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We tried the Sol de Janeiro Body Creams to prep our skin for summer. Here’s our verdict…

We tried the Sol de Janeiro Body Creams to prep our skin for summer. Here’s our verdict…
Alice Macfarlane
Beauty Writer9 months ago
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With the promise of a heatwave on the horizon, summer is beginning to feel tantalisingly close. As the warmer weather hits, the need to keep our skin healthy and nourished is more important than ever, and that includes the skin on our bodies too.

Famed for their moisture-boosting creams, Sol de Janeiro's range of Brazilian-inspired bodycare is loved by influencers and beauty gurus alike. With a selection of deliciously scented formulas, designed to protect and nourish your body's skin, there's something to suit everyone in their range. Read on to hear our thoughts on these summer skin saviours.


Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream 

This fan-favourite formula is enriched with guaraná extract and a cocktail of cupuaçu butter, açaí oil, and coconut oil to lock in moisture to the skin. Topped with notes of pistachio, vanilla and salted caramel, this conditioning cream is a sweet tooth's dream.

"It's rare that you find a beauty product and instantly know it will become a lifetime favourite, but that's exactly what happened with this cream. I'm on my second tub of this wonder butter and have decided that I officially cannot live without it (me? Dramatic? Never...) This formula leaves my skin super soft and sweet as can be. Absorbing super quickly into the skin, it's the ideal cream to use on a summer evening after a day out in the sun to deliver some moisture and nourishment back into the body!"

Alice, Beauty Writer

Sol de Janeiro Bom Dia Bright Cream 

Ideal for those with dry and textured skin, this smoothing formula combines fruit AHAs and brightening vitamin C to improve the overall appearance of the complexion. Scented with gourmand notes of plum and vanilla, this is a deliciously sweet and fruity blend.

"This cream has definitely solidified my love for Sol de Janeiro. The rich cream feels luxurious and has really helped to smoothen the texture of my skin, removing any bumpiness and dryness from the first use. It doesn’t feel too heavy like some other creams designed for dry skin and of course, has an irresistible, sweet scent that lingers on the skin all day and night."

Holly, Beauty Writer


Sol de Janeiro Beija Flor Elasti-Cream 

Enriched with plant-based collagen and cacay oil (a natural alternative to retinol), this plumping cream drenches the skin in moisture whilst improving elasticity. Bursting with notes of Brazilian jasmine and pink dragonfruit, this is a vibrant gourmand formula.

"Bodycare has become a neglected part of my routine in recent years. But this Sol de Janeiro cream reminded me why I should really take better care of my skin from top-to-toe! For starters, the little pot of luxury smells incredible – like your dreamiest floral fantasy. The cream has a super rich texture that sinks in quickly, and leaves my skin feeling so soft. It’s the perfect product as we head into summer!"

Penny, Senior Beauty Writer

Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Cream

Hailed as the brand's 'most moisturising cream ever' this is a hydration boost in tub. Using fermented sugar as a humectant to pull in moisture from the air, this cream offers up to 72 hours of hydration. Wrapped up in a coconut, vanilla and Tropical orchid scent, this body butter will transport you to sandy shores in an instant.

"What can only be described as ‘summer in a jar’, the Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Body Cream is the souped-up holiday essential I didn’t know I needed. With a buttery-rich formula that doesn’t feel tacky on the skin, one douse of this cream post-shower leaves me feeling soft, smooth and dreaming of white sands. Enriched with coconut and vanilla, smelling almost good enough to eat, it’s the latest summer hero that’s taking pride of place in my suitcase."

Sheeva, Beauty Editor


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Alice Macfarlane
Beauty Writer
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As someone with an affinity for all things beauty, discovering fantastic new products is my not-so-secret obsession. Over the years I've tried and tested a mountains worth of creams, serums and cleansers, finding some of my favourite 'holy-grail' products along the way. However, I'm always on the lookout for more ways to nourish my hair, perfect my dewy base, or enhance my skincare routine. Working as a beauty blogger for over 3 years, I've been lucky enough to collaborate personally with lots of amazing beauty brands including Christian Dior, The Body Shop and Dermalogica. I've used the Dermalogica special cleansing gel religiously since I first got it and their products are some of my ultimate skincare faves. When it comes to cosmetics, NARS Sheer Glow foundation is definitely my go-to - I live for a light, glowy base!