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Rating: Mad Hippie Exfoliating Serum

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Mad Hippie is the newest kid on the natural skin care block. They are offering an affordable line of creams, serums, and facial oils that adhere to stricter health guidelines than conventional products. They know that using natural plant derived ingredients will keep you and the earth beautiful. We sampled the Exfoliating Serum with great results.

What's To Love?:

– Committed to natural skin care without dangerous additives

– Cute packaging

– Widely available at stores such as Whole Foods

– Partnered with the Wildlife Conservation Network to help endangered species.

What’s Not To Love:

– No external certifications (such as Leaping Bunny, USDA Organic, Vegan, GF, Carbon Neutral etc) to validate their claims

– Doesn’t use certified organic ingredients


Overall Rating:

Health Rating:

Mad Hippie is committed to natural skin care. The majority of the ingredients they include in their products are plant derived. They never use Parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or synthetic fragrance. This is great news for folks with skin sensitivities. However, Mad Hippie is currently not using certified organic food grade ingredients. Since the skin is human’s largest organ, and is responsible for letting more chemicals into the bloodstream than the gut, this is problematic. We hope that Mad Hippie is moving towards USDA, or another certifying body, organic labelling in the near future.

Design Rating:

The Exfoliating Serum is packaged in a nice little tincture bottle which makes applying the correct amount a total breeze. The little paisley and flower graphics are pleasant. The serum has a fairly neutral scent and is small enough to fit in an airline carry on.

Social Rating:

Mad Hippie donates $1 from every web sale to the Wildlife Conservation Network, a charitable organization dedicated to the preservation of endangered species and their habitats.

Mad Hippie purports to be a cruelty-free and vegan company but has no certification to properly back up these claims. Hopefully they are working towards this important next step.

Carbon Rating:

All of Mad Hippie’s packaging is made in %100 wind powered facility.

Waste Rating:

Mad Hippie uses reusable glass tincture bottles to store its serums and lotions and packages everything in attractively branded boxes that have been printed with soy inks in a facility that is run on 100% wind energy. They utilize totally recyclable BPA free plastic pumps for their lotions unlike many competitors.

Value Rating:

It is $34.99 for a 30ml bottle of Exfoliating Serum. This is an average price for a natural skin care product.