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Mad Hippie

In the UK we seem to be very simplistic with our skin care.  It's a case of serum, antiaging moisturiser  (and we rely on the manufacturer to put in the peptides and retins to the right mix for us, along with the added dose of preservative, stabiliser ) and eye cream. SPF in the summer, added.  Am I right!  Or is this just me?  But this is not the only way to handle skincare.  We could be more pro-active with our peptides.  We could run our retinols and manage our matryxls.  You see many other nationalities visit a dermatologist as we do a dentist.  Is it just me that has the impression that in the UK we aren't as vigilant with our skin care?

I started looking into the various individual components of anti-aging and clearly the various retinoids are up there.  Now, we know of retinol and retina A don't we!  Even if we don't know the difference and which is best and where retanoic acid sits in. Then as we scratch our heads we discover  there is a relatively new kid on the block Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate (HPR) just to confuse us further. 

When we I come out of confusion, we I discover that possibly this is a good beginner retin as it's not complicated.  It appears from what I have read to be bioavailable in its ready state and is less irritating than Retin-A.

Mad Hippie utilises Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate (HPR) in its Vitamin A serum. Have you heard of Mad Hippie?  What a fabulous name and it resonates with the company's philosophy.  Are they the rebels of skincare?  Maybe,  given that so few companies have active products without additives.  Let me go and find my floppy hat and sign me up to  dance in the meadow of buttercups now for I am a supporter of this philosophy. 

I have been using their Vitamin A serum for a couple of weeks now.  It will take a while to show results but I feel confident that I am using a natural and active product that will show results.  

The eye cream has also been in my arsenal for the last few weeks.  I just adore the light texture and it appears packaged with lots that is good for my eye skin rejuvenation. 

In the UK you can buy Mad Hippie here  and a few other online sources, and in the USA direct from their website

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  1. Sounds like a good product! I never thought much about scin care, but now I really search for the right ingredients!

  2. Ooooh I love the name Mad Hippie! I would love to be able to visit my derm on a regular basis but I don't have that much disposable income!

  3. My, twin, you've sure done your homework and your road-testing! Well done. I have to put up my perhaps typically British hand and say I'm, er, relaxed about skin care (and it shows!). Supermarket eye gel and chemist moisturising gel. You youngsters who are taking such good care of you skin with these retinols and the rest are going to look gorgeous into your 90s - way to go, twin! Hugs, x.

  4. I used to use Mad Hippie and liked their products. I'm a bit sceptical about all the claims made for AHAs, Vit C, retinol and the like. They're a bit harsh for some mature skins. If we're constantly exfoliating our skin we make it thinner and more vulnerable to sun damage.

  5. I like the name for the product! It's a cool name. I'll have to look into this product! #GlobalBlogging

  6. I'm sold on the name haha! The chemicals are so confusing - I like the word potent and usually go for that ;O) xx Maria


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