Oh Bum Bum Cream how I love thee!!
Bum Bum, pronounced “boom boom”, hence the Bum Bum Pow! 😀
Top Notes: Pistachio, Almond.
Heart Notes: Heliotrope, Jasmine Petals.
Base Notes: Vanilla, Salted Caramel, Sandalwood.
Suitable for use all over your body, the award-winning Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream leaves skin with a smoother appearance and sumptuously soft finish. Taking inspiration from Brazil’s bum bum trend involving the tightest jeans and smallest bikini bottoms, it works to tighten and firm, giving your body a younger look and feel thanks to a nourishing cocktail of ingredients.
Formulated with Guaraná extract, five times as rich in caffeine as coffee, the cream energises and refreshes your complexion, helping to encourage effective circulation and smooth your skin’s surface. A conditioning blend of Cupuaçu Butter, Açaí Oil, and Coconut Oil locks in moisture and hydration to ward off dryness and discomfort. Bursting with fatty acids, antioxidants, phytosterols and polyphenols, the creamy mixture offers skin a burst of goodness, really working to achieve an enviable glow. Brazil Nuts chip in to support vitality along with Guayusa, an Amazonian Leaf with plenty of minerals and fifteen essential amino acids. The cream absorbs quickly for near-instantaneous effects, melting into skin without leaving behind any unwanted greasy residues.
Finished with a warm, enticing fragrance, the body cream combines a gourmand selection of notes for a touch of sweetness. Salted Caramel, Pistachio and Vanilla merge with floral Jasmine and Heliotrope for a truly tropical feel.
Free from parabens, soy, artificial colours, phthalates, sulfates and mineral oil.
Suitable for vegans and cruelty-free.
I recently had a chat with a friend who also loves this product and we have decided that there is some kind of addictive substance in it. I have to sue it every day and as soon as I put it on my mood improves. While the scent is a large part of that it’s also the fact that my skin feels so amazing after. Smooth and soft!
It’s beautifully thick and lush and a little goes a long way but it’s also really absorbent and not at all oily or greasy. My sensitive skin has no issues with it and I’ve been using it for a few months. Another huge benefit that I’ve not been able to find with other body moisturizers is that I can use just this on my legs after shaving them and they never get itchy. Sensitive skin and shaving are not friends so I ALWAYS get itchy so this is just a massive plus for me.
I mentioned the scent being addictive and I find it so comforting. It’s smells like summer and therefore is ideal for this time of year but I think it will work well in the winter, or at least I hope it does. I’ve read some reviews from people who found the scent too overpowering so I would suggest getting the 75ml tub to try it out if you are sensitive to smell. I myself would be scent sensitive but this I find to be fine. I also like that as I’m working out I can get hints of this after using it the night before. I often find the scent of things like this wears off very quickly so it’s nice that this lasts.
I fell in love with Bum Bum so hard that I just wanted everything Sol de Janeiro did and I’m well on my way to that becoming a reality! 😀
When I bought the 240ml tub I also decided to get the hand cream, foot cream and a gift set that included the body spray and lip balm. I love them all. The hand cream is particularly lovely and again, very absorbent. Non oily and absorbent hand creams are super important when you read physical books and you’re like me and live in fear of marking books!
Something else to love about this brand is their sustainability statement:
At the heart of Sol de Janeiro you’ll find Brazilian Beauty Secrets that harness the power of potent ingredients from the Amazon Rainforest. Rich in benefits and luxuriously body-loving, these carefully selected star ingredients are tried and true skin and hair care solutions. Sol de Janeiro proudly partners with suppliers who share our commitment to protect the Amazon, and our planet.
Our products are thoughtfully created with sustainable ingredients from certified suppliers that never impact the beauty and integrity of the Amazon Rainforest.
We believe in beauty, for good.Sol de Janeiro Website
Price Paid: €44.00
Website Purchased from: Brown Thomas
Product website: Sol de Janeiro