Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream vs Acai Body Power Cream vs Coco Cabana Cream Review and Comparison

Almost everyone seems to love Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, but I wanted to compare the popular cream to others within its own line. How does the Bum Bum Cream compare to the Acai Body Power Cream, and the Coco Cabana Cream? I’m confident that most people (who like to sparkle) will love at least one of the creams. So, I want to go over what makes them similar, what makes them different, and what makes them worth the splurge? At $45 for 8.1oz, these body creams cost a whopping $5.56 an ounce. That is extremely expensive for a body product, so why do we spend that much?

I never have, and you do not have to either. Whether getting a special price through FabFitFun, getting it in a kit (no articles, but I have purchased kits from Sephora), getting it in a subscription box, or waiting for a sale, there are ways to get it for less. It makes it a little easier to fall in love. So, tip number one is stock up when you get a good deal. Tip number two is the most important. Find the one you love the most. They all give you that kissed by the sun glow, but they all smell and feel different. That means there is no one size fits all scent for my fellow glow lovers.

The first differences are pretty obvious. You can see the different colors. Bum Bum cream is a pale yellow. Acai is a pale purple. That means they both kind of match their outer packaging. Coco Cabana does not take on a pale teal. As the name suggests, it is a pale white. It has coconuts in it. A lot of people will tell you that Coco Cabana or Bum Bum cream have tropical scents. This is why fragrance is so personal. To me, Bum Bum smells like sweet, butter cookies. Expect it to smell like baked goods. There is a floral scent to Acai where you’d only expect fruit. We get kettle corn from Coco Cabana, but I’ve heard it was reformulated. Until I smell the new one, I cannot offer an opinion on the fragrance.

I can tell you from fragrance alone, I prefer the Bum Bum Cream. Nothing beats smelling like a bakery to me. It smells so sweet, and the smell really lasts a long time. Coco Cabana comes in just behind it, because kettle corn smells almost as sweet as baked cookies. While I do not dislike Acai, it is my least favorite. If it smelled more like Acai, I would have preferred that to the floral scent it has.

That brings us to texture. The Bum Bum Cream has a medium density, the Acai is the thickest, and the Coco Cabana is the thinnest. Surprisingly, they moisturize in order from thinnest to thickest. Coco Cabana is the most moisturizing, Bum Bum Cream is in the middle, and Acai is the weakest. It’s funny, because Acai feels the most moisturizing, but it starts failing before the 24-hour mark where the other two hold on. Bum Bum does not moisturize my skin well enough in the winter, but I think there is a chance Coco Cabana might. Looks like I will purchase the new formula (to smell it and test its winter moisturizing effects). I will come back and edit the results, if I remember.

Here I am sparkling with the Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream.

Here I am sparkling with the Acai Body Power Cream.

Here I am sparkling with the Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Cream.

Only buy this if you want to glow. The glow is imperceptible until the light hits it just right. Then, it is perfect. It is not too bold or too subtle. All the formulas provide the same amazing glow, so choose based on fragrance and moisturizing needs.

Have you tried these Sol de Janeiro Creams? What are your thoughts on them? Let me know below. See all Sol de Janeiro articles. View my main page for the guide map to the site and deeper deal exploration.

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2 thoughts on “Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream vs Acai Body Power Cream vs Coco Cabana Cream Review and Comparison

  1. Jodi

    The Bum Bum Cream to me is just alright but my mom loves It. I like the Acai Cream but my mom thinks it’s nothing special. We both HATE the Coco Cabana Cream. I took one whiff and gagged. Mom just wrinkled her nose. I might have to smell the new formula but I’m not not excited.


  2. notcreative Post author

    I will probably purchase some in the 20% off sale if I cannot get to Sephora sooner to test it. Funny thing is I was just there to pick up an umbrella and forgot everything I wanted to test.


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