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Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum

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Size: 1.0 oz (30 ml)

Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum is an antioxidant blend formulated to brighten, tighten and smooth skin. It has a highly stable and non-irritating form of vitamin C (Stay-C 50) along with vitamin E and ferulic acid. Ferulic acid helps enhance the performance of vitamin C and E, as well as acting as a natural sun protector. This serum also includes mineral rich konjac root, hydrating hyaluronic acid, soothing chamomile and oil balancing clary.

Apply to cleansed skin. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and breakout prone.

TIA Review by Amy:
Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum was exactly the kind that I wanted to try and was a perfect match for my skin type and problems.

First, I am 36, have oily, acne prone skin and have struggled with adult acne for years. While the breakouts have mostly subsided, they have left a lot of post acne brown scars around my mouth and chin. I don't generally use any moisturizer, as a good serum is enough moisture for my face. I have moderate sun damage and hyperpigmentation, few wrinkles, and very little loss of elasticity. After using Mad Hippie, I am a complete convert.

About the product. It has Vitamin C as the second ingredient in a form that the company calls sodium ascorbyl phosphate (STAY-C 50) which they claim is more stable and bioavailable than the traditional L-Ascorbic acid used by most companies. Also included are vitamin E, ferulic and hyaluronic acid.

Now, I am a true product junkie and have tried countless products, but have rarely ever finished a full bottle of anything. Not this time ladies! The initial impression is so nice. It smells good, goes on silky and is absorbed quickly. The hyaluronic acid plumps the skin nicely. And after using about half the bottle I really started noticing some changes in my skin. So many of the brown spots faded that I felt a lot less self conscious without some makeup on to even my skin tone. Now, when I realized that I was falling in love with this stuff, I started to wonder how much it was going to cost. I never believe that anything that works will be something I can afford to buy without taking out a loan. I was truly shocked and was so happily proven wrong. I could love something that was also in my budget. The best part was there are no ingredients on the list that made me cringe. I ordered more and and a bottle for a friend too!

*Mad Hippie uses around 9-10% Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate. Given the greater bioavailablilty, this would compare to around a 20% ascorbic acid product.

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Our Take...

by Amy Having been a big fan and follower of TIA, I was thrilled to get a sample of Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum ($34 in the shop). This product was exactly the kind that I wanted to try and was a perfect match for my skin type and problems. First, I am 36, have oily, acne prone skin and have... Read Full Article

Your Take...

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I love this serum. My skin is so bright and smooth after using. I look forward to applying it every morning and night.

  • 5 stars 3 out of 5

    I've used this product for about 4 weeks and I just didn't see much improvement. It does a good job of moisturizing but I was hoping for more. It doesn't seem as strong as other Vitamin C serums that I've used in the past but with the economical price I thought it was worth a try. However I can tell the Mad Hippie product would be great if you have sensitive skin and can't tolerate the stronger serums.

  • 5 stars 2 out of 5

    Had read about this and tried it but questioned some of the ingredients. Switched to sevani rapid renewal cream, c serum and cleanser and notice huge improvement, as does my husband whom will be getting his own for xmas. I did like the smell, but prefer sevanis ingredients and scents.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I love this stuff! I had been on the lookout for a good vitamin C product, and I was impressed by the botanicals and other little extras in this product. I use this serum every morning and it goes on smooth, absorbs quickly, and has brightened my skin over the months I have been using it. For this price, it's practically a steal!

  • 5 stars 4 out of 5

    This is my second review of this product and I have to say I'm liking it much better. I do notice a significant change in my skin texture. My skin is mature and dry and I often get these patches of scaly, itchy skin on my face. Ugh. But Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum, along with the regular use of a facial cleansing brush, have transformed my skin. I rarely get those patches any more, and my skin is very smooth and better hydrated. I am reluctant to spend huge amounts of money on face products, so the reasonable price and the great results have convinced me. I'm only my second bottle and I doubt I'll be changing any time soon.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    My skin looked noticeably calmer and healthier while using it. I have very dry skin, but this was surprisingly not drying. It has an excellent ingredients list with nothing to dislike.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I can't say enough good things about this product. The ingredients are comparable to what you would expect to find in a more expensive serum. For a vitamin c serum it is not irritating and my skin drinks it in. When I let my sisters try my products this is the one they always walk away from saying "wow." My little sisters take "who doesn't want glowing skin." I continue to try other serums but always return to this one. I have repurchased this product on numerous occasions.

