Gomasio: A salty skin salve

Because good nutrition goes hand-in-hand with great beauty, at Lancôme we’ve assembled some of the best healthy recipes for maximizing your physical and mental glow.

Behind this Japanese condiment lies a healthy blend of goma (sesame seeds) and sio (salt). Five tablespoons of sesame seeds for every tablespoon of unrefined sea salt to be precise! And, all packed with phosphorous, magnesium and omega 3 and 6 fatty acids that work to hydrate and relax the skin. Better yet, that’s all without counting the ingredient’s plentiful supply of marine trace elements also known to boost a bright, fresh-looking complexion. Simply use as you would a regular salt, to bring out the flavors of soups, salads and grilled fish.

Illustration: Janice Wu