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Written on Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Pros: a lot of natural ingredients, awesome aroma, it soaks in relatively quickly, nice packaging, pleasant texture, skin care properties, soaks in quickly
Cons: price tag

Hello there! Smile

A long time ago I started to look at this cream but I didn’t dare to buy it. That’s obvious, look at the price. Smile I’m not accustomed to spending such sums for my body care (when it doesn’t come to my face care, though). But I was always curious about it. The aroma was described as out of this Universe!


An addictive, full-body cream that absorbs quickly to create an all-over gorgeous glow. Inspired by the Brazilians’ favorite feature – the bum bum –one jar is all it takes to fall in love.


And finally, I had a chance to test this product out because it was given to me as a thank you present for the purchase! Now I’m eager to share my thoughts about it with you. Smile


The product is available in several sizes:

  • 25 ml - $10

  • 75 ml - $20

  • 240 ml - $45

Made in the USA

Shelf life: 24 months after opening.

The product retails in a beautiful bright and bold orange jar with a white top cap.

The packaging has a protective film all over.

Also, there was an inner white liner, which I took out and never used because it’s inconvenient.

The package also has all the ingredients listed on:

Water, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Phenyl Trimethicone , Dodecane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Fragrance, Cetearyl Alcohol , Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Phytate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Paullinia Cupana (Guaranà) Seed Extract, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuaçu) Butter, Euterpe Oleracea (Açaí) Oil , Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Mica Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Bertholletia Excelsa (Brazil Nut) Seed Oil, Ilex Guayusa Leaf Extract, Ilex Paraguariensis Leaf Extract, Distilled Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylates/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Phenoxyethanol , Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Benzyl Salicylate

The ingredients are full of wholesome ingredients of Guaranà, coconut and brazil nut.

The cream has an airy and rather thick consistency at the same time. It looks like thick yogurt. It’s very pleasant and gentle by touch.

And yeah, when I started to take pictures of it, the sun came out, which was so cool. Smile


The product is light color-wise and there’s a barely distinctive yellow cast. You know, it looks like butter indeed. Laughing out loud

When I apply it on the skin, the formula sinks in quickly, leaving no oily film behind.


The smell of the product is awesome When I sniffed it for the first time, I already knew that I’d love it. At first, it seemed like there were floral notes and something creamy to it. But it isn’t that common sweet smell of vanilla or chocolate. And only some time later, I could make out pistachio and caramel smell, as described. And that was the moment when I found out that actually, the product had several fragrance notes!


Top: pistachio, almond

Mid: heliotrope, jasmine petals

Dry: vanilla, salted caramel, sandalwood

I can feel that pistachio note very well, pistachio cream, I’d say. But I don’t feel any heliotrope or pina colada here. Smile

So everything is not as easy as it might seem at first! Smile

When I applied it over my hands, it became even better!

Some people don’t love this smell in the jar because it’s too concentrated. But it opens up more delicately on my skin. At first, the aroma is there, it’s true. If your nose is sensitive, you won’t be a fan of it.


But the most important thing is that this subtle aroma is lingering! I’ve never met any body creams like this one before. It stays on for more than 6 hours! I could feel it during the entire evening on my skin, not so much but if I placed my hand close to my nose I could still sniff it.


As for the skincare properties, I can assure you that the formula is working! It soothes my skin almost immediately.

I don’t know if it’s too wasteful or not but sometimes I can apply it all over my hands only because they are too dry. Right after the application, the product starts to sink in, leaving my hands soft and pleasant to the touch.

Spending- I wouldn’t say that it goes a long way. But for a month I’ve used up a third of a 75ml jar. This is not bad.

What do I have to say in the end? I fell for this product right after the first application. That was also the moment when I realized why it costs so much. It is worth the price, seriously! I want more and more of it now! Laughing out loud

I hope that you found my review informative!

That’s it, thanks for your attention! ❤️

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