Skincare Review: Mad Hippie Hydrating Nutrient Mist

It’s already hot as hell so a mist feature is in order. The Hydrating Nutrient Mist from Mad Hippie aims to minimize the appearance of photodamage and leave the skin soft and supple. It contains hesperidin and gingko biloba to help reduce skin discoloration, sodium PCA, pomegranate seed extract, and white pine bark to hydrate, milk thistle to strengthen, sodium hyaluronate to moisturize, vitamin c to brighten, reservatrol to reduce the appearance of wrinkles & protect the skin from the effects of photoaging, and green tea to protect the skin from free radicals.

The mist is denser in consistency than other mists and smells like nothing I’ve tried before. Not to say it’s bad but it’s unique. It gives out a soft, fine spray that sometimes bubbles when it comes into contact with the skin. Because of that, this is best used when sprayed on a cotton pad or straight to a makeup sponge. It is not essence-like in terms of consistency but hydrating, nonetheless. It’s also extremely moisturizing so I like spraying this to my arms and legs, where my skin is dry, as well. This has helped in the evening out and brightening my complexion. I would definitely recommend this to those looking for a mist that will offer hydration and moisture, especially those who are in warmer climates.

The Mad Hippie Hydrating Nutrient Mist was provided by @madhippieskinproducts. Available for $19.99 at madhippie.com

2019 Skincare Favorites

As you know, I love cleansing and these are the new cleanser I’ve added to my favorites.

Sekkisei treatment cleansing oil – I’m usually a balm person but this cleansing oil feels nourishing and gentle on the skin.

Youth to the People superfood cleanser – I love cleansing foams but this is just on a league of its own. it’s watery but foams, it smells great, and it feels so good on the skin.

Then I Met You living cleansing balm and soothing tea cleansing gel – this is just a very nourishing duo. it does the job of cleansing the skin while refreshing and nourishing the skin.

Ole Henriksen phat glow facial – this zaps my blemishes and gives my skin a ridiculous glow the morning after

Korres hydra-biome – this came in at the latter part of the year and I have barely a few months trying this but it’s just so good. It plumps, brightens, and improves my skin overall. Love it. Love it.

Youth to the People 11% AHA exfoliation power toner – this is strong on the skin but it does give stellar results of glowing and clear skin.

Whalmyung skin elixir – my go-to hydrating toner this year

Peach and Lily the good acids pore toner – gentle and good for daily use, this toner doesn’t just brighten the skin. It nourishes them too

Then I Met You birch milk refining toner and the giving essence – if you haven’t noticed I love @charlottejcho for giving me TIMY products this year. This duo are gentle and nourishing but not only that but they also plump and brighten the skin in the long run. I always recommend these for those who have sensitive skin or those who are just building up their skincare routine

Farmacy Beauty very cherry bright – with a heavier texture, I use this brightening serum when my skin is feeling dehydrated

Peach and Lily glass skin serum – this just makes my skin look so damn good

Volition Beauty strawberry-c serum – another brightening serum, this is lightweight and gentle

Caudalie vinopure serum – my go-to serum when my skin is acting up

Korres wild rose spotless serum – yes, I love brightening serums. this one is watery and great before applying makeup

Bliss renew and smooth, glow and hydrate serums – amazed by this. they both have enjoyable texture and for the price, what they do to my skin js more than worth it.

Paula’s Choice power berry serum – a staple in my morning routine

Paula’s Choice antioxidant pore purifier – this just helps when my skin is irritated

Drunk Elephant a-passioni – this made me love retinol. It doesn’t sting, it doesn’t make my face red, and it has improved the overall texture and firmness of my skin

Wander Beauty do not disturb – this has retinoid and I love using this treatment when my skin is feeling dry and dull

Wander Beauty layover – my skin just drinks this in. it light yet so nourishing to the skin

Wander Beauty glow ahead – it calls itself a face oil but it doesn’t feel like it. It’s light and it doesn’t feel oily at all. I use this before applying SPF and makeup and it just a boost of radiance to my skin

First Aid Beauty retinol eye cream – see what I mean by loving retinol this year? I have it for my eyes as well.

Brand Overview: La Gaia Unedited

I have tried a lot of skincare products but I have never heard of products using stones and gems. La Gaia Unedited uses them together with vitamins and peptides.