    My skin: I am 29, sensitive combination acne prone skin, sometimes dull/uneven.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I am on my 5th bottle of this product and I am very happy with the results. I use to buy the skincueticals version of this product and it got pricey and thought I would give this product a try. It works extremely well on fading dark spots and evening out my skin tone. My husband now steals this product from me because he could see the visible improvement in my skin. Need I say more? Ladies, hide/hoard this product.

  • 5 stars 4 out of 5

    For my 31 year old combination skin, it soaks in well, tightens, brightens, and is a perfect match for my ultra renew! My only complaint is that it dries out my skin! I have to combine other products to counter act how drying it is. A good pair is Elisabeth Denn love for organics vitamin D spray...I always get a second rush to my face a few hours later when I combine these two products. I would really like to try some of the other Vitamin C serums but all the others seem to be 3x the price for half the product. At least with this product it does the job and i can use a whole bunch of it with my ultra renew without feeling guilty! I am already on my second bottle ..when I stopped using it my complexion dulled a bit.

  • 5 stars 4 out of 5

    I really like this product! I gave it 4 stars because I get the feeling the effects are improved by combining with other age fighters~ rather than all on it's own. I definitely feel it gives my skin a nice glow. Agreed, it can be a little sticky at first and use in the evenings after cleansing and before moisturizer is recommended. This eliminates the quandary in the morning of when to apply make-up. The scent is yummy and the price can't be beat!

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I will buy again because it is doing great things for my skin that I had not enjoyed before such as smaller pores, tighter skin and fading brown spots. I had never tried any Vit. C serum. I had no idea how wonderful it is!! I will never stop using it!

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I'm on my third bottle, I can't go without. IT's wonderful and I hope they keep making it and staying honest with the ingredients :)

  • 5 stars 4 out of 5

    This product smells so yummy. It applies a little sticky, so you do have to wait 5-10 min until the next product. The longer I use this product, the more I like it for my face. Skin is so smooth! It irritated the skin on my neck, but I have eczema.

  • 5 stars 3 out of 5

    In the past I have purchased several different vitamin c serums and after exploring the TruthinAging site, I wanted to try out this mad hippie vit c serum to see if it stood strong against others I've used.
    After using this for several months, I would have to say it's an ok product. I didn't really notice any drastic or even minor changes in my complexion. But to be honest I didn't really expect anything... except for the piece of mind of knowing that you're using a natural & clean product.
    Verdict- this is a good product for natural conscious people who want to introduce an antioxidant serum into their skin care regimen.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I have been happy with this product and find it to be very good for the price. As someone wrote above, I do find that I like to let it set before layering on the next product. For morning use in particular, I like that it has some sun protection in it (although I still use a sun block over it, I appreciate that it is not making my skin highly photo/light sensitive). I especially like that it does not have a lot of processed ingredients in it.

  • 5 stars 4 out of 5

    I have had good results with topical vitamin C and hyaluronic acid in the past, so I was hopeful that this would be a nice addition to my morning routine, but so far I am finding this serum good, but not great. My main concern is that it isn't soaking in to my skin as nicely as I would like. It took a couple of weeks for me to figure out precisely where in my routine this needs to be applied, and after quite a few trials and errors, I believe I have it figured out, but the bottom line is that when I use this I have to allow several minutes in between products -- and some days I just don't have the time. My thought is that this will become my "I'm heading out to garden" or my "snow day" serum. On cleansed skin and without makeup, it feels great and I am confident that it will do good because it's chock full of things that work well on my skin, but trying to fit this into a typical weekday morning routine is proving to be too much of a challenge.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I think that this is a really great product. I leaves my skin feeling smooth and even in tone, and it has improved its appearance overall. The ingredients are clean, which is important to me, and the price cannot be beat, either!

