The Deli is Open

August 29, 2012

Saffron Rouge is ready to start taking orders for The Body Deli, our delectable new line of fresh organic face, body and hair care that will make your mouth water, your nose tingle and your skin glow. The company founders are pioneers of combining potent raw superfoods into beauty products, grounded on the philosophy that you should feed your outsides like you feed your insides.

Using clinically proven active food and botanical based ingredients, The Body Deli serves up fruits, vegetables, herbs and seeds with the most concentrated sources of nutrients, minerals, enzymes and anti-oxidants in nature. The life-force elements found in these bio-active recipes come from fresh local produce that are readily absorbed by the human body.

The company was launched in 2002 in Palm Desert, California, stemming from the passions of beauty foodies David Parker and Margaret Skarin. These experienced “cosmetic chefs” whipped up batches of delicious sounding gourmet potions that were wonderfully effective and free of harmful synthetic additives or preservatives found in most commercial products.

With a focus on fresh, raw, living, organic edible ingredients, the idea lent itself to a fun retail store concept with refrigerated bins, deli-style showcases and insulated lunch bags to take things home. The idea is you should harness the bio-active ingredients while they are at a optimum freshness and not expect an unnatural chemically-extended shelf life. Some liken it to the difference between canned food and farmers market stall. While many of their items do not need to be refrigerated (like the one's Saffron Rouge carries), all are made from nature's premium produce picked at its peak.

The “fresh food for the skin” idea took off and hit the natural beauty market by storm with celebrity fans like Alicia Silverstone, Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson. Now you can order up from the Deli through Saffron Rouge. Here's a sampler of what's on the menu.

Open a jar of bright purple Blueberry Fusion Scrub and you might just be tempted to take a spoon to it. While it is technically edible, we recommend you use it as an exfoliating micro-polish, as intended. A puree blend of anti-oxidant superpowers blueberry and açai help neutralize damaging free radicals while natural lactic, citric and malic acids help smooth and rejuvenate the skin and minimize pores. Diamtomaceous earth particles scrub and buff away dull cells, giving you the results of a professional micro-dermabrasion treatment in the comfort of your own bathroom.

Another delicious facial care product is the Melon Foaming Cleanser, gentle and effective enough for all skin types from oily to dry, sensitive to mature. Hydrating cantaloupe is combined with anti-inflammatory turmeric and licorice root for a purifying, brightening, balanced cleanse. It smells pretty yummy too. Of course there are no harsh ingredients in here to strip away the skin's natural oils so what you get is a fresh, healthy, vibrant face.

Reveal a new you with the Radiance Enzyme Superfood Peel. This regenerating treatment transforms your complexion to a noticeably bright, fresh level of illumination. It harnesses the healing power of raw Manuka honey, vitamin C rich acerola berries and sprouted green superfoods to feed and nourish your skin to a smooth, soft, radiant glow.