Sol de Janeiro are one of my favourite beauty discoveries within the last twelve months, and the whole range couldn’t be more perfect for Summer; it is a Brazilian beauty brand after all. I’ve featured almost all of the Sol de Janeiro range here on my blog since I first tried them back in September, and I even have a whole shelf dedicated to my Sol de Janeiro collection as I love them so much.
I love the brightly coloured summery packaging, the incredible scents and the quality of the products themselves so I’m instantly excited whenever they launch a new product. Their newest launch is the Sol de Janeiro Travel Friendly Collection available from Cult Beauty which is just genius as the sizes are below the 100ml rule for liquids within your hand luggage with air travel, but they also give you the oppurtunity to try the products without committing to the full size versions.
The Sol de Janeiro brand is definitely higher end, but for me the efficacy of the products is so worth it. I know when bloggers receive and rave about expensive products, it can be different to a paying customer, but I myself have repurchased the Brazilian 4 Play Shower Cream and Brazilian Crush Body Spray after finishing my gifted versions as I did love them so much which I think proves how much I love the brand. I’m always extremely honest with my reviews which sometimes is to my detriment as it gets me crossed off PR lists, but I’d much rather keep my integrity in tact as a blogger than worry about being dropped from a PR list.
Sol De Janeiro Travel Friendly Collection
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian 4 Play Moisturising Shower Cream Gel 90ml £10
Easily my all time favourite shower gel – it’s amazing and I reviewed it in full here and as I mentioned above, I’ve repurchased it myself recently as it’s divine. It really is a cream gel and feels so hydrating on the skin and creates an incredible creamy lather to gently cleanse the skin without drying out the skin. The scent of this shower gel matches the Bum Bum Cream so they layer well together should you want to and this 90ml size within the Sol de Janeiro Travel Friendly Collection couldn’t be more perfect for a travel sized body wash and it’s more than enough product for a two week holiday for you and your partner with showers morning and night as a little goes a long way.
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream 75ml £18
The Bum Bum Cream is the cult product within the range and for good reason too, although the price of the full size is eye wateringly eye but it’s the kind of product you have to try for yourself so you can see how fantastic it is which is why this mini size within the Sol de Janeiro Travel Friendly Collection is so perfect.
The full size is 240ml and £44 which is a lot of money for a body cream, but it’s the only body cream I’ve tried which has made a difference to my skin. So many different body creams claim to tighten and firm the skin but nothing ever truly works, but the Bum Bum Cream works. It makes my skin feel like silk, hydrated, softened, smooth, firm and smelling insanely good.
I do find myself using it pretty sparingly as it’s such a pricey item when purchasing the full size but somehow the new mini size makes the price a little more bearable. If I was jetting off anywhere this summer, I’d be 100% using the Bum Bum Cream as my after sun lotion of choice as it’s so hydrating and it smells so summery too.
If I was going to be taking checked luggage and the 100ml limit didn’t apply, I’d purchase the 240ml full size and perhaps hit up Cash Lady until payday if I was saving my money for any holiday spends. The Bum Bum Cream also works a treat as an intense foot cream if you apply it to your feet before bed and apply some socks, as my feet are left super soft and smooth in the morning which again is ideal should you be wanting to wear sandals or flip flops.
Sol de Janeiro Açai Body Power Cream 75ml £18
I haven’t ever tried the Açai Body Power Cream but it’s been on my wishlist so I’m very happy to give it a try, as it’s really intrigued me as it’s the only product within the range which doesn’t have the signature yellow packaging.
This cream is designed to fight free radicals to leave skin supple, resilient and replenished with ultra-nourishing Cupuaçu Butter and conditioning Coconut Oil deliver deep hydration, while extra-fine mica flecks give skin an irresistible afterglow. If the gourmand scent of the Bum Bum Cream was too much for you, this might be a good alternative as it’s much fruitier and is fresher in comparison although I do find it to be a little less hydrating than the Bum Bum Cream as that’s like a body butter whereas this cream is more of a typical body cream.
The shimmer within this cream is very subtle and I can only really notice it underneath electric light, but it does make the skin glow which will look gorgeous with a tan. The fragrance of this cream is also a little more subtle as the Bum Bum Cream is quite strongly scented so for summer you may prefer a lighter scent for your bodycare products but it still smells lovely. For me I don’t find the Açai Body Power Cream to be as impressive as the Bum Bum Cream and they’re the same price, so if I had to choose it’d have to be the Bum Bum Cream as the smell and effects on the skin are far more remarkable.
Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Bath Bomba 130g £10
One of the most recent launches from Sol de Janeiro is their limited edition Bum Bum Bath Bomba, which is included within the Sol de Janeiro Travel Friendly Collection and is another product I hadn’t tried. I haven’t tried the bath bomb as the weather is just way too hot to want anything other than a cold shower, but I’ll save it for when the crazy hot weather spell finishes (if it ever does, it’s 30 degrees as I write this). I do think £10 is a lot of money for a one use bath bomb, so I personally would prefer to break it in half to get two uses from it but if you were feeling spendy I bet this bath bomb is a delight for a special occasion as it has the same Bum Bum scent.
I’d love to know if you’ve ever tried anything from the Sol de Janeiro Travel Friendly Collection?
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