We Put Sol de Janeiro's NEW Delicia Drench Body Cream To The Test

Sol de Janeiro Delicia Drench Body Butter review | Space NK
Sol de Janeiro might have been a well-known beauty brand since 2015, but in 2023 the predominantly bodycare-focused brand went viral on TikTok with over 1.2 billion views of #soldejaneiro. The original and much-loved Brazilian Bum Bum Body Cream was at the centre of the brand’s new-found fame thanks to influencers, including Alix Earle, posting about the formula.

At Space NK, we sold a Sol de Janeiro product every two minutes in 2023. If you thought the Brazilian-inspired beauty brand might slow down for 2024, you’d be wrong. Sol de Janeiro is kicking off the year with a brand-new body lotion, the Delicia Drench Body Butter. Richer than its other body lotions, Delicia Drench has been formulated to soothe dry skin and strengthen your skin barrier, locking in moisture.

Infused with bacuri butter to improve your skin barrier and restore essential fatty acids and amino acids, as well as a prebiotic hibiscus to balance your skin’s natural microbiome, this body butter is more than your run-of-the-mill body lotion. It’s also packed full of hyaluronic acid to boost hydration levels.

Most notably for Sol de Janeiro fans, the new Delicia Drench Body Butter has its own scent. With a sandalwood and vetiver base, this fragrance has a grown-up freshness, but the vanilla and velvet plum notes still nod to the gourmand vibe that Sol de Janeiro perfumes are known for.

Keep scrolling to read our honest Sol de Janeiro Delicia Drench Body Butter review...

Samira’s Sol de Janeiro Delicia Drench Body Butter review

Skin type: Dry

Skin tone: Medium brown / Asian

The product: Sol de Janeiro Delicia Drench Body Butter, € 24,15

Sol de Janeiro Delicia Drench Body Butter review | Space NK

My love of Sol de Janeiro’s Brazilian Bum Bum Cream predates the 2023 TikTok craze. The fruity scent reminds me of tropical holidays, so it’s a great product to have in your bathroom at all times of the year. On average, I would say I use a body lotion weekly.

The Delicia Drench scent has a similar tropical vibe to the original Cheirosa ’62 fragrance (the Brazilian Bum Bum Cream fragrance), but I’d say it’s slightly subtler and the vanilla note is more obvious. I found the texture quite thick and as I rubbed it into my skin it would lump up and was difficult to spread evenly. However, once it had absorbed my skin felt smooth and silky – a feeling that lasted all day long.

Sol de Janeiro Delicia Drench Body Butter swatch | Space NK

I have dry skin on my legs, but I did notice that after using Sol de Janeiro Delicia Drench Body Butter, they looked less ashy and felt more hydrated. While I will keep using it until I finish the tub, I think I’ll repurchase the Brazilian Bum Bum Cream over Delicia Drench.

Lizzie’s Sol de Janeiro Delicia Drench Body Butter review

Skin type: Dry

Skin tone: Pale with a yellow undertone

The product: Sol de Janeiro Delicia Drench Body Butter, € 24,15

Sol de Janeiro Delicia Drench Body Butter review | Space NK

As a fan of fragranced products (no thank you fragrance-free!), I’m no stranger to Sol de Janeiro’s body creams. However, anyone who hasn’t used a Sol de Janeiro product before should note that the fragrance is a key element to the formulas.

Consistency is not a strength of mine when it comes to moisturising – whether it’s my body or my face, I know, sacrilege. I find the sensation of something sticky sitting on my skin quite uncomfortable. If I’m honest, I only use body moisturiser if I’m going out or my legs are on show. I am a huge fan of fragrance though, so I was keen to try the new Delicia Drench Body Butter.

Sol de Janeiro Delicia Drench Body Butter swatch | Space NK

I was surprised at the texture as it’s a departure from Sol de Janeiro’s other body creams. Delicia Drench is kind of solid and you have to warm it up in your hands a bit before rubbing it in. Importantly, I didn’t find it sticky, it just felt moisturising. For me, the smell was a bit too much. I could smell it on my hands throughout the day, even after washing them. As the fragrance dried down, it gave me cocoa butter vibes was a little too sickly sweet.

While I wouldn’t use Sol de Janeiro Delicia Drench Body Butter every day, I would reach of it if I was going out as it did leave my skin feeling really soft.

Freya’s Sol de Janeiro Delicia Drench Body Butter review

Skin type: Combination

Skin tone: Fair

The product: Sol de Janeiro Delicia Drench Body Butter, € 24,15

Sol de Janeiro Delicia Drench Body Butter before and after | Space NK
Freya before and after applying Sol de Janeiro Delicia Drench Body Butter

Sol de Janeiro’s Cheirosa ’62 perfume mist is a daily beauty essential for me and I use body lotion once a day after showering, so I was very excited to get a previous of the Delicia Drench Body Butter. When I first opened the tub though I was shocked by the texture as it’s very unlike the existing Sol de Janeiro body lotions. It’s thicker with a whipped consistency.

I fell in love with the fragrance straight away. Rather than transporting me to a beach like the original Bum Bum Cream, the scent of Delicia Drench takes me to a place of comfort, aligning perfectly with the time of year when I’d opt for a thicker body cream. Since using the body butter, I’ve noticed my ‘strawberry skin’ on my legs has become less visible. The irritation I usually feel across my calves and shins after shaving has eased since using Delicia Drench too.

I will absolutely keep using Sol de Janeiro Delicia Drench Body Butter and would recommend it to anyone looking for 24-hour hydration, especially if they love the scent of vanilla.

The Verdict On Sol de Janeiro Delicia Drench Body Butter

Sol de Janeiro Delicia Drench Body Butter, € 24,15 is the richest body cream from the brand and perfect for anyone with dry, dehydrated skin. “If you have dry skin and find most body moisturisers don’t touch the sides, I recommend trying Sol de Janeiro’s Body Butter,” says Lizzie. “It goes without saying, but I’d also recommend this formula to Sol de Janeiro fans as it’s a brand-new scent!”

Which Sol de Janeiro Body Cream Is Right For You?

For mood-boosting hydration… The OG Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, € 24,15 should be your first port of call. The formula includes caffeine to firm and tighten your skin, and texture is runnier that most body creams and absorbs quickly. As we’ve mentioned, the scent will take you back to your last holiday.

For tightening and firming… If you want more of a treatment, we recommend trying Sol de Janeiro Beija Flor Elasti-Cream, € 24,15. With cacay oil, a gentle retinol alternative, and plant-based collagen and squalane, this body cream helps to plump and firm your skin over time. It also provides a strong dose of hydration. The Cheirosa ’68 fragrance is firm favourite with Space NK customers.

For exfoliating and smoothing… Sol de Janeiro Bom Dia Bright Cream, € 24,15 is a multitasking body cream that gently exfoliates and hydrates to leave you with baby soft skin after just one use. While cupuacu butter hydrates, fruit derived AHAs slough away dry, dead skin. The Bom Dia Bright Cream has a more floral scent with jasmine notes and just a hint of vanilla.

More From Sol de Janeiro

While the Brazilian Bum Bum Cream put Sol de Janeiro on the map, the brand’s perfume mists have an incredibly loyal following. With over six different scents and a couple of limited-edition fragrances, there is something for almost every olfactory preference. Read our guide to what Sol de Janeiro’s perfume mists smell like to find the right scent for you.

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Posted: Tuesday, 02 January 2024

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