7 Beauty Products Brazilian Girls Love
Aside from the illustrative fact that Brazil has yielded a sizeable percentage of the supermodel community, there’s the obvious aspect of the country’s environs: How many superfoods and “miracle” products have been sourced from the Amazon? Blame it on açai, but it’s practically cliché at this point. (Almost as cliché as claiming that all Brazilians are destined for model superstardom.)
Either way, it’s undeniable that the word beauty is practically synonymous with Brazil. And there are numbers to back that up: Forbes reported in 2014 that Brazil was the fastest-growing beauty industry worldwide. Embracing the incredible plant ingredients the region has to offer, Brazilian women strike a balance between tropical glamour and a more natural sensibility—and their go-to products reflect that. So whether the Olympics have sparked your interest or you’re perennially fascinated by the country’s best-kept secrets (both, in our case), we thought it only fitting to count down the best Brazilian (and Brazilian-inspired) products to help you find your inner Gisele.
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream ($45)
If you’ve seen this cellulite-fighting cream on Byrdie a lot lately, it’s only because it really is that good. USA-based company Sol de Janeiro harnesses the power of Brazilian plant ingredients for formulas that truly deliver, and this is its best seller. Come for the intoxicating scent, stay for a dimple-free bum.
Brazilian Golden Body Veil Sol de Janeiro ($32)
We also have to vouch for this genius, albeit slightly lesser-known product from the brand behind that cult-beloved Bum Bum Cream. It’s basically bleach-meets-depilatory, so when you use the cream combo on, say, your arm hair, you’re left with an impossibly flattering layer of glimmering peach fuzz. Trust us—you’ll want to try this.
Rahua Conditioner ($36)
We have to show some love to another American product sourced from Brazilian ingredients, Rahua, our go-to all-natural hair brand. Just one whiff of the delicious palo santo scent might convince you enough to douse your strands, but you’ll keep it around for the addictively glossy finish it leaves behind.
Did we miss any of your go-to Amazonian products? Share them with us in the comments, and if you’re itching for inspiration, check out more Brazilian beauty secrets.