Rated 4.42 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Love this product and this brand!
I'm so excited to see that Ulta is carrying Mad Hippie! I have tried every product from this brand (with the exception of their SPF) and the vitamin c serum is the stand out product for me. I am very particular about good clean ingredients in my skin care and this brand definitely delivers. I have bought this serum twice, which says a lot because I'm always looking for something new and better. I tried multiple vitamin c serums before coming back to this. The texture is amazing. It's not greasy like many others. It absorbs quickly and feels light weight. It helps even out my skin without redness and irritation. I highly recommend. Great product for price point.
Most Helpful Critical Review Nowhere near as effective as L-Ascorbic Acid serums for me
I hate to say it since I love many of the Mad Hippie products (especially the eye cream, cream cleanser and antioxidant face oil), but this Vitamin C serum wasn't a win for me. I wanted to give this one a try because traditional L-Ascorbic acid C serums do cause some irritation on my sensitive skin. This one definitely doesn't cause the irritation thanks to MH's use of the gentler "SAP" version of Vitamin C, but it also doesn't do any of the amazing things for my skin that the L-Ascorbic form does. I used up the bottle and saw very little improvement in brightening, absolutely no lightening of my age spot or evening of skin tone. MAYBE another few months of use would bring these changes about, but honestly with L-Ascorbic Vitamin C serums I notice some brightening, clarity, and fading of hyperpigmentation in about one week that only continue to improve with longer use, so ? I'm just personally not convinced the form of Vitamin C they are using here is capable of all of the things L-Ascorbic does. I also really prefer to use products that are tried and true/proven to work, and there just aren't enough independent studies done yet on this newer form of Vit. C. Truth be told, if I had never tried LAA vitamin C serums I might really like this product, but in comparison this just does not even come close for me. That said, if your skin is just impossibly sensitive I think this is certainly better than not using any C serum. I also know that everyone's skin will react differently; a lot of people out there do seem to love this product.
Reviewed by 462 customers Great for non-acne prone skin
Mary from San Diego
I heard sooo many good things about this vitamin c.
I can say this serum half holds up to its expectations.
I have an oily acne-prone t-zone and dry cheeks with a lot of texture.
My cheeks are glowing and never looked better, definitely thanks to the vitamin c serum since it's the only thing I added to my routine since then. People have complimented my skin and I don't really need a lot of foundation anymore. My cheeks were already doing ok but this serum took it to the next level.
Now the issues. So while my whole t-zone is oily and acne prone my chin is especially sensitive and breaks out the most. So in general I did have a purge of about a week where I got a few pimples all over my face, afterwards everything settled down.
My forehead does alright and doesn't breakout due to serum, HOWEVER, if I have pimple due to hormones/picking the serum will aggravate it a bit. My chin, the most acne prone area for me, got a massive deep cysts twice due to the serum. I concentrate the serum on my forehead/cheeks and just lightly tap any excess on my chin.
If your skin is dry and isn't as sensitive or acne prone I recommend you this product sooo much. I still use it despite the issue I had, you just have to adjust and see what works best.
Does not layer well
Timmy from IN
Whenever I use this product I have to be very careful about applying it last or next to last and even then it tends to pill and clump when combined with other products :(
I really like this vitamin C Serum
Bekah from New Jersey
I was a bit hesitant on buying and using this product due to the fact that in the past I have used other Vitamin C serums and they made me break out. This hasn't made me break out. I really, really like that it feels very light weight and not greasy or heavy. I've only been using it at night to get my skin use to it and its been working fine. I have a couple of red spots from a recent outbreak and the serum is nicely helping them become less red.
Girl in the woods from GA
I've used so many skincare products that have such promising reviews (especially for breakout prevention) but nothing has worked as well as this product! I've used another brand of Vit C serum and it did provide noticeably brighter skin but smelled weird and was really watery and kind of unpleasant to use. When researching other brands, I read that the formulation of Vit C Mad Hippie uses helps prevent breakouts too. I didn't know this was something a C serum could do so I decided to give it a try. I have mild but consistent breakouts and nothing has really worked well to prevent them, and I have tried so many things. My expectations for this to work in that regard were pretty low but I have been blown away. My skin is much brighter (an effect you get very quickly from using this...no weeks long wait!) and I have gone weeks with no breakouts and when I do get a spot or two they stay small and clear up so much faster than before.
This has a really subtle but pleasant scent and it's a bit heftier than the other brand I've used. It feels like a light gel instead of just plain water, so it's enjoyable to use and feels more than just utilitarian.
Mad Hippie says the opened shelf life of the serum is about 4 months and I found that to be pretty spot on. I kept mine at room temperature and there was a noticeable decrease in effectiveness for both brightening and acne prevention once the 4 months had passed. The bottle itself lasted 5 months before it was empty. The price point for this is a splurge for me but it's been 100% worth it for such a huge improvement in my skin!
WOW WOW WOW
Zoey from Denver
I have been on a journey to treat my hyperpigmentation/acne scars and this product has helped me TREMENDOUSLY. I personally found that applying it at night worked best for results. You guys, in a matter of maybe two weeks I have a more even and smoother skin appearance!!! I have always wanted to be the person who can wear bb creams/tinted moisturizers without being insecure about my discoloration and acne scars and I can finally do that. So in love with this serum.
I think I can do better
Camille from Ruston, La
I wanted to love this product. It is my very first vitamin C product to use. It is also the very first product in a serum form that I've used. Turns out, I only like it.
This has some sweet ingredients in it like HA. The serum itself feels really nice and absorbs quickly without leaving any tackiness behind on my already oily skin. I even use it on the back on my hands.
