Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum Review

Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum Review

Product Name: Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum

Review Date: July 10, 2016

Rating: 4.5


Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum contains organic ingredients that promise to brighten up your skin and clear away wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. It claims to be safe and gentle enough even for sensitive skin.

There are tons of vitamin C serums in the market today and choosing the right one for your skin isn’t only confusing but time-consuming, too.

To save yourself from the long hours of research and the frustration that comes with trying products after products, we’ve enlisted the top vitamin C serums for you.

Here’s our take on Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum.

About The Brand

Mad Hippie is a US-based skincare brand. Aside from their vitamin C serum, they also market facial oils, face creams and sunscreens.

They use natural ingredients for their skincare line. As for their products, they are cruelty-free and vegan.

Main Ingredients

Mad Hippie’s serum contains Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate which is a great thing if you want to get rid of acne or if you have a low tolerance to the more potent L- Ascorbic Acid. It’s also infused with vitamin E and ferulic acid as antioxidants.

The product has glycerin, too. It’s considered as a great humectant which helps seal in water and moisture in your skin.

If you have fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet, the serum can also address these issues with its hyaluronic acid content.

Other ingredients you’ll find in this product are grapefruit, chamomile flower extract and aloe.

Use and Effects

People who used the serum saw noticeable changes in their skin in just a matter of few weeks. Some of them even had improvements in as early as 8 days.

It works well on hyperpigmentation and acne spots. It can also improve your skin’s tone and texture with consistent use.

The serum can brighten up your skin and will leave you feeling fresh and rejuvenated after use. Some users experienced tightening of their skin, too.

Unlike other serums, this one isn’t that drying to the skin. In fact, it does a fairly good job at moisturizing it.

However, as every skin is different, not all people react to the product in the same way. There are users who still suffer from skin dryness while using the serum.

A few of them even had breakouts.

Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum isn’t only found helpful in addressing acne spots, but it’s also effective in lightening age spots. Aside from your face, you can use it on the back of your hands or any area where you have skin discoloration.


The product absorbs easily into the skin and won’t leave you with the sticky and greasy feeling you can get from other serums. It spreads easily, too.

As for the fragrance, it has a mild floral scent due to its chamomile flower extract.

Its smell may or may not be a problem depending on your sensitivity, but a lot of people actually find the scent refreshing and calming. It has a light-weight formula which is good to use even if you have sensitive skin.

Since it uses a different form of vitamin C, it has a different interpretation of its concentration. This serum has 10% Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate which is equivalent to 15 to 20% L-Ascorbic Acid.

How To Use

You can use the serum once or twice a day, depending on your skin’s tolerance. For best effect, we suggest using a quality moisturizer after its application twice a day.

Since it is a vitamin C serum, we also recommend that you don’t skip on your sunscreen as the product can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun.

A little goes a long way for this serum. Two to three drops of the product can be enough to cover your entire face.


The serum comes in an amber tinted bottle and includes a dropper for easier dispensing. Each bottle has 30 mL of product with a vitamin C concentration of 20%.

Its box has a simple floral design, typical of the brand, which reflects the product’s natural content and refreshing effects.

The Verdict

What We Liked

  • Good to use even on sensitive skin
  • Spreads on the skin easily
  • Improves skin tone and elasticity
  • Doesn’t leave any greasy or sticky feeling after application
  • Product can go a long way
  • Reduces fine lines, acne spots and hyperpigmentation

What We Didn’t Like

  • Has scent
  • A bit pricey for its size

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