The use of beauty products, especially among women, can be as frequent as breathing air. But you should be cautious about which specific beauty products are used while on the HCG diet. Oils, fats, ointments, and creams can actually hamper efforts to lose unwanted body fat. These beauty products may be good for your skin. Unfortunately, when it comes to the HCG diet that is not the case. The fats in the beauty products have negative affects on weight loss during the HCG diet. The absorption of the oils and fats in beauty products is considered the equivalent to eating fatty foods. This just goes to show that the HCG process needs to be executed with extreme precision. The fact that your body reacts so sensitively to beauty products means it is critical that specific lotions, cleansers, and cosmetics be eliminated.

Despite the fact that certain types of cosmetics cannot be used, there is an approved list of products that do not consist of fats, oils, ointments or creams. This includes face moisturizers, facial cleaners, eye make-up remover, foundations, shadows, blushes, body lotions and even lip gloss. Following is a list of replacement options for the products normally used.

Lotions: Most Baby oil, Coconut oil, and plain mineral oil (has no nutritional value). Essentially look for lotions with a mineral oil bases.

Soaps: Baking soda, Zest, Ivory and Dial, Jasons, Baking Soda

Face Soaps and makeup removers: Jasons products

Shampoo and Conditioner: Baking soda, Natures Gate Alovera, Aubrey Organics, Life Extension Products

Toothpaste: Baking soda, spry toothpaste, Tom’s toothpaste

Deodorants: Thai Stick, crystal deodorant (wet crystal and apply), baking soda

Eyelashes: Consider getting your eyelashes tinted to replace mascara, although most mascaras are not prohibited.

Some products made by Clinique, Chanel, Estee Lauder, and Johnson and Johnson do not contain any ingredients that would prevent success on the HCG diet. Closely examine the ingredients of these products to make sure they check out or ask a beauty products specialist for help.

As always use your best judgment and Good Luck!