Because of this product, I am much more interested in serums.
However, as far seeing any difference in my skin, I do not. I have the same two acne marks that have not faded at all. My skin looks exactly the same after well over a month of use. Perhaps the point of this product is strictly a protective layer against pollution. In that case, I wouldn't see improvement. Only delayed aging. If delayed aging was all I was going for, I might would have rated this higher. However, I did want to see some improvements to my skin tone, such as refinement to old acne spots and fine lines, as well as brightening.
I will finish this bottle and probably move to a different Vitamin C serum.
Not sure if working
Em from Connecticut
I used this regularly. I had less acne and healthier looking skin. I'm not sure if it was all in my head or not so I'm giving this product another try! If I notice another change in my skin composition, I would definitely give 5 stars.
The bottle was a bit too small to really tel if there was enough of a change over time.
A must have
Candace from Chicago
This serum is amazing! I am on my third bottle and my face is noticeably smoother, brighter and softer. I use it once in the morning and again at night. I have very sensitive skin and did not have any adverse reactions. I highly recommend!
Yes yes yes
Bee from Los Angeles
Buy it. You will not regret it. Simple ingredients that do wonders for you. This is a staple in my routine now and I'm about to purchase my 2nd bottle. Buy it!
My favorite serum!!
S from Miami
I have used vitamin c serums in the past and have broken out so badly from them so I was skeptical to use this serum. I'm so glad I bought this because I LOVE IT. I can see my acne scarring slowly fading, leaving me with a much smoother complexion I use this product every morning after washing my face with the Mad Hippie facial cleanser and then I follow it with a moisturizer and the Mad Hippie facial SPF. This is such an awesome addition to my morning routine.
My favorite vitamin c serum
embeedancer from Atlanta, GA
This is my favorite vitamin c serum! It doesn't irritate my dry/sensitive skin but brightens it, and I always see immediate results. The bottle lasts a long time as a little goes a long way. It is sticky at first but once it dries it's fine.
Paige from California
This is the first vitamin C serum I've tried and it has helped so much with my acne scars, my skin tone is so much more even. I'm in love😍
I would buy this product again!
Bobbie from Poland, OH
I've been using this for about a week now and I do like it. It seems like it will last a long time, because a little bit goes a long way. It's a little sticky when you first put it on, but I wait a couple minutes before applying my moisturizer.
Great for Sensitive Skin
Anonymous from Maine
I have been using this product consistently for about month and already see a big difference. Other vitamin C products would cause me to break out but this product has actually helped clear my skin. This Is Definitely worth trying if you're looking for a vitamin C serum for sensitive skin.
On my 5th bottle!
Jinx-Me from Co
I use this serum every morning. I love this vit C serum more than the several others I like because it's not sticky, it soaks in quickly, and I genuinely see an improvement in my skin texture and pigmentation over time. I love this serum, and I'm loving the rest of the MadHippie line as I slowly try new products from their line.
Chris from Los Angeles CA
This is my second time around purchasing Mad Hippie. Although I'm new to using Vit C, after using this serum for a month my face is brighter and the redness has reduced. Super happy with it!
Best vit c product I've tried!
Anita from Philadelphia
After trying DE, ole henriksen, glow recipe and seeing little results I decided to give this one a try. I quickly noticed my acne scars were less prominent on my face and decided to buy their exfoliating serum as well. Both products have worked amazingly!!
On my second bottle
Rachel from Clayton, NC
In addition to the Mad Hippie cleansing creme, Nourishing Facial Oil, and Exfoliating Serum (night-time), I've been using the Vitamin C serum for a few months now. The texture of my skin has improved dramatically, and I've also had noticeable improvements in the brightness of my skin, and redness reduction. I plan to keep using as a part of my daily morning routine.
great product... combination/oily skin type
April from Georgia USA
I am a black woman in my 30s and I haven't done the best by my skin. I noticed lately some discoloration and undereye darkness. I was unsure about this product, but it legit makes my skin appear years younger. It does everything it claims and I'm so glad I tried it. This is the first time in years I feel comfortable going fully barefaced. It brightens and evens skin, minimizes pores, and smooths overall texture. Best of all it doesn't cause any breakouts. Highly recommend.
Well is my first time trying it.
Daisy from Longbeach Mississippi
This is my first time trying this product so far Good 👍
Changed my skin
Chelle from Kansas
This serum changed my skin for the better! It hasn't been this clear, moisturized and bright since I was a kid. Only complaint is that after you put it on it is sticky. However, I put it on before bed so the stickiness doesn't effect my makeup and is not sticky anymore when I wake up in the morning. I love the smell also! Very clean. Certainly an affordable product given the results it has given me.
Faith from NC
I have sensitive, normal complexion, and prone to redness skin. On my first use, I applied right after washing my face and noticed a big difference. My skin felt soft, pores appeared smaller, and tone looked more even. I love that this is easy to apply and makes my skin feel better with each use
Love love this so much
Agirlwithdisrepectfulskin from USA
I have oily sensitive combo skin, acne prone and this product is amazing to use before a moisturizer. Really helps with my acne discoloration spots.
My go to vitamin C Serum
alexyandthegoldens from Las Vegas, NV
I've been using this for a few months now. One bottle lasts about a month. With consistent use my skin looks bright and my fine lines have diminished a bit. I use every AM before my moisturizer.
Ace from Denver
I use every morning and it's great for waking up and brightening my skin. Used in combo with other MH products and my stress/hormonal breakouts have almost disappeared and my skin is feeling better than it has in a while.