I found the Mad Hippie Eye Cream ($24.99) to generally be a good face lotion. While it is sold as an eye cream, there is no reason not to use it all over your face if you have dry to normal skin. I was pleased with the price, packaging and ingredients of this product. It comes in an airtight pump that is opaque so that no light can reduce the effectiveness of the ingredients.
Besides water, the first five ingredients in Mad Hippie Eye Cream are as follows: Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B that is great for the skin and fights against UV damage. Regu-Age (an active that consists of hydrolyzed rice bran protein, soybean protein and oxido reductases) has been shown to reduce dark circles, puffiness and UV damage. Eyeliss helps with puffy eyes that are caused by fluid build-up, poor drainage, fragile capillaries and loss of elasticity. Haloxyl is a synthetic ingredient formulated to reduce dark circles under the eyes. Matrixyl 3000 has been shown to reduce wrinkles. Most of the remaining ingredients in this eye cream are made up of beneficial vitamins and extracts. The natural essential oils include basil, bergamot, rosemary, cedarwood, cinnamon bark, geranium and guaiacwood. People who are sensitive to fragrances may have issues with the scent; however, I did not (and I am typically very sensitive to fragrances).
I consistently used the Mad Hippie Eye cream only on my left eye until the entire bottle was gone - about six months. While I have not seen any difference between the left eye and my right eye, this could be because my under-eye issues are mostly genetic. This cream claims to fix only environmentally induced under-eye puffiness or dark circles (i.e. sun, smoking, stress).
I would consider buying it again and using it as a general moisturizer. Not only does this cream have a decent price, proper packaging and ideal ingredients, it’s also owned by a smaller, more personable cosmetics company.
Ingredients in Mad Hippie Eye Cream: Water, Niacinamide, Regu-Age, Eyeliss, Haloxyl, Matrixyl 3000, Glycerin, Vitamin K ( Phytonadione ), Titanium Dioxide, Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate), Squalene, Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate), Cholecalciferol, Vitamin C (Ascorbyl Palmitate), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Argan Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Chamomile Flower Extract (Recutita Matricaria), Vitamin E Acetate, Ceramide 3, Buckwheat Wax, White Tea (Camellia Sinensis Extract), Pomegranate Seed Oil (Punica Granatum), Sorbic Acid, Natural Essential Oils
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