Can You Use Food as Cosmetics?


The so-called super-foods, like coconut oil, avocado, or quinoa is used not only by nutritionists, but also by cosmetologists. How credible is the information that food can successfully fight wrinkles?


From Himalayan pink salt to the pseudocereal Chilean quinoa – neither of these super-foods need to be taken orally. Estheticians are increasingly manufacturing facial masks, scrubs, deodorants, and other similar products based on these ingredients that supposedly promote, freshen, rejuvenate and fight wrinkles. Naturally, such cosmetic products are very expensive. British journalists turned to the UK’s leading dermatologists to comment on their attitude towards this practice.

Himalayan pink salt

Experts say this scrub perfectly moisturizes the skin, stimulates it, leaving a feeling of freshness. However, there has been no evidence of skin detoxification effect after using pink salt. Do not expect anything from it rather than exfoliation.


It is an absolute disaster for the skin! It sticks to the face, clogs the nose, has minimal peeling effect. Using facial masks based on quinoa, orange juice and yogurt for rejuvenation is useless.


It can be an excellent natural alternative to hair conditioner. Avocado is good for the skin, because it contains a lot of monounsaturated fats, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. However, it is a big question whether all these substances are able to overcome the skin barrier!

Coconut oil

Although it is a natural deodorant, coconut oil is not an antiperspirant to prevent sweating. If you have a similar problem, the avocado will not help. The oil is useful for the skin because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Coconut oil cleans, moisturizes and strengthens the skin!