It is very important to find the right HCG approved cosmetics for you before starting Dr. Simeons’ HCG Protocol. It may be hard to believe, but fats, oils, creams, and ointments applied to the skin are absorbed and can interfere with the success of weight loss. It can be very frustrating to follow the Protocol’s menu, only to plateau from the wrong lotion, shampoo, or makeup. Learn more on how to choose HCG approved cosmetics before starting the Protocol.
While taking HCG, the body is very sensitive to the smallest change in nutritional intake. Many cosmetics contain fats/oils which can stall weight loss. And with all the different, confusing ingredients in cosmetics, it can be overwhelming figuring out which products you can use, and which ones will keep you from your weight loss goals.
Dr. Simeons states in “Pounds and Inches” that lipsticks, powder and lotions free of fat are permitted. When I first came across this part of the Protocol, I considered dropping this plan.I thought this meant no lip balm, mascara, or foundation. I later realized there were options beyond lipstick, powder and oil-free lotions.
First, there are a few modifications depending on where you get your HCG from. Check the information provided with your HCG to see what the supplier recommends. There are often changes, as there are always new discoveries. Ready for more good news? With all the products available to make our lives”chemical-free,” there are many mineral cosmetics available, free of fats and oils from animal byproducts. There are hundreds of natural, HCG approved cosmetics to choose from, but to make things easier, here are a few to get you started:
HCG Diet Skincare
Natural FX Water-Based Foundation
Revlon Photo Ready Foundation
Corn Husker’s Lotion
St. Ives Vanilla Lotion
Neutrogena Fresh Face Foaming Cleanser
Crest White Strips
Ultra Brite Toothpaste
Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste
You can also get a kit that takes the hassle out of tracking down multiple products. DIY HCG has hygiene kits available for both males and females. Each kit contains a soap bar, baby oil, hand soap, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, and toothpaste, for $23.77 a pop.
Many anti-aging products contain fats and/or hormones which can interfere with the HCG Protocol. It can be a horrifying idea to have to stop using these products. Not only would you not have the benefits of these creams, but usually when you lose weight rapidly, it takes a toll on your skin. Not with the HCG Protocol! Normal fat returns to the skin, offering a firmer, more youthful complexion. There are also HCG approved cosmetics available in anti-aging lines. HCG Diet Skincare offers a 3-piece anti-aging line to exfoliate, re-hydrate, protect and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. They also offer cleansers, lotions, haircare products, massage oils, spa collections, and exfoliating collections. Before buying, you can view ingredients in all products. They even offer the directions for use before you make a purchase.
My personal favorite line for pretty much every thing from hair care, to makeup, to anti-aging is Arbonne. It is a Swiss vegan line, and all I can say is you need to see the results for yourself! With all the HCG approved cosmetics available, it should be a breeze to find something to temporarily replace your usual products. You may even find that you stick with theHCG approved products even after you have finished your Round!