Hi Everyone! Now this is a favorite I never thought I would write about. Mostly because I never thought I would ever purchase a Bum Bum cream! I first heard about this product in Tati’s channel. She raved about it in one of her Luxury Products Worth The Hype videos. Although I was intrigued, I don’t really believe there are any products that will truly firm your skin so I forgot about it. Plus, a $45 body cream called Bum Bum cream?
That is until a few weeks ago when I got a $25 off coupon at Sephora for my “loyalty” lol, so I said why not? I ended up buying the kit that comes with the full size Bum Bum Cream + the shower gel for $55. Bottom line, it cost me $20 with the coupon.
So, what is the Bum Bum cream? “It’s a fast-absorbing body cream that helps tighten and smooth the look of skin. Bum Bum Cream is also powered by a Brazilian blend of extraordinarily nourishing cupuaçu butter, antioxidant powerhouse açaí, and super-conditioning coconut oil”. I know it’s called “Bum Bum”, but it’s not just a cream for your butt (unless that is what you want). In reality it’s just a body cream.
It comes in a fairly large 8.1oz tub, and as far as I know is only sold at Sephora or Urban Outfitters.
What I Like About It?
+ This smells so, so, so good! When I went to Sephora to get it I almost changed my mind until I smelled it. The website says the scent is pistachio caramel? I can’t really describe it but it smells like heaven. And, the best part is that the smell really lingers… enough that you don’t need perfume or another scented product.
+ As the product claims, it’s fast absorbing! Looking at the texture I thought I’d be a greasy mess but this absorbs quicker than even the lightest lotions.
+ It’s extremely moisturizing. My legs tend to get really dry during the winter requiring lotion twice a day. With the Bum Bum Cream I apply once after I shower and I’m good to go.
+ A little goes a long way which is good considering the price.
+ The formula is formulated without parabens, phalates, animal by-products or synthetic colors.
What I Don’t Like About It?
+ Obviously $45 for body cream is pretty ridiculous in my book.
+ This cream has a slight shimmer. It really doesn’t bother me since I don’t think it’s noticeable unless someone is looking really closely. But, I feel like most people would prefer not to have it?
Overall I LOVE this product. I love how it feels and how it smells. So much that I ordered the travel size version that comes with a lip balm. Will I continue to repurchase it indefinitely? Probably not given the price. But, if you are looking to splurge a little on a body care item, this may just be the product for you. Also, I would say go for the kit. For an extra $10 you get the full size body wash which is just as luxurious. Our entire bathroom and bedroom smell delicious after a shower.
Lastly, I want to briefly address the “tightening” claim for this product. You’ll notice that I didn’t add it as something I like or dislike. That is mostly because it’s not something I can truly measure. I know for sure if I love how a product smells, but can I really tell if it’s tightening anything? Not really. Plus, I don’t stare at any body parts long enough (or closely enough) to monitor any tightening or smoothing. Since I didn’t buy it for this purpose I can’t really speak to whether it does that. What I can speak to is it’s delicious, addictive smell!
Have a great day!