Trina Felber – Primal Life Organics

Trina Felber of Primal Life Organics skin-food talks to the Bulletproof folks. 


This was a pretty interesting podcast. I am curious to hear if any of you have tried the Primal Life line of products. There are a few recipes in here I will be recreating; Namely the tooth powder and the capsaicin pimple treatment. I will keep you all posted! Updates to come 🙂

The Body Deli – Palm Desert

Order’s Up! The Body Deli Haul

You Guys! This Place! I was recently in Palm Desert and had some time to myself. After a quick solo lunch date, I stumbled upon The Body Deli store. Wow. This place is amazing. Their philosophy from the website:

THE BODY DELI is the pioneer in fresh, organic, raw superfood enhanced personal care products. Two Cosmetic Chefs, Margaret Skarin Clark and David Anton Parker, created the brand in the resort towns of Palm Desert and Palm Springs, California in 2001. Two “foodies” with an extensive background in nutrition, raw food, wellness and beauty, envisioned a personal care brand so different, fresh and unique that they started making their own healthy skin care products. Their special method is a process similar to crafting fresh juices and smoothies in a high-end Organic Juice Bar. “Fresh Food for the Skin” was their concept, and since then they have evolved a global brand committed and dedicated to providing the absolute purest alternative for nourishing the face, body and hair. Celebrities, fashion designers, Fortune 500 leaders and health conscious people have fallen in love with The Body Deli’s unique, effective and wonderful creations.


What to get?

I went in and drifted off into an aromatic wonderland. I made it out of the store with just two small jars of body cream and a catalog. That evening I covered one arm in Tahitian Vanilla and the other in Jasmine Tuberose. Typically, I don’t buy Jasmine scented products because although I’ve been the recipient of about every Jasmine scented soap under the sun, they tend to smell like an old lady’s bathroom. This cream used the real essential oil, which is, if you have smelled it, much, much, different.

After my pale Seattle skin was properly hydrated, I started flipping through their look book. Needless to say, there were a few other things I saw worth trying and convinced my friend to hit up the store one last time before leaving Palm Desert.


Other purchases:

Crème de la Rose. The Body Deli’s most popular product, a luxurious, rich and nourishing anti-aging facial moisturizer that is formulated to help accelerate cellular turnover, feed epidermal cells, restore elasticity, and diminish the depth and intensity of wrinkles. BULGARIAN ROSE, COQ10 and VITAMIN-A is used for its cell regenerating properties and exquisite healing aroma. GOJI BERRY extract is used for its amino acids and Vitamin C content. It is for normal to dry skin types that are experiencing the effects of aging.

And the piece de resistance: Sea Cucumber Gelee. They say “it is like getting a fresh juiced green drink for your skin. Organic Aloe Vera is combined with skin toning algae and nature’s most potent moisturizer, Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acid has the ability to bind more than ten times its weight in moisture. This highly effective combination gives you the finest all natural moisturizer to impart a dewy glow while it cools, soothes and hydrates the skin.” For Real! And yes, it does require refrigeration so I did pack up my checked back with some ice packs and sent it flying! Those who know me will tell you I am definitely a no-nonsense traveler and like to keep things as minimal and easy as possible. This, however, was worth the extra effort to cart home. Let me also tell you how good it feels going on your face straight out of the refrigerator. Cool and soothing.


Where to get Body Deli products?

“Ok, Great!” You say. “But when am I ever in Palm Desert?” They do have a pretty great looking website and free shipping on orders over $75. Don’t worry, this stuff is on the spendy side so it is easy to rack up that sort of tab. I did have a long conversation with the woman in the store about how the refrigerated products are shipped and she assured they are pros at keeping it all on ice.

If you do find yourself in their neighborhood, be sure to check out the brick and mortar. I found them at their El Paseo flagship store. Enjoy!



Research! Mango Butter and Date Oil

I’m researching two new oils and interested in how they will work in skincare products.


Mango Butter

Mango butter is made from the kernels of the mango tree. It is similar to cocoa butter in that it has a high stearic acid content. Mango butter has good emollience and is said to prevent drying of the skin and formation of wrinkles. Mango butter also reduces degeneration of skin cells and restores elasticity. It is solid at room temperature making it good for lip balm and lotion bars. I’ve read it is good at soothing eczema and psoriasis as well.


Date Oil

Even though it’s been used for thousands of years, I’ve had a harder time finding more information on Date Oil. High in fatty acids, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, zinc, thiamine, and vitamin E, it is thought to have skin regenerating properties that naturally tighten and rejuvenate the structure.

I would love to hear from you and if you have used either of these two oils. What are you thoughts and experiences? Any suggestions on what to make?

5 Best Morning Practices For A Glowing Face

  1. Hot Filtered Water With Lemon


Besides hydration, what are the benefits of drinking lemon water in the morning? Incorporating with your morning routine, this is a great way to wake up (I prefer over coffee) and detox. Lemons are super rich in vitamin C and drinking lemon water regularly can even out skin tone and brighten up your complexion. The vitamin C in lemon water fight damage caused by free radicals and promote your body’s own collagen production.


  1. Rose Tea


Also rich in vitamin C and delicious, after I drink a cup of lemon water, I move onto the Rose Tea. I’ve talked about this before and can’t stress enough, how great this is for skin health.


  1. Routine Clean Cream Cleanser by Beauty Counter


Next, on to washing your face! This one took me awhile to find. I’ve been a bar soap and water  gal for a long time. My skin is so sensitive; Most things I tried irritated it. I had been trying the beauty counter line of moisturizers and got a sample of this cleanser. I was shocked at how gentle yet effective this stuff was. Hooked!


  1. Sonic Cleansing Brush from Michael Todd


This was a bit of a splurge for me. At $150 a brush, it is a little more than I would want to spend on something that may have seemed unnecessary but I gave it a shot and love this sonic brush. Mind you, I am NOT someone who likes extra hassle in my routine so anything that doesn’t stay charged or just work is quickly nixed. The Michael Todd Cleansing Brush just works and isn’t much trouble at all. It gives you a deep clean and a great facial massage which is said to firm skin, even tone, reduce breakouts, and promote collagen production. This particular model has antimicrobial technology to keep the brush clean so you don’t spread around more dirt and germs. I still clean mine with tea tree soap after using it to assure it’s cleanliness. This brush also has a timer so you can move the brush around your face and keep track of each section’s massage time.


  1. Best Moisturizer

Last but not least, on with some moisturizer. I love the Beauty Counter Everyday AM Hydrating Cream. Not too heavy. Not too light. I’d say, just about right :).