Different from other Vitamin A serums that usually include retinol and retinyl palmitate as the derivatives of Vitamin A, Mad Hippie Vitamin A Serum utilizes retinyl retinoate, a new retinoid precursor and vitamin A derivative that reportedly combines high effectiveness, favorable side effect profile (e.g. low capacity to produce skin irritation) and good stability (compared to other vitamin A derivatives and retinoids). In a 2010 Korean split-face study, researchers have demonstrated that 0.06% of retinyl retinoate is enough to produce the greatest improvement in wrinkles, skin roughness and other parameters, better than better than retinol based on objective measurements as well as subjective reports of the study subjects and less irritating than retinol as well! Mad Hippie Vitamin A Serum has 0.3% of retinyl retinoate. Use half a bottle now and it works fantastically on my face :) I can see overnight promising results every time I apply it the night before, with more radiant and smooth skin in the next morning. I can also see some obvious and newborn wrinkles begin to fade away from my face. :) and it is powerful yet so gentle that I have no irritation on my face (I used to have redness or itchiness when I used products with retinol). This serum is definitely worth recommended to everyone who wish to stay younger by removing all signs of aging. :)
Posted by iHerb Customer on Aug 10, 2015 | Verified Purchase
I used this product along with the vit C serum and the face cream and together they have made my face very radiant smooth and soft. While I can pinpoint the benefits of the vitC serum and the face cream I'm just not sure if this product has made a significant impact on my skin as in I didn't see a difference if I did or didn't use it. On the plus side it didn't irritate my skin at all and it left my skin feeling smooth but that's all. It isn't oily neither did it break me out in fact it absorbs quite quickly into the skin but for the price i just expected more I guess. I've used up an entire bottle not sure if I'll come back to this serum but I think I'm going to try the exfoliating serum instead and see how that one works for me.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Aug 25, 2017 | Verified Purchase
This serum is very thick, like kind of lotion. No significant improvement for my skin.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 26, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Was hoping my acne would get better but unfortunately no difference..:( smell good though and it drys out skin even though i have really really oily skin. don't know about its anti aging effects I'm 18
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jun 24, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Good skin care procucts, i love it ,will repurchase
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jun 11, 2017 | Verified Purchase
This has a nice texture. I built up the frequency to use as suggested but my skin is fine with this product. I do ensure that I use sunscreen during the day. I purchased this as I suffer from hyperpigmentation. I haven't noticed any lightening in my skin yet but I shall persist and I love the fact that there are not any nasties in the product.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Mar 28, 2017 | Verified Purchase
it's fine but haven't seen sign of improvement. very soon moving on to something else that works much better. won't buy again.
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