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stock of body creams: Bom Dia Bright Cream, Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, Beija Flor Elasti-Cream, Coco Cabana Cream | Sol de Janeiro

How to Choose a Body Cream

Spring is here — which means temperatures are finally warming up — and it’s time to bare a *little* more skin. Winter might have wreaked havoc causing dry, cracked skin, but thankfully a moisturizing body cream can restore hydration levels (and give your skin a well-deserved treat).

Consider a body cream like your skin’s best friend. It’s a super hydrating emollient that locks in moisture for smooth, soft supple skin. At Sol de Janeiro, all our luxurious formulas are non-greasy with a luxurious feel. Not sure which body cream is best for you? Checkout this easy-to-follow guide on how to choose a body cream — including the best body creams to help set the stage for self-love and celebration. #BodyJoy

Beija Flor Elasti-Cream | Sol de Janeiro

NEW! Beija Flor™ Elasti-Cream

Our newest dream cream is an elasticity-boosting body cream that's clinically proven to boost collagen* (which is one of your skin's key building blocks. Powered by Plant Collagen (a natural, gentle retinol alternative) and Cacay Oil, this moisture-drenching moisturizer features a lush, bright unexpected floral scent with notes of Brazilian Jasmine and Pink Dragonfruit. The result is skin that’s deeply hydrated, soft and resilient to signs of aging. Believe us, this is the best body cream for bouncy, velvety-soft, youth-kissed skin you’ll love.

Brazilian Bum Bum Cream | Sol de Janeiro

Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

Our award-winning body creamis not just a cult classic, it delivers results, too. Dubbed the ‘Ultimate Brazilian Beauty Secret,’ this iconic Cheirosa 62-scented cream combines potent, caffeine-rich Guaraná extract (to smooth and tighten), Cupuaçu Butter (to deeply hydrate), and antioxidant-packed ingredients like Guaraná Extract and Açai Oil. But don’t take our word for it, this is the best body cream for dry skin and the evidence is literally in the jar — one tub of Brazilian Bum Bum cream is sold every 14 seconds!

Bom Dia Bright Cream | Sol de Janeiro

Bom Dia Bright™ Cream

If you are looking to gently exfoliate while adding hydration, then go ahead and choose the best body moisturizing cream for tackling bumpy or rough patches. Bom Dia (pronounced Bom J-i-a) is formulated with a blend of Fruit AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids), Vitamin C and another vitamin-rich fruit, Cajá, this retexturizing body cream offers a brightening boost like your favorite facial care products. Plus, get ready to fall in love with the soft, sultry scent of Cheirosa 40. It’ s an intoxicating yet delicate blend of Black Amber Plum, Warm Vanilla Woods, Fresh Jasmine Blooms, and a hint of musk.

SOL Babe tip: Rotate your body cream routine with our Brazilian Body Cream Bundle. Bom Dia is our go-to when we’re battling keratosis pilaris or for those days when our skin could just use some extra smoothing. Looking for a lift or showing some skin? Brazilian Bum Bum Cream works to visibly tighten and firm. Either way, both will leave you cheirosa and confident.

Coco Cabana Cream | Sol de Janeiro

Coco Cabana Cream

Need an extra hydration boost? Our best moisturizing body cream deeply hydrates even the most dehydrated skin. Our mix of body-loving oils and CocoSugar blend offer up to 72 hours of hydration, so you won’t have to worry about dry skin cramping your style. Fragrance-wise, look forward to the rich coconut scent of Cheirosa ’39, a blend of coconut cream notes inspired by the young green coconuts of Brazil.

Brazilian Nude Cream | Sol de Janeiro

Brazilian Nude Cream

This lush, fragrance-free lotion is a wonderful soothing option for those with more sensitive skin. Our Brazilian Beauty Blend of Cupuaçu Butter, Açai Oil, and Coconut Oil is dermatologist-tested. Plus, colloidal oatmeal helps soothe, while Passionflower provides essential nutrients such as vitamins A and C, and essential fatty acids. This calming cream will keep both you —and your skin happy.

The good news is you don’t need to pick just one — build a collection of body creams exactly right for every need and every mood. Your skin will thank you!

*In a clinical laboratory study of human skin explants, 3 applications over 9 days showed a statistically significant increase vs. the control.

How to Use Body Cream

In Brazil, body care comes naturally, and it’s a pleasure to partake in every day. We know that a body skin care routine brings about soft, touchable skin. But the rewards go beyond that. Taking care of our bodies from head to toe not only maintains the well being of your skin, but also brings a sense of calm and comfort.

Just like your face, the skin on your body needs protection from environmental aggressors, like pollution. A well balanced body routine can protect the skin’s barrier keeping it hydrated, smooth and glowing.

When it comes to your routine, we suggest identifying your skin type and areas of concern, so you can choose the best products for you. For example, dry skin would greatly benefit from our most moisturizing Coco Cabana collection, while breakout-prone skin would do well with the gentle exfoliation found in our Bom Dia Bright(™) products.

Once you have found the products you like for your body, make sure you apply them in the most effective way. We suggest layering from lightest to heaviest (and then back to lightest if you’re topping it off with one of our delicious scents!). The typical SOL routine starts with our hydrating body wash or body scrub, followed by one of our best selling body creams and then your choice of perfume mist.


What To Use With Body Cream

There are plenty of SOL products that boost the amazing benefits found in our body creams. First, our Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower-Gel Cream is the perfect precursor to the smooth, hydrated skin that Brazilian Bum Bum Cream brings.

We’re all about head to toe hydration, too. Give your feet an extra dose of moisture with our Samba Foot Fetish Care. Not only does the no slip cream offer deeply hydrating benefits, it also comes with a Smoothing Board that exfoliates roughness and calluses.

When it comes to your hands, they can never be too soft. Our Brazilian Touch(™) Hand Cream locks in next-level hydration and helps support skin’s natural barrier. The results are moisturized hands that are never greasy.

Help your body cream combat dry or dull skin with our Bum Bum Body Scrub. Our ultra fine, microbead free formula uses Crushed Cupuaçu Seeds to buff and smooth, while Coconut nourishes and replenishes. Paired it with a cream and mist for a totally spa-worthy experience.