There’s a reason why Sol de Janeiro has a cult following, which I’ll admit includes myself. The personal care brand has become one of my favorites because I can always rely on the products to do exactly what they promise. Not to mention the rich and decadent scents always leave me wanting more.
The Bum Bum Cream from the Brazilian-inspired brand continues to garner favorable reviews for its effective results that firm, moisturize, and enhance the skin’s glow. It’s also received high praise for its delectable scent that boasts notes of vanilla, salted caramel, and pistachio.
The brand’s loyal following eventually led to the collection’s expansion, which includes the Bum Bum Scrub to remove dead skin cells and the Brazilian Crush Cheirosa ’62 Perfume Mist to enhance your scent from head to toe. Sol de Janeiro recently added the Bum Bum Body Firmeza Oil to the collection to create a full-body ritual that’ll help smooth and tighten your skin while leaving you smelling like a total beach babe.
While winter is one of my favorite seasons for its coziness, I’m not a fan of how dry my skin becomes from the harsh weather. In hopes of combating seasonal dryness, I tried Sol de Janeiro’s Bum Bum Body Firmeza Oil.
Achieving incredibly soft skin
The Body Firmeza Oil features the brand’s unique Guaraná Caffeine+ Complex, which is said to visibly firm and tighten skin, thanks to its ability to stimulate microcirculation. The formula also includes Brazilian Olive Oil, which comes from the country’s southern region and is rich in polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals to keep the skin soft and vibrant.
Although it can be applied in addition to the original Bum Bum Cream, I chose not to do so because I was more interested in how the oil performed on its own.
Radiance without residue
My introduction to the Bum Bum Body Firmeza Oil by Sol de Janeiro instantly made me yearn for the summer and the dewiness my skin achieves in humid weather. The heavenly aroma — with notes of pistachio, salted caramel, and vanilla — made me eager to start thinking about my next trip to a sandy beach.
Before heading to Saturday brunch, I hopped in the shower. The moment I stepped out, I massaged the fragrant oil into my damp skin. Although the instructions recommended massaging the oil into the skin for three to five minutes, I didn’t find that practical, especially because I was in a hurry.
With this oil, a little went a long way! Just a few pumps of Bum Bum Oil hydrated my entire body, leaving my skin incredibly smooth after the first application. To my surprise, my skin was remarkably radiant without feeling oily. I was pleased to learn that it kept my skin hydrated, dewy, and soft all day.
The brand suggests using a lymphatic massage tool to optimize the body’s natural detox process, reduce signs of bloating, and get the best results from the product, but unfortunately, I didn’t have the brand’s Body Firmeza Massage Tool.
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While it has yet to be long enough to say whether or not the oil firms my skin, I’m willing to continue using the new launch to find out. I do believe, however, that this luscious oil can benefit my everyday routine to help me achieve healthier-looking skin.