Natural beauty companies are not addressing aging skin.
They just aren't. And if they are, they're missing the mark. Why is this?
Formulating products for mature skin is really freaking hard.
Trust us, we've been there. But here's the cool thing about Hippie Skin. We are hippies, we have skin, and we are aging too. We make skincare for hippies, by hippies. Achieving balance and youthful glow is something we have and would like to hold onto as we age. And we like to think we've done a pretty decent job of addressing these skin concerns.
So, what gives?
Here are our top 5 recommendations for aging skin:
1. Hippie Glow.
It's no secret that this is our most popular formulation, hands down. There's almost a cult-following of this fantastic green creamy goodness that also happens to be the world's best makeup primer. So why is it so special?
Matcha Tea. This ingredient superstar contains 10x the antioxidant power of a regular cup of green tea, making it a free radical fighting boost for tired or aging skin. Did you know? The Matcha Tea properties in Hippie Glow also support collagen production, thanks to those cute little badass antioxidants. Collagen production declines as we age, leading to saggy or tired looking skin as well as fine lines and wrinkles. If there's a natural friend out there who can help, it's Hippie Glow. A 2 oz jar is only $28 and will last you at least 2 months. Find it here.
2. Golden Hippie Cooling Eye Gel.
If that title doesn't make you swoon, we don't know what will. After a good cry or for everyday use, this gel is seriously magic for mature skin. What's the secret?
Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin. Hyaluronic acid is a powerful humectant and can hold up to 1000 times its weight in powder. For a fun sciency explanation with Bethany, check this out:
The other ingredient that makes this special is natural vegetable glycerin, also a powerful humectant. It creates a feeling of deep hydration and "plumping," which can contribute to a reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Find Golden Hippie here, just $38 for a 3 month supply.
3. Hippie Gold Hyaluronic Serum
We basically just got done talking about how awesome hyaluronic acid is, so it would stand to reason that you may want to put it all over your face! Hippie Gold is a simplified version of Golden Hippie (sans glycerin - it can be a little heavy on the whole face). Use this powerful humectant to give a boost to tired, dry skin and be sure to layer on your favorite moisturizer once it dries!
Say it with me, "Washing Your Face is Not Enough!" Whether you use water, soap, oils, or scrubs, washing your face disrupts your natural pH balance. It is SO important to prepare freshly washed skin for moisture by using a toner to restore balance. Slightly acidic, Hippie Mist toning spray has been formulated with alcohol-free witch hazel and apple cider vinegar to refresh and protect skin after cleansing. Follow with hyaluronic serum or your favorite moisturizer.
2 oz glass sprayer bottle is just $15, find it here.
5. Chocolate Mud Masque
This skin tightening, hydrating and exfoliating masque is everything. It smells soooo good and it feels even better. We love mixing it with yogurt, or our Pumpkin Mask for a Pumpkin Chocolate Chip facial. Yum. So why is it great for aging skin?
Organic, Raw, Fair Trade Cocoa baby. A gentle exfoliator; cocoa promotes blood flow and deep hydration. Contains vitamins B, K & E, plus magnesium, iron, & calcium, which your skin will absorb, providing protection & preventing age spots. Antioxidant; fights free radicals.
Have you tried these products? Tell us what you think!
We are constantly working to formulate new products that meet the needs that we as aging hippies need. Coming soon: A hyaluronic lip serum and moisture kit. We are so excited!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Bethany is the founder and CEO of Hippie Skin and HEAL Yoga Studio located in Ogden UT. She loves all things natural, is passionate about creating balance in life, and loves everything outdoors. When she's not working, you can find her playing in the mountains or sailing with her husband Taylor.
At Hippie Skin, we are passionate about addressing the unrealistic expectations the beauty industry places on women in their quest to be beautiful, and we aim to inspire true beauty from within with synergistic oil blends and simple, sustainable skin care.
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