  • 5 stars 3 out of 5

    Wanted to love this but so far, it's just okay. I have been using it for a few weeks and don't see any visible signs of improvement. I just got back from a winter vacation in the tropics. My dry skin loved the moisture. But now that I'm back home, I don't see any improvement in my skin texture after using this pretty faithfully. I'll use up the bottle and if I see an improvement I'll let you know.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    My skin loves vitamin C, and the hyaluronic acid and botanicals are a plus.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I love this product. I have been using it for about 3 weeks, once a day, at night. I am 58, have combination/oily (and somewhat sensitive) skin and hyperpigmentation due to sun damage. This is the first Vitamin C serum I have tried and my skin seems to “drink-up” this serum. Since using this, my skin feels smoother and softer. My skin tone appears to have evened out somewhat and the redness has diminished. I haven’t really noticed a reduction in the dark spots yet, but Mad Hippie states that you may need to use the product 60 to 90 days in order to achieve those results. I also don’t need to use as much moisturizer since using the vitamin c serum. In one word, my skin feels healthier since using this. It is definitely a part of my skin care routine now and I will definitely buy this product again.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    This is probably one of my favorite products discovered on TIA - first because it works and second because it is an exceptional buy! I love the feel of the serum. It's a thin consistency (but not too watery) so it spreads easily across my face with no dragging and pulling, and it really does instantly absorb leaving a healthy dewy finish. I have had no irritation using it at all. An added benefit is the smell - fresh and yummy! The best news is - it's affordable!

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I am new to TIA, having used your reviews to decide upon purchasing Mad Hippie Vit C Serum. It soaked right into my skin. My first impression was how smooth and silky my skin felt with it on. I have been using it religiously twice a day for two weeks now, in combination with a Vit C supplement, and I can see the beginning of softening lines all around my face, particularly the parentheses around my mouth. I look forward to seeing results as time goes on and will most likely purchase the whole Mad Hippie line.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    My absolute favorite product ever. I have been using it for about 6 months now, and been through a few bottles. I've found that a few drops really is all my skin needs, and it layers well under anything, and yet it really does have an impact. My skin is smoother, brighter, spots have been fading. I've gotten a few other friends addicted too because it's such a simple, lovely, and effective product.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I just reordered this product and can't wait for it to get here! It smells better than any product on my shelf. I would buy it again just for the smell! It's a gel-like consistency, but easily absorbed by my skin. My very sensitive skin loves it. It is soothing and nourishing. I'm a big fan.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I can't say exactly *why* I love this product... But I do!! It goes on easily, absorbs quickly into my skin and feels like a dream. I've tried a bunch of other serums and none feels as good as Mad Hippie! And, the price is great! I recently ordered a different type (one that has snail slime) - it is much more expensive, doesn't smell nearly as good, doesn't absorb all the way into my skin and I am craving my Mad Hippie again. Going to order it today and give the snail slime to a friend! :P

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I LOVE this product. The texture is perfect, three drops of it go a long way, it absorbs straight away and I can put my moisturizer/foundation on right after it. This being my first Vitamin C serum, I can't really compare it with any other products, but the skin on my forehead seems improved, so I will keep using it! Mad Hippie is great!

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    Love this! Initially, I'm probably using it too often, but I can't help myself. Love the way it just disappears into the skin. My face, neck & hands are MUCH brighter and somewhat smoother. I also think it heals little scrapes on my hands, faster. I would bathe in it, if I could afford.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    Like many in the TIA community, I'm a huge product junkie. And while I loved this serum the first time I bought it, I was tempted to try some of the other vitamin C products that sound so good. But this serum is so fantastic that I could not justify trying something else so purchased another bottle. It is gentle and does not cause any irritation (my skin tends to be reactive). Red scars from acne were lightened very quickly after using this serum just once a day in the morning. It also adds moisture to my sometimes-dry skin. And I love the way it smooths out my fine lines--almost like using a magic eraser! Because it's such a good price, I also use it on my neck and the back of my hands. One bottle lasts me about four months when I use it once a day on both my face, neck, and hands, so it's a really great value. I have been using this serum for more than eight months and can say with certainty that my search is over--this is definitely my Holy Grail vitamin C product!

