather.

I tried this moisturizing mousse in "It's A Slice" ­ an orange and vanilla creamsicle fragrance- and "Creme De La Creme", a tempting maple and vanilla combo. Both smell delectable yet subtle, and aren't the least bit sweet or cloying.

If your skin is positively Sahara-like and needs a cream with more oomph, look no further than Dolce Super-Lux Body Crème (also $18 for 9oz). Super-Lux's rich formula is a weighty blend of shea butter, mango butter, vanilla, milk, rosehip seed oil and marshmallow infusion.

It's perfect for the thirstiest of skins, or for use during the winter months. Alas, it isn't really suitable for the steam room that is summer in the Midwest. But, come October, I'll happily slather it from stem to stern.

Milk Made Velveteen Hand Crème
(4.5oz for $12) was, in my opinion, the real standout of this line. I loved how well this lightly-scented formula (it smells a bit like vanilla) moisturized my dry, cracked hands without feeling the least bit oily or slick (I can't stand to wear gardening gloves, because the soil in my hands feels so good, but they do pay the price!).

This hand cream has vitamins, mango and shea butters, and rosehip seed oil to moisturize. Whole milk acids exfoliate and marshmallow, calendula and aloe vera heal and soothe. I used this lotion every night and the condition of my hands really improved.

Sweet Cheeks Sinfully Smooth Brown Sugar Scrub
(16 oz. for $24) rounded out the Cake Beauty bunch. This Turbinado sugar scrub is chock-full of the required oils, with essences of pure vanilla and cinnamon. Another great formula with just the right ratio of oil to sugar, and a very reasonable price tag.

Cake Beauty will delight your skin and your senses. You can find their products at LuxBath.com (a few items,) Sasabee.com (a few items) and WhostheFairest.com (a pretty good selection).



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