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Mad Hippie

August 4, 2011 Reviewed by admin 3 Comments

Mad Hippie is an all natural skin care company (as if you couldn’t tell from the name) that started out in Portland, Maine. The company says “Our goal has always been to make the safest, most effective products utilizing scientifically advanced actives coupled with Mother Nature’s finest antioxidants.” The company is so confident that you’ll love their stuff; they will give you 60 days to try it out and if you don’t like it, you can return it for your money back.

The Good:

Mad Hippie has gotten positive reviews from Truth in Aging readers, so much so that we began to carry their products in our shop. When Amy reviewed the Vitamin C Serum, she said “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.” The site allows users to see all of the ingredients, with some explanations as not all of us know what Matrixyl 3000 is and what it can do for you. Prices are on the moderate side, at about $15 for the face cleanser to $33 for the Vitamin C Serum.

The Bad:

Not all of Mad Hippies products have been hits with us. Despite solid, well known ingredients in the “No more Crows Feet,” Marta found that the product caused more harm than good to her skin. It could be an isolated incident but it is worth noting. Also they need more products, with a roster of Vitamin C serum, Cleanser, Face Cream, and Eye Cream- there is still more that we could use. Maybe something focused on men, whole body lotions, neck creams, and more.

The Truth:

Mad Hippie is a simple company offering products with complex, but good ingredients. That combination is safe and effective but it leaves us wanting more products from the brand. We see potential in them. The price tag isn’t too steep and customers seem genuinely happy, overall, with the results from Mad Hippie. If you’re looking into cleansers or need something to help deal with photoaging and not looking to spend a ton, Mad Hippie just may be the route to take. Currently they aren’t available in too many stores but you can order it online.
  • December 7, 2011

    by Julie Kay

    Go for it, Mari, and I for one will be waiting to hear how it goes. I went to the Mad Hippie site and am madly impressed by the ingredients lists of all their products. I am chalk full of things I have to finish using, but plan to give Hippie a go soon, as well. That sun worship was fun, though, wasn't it...? ~jk

  • December 7, 2011

    by Mari

    Wowee...I have been using SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic for about 5 years and loving everything about it except the price and the occasional stinging because I'm a doofus and I got it in my eyes. I read up on your comparisons with (CSS?) and Mad Hippie (plus all the DIYs, which I'd screw up, no doubt) and I am ABSOLUTELY going to give this a shot!

    The genesis of this is that I have fair skin that experienced several REAL good sunburns in my life and most certainly in my childhood and teens (I've lived in SoCal, AZ, HI, CO, SoFla, NM -- you name it; everywhere skin like mine shouldn't be,THAT'S where I was.) Every, and by that I mean EVERY time I went to the dermatologist, no matter where I lived or who the doctor was, surprise, surprise... I had new skin cancers that HAD to be taken off after biopsy, and they were being treated the old fashioned way before "Moh's" gained general popularity. Not that it's much I was getting my face literally carved up/frozen off due to itty bitty (for the most part) basal cell carcinomas each and EVERY year (once I had to go to a plastic surgeon after the Moh's) and sometimes 2x/yr, thank you, and I was sick of it. Nothing like going to a job interview with big ol' Frankenstein stitches in your naso-labial fold! So the good doctor said, "Try This! And that'll be $144, please for this here SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic." (nice...told you I was a can get it for $45 less at Complete Skin (AWESOME CUSTOMER SERVICE!!)...

    Since I am completely desperate (and at that point, 47 years old, still vain, and a year away from being a Grandma, little did I know :) Whoo hoo!) so I buy this stuff and use it RELIGIOUSLY once a day, in the morning, after cleansing and before moisturizing. (Believe it or not, I use Hempz Original moisturizer -- go to for that if you want -- "tanning-oriented but getting better" website but cheap! 17 oz for around $'s like $24+ in salons) on my face and neck and it works great, according to the compliments I regularly get that NO WAY AM I 52, which I am). I use the Hempz as an all-over moisturizer as well and it smells like watch; I'm gonna go look-see what's in it, and keel over in horror... fast-forward to NOW and I have been using this CE Ferulic religiously and being smarter about the sun...and guess what? I have not had ONE -- NOT A SINGLE skin cancer or pre-cancer show up on my face in the 5 years I have been using SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic!

    I'm 100% serious -- I went from getting carved up like a friggin' Halloween pumpkin EVERY SINGLE FLIPPIN' TIME I went to the dermatologist (every 6-12 months!) -- to NOTHING WRONG! Skin looks GREAT! Dermatologist says MY SKIN LOOKS AWESOME and also can't believe I'm 52 but he has my records, so...

    NOW -- YOU GUYS come along (I was actually googling 'argan oil' out of curiosity when I found you) and tell me about Mad Hippie (which, I mean, you had me at Hippie) and that their CE Ferulic is every bit as good as SkinCeuticals and costs WAYYYY less than I'm, I'm gonna give it a whirl. I'm even gonna use it ion the backs of my hands and on my lovely décolletage, since at the other price, I kinda held off on those areas and just did my face, usually.

    Will let you know if anything magical happens :)

    I think I might try the eye stuff too...maybe even the lotion...
    somebody saaaaaaave me 'cause I'm-a-reachin' for the plastic...

  • August 29, 2011

    by J.Alex

    This is DEFINATELY a company that has sparked my interest!

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