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Men need happy, healthy skin too!

Thicker. Oilier. Hairier. This pretty much sums up the effect of testosterone on the skin. This important hormone has many effects on the male body, including on the endocrine and reproductive systems, however, the effects of testosterone on the skin are often overlooked.  The deeper layer of skin, called the dermis, is about 20% thicker in male skin with more collagen, more hair follicles and more sebum production. As a result, men are less prone to fine lines and more prone to deeper folds caused by repeated facial expressions. Many men also contend with the side effects of shaving which...

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How to Prevent Maskne

How to Prevent Maskne

As the last weeks of summer quickly fade into fall, many places in the Northern Hemisphere are experiencing a series of heatwaves. When you pair those high temps with daily mask wearing, you might find yourself experiencing maskne. Regardless of where you live, many people are experiencing maskne. But what is it? And what can you do to help minimize it? Maksne is not a new discovery, but it has become a popular topic during the pandemic. The official term is acne mechanica, which results from the friction of fabrics against skin. Because moisture tends to collect underneath a mask,...

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Summer Skin Care Tips

Summer Skin Care Tips

It’s officially summertime in the Northern Hemisphere, which likely means more time spent outdoors enjoying sunshine and warm breezes! We cherish our time in the outdoors for our mental and physical wellbeing, but we are on a mission to remind everyone to take good care of their skin this summer while enjoying those blissful sunny days! That means finding a skincare routine that you enjoy to keep skin safe in the summer months. These are some of our favorite tips for summer skin health! Drink lots of water. Staying hydrated year-round is essential, but it’s particularly important during warmer months,...

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Mad Hippie & Sprouts Farmers Market

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Mad Hippie & Sprouts Farmers Market

At the end of June, Mad Hippie officially launched in all Sprouts Farmers Market locations across the country! We are thrilled to be partnering with a grocery chain that focuses on environmental sustainability, community wellness, and product sourcing & transparency. Our full skin care line is now on their shelves. To find a Sprouts Farmers Market location near you, check out the STORES tab on their website. If you love Mad Hippie and live near a Sprouts Farmers Market, we hope you’ll stop by!

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Our Pollinating Friends: Why We Need Bees

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Our Pollinating Friends: Why We Need Bees

“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don't they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.” ― Ray Bradbury   image by Jon Sullivan Honey bees are so important to humans that they are the most studied creature, second only to human beings. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates, honeybees pollinate 80% of the United States’ crops – over $20 billion worth of crops each year. When you buy just 16 ounces of honey, there are a thousand bees behind it that traveled over a hundred thousand miles and visited...

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