mad hippie vitamin a serum

Reviewed by TIA Community Member on January 14, 2015


by Sandy

Being 61 years old now, I've been wanting to try both a vitamin A serum and a product with hyaluronic acid to see if either (or both) would help my skin look more evenly toned. A little more radiance would be an added bonus. My skin is combination skin but drier in the winter, which means that in the winter months my skin has dry patches that show up more when I apply foundation.

I was very pleased to be able to test and review the Mad Hippie Vitamin A Serum ($32.99 in the shop). I incorporated the product into my nightly routine by first washing and drying my face and then applying the Mad Hippie Vitamin A Serum. After having it on for ten minutes, I then applied my moisturizer.  For the first 10 seconds or so, the product feels a bit tacky. But the tacky feeling then disappears.

By the end of the first week, I began to notice that my foundation looked less like makeup sitting on my face. And with my makeup on, my skin does actually look a little more radiant than before I started using the product. I didn't notice much of a difference without my makeup on, but I definitely did with my makeup on. I'm fine with that, since if I'm going to make the effort to put makeup on to go somewhere, I want my skin to look better while still looking natural.

With the ingredients in the Mad Hippie Vitamin A Serum, particularly the retinyl retinoate and the sodium hyaluronic acid, I was expecting my few fine lines to become less apparent. I haven't really noticed that yet. But since there is still quite a bit of product left, I will continue using it to see if there is an improvement in the fine lines. If I see no further improvements, I will still be a user of Mad Hippie Vitamin A Serum because at least my skin does look better when I am wearing foundation.