A few weeks ago I wrote about my ‘quest’ to get more natural. I don’t know if it’s an age thing, or that I’m reading about it more and more in the press & in blogs, but organic, natural skincare (and living) is becoming more and more appealing. Being aware of what goes into my body and onto my skin, I don’t want to be full of toxins and fake substances to create the illusion of being healthier, I just want to be healthier.
I was sent some Pai skincare products a while back to test, both on myself and my husband who suffers from psoriasis and is always on the look out for something that will sooth his skin without irritating it even more.
Pai is a British company founded by Sarah Brown after suffering from a bad skin allergy that her doctor said could only be treated by medication on a daily basis. Unhappy with that answer, Sarah started researching and studying what went into skin products and the results and reactions they can cause. She quit her PR job in 2004 and trained in several skin care disciplines, launching Pai in 2007. It’s now stocked in over 40 countries, is loved by leading beauty editors and has thousands of happy customers all over the world!
All of Pai’s products are formulated with sensitive and alergy prone skin in mind, chosing ingredients designed to sooth, being kept free from irritating chemicals and alcohol, so no ‘stripped skin’ feeling and they only use naturally derived ingredients which have been approved by the Soil Association. They were also the first company to actually list ALL the ingredients in the products on their packaging in basic English, no 170 lettered words to be read there. The packaging is also made from recycled material when possible (and is gorgeous as well!)
Seriously, you can’t get much more natural than that can you?
I’ve been using the Geranium and Thistle Combination Skin Cream (1) during the day, which is designed to rebalance an oily T-zone while moisturising. It smells amazing, it feels like it’s working but without a greasy, residue feeling which I sometimes get from heavier creams, and it doesn’t make me feel like I’m clogging my skin with product, perfect for when my skin is feeling extra oily either due to the weather or the time of the month.
I let the hubs use the Rosehip BioRegenerate oil (2), purely because his skin is so dry and it drinks oil like nobodies business. It has quite a distinctive scent, there is no doubt it’s a completely natural product, I’m not sure I can say I loved the smell, it reminded me of tea for some reason, but it’s amazing on dry skin. It’s known for helping the skin heal, perfect for the Mr.
The product we shared (which was designed for the man, but I couldn’t not try) was the Comfrey & Calendula Calming Body Cream (3). A-MAZ-ING stuff. It’s rich without being heavy, it just sinks into the skin and you can feel the effect straight away & it actually lasts more than a few hours.
I we cannot get enough of this cream. The hubs uses it on his dry patches and it stops the itching straight away, which is something that other, more medicated creams haven’t been able to do at all, I use it after shaving my legs, which always seems to irritate my skin making me itch and claw, leaving me with scaling looking legs (attractive) but I can use this straight away so I don’t end up with a bizarre looking rash, it doesn’t sting and my skin feels fab. Seriously in love with this moisturiser. £22.00 for a big, 220ml bottle it’s more than worth it’s price.
If you fancy trying some samples of these products, or anything else they stock, you can get free samples by clicking here (postage fee applies) All the products above are available online, or you can find your local stockist on the website.
We both absolutely love these products, along with the sample of the Kukui & Jojoba bead skin brightening exfoliator that I tried (which has now sold out!) and we’ll be stocking up again when they’ve run out, especially the body cream. If I was a *star* type person, Pai would be getting a 10 out of 10. And I’m not easily pleased!
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