  • 5 stars 4 out of 5

    I really like this product. The ferulic acid does what is stated about being a natural sun screen. I was not able to reduce the darker spots on my face with other products until this one. It worked very soon after using it only during the day. The spots are much lighter, one is gone and no others have shown up during the summer. There are other great ingredients in this formula that are safe for your body.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I really enjoying using Mad Hippie's Vitamin C Serum. I find that it adds a good boost of moisture to my skin, as well as tightens pores. I notice when I don't use it. The fragrance is lovely, too.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I use the vitamin c serum every morning. I love love love it. It has made a definite improvement in sun spots and reducing acne scars from my childhood. I would love to try out the rest of the line.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum - First I love the packaging. The dark bottle to protect the serum with glass dropper to keep germs at bay. The flowery label is nostalgic and appealing for me too. The serum is lightweight but with a rich consistency that I love using every morning under my sunscreen. And it is very cost effective for such an excellent product. I look forward to trying others products in this skin care line.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I have tried the vitamin C serum on the recommendation of Marta in her top 5 vitamin C products and found it to be a great value. It was not irritating at all and let me skin with a dewy look.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I use regularly the Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum. Love the fact that it has ferrulic in it as well as vitamin C. I can really notice a difference in my skin after I use it.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I'm using Mad Hippie Vitamin C right now and really like it. I'm using it since Marta recommended it and wanted something with Vitamin C in my skin care. The smell is light and fresh and it's a good feeling to be using something so natural.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    Had been looking for a good vit C serum...used others brands in the past but as i get more knowledgeable about ingredients and what really works reading Truth in Aging
    I became more exigent with what touches my skin...also time goes by and our skin requires more efficient products anyways...Purchased Mad Hippie C and the following day Marta reliesed her newest Best 5with C...I was - ' darn, just missed by a day!' :)...Anyhow the ingredients list in Mad Hippie C are so great, and the price unbeatable anyways...Received MH and I'm so happy with my choice. Texture is so good, spreads easy but being not too liquid to'run', loved the light scent (light but delicious that I'd buy as perfum if Mad Hippie would sell that concentrated), ingredients list is wonderful with hyaluronic acid helping to moisturize my skin, and is super confortable on skin, fresh and confortable...never irritating (like some other vit C brands I've used in the past). It feels great in skin even used after peeling or exfoliating...Will have to comment again after two weeks to see the improvements in my skin, but so far Im loving it!

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I purchased this at the end of last summer to help fade cystic acne scars on my chin and melasma on the right side of my face( I'm a stroke survivor and always a passenger, getting way more sun than I'd like & forgetting my sunscreen if in a hurry to ). Within a few days of beginning use, results were evident with some slight fading and after two months both of my issues were no longer. It also helped fade the hereditary spots on my hands. I use the back of my left hand to dispense product on and then rub the backs of my hands together to distribute any remainder. I continued to use the product up and found my skin to be softer & firmer. I highly recommend this product!

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    After the first use, I definitely noticed a difference. No harsh chemicals on your face and I'm glad I bought it!! Try it...

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    As I am sure it is true for many at TIA, I am a skin product junkie. I am always in search of the "elixir of youth". To that end, I have tried my fair share of different (more pricey) Vitamin C serums over the years and did not see any real results. That changed with Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum. Before I continue however, I have a confession to make...I originally did not purchase this product for me. I purchased it for my daughter who is 21 and had some acne scarring that she wanted to fade. Being the good mom that I am, :) I have taught my daughter from an early age to take care of her skin and to maintain a good skin care regimen. So, a vitamin C serum would be a nice addition to her routine. I chose Mad Hippie Vitamin C serum because of the positive reviews that I read, the cost, and the fact that it contained Ferulic Acid which helps protect against photo aging. (Since we spend so much time and money caring for our skin, this is a must!)

    When the product arrived I gave it to my daughter to use. Within days I noticed that her skin was looking brighter and her acne scars were fading. With those results, I decided to give it a try! Immediately I noticed the texture is not like the typical Vitamin C serum which is usually watery. The Mad Hippie serum is thicker, which I like, because the application can be controlled more easily. When I applied the serum, I noticed that it went on smoothly and absorbed quickly. From there I applied my night cream and was able to hop into bed without waiting for products to dry. More time for sleep is definitely a good thing!

    Within days, I noticed that my skin was looking brighter. In addition, the acne scars on the left side of my face were fading. I was thrilled! A cost effective product, that had noticeable results, was working!

    Several weeks of use have yielded continued benefits. Mine and my daughter's skin is much smoother and brighter, our scars are barely noticeable and, my skin seems tighter. I'm glad that I purchased this product. It is a welcomed addition to our skin care routine and I hope you will give it a try!

    Your partner in anti-aging,


  • 5 stars 3 out of 5

    I purchased this product last year and had to discontinue using it b/c it seemed to be breaking me out noticeably. Hearing all of the good reviews, I'll have to start using it again, but I did want to warn others that this was a possibility.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I can't say enough good things about the results I am getting.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    Being a CA native, I surf about 3-4 times a week and, to say the least, have severe sun-spots, among other skin issues that plague those who spend 10-12 hours a week in salt water. My dermatologist recommended me to her facialist who then recommended a serum containing Ferulic Acid to add to my daily regiment of skin care, but the $140+ price tag, had me searching for an alternative.

    After a little bit of research, I found Mad Hippie. And with confirmation from my dermatologist and facialist, I have been using the Vitamin C Serum for about 8 months now and have noticed an increased healthiness to my skin: clarity, tightening, and, most importantly for myself, a significant decrease in sun-spots.

    Thank You MAD HIPPIE!

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  • September 16, 2013

    by Marta

    Mad Hippie uses around 9-10% Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate. Given the greater bioavailablilty, this would compare to around a 20% ascorbic acid product, according to the company. You will also find this information at the end of the review on the product page.

  • September 16, 2013

    by Abby

    Love this product, just wondering the percentage of Vitamin C. Forgot to check this out when I ordered, and now can't find any info. Thanks!

  • January 8, 2013

    by Hilda

    I just orderd the other exfolieting serum, the face cream and the eye cream from iHerb (very cheap). Pitty that noone says something about the exfoliating serum. Next time i will try the Vitamin C serum.
    I also have adult acne and i get it all the time from different reasons (stress, menstruation or just not a good cream). I also have brown spots from my acnes but my skin is not that oily ... that it why i use cream over the serum.
    I used to make my own Vit C serum. I used a bit of rose water, macadamia oil and Ascorbic acid (and grapefruit oil for the wonderful smell). But my own serum didnt help me with the brown spots.
    Any way ... i would be happy to hear some comments over the rest of the products of Mad Hippie.
    It will tak a while till my order comes to me coz i live in Holland.

  • December 20, 2012

    by Marta

    Hi Vicki, everyone is a little different and you should experiment with caution. Although Mad Hippie is a gentle product, vitamin C can be drying around the delicate eye area. The best approach would be to try it without going right up against the eye and only day time (as at night it is all too easy to rub your eyes). Start with doing this every few days and build up to daily if you don't experience any adverse reactions.

  • December 19, 2012

    by Vicki Casson

    When applying MadHip Serum, how far up on my cheeks should I go? I'm hesitant to spread it to close to "where my cheek and eye meet" for worry of irritating my eye. But then again, right under my eyes it's discolored and wrinkled, so this area could really do with a vit.C serum ?

Water Deionized, Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate), Alkyl Benzoate, Vegetable Glycerin, Water, Glycerin, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, Clary Sage (Salvia Sclarea), Grapefruit (Citrus Grandis), Hyaluronic acid, Amorphophallus Konjac Root Powder, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Vitamin E (Tocotrienol), Ferulic acid, Chamomile Flower Extract (Recutita Matricaria), Sodium Phytate, Xanthum Gum, Hydroxyethylcellulose

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