Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Mad Hippie Advanced Skin Care

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Today's giveaway is sponsored by Mad Hippie Advanced Skin Care.

I had the opportunity to review two products of the Mad Hippie Skin Care line, the Cream Cleanser and Eye Cream. I am absolutely am IN LOVE with this product line. I won't lie, I love it so much that I kind of wish I had the chance to review the whole facial care line. :) 

About our sponsor: Mad Hippie Advanced Skin Care is a small family owned company, started in Portland, Maine. They "migrated" to Austin, Texas, "to help keep them weird". Their goal has always been to make the safest, most effective products utilizing scientific advanced actives combined with Mother Nature's finest antioxidants to give (us) healthier, younger skin!   
At Mad Hippie, we take skin care seriously, but we also take corporate responsibility seriously. We know and appreciate the faith a customer puts into a company when buying their line, and that’s why we strive to always make the safest, most effective products possible.  Unfortunately, the beauty care industry is riddled with companies that are strictly profit-minded & willing to fill their products with anything if it is cheap, regardless of the health consequences to the consumer. Call us hippies, but we just don’t feel that’s right.
Here at Mad Hippie we wouldn’t put anything into our skin care products that we wouldn’t feel comfortable putting on to our own skin. Ever. It can’t stop there though. We also take our responsibility to the planet seriously & that’s why we are always working to further reduce our carbon footprint and impact on the environment. From recently switching to some of the only fully recyclable airless pumps on the market, to printing entirely with soy inks using 100% wind energy (RECs), Mad Hippie is dedicated to the preservation of the environment. So, give our natural skin care products a try and feel good knowing you are taking a step towards healthier, more beautiful skin, while we work together towards a healthier, more beautiful planet.
With the green movement fully underway, many people often forget that what we put on to our skin is just as important as what we put in to our bodies.  More and more studies have shown the ability of topically applied agents to penetrate the skin, so by choosing to go all natural, you are limiting not only your skin’s exposure to many harmful agents, but also that of your entire body.
When searching out safe skin care products one must remember that it is not just the creams, lotions and facial products that that pose a risk, but instead anything that comes in contact with our skin. This includes deodorants, shampoos, conditioners, makeup, soaps and detergents.  In fact, estrogen-mimicking parabens, one of the most widely used preservatives in personal care products today, are regularly found in the biopsies of breast cancer tissue.  A likely culprit – the parabens found in many deodorants and antiperspirants.

It is time that we stop drawing a line between products that we put in to our body versus those that we put on to our body.  It is time that we start demanding the same quality standards for our personal care products that we do for the foods that we eat. 

The awesome products I had the chance to review are the Mad Hippie Natural Facial Cream Cleanser and Mad Hippie Natural Eye Cream.

Cream Cleanser: 
A Gentle, Balancing Cream Cleanser That Removes Free Radicals & Impurities While Moisturizing & Healing.
One big thing I love about Mad Hippie is that ALL the ingredients are listed on the package as well as their website. Their website details the benefits of each ingredient in the Cream Cleanser and how it is of a benefit to your skin.
Cream Cleanser Ingredient Highlights: Organic Jojoba Oil, Orchid Extract, Organic Macadamia Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Algae Extract, Sesame Oil, Green Tea, Sodium PCA,Shea Butter.  

The one thing that is different about this cleanser as compared to "typical" cleansers is that this doesn't foam up; because, it doesn't have sodium laureth/lauryl sulfate. This is important to note because it doesn't leave your skin feeling dry and itchy after you wash your face. It doesn't have a stinky or overly powerful scent. A couple months ago, I was dealing with a bit of stress and I was starting to look like a teenager in puberty again. I've been using this for a few weeks now, and it's cleared my skin up without drying my skin out, which usually happens with "acne" cleansers.

Eye Cream:
Tetra-peptide Eye Cream packed with powerful antioxidants.  Formulated to address issues specific to the thin, fragile skin around the eyes.