The Macadamia Exfoliate uses Australian ground macadamia bamboo, chamomile, and vitamin e to refine, polish, smooth, and restore moisture levels of the face and body. This felt really cleansing and it was able to offer instant softening to the skin. The thick cream needs thorough rinsing, though. I like using this as a body exfoliator every weekend.

Their Vitamin C serum promises what other vitamin c serums do. It was light on the face and I didn’t have any problem using it. I used it after cleansing and I didn’t feel the need to use moisturizers because it was enough to keep my face feel soft and hydrated. I also liked its texture! The brightening part, though, took a bit of time compared to the other serums I’ve used.

The Amethyst Cream uses amethyst quartz for its healing and regenerative benefits. The cream also has plant essences, seaweed extracts, butters, and bioactive ingredients to replenish moisture loss, reduce surface pigmentation, and restore radiance and luminosity to the skin. This helps moisturize and soften the skin. It’s perfect for the colder months because it’s thick and hydrating.

Using poly-glutamic acid and copper minerals to rebuild the skin’s pH protective barrier and repair deep dermal damage, the Copper Infuse Gel is soothing to the skin especially after exfoliating and waxing.

The La Gaia Unedited products were provided by @lagaiaunedited. Available at lagaia.com.au

Skincare Review: Volition Beauty Strawberry-C Brightening Serum

I have been trying a lot of vitamin c serums lately, which I’ve really been enjoying because I love vitamin c. My skin really responds to it and it has helped brighten my skin so much. I never go out of the house without applying a vitamin c serum (and SPF, of course).

The Strawberry-C Brightening Serum ($42) from Volition Beauty is a vegan and cruelty-free serum that promises to brighten, hydrate, reduce excess oil, and minimize the appearance of redness and fine lines using strawberry fruit and seed extract, kakadu plum, hyaluronic acid, and cucumber fruit water.

This serum brightened my skin and gave me a glow but what sets it apart from the other vitamin c serums that I’ve tried is how it also hydrates my skin. I can cleanse, use this, and then go straight to using my SPF. I have oily skin so having a hydrating serum is very important in my routine. I can just support this with a hydrating primer so it lessens my skincare routine in the morning. I also noticed how, after about a month of use, this also helped a bit with the redness on my skin and has left my skin soft. My skin looks more even and plump after using this.

I would recommend this product to those looking for a hydrating and brightening serum that feels nourishing and soothing to the skin.

The Volition Beauty Strawberry-C Brightening Serum was provided by @volitionbeauty . Available at volitionbeauty.com

Skincare Review: I Dew Care Say You Dew Moisturizing Vitamin C Gel + Cream and Plush Party Buttery Vitamin C Lip Mask

Memebox positioned their in-house brand I Dew Care as fun and playful and the packaging attests to that. They are all cute but not childish, colorful without being too loud. They sent over two of their products from their Vitamin C collection.

Containing gel and cream to its name, I immediately picked up the Say You Dew Moisturizing Vitamin C Gel + Cream ($29).

This moisturizer promises to hydrate and brighten the skin using lemon extract, vitamin c, and banana extract. The gel + cream description is correct as it has a fluffy gel consistency that looks so light but has some weight to it when applied.

It leaves the skin a bit tacky and for me, I use this as a sleeping mask. It feels moisturizing and nourishing to the skin but I only use this when my skin is feeling a bit tight because it can feel heavy at times. It does moisturize and brighten the skin and gives me a plump complexion the morning after.

The Plush Party Buttery Vitamin C Lip Mask ($16) contains cocoa butter, hibiscus flower extract, and vitamins c and e to moisturize, nourish, and condition the lips.

This lip mask does what it claims to do – it moisturizes and nourishes the lips after use. It has a thick texture like most lip masks and lasts through drinking that 3 am water we sometimes need. It feels as if it leaves a film on the lips that doesn’t budge until I brush my teeth. While using this, I haven’t encountered chapping or drying.

These products are also cruelty-free and are formulated without parabens, phthalates, or silicones.

The I Dew Care Say You Dew Moisturizing Vitamin C Gel + Cream and Plush Party Buttery Vitamin C Lip Mask were provided by @idewcare and @memebox . Available at memebox.com