Who can resist a good dupe? Trader Joe’s Brazil Nut Body Butter (retail price: $5.99) is being heralded as a duplicate of the beloved, pricier Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. We first learned about this product from one of our favorite Instagram accounts, Black Girls In Trader Joe’s.
What’s Bum Bum Cream?
Brazilian Bum Bum Cream is an ultra-moisturizing body cream by beauty brand Sol de Janeiro. It’s a fan favorite because of its heavenly, tropical scent that brings Brazilian beaches to mind.
It supposedly has skin-affirming properties. Some women have claimed it has tightened and toned their cellulite-ridden thighs and bum.
How Does Trader Joe’s Brazil Nut Body Butter Compare?
We grabbed a jar of the Brazil Nut Body Butter to see if it lives up to the hype. Like Bum Bum cream, Brazil Nut Body Body has notes of vanilla, caramel, and pistachio.
Both products have similar ingredients. Take a look:
Bum Bum Cream:
Aqua (Water, Eau), Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dodecane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Parfum (Fragrance), Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Euterpe Oleracea (Açaí) Fruit Oil, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuaçu) Seed Butter, Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil, Paullinia Cupana Seed Extract, Ilex Guayusa Leaf Extract, Ilex Paraguariensis Leaf Extract, Bixa Orellana Seed Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Squalane, Tocopherol, Sodium Phytate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sorbitan Isostearate, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Citral, Coumarin, Eugenol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Linalool
Brazil Nut Body Butter:
Water (Aqua), Cetyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Fragrance, Polysorbate 20, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Paullinia Cupana Seed Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Maltodextrin, Disodium Edta, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Leaf/Stem Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, Yucca Schidigera Leaf/Root/Stem Extract
The Brazil Nut Body Butter’s fragrance smells like Bum Bum Cream, albeit slightly more subtle. This may be a plus for those that find Bum Bum’s fragrance overpowering. The smell started to dissipate after a few hours, but it was long-lasting and moisturizing.
Trader Joe’s Brazil Nut Body Butter it’s a pretty solid dupe at an affordable price. The fragrance is milder than Bum Bum cream, but still tropical fragranced with decent staying power. Head to your neighborhood Trader Joe’s and grab a jar or two. But don’t hesitate! According to Trader Joe’s, Brazil Nut Body Butter is only available for a limited time.
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Erika Marie is a fashion and beauty writer as well as a hardcore vintage clothing enthusiast. In her free time, she can be found thrifting for hidden gems to add to her collection.