As with the Cream Cleanser, the eye cream also lists all the ingredients as well as the benefits and purposes of each. 
Eye Cream Ingredient Highlights: Eyeliss, Regu-age,Matrixyl 3000, Haloxyl, Chamomile Extract, Vitamin K, Pomegranate, Vitamin C, Wheat Protein, Vitamin B3, Argan Oil, Buckwheat, White Tea, Ceramide, Vitamin E.
I have definitely noticed over the past few weeks that my "bags" under my eyes are less puffy and less purple. I am lucky not to have many wrinkles yet, so fortunately I can't really report on that benefit. However, those especially sleepy days where my eyes are super puffy, I've compared this to Clinique's "All About Eyes" cream/gel that is supposed to help decrease eye puffs, darkness and fine lines, and holds makeup in place. I used Clinique on one eye, and Mad Hippie on the other, and after 3 days, I could definitely tell the difference on the Mad Hippie side. Much less purple and puff. Plus, the added benefit? Mad Hippie is ALL NATURAL.
Check out Mad Hippie's website for more information regarding why Natural Skin Care is so important, and Mad Hippie's blog for information about new products and more detailed information regarding the ingredients they choose (and from where they are obtained). I know I keep talking about how stinking awesome this company is, so I've got one more thing- they believe in their product so much so that they stand by their product, and offer a 60-day 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you're not happy (which is SO unlikely to happen), return the unused portion and they'll refund 100% of your money. Yes, really.
WIN IT: One reader will receive a full size Eye Cream ARV $25
Please use Giveaway Tools form below.  
Giveaway ends on 8/2/13
Restricted to US only, 18+

Winner has 48 hours to respond to notification email. 

Mad Hippie Natural Skin Care, The Nurse Mommy Giveaway Ends 8/2

Disclosure: Michelle from the Nurse Mommy received the above mentioned items for consideration of this review/giveaway. No additional compensation was received for this posting. The Nurse Mommy blog will always provide honest opinions, beliefs or experiences on products reviewed. We will only recommend products or services that we feel are of benefit to our readers. The Nurse Mommy is not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media outlets and released of any liability as such. If you have any questions or would like your company featured on our blog, please contact Michelle from The Nurse Mommy at babagrlshell {at} gmail {dot} com


  1. Id love the vitamin C serum to try!

  2. I would like to try the Exfoliating Serum

  3. I would like to try the cream cleanser. I have been breaking out lately (postpartum hormones?) and I really need a product like that.

  4. I would like to try their vitamin c serum

  5. I'd love the exfoliating serum!

  6. the cream cleanser

  7. I would like to try the Vitamin C Serum most.

  8. Exfoliating Serum

  9. oooohhhhh lala!!! love this company. would love to try the vitamin c serum

  10. Vitamin C & cream serum! Love this company & will be ordering soon!

  11. I would love to try the Antioxidant Facial Oil.

  12. I would like to try the Peptide Face Cream that Reduces the Appearance of Wrinkles & Creates Smooth, Healthy Skin.

  13. The Vitamin C Serum sounds neat!

  14. I'd love to try their Eye Cream!

  15. Vitamin C Serum has my interest

  16. I'd love to try this:

  17. I love serums, especially this one: Vitamin C Serum. I believe that they really work and try to have some at all times.

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  19. I love that they have a deal on their full line which I'd love to try :D

  20. Antioxidant-Rich Peptide Face Cream

    eg kaufman

  21. william saylorFriday, July 26, 2013

    I would like to try the Cream Cleanser

  22. Maybe the exfoliating serum.

  23. The cream cleanser. I have to wash my face, would be nice to do it naturally! :)

  24. Face Cream

    Antioxidant-Rich Peptide Face Cream

  25. I would like to try their face cream.

    -Hannah Avery

  26. The cream cleanser. It sounds lovely

  27. I'd love to try the vitamin C serum

  28. I would like to try the cream cleanser. teachinmomma123abc at yahoo dot com

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