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A review of the Vitamin C Serum and Eye Repair Cream from the indie beauty label
The hippies are coming to Green Monday, readers! Somehow over my life, a generation once thought of as noble and revolutionary, has morphed into an easy punch line. I admit, I’m guilty of making a hippie joke or two myself, but truthfully a number of Green Monday type ideals and beliefs I hold dear are directly descended from the hippie handbook. As a vegetarian of over 15 years with an interest in locally sourcing my food and making eco-conscious purchases, I realize much of my lifestyle is a result of the 60’s revolution.
Today’s Green Monday review is about a natural beauty company that takes it’s cues from the Woodstock generation, Mad Hippie’s natural skin care. This eco and socially responsible company (10% of all profits are donated to Conservation International) combines the best all natural ingredients with powerful antioxidants and potent peptides to actively fight skin damage and signs of aging.
This Portland Maine company prides itself in producing quality beauty items without added parabens, mineral oil, lanolin or synthetics. Instead these mad hippies believe the best things for our skin come from natural sources. They pack their potions with natural antioxidants, anti-carcinogens and other natural, healing actives all intended to “not only heal and protect cellular integrity, but actually work to build skin’s natural resilience and prevent future damage.”
We heart this received two items from Mad Hippie’s carefully crafted catalog for review and I can say that these natural items seem to be as luxurious and effective as any I’ve purchased from a high-end department store.
First, let’s discuss the Vitamin C Serum ($34). From it’s product description, you would think you were reading a ‘scientific’ beauty product label, not that of this all natural miracle worker serum with a “unique antioxidant blend (that is) specially formulated to heal and prevent photo aging, reduce wrinkles and tone the skin”
It’s packed with great ingredients like vitamin C and E, ferulic acid, grapefruit, chamomile and clary sage. I found the serum super light and not tacky (always a plus in my overnight treatments) with a very light, slightly sweet scent. The serum can be worn day or night and I’ve been applying this light treatment five minutes after washing my face (as directed) before bed every evening. When I wake in the morning, the serum has vanished into my skin, leaving a soft face behind. After three weeks my semi-sensitive skin looks a tad brighter – a miracle in itself for this season – my skin usually goes a little ‘off’ in the fall.
Also, with regular use I have had nary a pimple or red splotch on my face, a common side effect of intensive treatments on my skin. I can’t wait to see the full effects after three months of use (the time period needed for best results). Which, I should get from just one bottle of serum considering the small amount of serum needed (just a nickel size dab) and the generously sized glass vial.
Finally, bonus packaging points for the brown hued glass (it protects the valuables inside better) and the squeeze dropper applicator for germ free use (and the ability to get every last drop of serum).
We also received another Mad Hippie favorite, the No More Crows Peptide Repair Eye Cream ($24) for the Green Monday review. This all natural eye cream is surprisingly lush and thick and promises to deeply moisturize the eye area. The cream is also said to mimic the body’s natural production of collagen, as well as reduce puffiness and fight free radicals.
Besides those amazing results, this eye cream uses the goodness of white tea, vitamins E and K, buckwheat and Argan oil to naturally soothe and calm the delicate eye area. Make sure to check the comments for our tester’s thoughts on the No More Crows Peptide Repair Cream!
we heartsters – you’d have to be mad not to check out Mad Hippie’s naturally effective beauty!
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