For this “This or That” I actually have both the prestiege and the drugstore product. Truthfully, the Brazilian Bum Bum Cream is Samantha’s but who’s counting. I don’t generally have both to compare, so it was kinda fun to see how much they are alike or their differences.
First off…Let’s talk about Soap and Glory. It’s a drugstore brand, kinda the “Benefit Cosmetics” of the drugstore. If you are familiar with Benefit, they are known for not only great products but super cool funky packaging. This is the same for Soap and Glory. They aren’t really a cosmetic brand, like Benefit, more skincare, but their packaging is…SO STINKING CUTE.
And it just so happens their products are great too.
Now, lets talk about these lotions…
Sol Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
From it’s first launch in America in 2018 till now, Bum Bum Cream sells out in seconds. Why?
Well, its claim is that while hydrating your skin it will, at the same time, also help you get the “bum” of your dreams.
How can the company make such a claim? It contains caffeine. The use of caffeine is said help smooth cellulite. According to some dermatologists, caffeine can help smooth cellulite by dehydrating the fat. This is just a temporary fix and won’t replace time in the gym.
Not only does it contain caffeine it also is made with nourishing cupuacu butter. Along with açaí berry and coconut oil.
Soap and Glory The Righteous Butter
The jar says that this is a “very dry skin formula” and it contains some powerhouse ingredients…shea butter, glycerin, coconut oil, cocoa butter and aloe vera.
Unlike Sol Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream this one does not contain caffeine. So, it isn’t an exact dupe.
How are they Similar?
They feel exactly the same on your hands. Literally if someone blindfolded me, I would not be able to tell the difference by touch.
They are both some of the most velvety soft lotion I have ever used in my life. Although, they are (especially the SG one) marketed for very dry skin, it is so light that anyone could use it.
I’ve actually never used a product made for dry skin so light-weight as either of these
How are they Different?
I already mentioned that The Righteous Butter does not contain caffeine, so that’s a difference.
Another real difference…is smell.
The Bum Bum Cream smells more like a sugary beach, and I’m not gonna lie it’s pretty awesome
The Righteous Butter is more vanilla floral (is that even a thing?) and again, not gonna lie, it’s pretty awesome too.
I love both smells actually, and they each stay with your for a while. Some lotions won’t last long once you put them on, not these two. They are extremely long lasting.
If you are a gal that can’t handle fragrances I would caution you about getting either of these. It’s not that they are extremely strong in scent but they are long-lasting.
Lastly, the main difference…PRICE
The Bum Bum Cream is prestige after all so one would expect a hefty price tag and it does not disappoint…$45 will buy you 8.1 ounces.
The Righteous Butter comes in way under at $14 for 10.1 ounces.
Which would I recommend?
The Righteous Butter
This moisturizer has become one of my FAVORITE products ever and I can definitely see it becoming a staple in my beauty routine. I can’t wait to see how it handles my winter dry skin. If you love lotions or are just looking to try a new on buy this!
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