All Hail Sol de Janeiro’s Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
Can anyone spot my hilarious fail at using Preview’s editing tools? ^
Just wanted to declare my love slash obsession with ma BOOM BOOM cream. (How they pronounce bum bum in Brazil). I want to chuck these little orange pots of awesome at everyone down the street.
The stuff is $57 for 240mL (8 oz) and $25 for 75mL (2.5oz). I got a mini trio set from Sephora online for $50. In-store the price was $56, so I feel like I saved $6? Oh the lies I tell myself…
So what is there to love about it?
The scent is STRONG. Fragrance is actually listed as the 6th ingredient. Usually, I’m super picky about scents and despise anything that smells like “you’re on vacation” because I’m not a big fan of coconut scents. But this…this smells like Adriana Lima’s bum bum. Or as Sol de Janeiro describes as “pistachio caramel”. The cream also contains mica so you can glow like a Brazilian bum bum as well. The mica is truly microscopic so no one has to worry about glittering at your desk at work. Someone would literally have to put their eyeball within 3 inches of your skin to be close enough to see the sparkles anyway.
The thing I love most about this cream is that it doesn’t leave a greasy texture or even a mild sheen behind. My shea butter products are great but I do feel like I’m covered in a layer of butter… (Sorry, L’Ocittane! I still love you!)
What’s in it / What’s not in it
It’s worth mentioning that the key ingredient in this stuff is guarana. This fruit of this Amazonian plant contains a lot of caffeine. Caffeine is an awesome ingredient to have in skincare (body, face, bum bum) because it acts like an anti-oxidant in addition to stimulating your skin to tighten. Basically, it perks your skin up, like it perks your brain up when you drink coffee. Awesome!
I’m trying to be more ingredient conscious about the products I purchase and will re-purchase. This cream is vegan, and doesn’t contain propylene glycol, synthetic colors, PEGs, or petrolatum. Yay for animal and earth friendliness.
There is only one other body cream I LOVE this much, but it’s only available in France… Even though my beloved Le Petit Marseillais olive and almond cream is only 3 Euros, there’s also the added cost of a ticket to Paris…
Literally the only downside to this is that Bloo loves it too. (She luuurrrvveesss licking body lotion off her humans.)
That’s all for today.