Pai are probably my most re-bought skincare line. The products suit my sensitive skin and as such they have become fail safe items that I always seem to return to and I always feel confident trying other products from the range.
The Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil (£20) is geared towards all
skintypes. The oil is meant to improve skin firmness and elasticity
and help improve the appearance of scars, sun damage and fine lines.
Its a very concentrated fruit hip oil and the high levels of Trans
Retinoic Acid convert to Vitamin A to help the skin heal.
I need about 3/4 drops to cover my face, though it doesn't run down
your face like a lot of oils, you can very much feel it to the touch
so I don't feel like it completely adsorbs. It makes my skin feel
smoother and overtime general redness decreased slightly,
however where I find this work best for me is as a cystic healer. I
detest cystic spots; they hurt, feel really itchy, scream
at people to stare at them as they protrude from the skin, and for
me they take months or years to heal. As someone with acne prone and
sensitive skin I should stick with what works, but of course I get
tempted by new things and unfortunately sometimes I get break outs
and sometimes they are cystic.
Using this oil everyday over a cystic really took down the itchiness
and pain, calmed the area and the healing time was the quickest I've
ever had. So for me I'll always keep one of these handy for this
reason alone. It should be noted that on the packaging they advise
not using this oil on acne prone skin, so you may have a
different experience than me.
The avocado and Jojoba Hydrating Day Cream (£19) which I reviewed back in 2009 but the formula feels different now, has a thicker
consistency compared to their sensitive or combination day creams.
It applies really smooth and doesn't ball up when you rub it in. Its
very hydrating, the skin is left soft with any dry areas gone.
However, although I don't feel that it leaves my dry skin greasy, I
can really feel this on the skin so I think its a tad too heavy for
me, and though its recommend for dry skin (which I have) I think its
one for those with very dry skin. The chamomile Rosehip
Sensitive Skin cream remains my favourite moisturiser from Pai
(I'm on my third bottle of it)
The Rice Plant & Rosemary BioAffinity Toner (£30) contains pure
'living waters' extracted directly from the plant.
This toner is
meant to calm, rebalance and decongest combination and sensitive
skin. It doesn't leave my skin really moisturised like the Lotus
& Orange Blossom toner, so I tend to use this for the warmer
months.I don't get any irritation from this and it does feel calming
and refreshing on the skin. Though its not something I necessarily
felt I needed, going a few weeks not using it I did notice my skin
was more congested and just looked more uneven in tone. I do really
like the Pai toners but I still think they are overpriced for the
size you get (50ml)
I bought all these from paiskincare.com