In the vast sea of skin care products it is very difficult to find a trustworthy and healthy skin care line. With greenwashing and corruption being major problems in the skin care industry it isn’t easy to find a skin care brand that delivers what it promises. Today we are putting Pai Skin Care under the lens and reviewing some of their products.
Before we jump into the products lets take a look at the company and their philosophy. Pai is a British brand founded by Sarah Brown. Sarah wanted to create a line of skin care that is suited for people struggling with sensitive skin, as she herself had too. The lack of real organic skin care without synthetic ingredients and fillers motivated her to start her own line. PAI Skincare products are free of: alcohol (denat.), artificial fragrance, formaldehyde, high levels of essential oils, parabens, petrochemicals, phenoxyethanol, phthalates, sls and sles. Their products are also 100% organic and vegan as certified by the Soil Association, Leaping Bunny and Vegan Society. On top of that, Pai is also environmental friendly as their packaging is recyclable and they are certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council).
Pai products range from 18€ to 68€ . That puts them somewhere in between high-end skin care prices and drug store skin care prices. The most expensive thing I bought from Pai was the Jojoba and Avocado Day Cream for 50€. I don’t know about you, but for me that’s quite a lot for a face cream. Do I regret spending that much on a day cream? Continue reading to find out!
The delicate scent of this cleanser reminds of rose geranium essential oil. While I do not use this to remove make up (I use microfiber cloths), I use it as a cleanser to remove any make up residue or excess oil. It does a great job at cleansing, leaving the skin hydrated and soft. This is actually the first cleanser I have used that hasn’t dried out my skin on the long run. You can also use this cleanser for removing eye make up, though it is not effective at taking off waterproof mascara.
I have to admit that the packing of this cream was what caught my eye at first. It comes in a gorgeous white frosted glass bottle that feels extremely luxurious. The cream itself is hydrating and smells lovely without being heavy or sticky. Because I have a combination skin, my biggest worry is always keeping away the shine. This day cream, while being nourishing enough to use in the winter time, doesn’t make my skin look or feel greasy and is an optimal base for make up. Even though it’s a day cream I also use it in my night routine as it doesn’t contain SPF.
Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil 28,00€
Another product from Pai that comes in a beautiful frosted bottle. I have heard so many good things about rosehip oil that I really wanted to give it a try. Who doesn’t want a light oil that helps the skin to heal itself, is full of antioxidants to protect against environmental stress and aging? Despite having a slightly oily t-zone my skin loves this oil and absorbs it very well. When massaged into the skin, my skin immediately looks more plump and healthy and there is no annoying oily film on my face. I also find that this helps with occasional zits. They don’t break out and go away quickly. I couldn’t imagine my evening routine without this oil! (Keep in mind: Because this oil can cause sun sensitivity you should only use it in the evening.)
I purchased this AHA mask in the hopes that it would clear up a couple of black heads and shrink those enlarged pores I have on my nose. While it did balance my skins oil production a bit, it wasn’t quite what I had hoped for. Despite it being an AHA my skin is never red after using this which is pretty impressive. The smell however, is something that is rather unpleasant and takes some getting used to. It kind of reminds me of sour milk. I’m going to continue testing this and will give you another update in a few months.
Update: Using the mask long term didn’t do much for me. It didn’t diminish my blackheads as I had hoped and my skin pretty much stayed the same. I wouldn’t purchase the mask again.
So my overall verdict of this brand is…….that I love it! When reading about Pai’s philosophy I immediately knew that this was a brand I wanted to try. After purchasing their products and testing them I wasn’t let down. My skin loves most of the products mentioned and has definitely shown it. It looks healthier, more balanced and is less prone to breakouts. I actually don’t use foundation anymore, I just use a bit of concealer, some powder and that’s it! I can definitely recommend this line as it is not only an environmentally friendly choice but also carries healthy and nourishing products that are suited for the most sensitive skin.
Have you tried Pai skin care products before or want to give them a try? Let me know in the comment section down below!