Mad Hippie Face Cream Review

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Yay! My very first review! I picked up Mad Hippie’s face cream (Madhippie.com $25.99) when I was back home in North Dakota (shout out to Amazing Grains in Grand Forks… love you guys!)  and so far I am loving it!  I love that it includes argon oil as one of its ingredients as well as aloe vera and coconut oil and lots of other goodies! (I have listed the full ingredients from their website below.)I  have been using this in the am and pm and feel like it gives me a nice luminous glow. It also seems to be very moisturizing for me as well as I typically have somewhat dry skin. It has a fresh and floral type smell to it which I also enjoy (don’t worry its not very strong!).This is the first product I have tried from Mad Hippie but have heard that they also have an amazing eye cream and vitamin c serum.  Has anyone out there tried them? Thoughts?

 

Product Description

A light, moisturizing face cream packed with peptides.  Formulated to kick-start collagen production while Mother Nature’s best antioxidants neutralize aging free radicals.

 

Ingredient Highlights:

Matrixyl 3000 – Naturally stimulates body’s production of collagen & elastin – reducing wrinkles and giving skin a lifting effect.  Matrixyl 3000 increases skin elasticity and tone, and has been shown to reduce deep wrinkle surface area by 45%, wrinkle density by 37% & skin roughness by 14%.

Syn-Tacks – Dual peptide complex that interacts with the most relevant protein structures at the dermal-epidermal juncture to increase structural and functional integrity of the skin.  By stimulating production of Laminin V, Collagen type IV, VII and XVII as well as Intergrin, Syn-Tacks tones & firms the skin, dramatically reducing the appearance of wrinkles while enhancing cellular communication –  learn more about peptides

Coenzyme Q10 –  Reduces fine lines & wrinkles by energizing cells and aiding in skin’s natural ability to produce collagen, elastin & other crucial molecules.   Also inhibits free radical & sun damage.

Resveratrol – Super potent antioxidant from wine & grapes shown to reduce the effects of aging & UV damage.

Green Tea – Protects against free radical damage while increasing skin’s resilience through its anti inflammatory & anti carcinogenic properties.

Vitamin B3 – Energizes cells while aiding in metabolism of glucose & synthesis of lipids.  Has strong antioxidant & anti-carcinogenic qualities and has been shown to reduce the harmful effects of ultra violet rays, help even skin tone & enhance collagen production.

Polyphenols – Powerful antioxidant that has been shown to be 50x more effective at combating free radicals than Vitamin C  (Journal of Medicinal Food)

Vitamin E – Contains powerful anti aging & anti carcinogenic properties.  Reduces fine lines & wrinkles while it heals and protects skin from UV & free radical damage.

Aloe Vera – Skin protectant with natural healing qualities.  Increases the availability of oxygen to the skin and hence aids in the synthesis and resilience of skin tissue.

Coconut Oil – Moisturizes and soothes skin while creating a lipid barrier that fends off skin damage.  Combats wrinkles & discoloration while promoting the natural healing of the skin.

Argan Oil – Natural healing agent from Northern Africa.  High source of vitamin E, essential fatty acids & phytosterols.  Attributed with naturally healing scar tissue, moisturizing the skin & reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

Grape Seed Extract – One of nature’s most potent antioxidants, shown to inhibit UV generated skin damage and protect skin from free radicals.

Acai Berry – Super antioxidant from Brazil that increases  levels of hydroxyproline, a vital amino acid required for the synthesis of collagen and elastin.

Pomegranate – Potent antioxidant that is a high source of ellagic acid, a polyphenol that has been shown to inhibit the growth of skin cancer.  Believed to also mediate the effects of ultraviolet rays & skin discoloration.

Full Ingredient List Full Ingredient List: Water Deionized, Safflower Oil (Carthamus Tinctorius), Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Niacinamide, Matrixyl 3000, Argan Oil, Syn-Tacks, Pomegranate Seed Oil (Punica Granatum), Green Tea Extract (Camelia Sinensis Polyphenols), Grape Seed Extract (Vitis Vinifera), Acai Berry Extract, Sodium PCA, Resveratrol, Potassium Sorbate, Sorbic Acid, Vitamin E Acetate, Coenzyme Co Q10, Tocotrienol 40, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera)

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