I’ve never been a fan of makeup wipes. They’ve always left my skin feeling sticky and I always felt like it took too many wipes to remove all my makeup. Around that time I also wore a lot more makeup so it wasn’t ideal for me anyway. Now I don’t wear that much but it’s still too much work for it not to come off with one wipe. I decided to switch to a cleansing oil that way I’m helping my skin while removing it and there’s no tugging involved! Again at my neighborhood ULTA, I found my diamond in Mad Hippie Cleansing Oil.
Mad Hippie is a brand created by Sam and Dana, two nomadic newlyweds who wanted an all-natural skincare line to help soothe their sun-baked skin in the Central American sun. Thus Mad Hippie was born! The Hippie Creed (as they call it) states that their underlying commitment is to increase the beauty around the world.. not from an esthetic viewpoint. They state on their site that they are all about the beauty of health, opinions, and self-confidence regardless of race, gender, sexuality, age, location, etc. They do donate to an array of different causes one being Clean the ocean which I love! They go into way more detail on their page if you’re interested please read more about them here. For the rest of us, we’re going on to the review.
I’ve seen this brand before and I always wanted to try them but I wasn’t sure. I knew it was goon but was it worth the price tag? I mean $18 for a cleansing oil, let’s see. First thing first is it vegan? On the front of the bottle, it says it contains ” Ginger, Organic Rosehip, & Pumpkin seed oil.” As well all know that can’t be it. Even on ULTA.com, it lists the key ingredients as:
- Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil for Replenishment.
- Organic Safflower Oil for Moisture and softening the skin.
- Organic Rosehip Oil for evening skin tone, soothe skin, and soften the skin.
- Ginger for toning skin and any skin discoloration.
- White Tea for skin rejuvenating.
- Squalene (vegan) for more hydration and soothe skin.
There are a few more ingredients and I put them in double check vegan and it turned up 2 results Squalene which comes from a shark’s liver but it can also come from olives, which at least from Mad Hippie it does. As far as Tocopherol, on their FAQ they say all their ingredients are cruelty-free and vegan except for their SPF which contains beeswax. I can’t find anything going against that but them not stating it as clearly as they did Squalene which is weird but we’re just going to take their word for it. Meaning we’re all good to go!
According to Mad Hippie, they say: gently massage a gracious amount of oil into the skin for a minute. Then place a warm washcloth on the face and wait until it cools. Next, do one light pass of the washcloth over the skin. gentle wiping away the dirt, makeup, and excess oil.
I take about 2 to 3 pumps and gently rub my face. This gets rid of my everything and turns it into a brown blur. I run my face cloth under warm water and let it sit for a while, then wipe. I don’t let it sit very long because I don’t want my makeup to be absorbed. My makeup is virtually gone, for the most part, I do follow up with a cleanser.
I pretty much use this every night. I do love it, and I like it a lot more than wipes and using double cleansers even though it is a double cleanse. I just use it as a way to remove makeup, oil, and dirt from the skin. It virtually removes all of that from my skin and it doesn’t strip it bare. Overall it’s probably a 3.5 out of 5. It’s not bad at all but it’s not worth the price point for what it is. Maybe if I used it as an actual cleanser it’d be different but if I’m completely honest I probably won’t be buying this again.