Feast Upon These Edible Beauty Treatments

Denver’s top spas are incorporating almost-edible, natural ingredients into treatments to help you nourish your skin.

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A healthy lifestyle goes beyond just eating your fruits and veggies—it’s about taking care of your body from head to toe. So it’s no surprise that the Mile High City’s top spas are packing their service menus with natural products and green ingredients that seem good enough to eat. Conscious consumers are driving a booming demand for natural, organic beauty products and treatments, so it’s only natural that Denver’s spa scene follows suit. Nearly edible ingredients can now be found on treatment menus around town, and with the natural beauty trend still on the rise, there’s sure to be more on the way.

Earl Grey tea has emerged as a star player in the realm of natural beauty. Composed of black tea leaves and bergamot orange rind oil, it contains high levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents that protect the skin from damage, while its natural caffeine content has been shown to improve skin firmness and elasticity. At The Spa at The Brown Palace, the Indulgence Scrub & Massage incorporates an Earl Grey tea-infused scrub. Its high antioxidant content helps to protect the skin from free radical damage and reduce inflammation, which can lead to premature aging.

Plate-worthy beauty elements make many appearances on the treatment menu at The Brown Palace. The Himalayan Superfruit Body Peel incorporates the age-reversing benefits of pomegranate, goji, acai, and bilberry—superfruits that make superb skincare ingredients, rich in antioxidants and natural enzymes that cleanse and exfoliate skin. These superfruits are shown to reduce the signs of aging, improve texture, and reduce the appearance of pores.

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Cherries are yet another natural beauty booster thanks to their antioxidant qualities and alpha-hydroxy acids, which can promote cell turnover and even out complexions. At Jalan Facial Spa, the Sakura Goji Facial incorporates cherry purée to deeply hydrate and reduce signs of aging. The facial also features a goji berry yogurt mask, facial massage, and gua sha treatment that removes excess fluids from facial tissue, revealing a natural glow.

Pumpkin and yam are no longer just found in your favorite fall pies. These vegetables are loaded with enzymes, beta-carotene, and antioxidants that can benefit your body’s largest organ. Vfranca Spa’s Yam and Pumpkin Peel uses organic pulp purée from the gourds, whose benefits are compounded by ingredients like papaya, glycolic, and lactic acids, all working together to exfoliate and smooth skin. By incorporating natural beauty ingredients into treatments, Denver’s day spas are proving that beauty not only starts from the inside. What you put on your body can be just as important as what you put in.