Friday, June 19, 2015

Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil | Review

Press Sample (Affiliate Links)

I get so many emails requesting recommendations for luxurious, yet budget friendly, beauty oils, and I am always thrilled to be able to feature such great finds.

My most recent budget-friendly luxurious beauty oil is Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil, and as the name suggests– this is a antioxidant-rich anti-aging oil, and it is deeply moisturizing and nourishing. It has a lightweight texture that is remarkably fast-absorbing, and when applied to warm slightly damp skin it absorbs immediately. It leaves behind no oily residue, and it imparts a gorgeous healthy glow. In addition to healthy luminous skin, one notices that fine lines are plumped, skin is beautifully hydrated, and over time photo damage is diminished.

In addition to an enviable list of natural active ingredients, Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil has the delectable smell that might be described an unassuming citrus that isn't in the least bit overpowering.

I can use this luxurious beauty oil day or night, or both, and my normal/combination skin feels soft, smooth, supple and luminous whenever I use it. I also love to add a drop or two to my foundations, tinted moisturizers and BB and CC creams for a dewy luminous finish.

According to Mad Hippie,

Make peace with your inner hippie while hydrating & protecting against photoaging….Our preservative-free antioxidant oil is truly the most natural way to moisturize.

Genuine flower power, natural antioxidants and active essentials work hand in hand to liberate the skin from signs of aging.  By leaving out harmful chemicals, parabens, synthetic color and fragrance, Mad Hippie helps your skin achieve true harmony.
  • 18 Actives with Argan Oil, Goji & Camu Camu
  • No Animal Testing
  • Vegan
  • Printed with soy inks with 100% wind energy (RECs)
  • Made in USA
Select Ingredient Attributes:

Argan Oil: Providing instant, non-comedogenic hydration to the skin while naturally occurring triterpenoids work to heal scar tissue, reduce inflammation & protect the skin.  Containing over 80% essential fatty acids, as well as naturally occurring vitamin E, this exotic oil works to moisturize & revitalize the skin.

Sea Buckthorn Berry: This berry native to the Tibetan Himalayas, is rich in vitamins A, B, C, D, E, K, P, carotenoids, flavonoids, phenols, folic acid & fatty acids. In fact, the buckthorn berry is the only plant in the world to contain omega 3, 6, 7 & 9 all together.

Blueberry Extract: This superfruit is rich in antioxidants including vitamins A & C that protect the skin by neutralizing aging free radicals.  Blueberries have been shown to reduce the rigidity of capillary walls underneath the skin, promoting circulation & aiding in the reduction of redness & flushing.

Pomegranate Oil: 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.

Camu Camu Berry: Amazonian berry with 30x the vitamin C of an orange.

Broccoli Extract: A recent study at John Hopkins found that broccoli extract applied topically reduced UV induced redness & inflammation by an average of 37%.  This is thought to be a result of the sulforaphane found in broccoli.

Raspberry Seed Extract: High in antioxidants such as vitamin E, vitamin A, and omega fatty acids 3 & 6, raspberry seed extract is also know for its anti-inflammatory and anti-septic qualities.  High in ellagic acid, a natural polyphenol, raspberry seed extract provides UV protective benefits, while protecting the skin from damaging free radicals.

Strawberry Extract: Another antioxidant-rich berry, Strawberry extract has been shown to have UV protective effects on the skin.

Goji Berry: Containing 18 vital amino acids, zinc, selenium, phosphorus and vitamins B1, B2, B6, C & E, goji berries provide the skin with essential nutrients and antioxidants. In fact, the superfruit contains more beta carotene than carrots, and even more iron than spinach.

Hemp Seed Extract: Rich in omegas 3, 6 & 9, as well as antioxidants, hemp seed oil provides the skin with instant moisturizing and protective benefits.

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

Sunflower Seed Oil: Rich in vitamins A, D & E, as well as essential fatty acids, sunflower seed oil has natural moisturizing and anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. 
Ingredients: Argan Oil (Argania Spinosa), Pomegranate Seed Oil (Punica Granatum), Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus Annuus), Cranberry Fruit Extract (Vaccinium Macrocarpon), Pomegranate Extract (Punica Granatum) , Blueberry Extact (Vaccinium Angustifolium), Strawberry Fruit Extract (Fragaria Vesca), Kiwi Extract (Actinidia Chinensis), Watermelon Fruit Extract (Citrullus Vulgaris), Grape Seed Extract (Vitis Vinifera), Raspberry Seed Extract (Rubus Idaeus), Camu Camu Fruit Extract (Myrciaria Dubia), Acai Fruit Extract (Euterpe Oleracea), Goji Extract (Lycium Barbarum), Sea Buckthorn Berry Extract (Hippophae Rhamnoides), Hemp Seed Extract (Cannabis Sativa), Broccoli Extract (Brassica Oleracea Italica), Sweet Orange Oil (Citrus Sinensis), Vitamin E (Tocopherol).
Overall Assessment: The efficacy of Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil is matched by the joyful experience of its use. This is a wonderful facial oil at any price point, but it is a true delight that it is so affordable an accessible!

$24.99 for 1 oz./30ml. from Mad Hippie, Amazon, Drugstore.com and Walgreens (Affiliate Links).

Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own.
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34 comments:

  1. Several days ago I posted asking you to compare this to other oils you have reviewed such as Tatcha, African Botanics and Sisley. Not sure where (all) my posts went but they don't seem to have posted that day.

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    1. The ingredients used are so different between each of these beauty oils that it's a bit too hard to compare. If they shared the same ingredients then it would be easier to evaluate and compare them side by side. I will say, however, that for an affordably priced oil, Mad Hippie is remarkably effective, nourishing and pleasant to use. It gives the skin great moisture and it is lightweight and fast absorbing. It definitely is a very potent antioxidant-rich anti-aging oil that plumps fine lines and evens skin tone. Your local Whole Foods probably has it, and I would definitely encourage you to test it out on your hand, and check out their eye cream (that I just reviewed) while you are there! It's always nice to find lovely skincare products that are so affordable!

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  2. That's a great idea to check out WF. I just came from there.....

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    1. Definitely take some time to check out their whole line the next time that you go grocery shopping. So far, I am very impressed! I definitely love the oil and eye cream enough to purchase both after I finish up my current bottles! I definitely want to further investigate their products!

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  3. I tried it at the store and enjoyed it. Love budget friendly luxury (oxymoron much) ;). The other pocket friendly options that I enjoy are the travel sizes for Fresh Seaberry Oil (Hydration Central) and Tatcha Camellia Oil (love it). Once I finish my Seaberry Oil, I am going to get this one. And after your review of the Origins oil, I have added that to my "to try" list as well :).

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    1. I'm so glad that you did! Yes, funny juxtaposition between luxury and budget friendly! I have only tested Fresh Seaberry Oil at Sephora, but really liked it a lot. Oh yeah, TATCHA Camellia Oil is the stuff that dreams are made of! I remain madly in love with that oil! The Origins Oil is really lovely! I imagine that you should be able to get a sample from Origins before committing to a full size bottle. I am currently testing out the new Arcona Wine Oil, and am very impressed so far. So many oils to try!!!!!!!! :-) <3

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  4. First, I love the name of this brand - pretty cute and funny! This sounds like such a great facial oil, and I love when scents aren't too overpowering. :)

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    1. Hi Jessica! I do too, the name is awesome and funny! Not only is it a really wonderful facial oil, but the price is great! The scent definitely isn't in the least bit overpowering– which is a good thing as far as I'm concerned!

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  5. I have wanted to try this for a while now. Sounds great.

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    1. You definitely should, Laura! It's really an awesome face oil!

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  6. I love the brand name. Growing up when and where I did... How have I missed it, in all of my Amazon dwelling, is beyond me. I've put this on my wishlist, it will be coming home with me, soon. Thanks for the great review.

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    1. Hi Erika, Me too! I was born and raised in Berkeley (though I live in LA), but it definitely made me think of growing up there! Where are you from originally? I'm going to fall over if you are from there as well! You really need to try this! I'm so glad that you found my review helpful!

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  7. I love products with sea buckthorn berry, and the rest of the ingredients look fabulous. I've been dying to try this brand! Plus I love oils

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    1. Me too, Allison! The ingredients really are fantastic. I really think that you would love this oil!

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  8. Ooooh! This oil looks awesome. I'm obsessed with facial oils, and I'm glad this one doesn't break the bank!

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    1. It really is awesome, Brianna! Like you, I am thoroughly obsessed with facial oils, and it's so great to find an affordable one of such extraordinary quality!

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  9. I like that it has blueberry in it!

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  10. It's always great to discover new brands like this one. Catchy name for a facial oil

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    1. It's a wonderful line, that's for sure! I agree with you about the name too!

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  11. This sounds really nice, I like your idea of adding it to your makeup!

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    1. Hi Kristina, It really is a very very nice oil. I always add a touch of facial oil to my makeup– the results are amazing! I love a more dewy luminous finish!

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  12. This sounds like an awesome product, I would really enjoy it I"m sure.

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    1. It's a really lovely face oil, and I think that you would really enjoy using it, Honey!

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    1. It's really lovely, indeed! I highly recommend it, if you are looking for a beauty oil!

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  14. Wow, this sounds really intriguing! <3

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    1. It's a really great face oil, and it delivers fantastic results.

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  15. I use this every night. I still haven't tried it during the day but I like the idea of putting a drop in with my foundation so I'll use that suggestion.

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    1. I'm so glad that you are loving this as much as I am, Marcia! I definitely recommend trying a drop in your foundation! The results will really please you!

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  16. I was just browsing their site the other day. This sounds like such a great option, and you certainly can't beat that price!

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    1. It really is a great option, and getting such a high quality product filled with great ingredients at THAT price is really something! I really think that you would like this oil a lot! The only other product that i have tried from Mad Hippie is their eye cream, and it, too, is fantastic!

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  17. I've never tried any oil serum before. Can this product compare with Clarins Double Serum? I hesitate between 2 product, which one I should tried first

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    1. Hi Alex,

      I have only ever tried a sample packet or two of the Clarins Double Serum so I can't really compare them. That said, the Clarins ingredients are quite different from the Mad Hippie ingredients. The former has a large number of synthetic ingredients, while the latter is made from natural oils and fruit extracts. I definitely have been very impressed by the quality of the Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil, and haven't used the Clarins enough to have an opinion since a couple of sample packets don't provide enough product to see tangible results.

      I am a huge fan of using fan of face oils and use them ever day! :-)

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