I love using cream cleanser, which are great for most types of skin except for the very oily or blemish-prone. I only wish I’d not been so reluctant to try them earlier.
I generally use a gentle cream cleanser in my morning cleanse, because I don’t need any serious cleansing. While I understand there are people who choose to not use a cleanser in the morning at all, I still do, as I use fairly heavy skincare products in my nighttime routine, and I want to clean it off properly before doing my daytime routine. Besides, skin just feels fresher after a good cleanse right? 😛
Mad Hippie is a brand I’ve used for a while, and the Cream Cleanser is actually my 2nd bottle. I run through cleansers fairly quickly, and I regularly cycle back to my favourites. This is one of them.
Mad Hippie Cream Cleanser
Mad Hippie says that the Cream Cleanser is slightly acidic, which is in fact the best pH for our skin. A slightly acidic pH level helps to preserve the acid mantle of the skin, which is a protective layer of oils that keeps our skin healthy, and does not strip it.
It contains antioxidants and hydrating oils to keep skin soft and smooth after cleansing. The key oils and ingredients which they list on the label are Jojoba, Green Tea, Macadamia Oil & Orchid Extract. Other key ingredients include Shea Butter, Sodium PCA, Sesame Oil, Algae Extract and Sodium Hyaluronate.
I was most amused to see Sesame Oil, as I often use that in cooking LOL! But thankfully, you do not smell of cooking sesame oil 😛
Not drying and rinses off easily
Having dry skin, a cleanser that does not leave my skin feeling tight and dry is a boon. The Mad Hippie Cream Cleanser does not.
While it does not leave a residue on the skin, it leaves skin feeling clean and fresh.
I also find it easy to use as it is a runny cream that is easy to massage into the skin, and easy to rinse off. Some cream cleansers can take a while to remove, but this one doesn’t.
It will not foam up (which is self-explanatory), but it cleanses well.
I like to apply it over my skin, and then give a little morning massage to wake my skin up, before emulsifying and then rinsing off. It sounds a lot longer than it really is, I promise! 😀
There is a light scent which doesn’t irritate me, and is quite fresh.
I’d recommend this one for someone with normal to dry skin, as I don’t think someone with oily skin will appreciate it as much. When you have oily skin (been there, done that!) you want something fresh, and this may feel a little heavy.
But if you have dry skin, this feels wonderful. I’ve used many cream cleansers in my time, but this is one I’m happy to keep coming back to.
Glass bottle with pump that dispenses the right amount
The glass bottle feels lush, and the pump dispenses the right amount each time. However, I will note that when you get to the bottom of the bottle, it can be hard to get all the product out. I usually upturn the bottle when that happens, allowing gravity to do its job.
You do have to shake out the product after that, so that’s a little fly in the ointment, as it were.
That said, it happens to all cream cleansers that come in a bottle packaging, so it isn’t an exclusive complaint about this particular one.
IN A NUTSHELL
The Mad Hippie Cream Cleanser is a lovely cream textured cleanser that is pH balanced for skin to be slightly acidic. This is better for our skin which is naturally slightly acidic. I like the texture that cleans skin well, yet rinses off easily without leaving any residue. Skin just feels clean and fresh and not dry or stripped. This is what all cleansers should be like. A joy to use!
Feels gentle on skin
Cleans skin leaving it feeling fresh and clean
Does not dry or strip skin
A little pricey (but use the discount code below and it’s more palatable)
Hard to get to the last bit of the product in the glass bottle
WHO WILL LIKE THIS: Anyone with normal to dry skin who wants a hydrating cleaner that does not strip the skin
PRICE: RM89 | US$16.99 for 118ml
WHERE TO BUY: Worthee Cosmetics (Get 15% off with code PARISB), iHerb
Here’s the ingredients list for the Mad Hippie Cream Cleanser
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), Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis), Squalene, Organic Macadamia Oil (Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil), Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinesis), Yeast Extract, Glucosamine HCL, Vitamin E (Tocopheryl), Sodium Hyaluronate, Algae Extract, Orchid Extract (Orchis Mascula), Titanium Dioxide
Have you tried the Mad Hippie Cream Cleanser
I’m almost done with mine, so it’s probably either time to get a new one, or let the roving eye rove a little more LOL! 😛
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One of the things that I love about the Mad Hippie Cream Cleanser is that it doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry or tight like other cleansers I’ve tried. Instead, my skin feels soft, smooth, and moisturized after each use.
So cool to see this brand featured on your blog– I had no idea it was available internationally! When I discovered it, it was a local brand in my area, so it’s amazing to see how much it has grown! I’ve personally not used the bottle that I’ve purchased yet as I have other cream cleansers in my rotation, but I love to use creams in general to break down sunscreen and foundation in a double cleanse as the first step. I don’t feel the need to wash my face in the morning, but I do use a gentle micellar water to help remove excess oil that builds up while sleeping, and wipe it off with a little bit of water. Cream cleansers are super awesome though!
Paris B says
Yes it is, and it’s a pretty decent brand. So cool that it’s local to you!
Have you tried anything else from the Mad Hippie line? My mom and I both swear by their Vitamin C serum and their Exfoliating Serum. I also love their eye cream!
Paris B says
Yep! I’ve tried a couple of items (here) I like their Vitamin A serum and I’ll be trying a face cream soon. The Vit C didn’t work very well for me, but I’m used to stronger formulations which might be why 🙂
Oh, that’s too bad! I wonder if maybe it had gone off a bit? Vitamin C that is too old won’t be effective. For me, it makes a big difference in brightening and helping to boost the efficacy of my sunscreen. The summer sun in Texas is probably just about as strong as it is in Malaysia, and just sunscreen alone doesn’t cut it!
Btw I had no idea Mad Hippie was available internationally for so long, that’s amazing!