What age should I be to use Mad Hippie?
Mad Hippie products all have rejuvenating properties, meaning they work well for aging skin. With that being said, products like our vitamin C serum, in particular, which can help brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, is also great for younger skin as it can aid in a clear complexion, while also helping inhibit photoaging (aging caused by the sun) which is the cause of an estimated 90% of skin aging.
As one ages, their skin stops producing as much oil (sebum) and this leads to dryer, more wrinkle prone skin. Because of this, many of our moisturizers, such as our eye cream and face cream, are designed for mature skin and its specific needs.
Are your products cruelty-free? Vegan?
All of our products are certified cruelty-free & vegan, except for our SPF which features a little bit of beeswax. Many vegans are fine with beeswax, but we understand and respect that it is a personal choice :)
How about GMO Free?
Are Mad Hippie products suitable for acne prone skin?
While all Mad Hippie products are non-comedogenic, our serums are a must for acne prone skin, particularly the vitamin C serum, which can be used morning and night (if not using any other serum).
The vitamin A serum or exfoliating serum can be added at night, starting these serums every other night until skin adjusts (the vitamin A serum, in particular, can have a brief adjustment period).
Should I get multiple products?
Mad Hippie products are designed to be used in conjunction. Coupling a few products brings the best results.
I have skin discoloration, what products are best?
If you have discoloration from sun damage, the hydrating nutrient mist, vitamin C serum, vitamin A serum & exfoliating serum are the best options. Use the hydrating nutrient mist in the morning followed by the vitamin C serum. At night simply use the exfoliating serum or vitamin A serum. Make sure to rub all products in well to ensure they fully penetrate the skin. Serums can be followed by a moisturizer.
It is essential to wear a physical blocking sunscreen daily on the discolored areas. Discoloration is normally a result of damaged melanocytes, melanin producing cells, due to overexposure to the sun. These damaged melanocytes then become overactive, overproducing melanin in specific locations. It is possible to dramatically lighten the appearance of the discoloration, but much of the discoloration tends to return if out in the sun for long periods of time as the damaged melanocytes will again become overactive.
I have rosacea, what products should I use?
We recommend the hydrating nutrient mist, vitamin C serum & face cream. Apply the mist, follow with vitamin C serum, then finally face cream. Avoid the exfoliating serum as alpha hydroxy acids can cause flare ups for those with rosacea.
How do I get the best results from my Mad Hippie products?
A major difference between people who get great results from their skin care products and those who do not is how well they rub them into their skin. When rubbing skin care products in though it is essential to be very gentle and to not pull or tug on the skin. Instead, use more of a gentle upward massaging motion helping the actives fully penetrate without stretching or pulling the skin.
How long does it take to start seeing the effects of Mad Hippie?
The majority of what we consider to be skin aging is actually sun damage that we accumulate over our lifetime. Treating this through natural antioxidants & safe ingredients is the best means, but one should not expect overnight results. Instead expect to see marked improvements in 30-60 days, with the full results taking 90+ days. With continued use, you can keep your skin looking healthy, bright and beautiful regardless of your age.
What is the difference between the exfoliating serum and vitamin A serum?
Great question! While both are exfoliants, they work in different ways. The exfoliating serum uses alpha hydroxy acids to break the lipid bonds that hold on the outer layer of dead, dull skin, while vitamin A enhances cellular turnover. Some people prefer alpha hydroxy acids, while some prefer vitamin A. It’s really hard to say which exfoliant is best for you, as each person’s skin type varies some. While traditionally vitamin A is more drying than alpha hydroxy acids, our vitamin A formulation is not overly drying.
Those with rosacea should avoid using the exfoliating serum.
Can I use the vitamin A serum & the exfoliating serum?
It’s probably not necessary as both work to exfoliate the skin, but for those who would prefer to use both, stagger the two products from night to night (ie. exfoliating serum one night, vitamin A serum the next). Or, use one product for 3-4 weeks, then switch to the other. We normally recommend to not layer these two products on top of each other as it could cause irritation and increased skin sensitivity due to over-exfoliation.
Can I use Mad Hippie while pregnant?
We always recommend consulting with your health care provider about any products that will be used during pregnancy and nursing to make sure that they do not have any concerns.
We normally advise against using the vitamin A serum during pregnancy and nursing.
What order should I use my products in?
We recommend gently massaging the vitamin C serum into your skin in the morning after washing and drying thoroughly.
Wait 5 minutes after applying the serum & apply the creams. Apply the face cream to the entire face, including eye area, then apply the eye cream beside and below the eyes—making sure to rub both creams in well, particularly around wrinkle prone areas. Follow this with our extra hydrating antioxidant facial oil.
At night, follow the same steps but replace the vitamin C serum with an exfoliant: either the exfoliating serum or vitamin A serum.
If just using the creams, wait a couple minutes after washing your face when skin is fully dry to apply.
The facial SPF should be used as the final and last step of your morning routine.
Are your face cream and eye cream bottles BPA-free? Recycled / Recyclable?
Our airless pumps are made with plastic resin that has no added BPA, and are fully recyclable. Most airless pumps on the market contain both metal and plastic, Mad Hippie’s pumps are entirely plastic though making them recyclable.
Where should I keep my Mad Hippie products?
Mad Hippie products can be kept at room temperature wherever you would like. Avoid keeping your products in the heat or exposed to UV rays though.
How do I become a wholesaler of Mad Hippie?
Contact us directly!