Pai was created when it’s founder, Sarah Brown, was tired of suffering from a bad skin allergy. Tired of taking anti-histamines every single day, she decided to investigated the ingredients that she was putting on her face and was shocked at the amount of chemicals and how they can affect the body.
She has formulated products with sensitive and allergy-prone skin in mind. They are completely natural and organic and free of alcohol, beeswax, artifical fragrances, parabens and more. These products are perfect for every skin type really, whether dry, young, oily or mature, but especially for the girl who breaks out from anything and everything.
I had heard about Pai for a really long while from other British beauty bloggers (and Candice Batista) who raved about their products. At first, it seemed a little hard to find them in Canada, but Sally Glover at FreshFaced has taken care of that for us! (Also, be sure to take a look around her shop, she carries many great all-natural brands). I was lucky enough to receive Pai’s Camellia & Rose Cleanser and their Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil in a gift bag from the Green + Good event, so I couldn’t wait to try them out.
The cleanser is really lovely–light, wonderfully scented and removes eye makeup. It can be used with a washcloth to exfoliating (the cleanser itself comes with a muslin). Also really great for facial massage. It does include shea butter, however, this is nothing to worry about, since the people at Pai have reassured me that it is a very small amount and Caroline Hirons herself said that shea isn’t a big deal for acne-prone skin if you’re washing it off. Includes camellia, rose, almond, castor oils and more, as well as natural Vitamin E. I love to use this in the morning or as a second cleanse in the evening.
I was most excited to try the Rosehip Oil, as I had heard so much about how wonderful it is, especially for blemish-prone skin (and it has not let me down). It can be used in two ways: as a serum (2-3 drops) or as a hydrating booster (1-2 drops into moisturizer). I really love using it as a serum at night. My skin feels so hydrated and smooth in the morning. Rosehip contains natural Vitamin A (which helps to fade scars and prevent skin aging like Retinol would), and helps to soothe and calm breakouts–I find it to be really effective at hydrating and calming redness from irritated pimples. The oil itself isn’t heavy, it almost feels like a slightly thicker water, so it doesn’t feel greasy on the skin.
Their eye cream is also supposed to be amazing, must seek that one out…