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.
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!