Mad Hippie Face Cream ($25.99) is a terrific face cream, and I highly recommend it. I've spent thousands on skin care in my product-junkie quest to find the perfect cream, and I can tell you that that there's no such thing. Each person is different and our skin varies with our age, genetics, health, and the weather.
I am 65, live in a region whose humidity level averages under 10%, and have well-cared for (but aging) skin. I've been a researcher who worked with cosmetic chemists and am a practicing esthetician. I am not seduced by high prices or luxe packaging. I want a product that keeps my skin moist and smooth. Mad Hippie Face Cream is smooth, rich without being greasy and absorbs well, leaving my skin hydrated all day and overnight. It is full of peptides, antioxidants and other desirable ingredients. Mad Hippie Face Cream is cruelty-free and it uses an airless pump dispenser to avoid the contamination and degradation that can occur when a product is exposed to excess oxygen and un-sanitized fingers dipping into it.
I used it in the morning and before bed for two weeks and my face never once felt dry. I then resumed my normal routine, which alternates different serums and/or oils to further nourish my face, orbital area and neck. I was surprised that my skin didn't "miss" the latter supplementation when I only used the Mad Hippie Face Cream. Mad Hippie Face Cream might be enough product for a younger user, but at my age I'd hate to give up the extras. I also use other Mad Hippie products and have been equally surprised and satisfied with their performance. This product is a great value - $25.99 and I'll be adding it to my routine. I vary my moisturizers and use some very nice, more expensive ones, but this one will become a staple. The packaging is simple, safe and recyclable, in keeping with the company's "natural" philosophy, and the product has a barely noticeable light scent which vanishes after application. I highly recommend Mad Hippie Face Cream.
Ingredients in Mad Hippie Face Cream: Water Deionized, Soafflower Oil (Carthamus Tinctorius) Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Niacinamide, Matrrixyl 3000, Argan Oil, Syn-Tacks, Pomegranate Seed Oil (Punica Granatum), Green Tea Extract (Camelia Sinensis Polyphenols), Grape Seed Extract (Vitis Vinifera), Acai Berry Extract, ePCA, Resveratrol, Potassium Sorbate, Sorbic Acid, Vitamin E Acetate, Coenzyme Co Q10, Tocotrienol 40, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera)