HCG Diet Hygiene and Beauty Products

HCG Diet Hygiene and Beauty Products

One peculiar feature of the HCG diet protocol is that your body can become very sensitive to even a tiny intake of fats.  Even oils, creams, and ointments applied on the skin are easily absorbed which can interfere with how the hormone works. The oils will end up in the body just as you had eaten them according to Dr. Simeons.

Lotions, creams and ointments

If you typically use lotions, creams, and moisturizers every day, then you’ll have to make some adjustments when on the HCG diet. There are several oil-free moisturizers and lotions available in the market that you can use during the HCG diet. You can also replace moisturizers with mineral oil based moisturizing agents.

If you use sunscreen then it should be oil-free or when you put them on someone else, you should wear a glove. Avoid using deodorants. It’s much better to use a natural deodorant made from baby oil and peppermint essential oil.


In Pounds and Inches, Dr. Simeon was cautious against any cosmetics other than eyebrow pencil, powder and lipstick.

  • Lipstick: Choose a lipstick and lip gloss that doesn’t contain moisturizers. Lip glosses and lipstick today often times have moisturizers so be careful. Avoid lip balm too.
  • Mascara: During Dr. Simeon’s day, mascara is often made with Vaseline but not in the modern day. So, it’s totally fine if you wear one.
  • Foundation: Use a powder foundation. Avoid liquid foundations even if it is oil-free.

Shampoo, Conditioner and toothpaste

You can continue using your regular shampoo and conditioner as long as you do not rub them into your scalp. Use them sparingly and do not leave them on your scalp for a long time. Toothpaste typically contains sorbitol, a form of sugar alcohol. It’s not allowed on the HCG diet so avoid swallowing them. Make it sure that you rinse your mouth thoroughly after brushing.

Approved HCG Diet Cosmetics

  1. Face Soap and make-up remover
  • A deep cleansing cream such as Neutrogena Oil
  • Mineral oil based products like baby oil
  1. Cosmetic types
  • Max pancake products
  • Raw mineral products
  • Witch Hazel
  • Bare essentials/ bare minerals
  1. Deodorant types
  • Baking soda based deodorant
  • Crystallex deodorant
  1. Skin and lip moisturizer
  • Aloe Vera 100% Gel
  • Baby Oil
  • Neutrogena Oil Free Facial Lotion
  • Ives Vanilla Lotion
  • Kiss My Face Oil-Free Moisturizer
  1. Shampoos and Conditioner
  • Fiji Organic Virgin Coconut Oil for Body, Massage and Hair
  • Aubrey Organics
  • Life Extension
  • Mastey Products
  • Magik Botanicals Oil Free Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Natures Gate Alovera

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