What makes a good Vitamin C Serum even better? When it comes with eight supporting actives focused on superior skin optimization. Vitamin C gets a helping hand with a combination of natural but powerful ingredients that revitalize skin. Each active in this formulation has a corresponding “buddy” ingredient. Every active has an improved mechanism because of their buddy. And together, they kick signs of aging to the curb.
Vitamin C serum is a holy grail product when it comes to tackling whatever skincare problem ails you. It treats sun damage, acne, acne scars, discoloration, age spots, fine lines, skin texture, and enlarged pores all while promoting collagen production. But even Vitamin C needs a little help from its’ friends.
In the case of Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum, those friends come in the form of some skin-friendly actives that are packed with skin-nourishing vitamins, hydration, lipids, fatty acids and other goodies that keep skin acting younger and looking vibrant.
Every active in this formulation has a corresponding “buddy” ingredient. Each active has an improved mechanism because of their buddy.
When Actives Are BFFs
Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum has active ingredients that work together. Some examples:
Konjac + Hyaluronic Acid
The Hyaluronic Acid and Konjac Acid combination does something special.
Both Hyaluronic Acid and Konjac have high hygroscopic properties. They pull moisture from the air. The low molecular weight hyaluronic acid plus the glucomannan in konjac maximize their combined water absorption capacity. Once they absorb into the skin, they “link”. They attract water and swell in the skin. I mean, really, really swell with water. All the can get. So much water. It gives the skin a nice plump look while simultaneously treating.
The Three Amigos
Ferulic, C, and E are all anti-aging antioxidants. Awesome individually, but together they are special. According to the Journal of Investigative Dermatology:
“Ferulic acid alone (and vitamins C and E) provide partial protection but vitamins C, E and ferulic acid [altogether] provide virtually complete protection.”
The Vitamin C is part of a Serum Duo with the Mad Hippie Exfoliating Serum but also available as a stand alone product. The Mad Hippie Serum Duo have an astounding number of actives between them, yet don’t irritate skin.
Let’s examine these active ingredients in detail.
What We Love About It
This is a particularly impressive C serum. As a stable C, it is good to the last drop: no degrading or turning brown.
The ingredient combo is exceptionally effective and hits all the bases. Skin appears refined after use without redness or tightness. There is no peeling skin or dryness. It is powerful but there is no need to skip a day due to irritation.
Unlike many C serums, it is not sticky or tacky on dry down. It doesn’t pill or get crusty under my sunscreen and makeup.
The Vitamin C is part of a Serum Duo with the Mad Hippie Exfoliating Serum but also available as a stand alone product. Read about Mad Hippie Exfoliating Serum ingredients and our experience here.
How to Use This Serum
After cleansing, apply just a half a dropper full daily to the face and throat. Follow with a moisturizer so the hyaluronic and Konjac acids can work their moisture binding, skin plumping, hygroscopic magic.
Apply twice a day if this is your only serum, or once a day if using the MH Exfoliative Serum or another nighttime favorite.
Paired with the Mad Hippie Exfoliating Serum at night, this duo makes for an impressive one-two punch against aging and skin issues like discoloration, acne, fine lines and skin texture. And it does it with zero irritation.
If skin aging, poor texture, acne or sun damage make you want to apply ALL the things, this C Serum and the serum duo contain many excellent actives in the right combination and proportions to get the job done without causing any irritation.
WHERE TO FIND IT
Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum is available at Mad Hippie as part of a serum combo or separately:
- Serum Combo: https://www.madhippie.com/collections/deals/products/serum-combo
- Exfoliating Serum: https://www.madhippie.com/collections/skincare/products/exfoliating-serum
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Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum was submitted to Style Chicks for consideration purposes. All opinions and experiences are 100% our own.