Our HCG Diet Skincare Products are OIL FREE and PARABEN FREE!


We know that finding the right OIL FREE skincare product has been impossible while on the HCG Diet. For many, this has been a daunting task, especially for those also looking for an effective, more natural skincare line, without a lot of toxic preservatives. Even when reading product labels in search of oils, toxins and the product's therapeutic value, one is usually faced with a complicated list of ingredients. If you are doing the HCG Diet, or just investigating it, you know that while on the diet, your skincare must be OIL FREE, just like your foods. Eating OR applying absorbable oils and a lot of toxins can adversely affect the success of your diet results. The HCG Diet is so sensitive that skincare and body products cannot contain ANY absorbable oils, such as coconut, sesame, jojoba, almond, avocado, Castor oil, calendula oil, vitamin E and/or Shea butter, just to name a few.

The exciting news is that GOLDEN ESSENCE skincare products is the first and only line of natural, OIL FREE skin products specifically developed for the HCG Diet. Not only are the products OIL FREE, but they also have anti-aging and anti-oxidant benefits and are more than just lotions and washes. Before being released to the public, the entire GOLDEN ESSENCE line was clinically tested and approved by the HCG Diet Council for the validity, quality and effectiveness of the products while on the HCG Diet.

GOLDEN ESSENCE HCG Diet Skincare products is your assurance that nothing you put on your skin has the potential to interfere with your HCG Diet and weight loss results. Our products are a more natural choice and designed to be used by both men and women.


You might be familiar with the word "PARABENS", but do you know what they are, where they come from or how they could potentially affect your health?

Parabens are in a class of chemicals used as preservatives in the cosmetic and body care industry. Parabens have been used for many years as preservatives in product but have recently become increasingly controversial. Some organizations that adhere to the precautionary principle “better safe than sorry” object to the everyday use of parabens. Parabens can be found in many of the products we use daily, including deodorant, anti-perspirants, cosmetics and skin care products. Examples of parabens found in these products include: Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, and Benzylparaben.

One scientific study reported that parabens were found in samples of breast tumors.¹ Researchers believe that the parabens in underarm deodorants or other body care items may migrate into an individual’s breast tissue and contribute to the development of tumors by way of increased estrogen activity. However, this has not been proven to date and further studies are needed.

Another scientific study that took place in the UK analyzed 20 breast tumors and found high concentrations of parabens in 18 samples.² This argument is based on the ability of parabens to mimic the hormone estrogen, which is known to play a role in breast cancer development.

It is currently not possible to firmly link parabens directly with tumors. However, it is also not possible to say parabens are safe since their long-term usage is essentially unknown. “I think we should be carrying out properly funded, further investigations into parabens and where they are found in the body.” Says Dr. Philip Harvey, an editor of the Journal of Applied Toxicology, who published the research.³

There are also significant studies being conducted on how parabens affect the hormone estrogen. Experiments on animals have shown estrogenic activity, acting as xenoestrogens4, which are chemicals that convert to a 'bad' estrogen in the body. Many of these cannot be removed by the liver and are stored for years or even a life time.

At this point in time, the FDA believes there is no reason for consumers to be concerned about the use of parabens in the products we use. However, the FDA will continue to evaluate new information gathered about parabens and, should it determine a health hazard exists with the use of parabens, it will advise the industry and the public accordingly.

It is based on this uncertainty and possible link that GOLDEN ESSENCE™ products were developed without the use of parabens. Our goal is and will remain to provide skincare products that benefit you and your skin and are free of ingredients that may cause any health concerns. We will also continue to be a signer of the Compact, supporting the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

(1) Darbre PD, Aljarrah A, Miller WR, Coldham NG, Sauer MJ, Pope GS. Concentrations of parabens in human breast tumors. J Appl Toxicol. 2004 Jan-Feb;24(1):5-13.

(2) Harvey, Pw; Everett, Dj (Jan 2004). "Significance of the detection of esters of p-hydroxybenzoic acid (parabens) in human breast tumors". Journal of applied toxicology

(3) "Cosmetic chemicals found in breast tumors”; Concentrations of parabens in human breast tumors, Journal of Applied Toxicology, (Jan 2004) Vol. 24 Iss. 3, p. 5-13

(4) Edwin J. Routledge, et al. Some Alkyl Hydroxy Benzoate Preservatives (Parabens) Are Estrogenic. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology.