Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently (no offense if you were), you’ve heard about the skincare brand Sol de Janeiro. They’ve been making quite the waves online with millions of happy customers worldwide. And while Sol de Janeiro body mists smell like Brazilian beaches at the height of the summer and the creams make your skin firmer and smoother, all Sol de Janeiro products come at a pretty steep price.
Naturally, that got us wondering: are there any real Sol de Janeiro dupes and alternatives around that are at least a bit more affordable yet don’t skimp on the quality?
It didn’t take a very long time to find these ten products that match Sol de Janeiro’s quality and heavenly scents almost completely! In fact, we might just name these dupes and alternatives real game-changers.
Ready to take a look at what Sol de Janeiro dupes and alternatives we found? Continue reading, then!
P.S.: Not all of these products on our list might have the same scents as the famous Sol de Janeiro ones or the same formulations, but they all come from well-respected skincare brands that know their stuff. So, instead of cheap dupes, you’ll find solid alternatives on this list.
Brazilian Bum Bum Cream dupes and alternatives
The Brazilian Bum Bum Cream is somewhat of a skincare icon these days. Formulated with precious oils and ingredients derived from plants, it makes your skin feel smoother, firmer, and nourished. Not to mention the heavenly Cheirosa ‘62 scent that it comes with!
However, with a price of around fifty bucks per 240ml bottle, it is quite a luxury for everyday use. Worry not, though, as we found some great dupes and alternatives to this iconic body cream.
Here’s what they’re against:
And here are our alternatives to Sol de Janeiro body cream:
Caudalie Vinosculpt Lift & Firm Body Cream 250ml
Price: 31.32Caudalie, a Parisian skincare brand with formulations based on grape polyphenols, has a solid alternative to any firming cream, the Vinosculpt Lift & Firm body cream. In it, you’ll also find ingredients such as Iris Extract, Shea butter, and grape seed oil which are all known for their skin nourishing and firming qualities. Use it twice daily for a visibly smoother and toned skin.
TRULY Buns of Glowry Butt Polish 60g
Price: 16.20It’s not body cream, it’s a butt polish. Interestingly, you do use it differently than a lotion by taking a small dab, running your hands under water, lathering it up, and then, uhm, polishing your cheeks. Formulated with wheat proteins, retinol, and watermelon extract, this polish gives you visibly firmer buns and smells deliciously fresh.
PRAI Beauty AGELESS Crepe Correct Body Crème 120ml
Price: 28.79Formulated with collagen and Vitamin C, this is not your regular hydrating lotion. In fact, it’s a real multitasker that firms, smoothens, and softens even the most tired skin, leaving it glowing and youthful-looking.
Nivea Q10 + Vitamin C Firming Body Lotion For Normal Skin 400ml
Price: 14.39A really affordable yet as solid as ever alternative is the Nivea firming body lotion with Coenzyme Q10 and Vitamin C. This lotion deeply moisturizes the skin, slows its aging, and tones it visibly from the first use. By the way, this extra rich lotion is also favored by very dry or winter-unhappy skin owners!
Trilogy® Firming Body Lotion 200ml
Price: 19.44A nourishing, smoothing, and firming body lotion with rosehip, evening primrose, and caffeine inside. Besides working miracles on your skin, this lotion smells like heaven with notes of lavender, frankincense, and rose geranium. We can almost bet it might become your new skincare staple.
By the way, Trilogy is also NATRUE natural cosmetics certified.
Alternatives to Sol de Janeiro body mists
Sol de Janeiro body mists are what made the brand so incredibly popular. People took a liking to their Gourmand scents encapsulating summer days. However, Sol de Janeiro is not the only brand that offers hair and body mists. And while Sol de Janeiro’s fragrances are quite distinctive, why not explore the topic a bit further and look into other scents and multitasking formulations?
Here’s what our selection of body mists are against:
Sol De Janeiro Cheirosa 62 Mist 90ml
Price: 22.44A body fragrance mist that will transport you to Brazilian beaches in the height of the summer. Delectable, sweet, and joyful, this scent is unlike anything else.
And here’s what we found:
GISOU Honey Infused Hair Perfume 50ml
Price: 34.00Gisou Honey Infused Hair Perfume is a luxe scent of warm summer honey, apricot, and mandarin. With a honey-infused formula, this hair perfume provides nourishment and shine to your hair, as well as leaving it smelling amazing.
NUXE SUN Delicious Fragrance Water 30ml
Price: 19.20If you’re a fan of natural cosmetics, you’ll love NUXE. It seems that everything they do is pretty awesome, and this non-photosensitising fragrance water is one of those must-have for summer. Besides being kind to your skin, it’s scented with soft tiare flowers, coconut, sweet oranges, and petitgrain—a combo that always reminds us of summer and beaches.
GUERLAIN Santal Royal Hair Mist 30ml
Price: 55.20If you want a high quality body and hair mist but find the Sol de Janeiro ones too light, try this one from Guerlain. Its subtle scent of dark santal, leather, and oud contrast wonderfully with lighter notes of jasmine and rose, creating an unforgettable bouquet. Honestly, it’s short of incredible.
FABLE & MANE HoliRoots™ Hibiscus Hydrating Hair Oil Mist 75ml
Price: 31.20If you want your hair perfume not only to leave your hair nicely scented, but also looking gorgeous, then look no further than this oil mist from Fable & Mane. Formulated with red hibiscus, squalane, and amla for your hair health and scented with incredibly nice florals, it’s a real multitasker.
We get it; the Sol de Janeiro brand IS the hype. However, we hope we have shown you enough solid alternatives to their products to send you happily picking more affordable yet no less effective skincare products.
As for the Sol de Janeiro scents, here’s what we gathered—there are some exact dupes to the Cheirosa ‘62 body mist, but they come with such suspicious formulations that we decided not to include them on our list. And who knows, maybe one of these alternatives will become your new all-time favorite!