You are returning home and you’re looing for beauty products to give to your mom/grandmother/sister/aunt/cousin? My Little Brasil has concocted a small list of the trendy Brazilian beauty products.
Brazilian beauty oils : treatment for soft and hydrated skin
Maracujá (passion fruit) oil is 100% natural oil extracted from the seeds of the fruit that hydrates and protects dry skin for 24h. It penetrates the skin immediately without leaving a greasy feeling. The scent of the passion fruit that it gives off is very nice.
Andiroba and pitanga oil combats cellulite soothes and relaxes skin. Andiroba is a typical plant found in Brazil known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-edema properties. Pitanga is a fruit native to tropical America and is in the same family as the cherry tree.
Brazilian chestnut oil is 100% natural oil rich in oleic acid that nourishes and hydrates the skin to make it softer. It also nourishes and repairs dry hair and helps restore its luster and shine.
Impala, Risque and Colorama : nailpolish 100% Brazilian
For your Brazilian manicure, we recommend Impala, Risque and Colorama. These 3 nail polish brands belong to l’Oréal and the price/quality ratio is excellent ($1.25 per bottle). They are only available in Brazil.
Created in 1984, this brand is part of the most important brands in the Brazilian cosmetic market for the last 10 years. It has perfumes, sunscreens, makeup as well as hair care and hygiene.
Its lipsticks are its best sellers: rich in vitamin E, they protect and hydrate lips for a matte effect and can last 8 hours.
O Boticário : the Brazilian Yves Rocher
The second largest cosmetic chain after Natura Brasil, O Boticário is present in the whole country. Its product line consists of makeup, hair care, sun care, body and face creams as well as perfumes, for women and men.
We recommend the Tathy and Acqua Fresca perfumes, which are flower based and part of their best sellers.
Granada : the oldest pharmacy of Rio de Janeiro
Their products come from the oldest pharmacy in Rio de Janeiro and are available only in Brazil. Open since 1874, their beauty products are made with extracts from Brazilian vegetation. Today, many Brazilians have a bottle from Granado.
We recommend calendula body oil (of Egyptian origin). Made from olive oil and vitamin E, it is applied after your shower to soothe and scent your skin. The second product is an exfoliate with calendula (medicinal plant) extracts, which gets rid of dead skin cells without drying out your skin thanks to it’s formula of nut oil and cupuaçu butter (a tree close to the cocoa tree).
Granada is the company that won the Franco-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce’s (CCFB) Foreign Trade and Entrepreneur contest.
Feito Brasil : a Brazilian cosmetic brand that respects the environment
Lena Peron founded Feito Brasil in 2004, with the desire to re-invent production methods of the cosmetic world. This brand uses vegetal raw materials; all the products are artisanal, hand made and never tested on animals. The entire production process is environmentally friendly all the way to the packaging, which is made from recycled paper.
We recommend the jabuticaba (tree in the southeast of Brazil) soap that contains fruits and vegetables and hydrates your skin.
Quem disse, Berenice : O Boticário’s other brand
This perfume and makeup brand belongs to the O Boticário group but targets a younger cliental between the ages of 15 and 30. Created in Brazil in 2012, they have more than 100 points of sale in the country. It offers a wide range of foundations that come in 18 different shades and 4 textures (matte, bright, light and powder) and which contains sunscreen.