“ 5 Actives “ , “Jojoba, Green Tea, Marula Oil & Orchid extract”.

“ Why Orchid Extract?Orchid Extract is rich in minerals & moisturizing compounds, that help slow cellular degeneration. These compounds also allow the orchid to bloom dramatically longer than other flowers”. (according to Mad Hippie).

Ingredients:Deionized Water, Sesame Oil (Sesamum Indicum), Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Cetearyl Glucoside, Carrageenan Gum, Vegetable Glycerin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium PCA, Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis Leaf), Organic Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis), Squalene, Yeast Extract, Glucosamine HCL, Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate), Sodium Hyaluronate, Algae Extract, Orchid Extract (Orchis Mascula), Titanium Dioxide, Steam Distilled Lime Extract (Citrus Aurantifolia).


Yes guys/girls, here’s another one! Cleanser I mean. I love a GOOD cleanser.Makes me feel happy! And clean, of course ….

Let’s suppose you were looking for a soft, GENTLE creamy cleanser you can use both morning and evening, that takes away make-up, sunblock and all that’s BB, CC or whatever product IN A WHIP. That leaves NO GREASY residue at all.  That you don’t even need to use with a whashcloth to remove it completely. That smells LOVELY.AND belongs to the “NATURAL  cosmetics” category. Plus bonus ACTIVE INGREDIENTS. So if this is what you were looking for, but could’t find :HERE it is, I found it for YOU!

Mad Hippie is a brand that I discovered only very recently and that appeales to me because of their funny, but also “serious skincare” approach. They combine NATURAL INGREDIENTS with truly ACTIVE ones, which is great. I’ll be reviewing more of them in the coming months.

In this particular product, the active ingredients are many.The ones that get special mentionning are:

–       Green Tea, rich in powerfull anti-oxidants, protects your skin cell from external DAMAGE.

–       Macadamia Oil: rich in Omega Fatty Acids that help RESTORING your skin’s outer layer.

–       Jojoba Oil: a light oil that HYDRATES and NOURISHES skin.

–       Vitamin E: anti-oxidant vitamin, PROTECTS skin cells.

–       Algae Extract: rich in minerals & HYDRATING.

–       Sodium Hyaluronate: essential for our collagen & elestin fibers . keeps your skin FIRM.

–       Orchid Extract: see above

Like with all Mad Hippie products, they didn’t save on the active/beneficial ingredients, so you get worth for your money!

Who is this cleanser meant for? Everyone liking natural cosmetics with truly active ingredients.

Skintype:all, although Mad Hippie says normal/dry. It’s light, non-greasy and leaves a clean feeling.

Advantages:everything, frankly ! Although “active ingrdients” don’t mean as much in a cleanser (you’ll take it off in thirty seconds) as in a cream or serum, they are still bonus ingredients.


By the way, the packaging is absolutely fun!

Available from: Natuurlijk Zuiver (webshop).


A question that I’ve been asked many, many times is : “how much product should I use to make sure I’m taking care of my skin without wasting any (precious) product ?”

The answer to this question is, that this depends on the type of product. As a guideline :

  • Cleanser:take a 10-Eurocent piece (I suppose it would be “pence” in UK, or let’s say; two nuts) in your handpalms. One quick wipe to spread it onto both your handpalms en straight on the skin with flat hands. Massage for a few seconds, then rinse/take off. I always recommend using a washcloth (see my blog on washcloths).
  • Day/Nightcream:one nut size for face and neck. If you treat your décolletage too, take half a nut extra.
  • Sunblock:Difficult one, as dermatologists tell us to use it abundantly. But this often becomes sticky. Oil-free and “dry-touch” textures work well for this reason!
  • Serum:serums are concentrates, so use sparingly. One pea-size is ok.
  • Ampoules:are meant to be a single dosage, but in my experience this can be a bit too much. There’s no harm in using it in two times : morning and evening, for example. Make sure to use it up within 24 hours.
  • Eyecream:one pea-size for both eye contours is fine.
  • Facial oil:if you use one, use it very sparingly ! Less is certainly more here. Take two to three drops in your handpalms and “press” it into your skin.
  • Bodylotion:here you know best what works for you. Dry skins need more. Also depends on the texture (“richness”) of the product.