For a decade, the family-owned skin-care and cosmetics business Mad Hippie of Portland has carefully crafted products free of harmful ingredients while remaining a dedicated steward of the environment.
Owners Sam and Dana Stewart rooted their company in “the less is more” philosophy, borne back in the days they lived and played in the “harsh equatorial sun” on the beaches of Central America.
Concerned about the lack of clean, natural products available to protect surfers’ sun-damaged skin, they developed a stripped-down line of skin-care products and cosmetics, free of harmful ingredients, parabens and preservatives. Made with a clean base, these vegan, cruelty-free products are packed with antioxidants, peptides and vitamins—what the Stewarts call “rejuvenating actives.”
Creating environmentally sustainable products has long been a driving force in the company’s footprint. Mad Hippie’s mission is to “make the world a beautiful place.”
“We have a ‘buck the cosmetic establishment’ manifesto,” Sam explains. “It’s the belief that we are stewards of this planet, and we must treat our home and our fellow human beings with love and respect, with an unwavering belief in a brighter tomorrow.”
Mad Hippie donates to conservation efforts and to control its downstream waste through a partnership with Terracycle. Mad Hippie is also a proud supporter of Save the Elephants, a nonprofit that works to secure a future for elephants in Africa, as well as the Whole Planet Foundation’s micro-lending initiatives in support of female entrepreneurs.
Found in the Whole Health section of your Market, Mad Hippie skin-care includes polishing masks, creams and cleansers; nourishing cosmetics for eyes, face and lips; and sun care, featuring hydrating serums, sun sprays and water-resistant SPF lotions.
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