Ok, so truth be told I’ve never been one to stick to a fancy skincare routine. I cleanse, tone and moisturize … I sometimes use a night moisturizer when I remember to do so. Oh and I also have a little face brush that I use every so often when I cleanse instead of an exfoliating scrub (great tip from a beautician friend that knows me well enough to know that I like to keep things uncomplicated).
Things seem to have changed ever since the following Mad Hippie products fell into my hands. I can now proudly declare that I’ve added a Hydrating Nutrient Mist AND a Vitamin C Serum to my regime. I actually look forward to applying them too!
A little introduction to the brand ..
Mad Hippie is a US-based skincare brand that produce a small variety of natural skincare products such as serums, oils, face creams, cleansers, mists and sunscreens. Their products are certified vegan and cruelty free and they do their bit for the environment by using BPA-free, fully recyclable airless pumps, printing solely with soy inks, running their facility off alternative energy and by donating $1 of every web sale to conservation.
The products …
Hydrating Nutrient Mist
This mist comes in the form of a spray and has a clean, floral scent. I really enjoy using it, not only on my face, but also for my neck and chest. A couple of sprays and my skin instantly feels hydrated and refreshed. I love the fact that the natural antioxidants and active essentials in this product work together to reduce the signs of aging, to improve the skin’s complexion and to minimize the appearance of skin discoloration whilst offering antioxidant protection against photoaging.
Vitamin C Serum
I apply this after the Hydrating mist and before my moisturizer. A drop on my cheeks, forehead, chin and nose and then I rub it in properly. It hydrates nicely without leaving the skin oily as most serums would. Vitamin C is known for preventing and treating UV induced photodamage and this serum also contains ferulic acid which is found primarily in plant cell walls and has been shown to double the UV protective effects of Viatmin C. To me this sounds like the perfect combo!
Both of these products claim to reduce the appearance of photodamaged skin which appeals to me very much seeing as I suffer from facial pigmentation. I’m half way through these bottles and although I haven’t noticed any visible improvement, I am happy to keep up this natural skincare regime in the hope that it could possibly make a difference. In fact, I have my eye on the facial moisturizer next!