The $6 Dupe To Sol De Janeiro's Bum Bum Cream You Have To Try

It's like a tropical vacation in a jar of body cream. The Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream is a cult-favorite firming body cream with a delicious scent profile. However, this magical cream comes at a cost of $45 for eight fluid ounces (via Sephora). Luckily, there's a cheaper dupe available for a limited time. If you want the same firming effects and beach-inspired scent as the Bum Bum Cream, it might be worth checking out Trader Joe's Brazil Nut Body Butter. According to Trader Joe's, their Brazil Nut Body Butter is only $5.99 for eight fluid ounces. Trader Joe's itself states that the product developers who created the Brazil Nut Body Butter were inspired by "a similarly-concocted lotion that sells for about $45."

Just like the Bum Bum Cream, Trader Joe's Brazil Nut Body Butter also contains guarana extract, coconut oil, and shea butter, per Yahoo. According to Trader Joe's, guarana extract has twice the amount of caffeine as coffee. The caffeine is what helps create a firming and smoothing effect. The Trader Joe's Brazil Nut Body Butter also has the same scent profile as the Bum Bum Cream, consisting of salted caramel, vanilla, and pistachio.

Trader Joe's Brazil Nut Body Butter offers a tropical scent and hydrating formula

According to Yahoo, Trader Joe's Brazil Nut Body Butter has more of a whipped texture that feels more lightweight on the skin. It absorbs quicker into the skin than the Bum Bum Cream. While the scent profile is close, the scent of the Trader Joe's version is lighter and fades away. This is good news for those that adore the Bum Bum Cream but find the scent to be overwhelming. The blog, Uptown Girl, agrees and adds that while the scent is lighter, the product provides lasting hydration.

There's even a Reddit thread dedicated to the body butter dupe. One Redditor said, "A better dupe for the Bum Bum Cream than the Tree Hut Tropic Glow Butter." Another Redditor said, "This one is more pistachio forward and then salted caramel. The bum bum cream has a stronger scent for the salted caramel and then the pistachio." Nevertheless, Redditors are raving about the body butter and its price, with several noting that their local stores have already sold out of the product. The body butter is limited edition. So hurry to your nearest Trader Joe's and get them while they last!