Have a Piece of Pai

What’s more American than apple pie? Nothing really, but I’ve recently found out England does quite well too with pie….well not exactly pie, but “Pai.” ;-)

Pai is an organic skin care line designed especially for sensitive skin. You know the kind…the kind of skin which reacts to the slightest ingredient. I have this kind of skin sometimes…I know I am sensitive to a product or ingredient when I get red bumps! I was excited to try Pai skin care for a few reasons.

They May Be On to Something…

Europe has much stricter regulation for cosmetics than we do here. They have banned tons more toxic ingredients in cosmetics than the US. In fact, many of those ingredients are still used in America skin care lines. When are we going to catch up to the European high standard of cosmetic ingredients?

I recently reviewed a French skin and hair care line and when I had the opportunity to try Pai, an English based line, I gladly offered up my face as a guinea pig. What I really liked about Pai was that their products are specifically made for people with skin sensitivities…and I know a lot of you experience this. Their skin care products are 100% chemical free, with no irritants such as artificial fragrances, phenoxyethanol, propylene glycol and parabens. Sometimes even when you read ingredient labels for natural or organic products, it may still be hard to understand what you’re reading. Pai was the first skin care company to list and explain all their contents on the label. This is even more important for those of us who have reactions to ingredients. Pai uses organic ingredients and is certified by the Soil Association so you know their products definitely stand up to scrutiny.

Let’s Skip Right to the Pai

I used two products from the Pai line, the Chamomile and Rosehip Sensitive Skin Cream and the Camelia and Rose Organic Cleanser. I also received the Organic Muslin Face Cloth..more about that later! I can honestly say that I adored the Chamomile and Rosehip Skin Cream. Very rarely do I ever use a cream to the last drop and this is exactly what I did with this. It was so light and moisturizing, with a really lovely delicate scent. I used it after the shower and when I applied it to my skin, it felt as though my skin instantly drank it up, saying, “Gulp, gulp!” My skin felt so nourished with these pure ingredients. Here are a few and their benefits:

Chamomile: A member of the daisy family which contains azulene, a soothing anti-inflammatory substance

Rose Hip: skin healing fruit of the rose plant, rich in omega 3 and 6, vitamin C, works together to regenerate skin

Here are the rest of the easy to understand ingredients:

purified water, chamomile water*, apricot kernel oil*, corn-based emulsifier, jojoba oil*, rosehip oil*, thistle oil*, shea butter*, vegetable glycerine*, natural vitamin e, chamomile extract*, rosehip seed extract, corn extract, manuka oil*, rosemary antioxidant*, lavender oil*, rose geranium oil*, basil extract, natural lactic acid (from sugar beet)

I also liked the Camelia and Rose Organic Cleanser. The directions on the bottle said to wet face, massage the cleanser into skin, and remove with a warm wool face cloth, so I used the Pai Organic Muslin Face Cloth…the cloth was a bit rough for me and I ended up getting eye makeup on it. So I washed it in the washing machine. Big mistake. It shrank and was about as small as a slice of cheese. So thereafter, I just used a wet, warm washcloth to remove the cleanser. My face was left so moist and smooth unlike many cleansers which can dry out your skin after washing. It’s good for everyday cleansing and is a great makeup remover too. The ingredients rock! Here’s what the main two ingredients can do for your skin: 

camelia:  oil with omega 3, vitamins A, B, C, and E, used in Japan for centuries (have you ever seen a Japanese woman’s skin? Gorgeous!)

rose: retains moisture, tones, and hydrates

rose water*, water, camellia oil*, castor oil*, sweet almond oil*, coconut and corn-derived emulsifier, shea butter*, vegetable glycerine*, natural vitamin e, corn extract, basil extract, lavender oil*, geranium oil*, may chang oil*, rose oil*, natural lactic acid (from sugar beet)

Overall, my piece of Pai was extremely enjoyable. I loved what these products did for my skin and the fact that their ingredients are in plain English and safe for my body both inside and outside. They are ok for vegans and somewhat affordable too. The 4.2 oz cleanser is $35 (also available as a sample size for $8, love that option!) and the 1oz. cream is $38 (you can also get a trial of this too.) I used the entire bottle of cream (using it twice a day) and it lasted me 3 months! So you can see a little goes a long way….don’t overdo it when applying moisturizer!.So have you decided to indulge in a little Pai yourself? Head on over to usa.paiskincare.com to have yourself a piece.

Stay natural…stay beautiful…go green!

Disclaimer: This review consists of my honest reflections and experience while using Pai Skincare. I was not paid for this review, however I did receive products free for review.

Robin started her career as an educator of children and has now become an educator for adults everywhere who want to know the truth about what they put into their bodies through the skin. She is passionate about educating people to make better health and beauty choices.
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  • http://allnaturalannie.com/ Annie

    definitely a great line!!
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  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com Robin Adler

    Thank you, Annie, for your continued support and good “karma!” :-)
    Robin

  • http://www.crunchybetty.com Leslie @ crunchybetty.com

    Very interesting! And I adore their packaging. Hope some day I have a chance to try Pai, too. Lucky!
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  • http://www.thesilverlining80.blogspot.com Cadie@thesilverlining80.blogspot.com

    Sounds like an amazing product line! Thank you for sharing the fantastic information. Check out my blog when you get a chance…..it would make my day!

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  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com Robin Adler

    You hit on something I meant to talk about in my post, but forgot to! You are so right, Leslie, the packaging and design is actually quite lovely! I always forget many women are attracted to cosmetics based on it’s packaging…we do like to look at pretty things, so it doesn’t surprise me! Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. :-)

  • http://www.mommyisgreen.net/ Victoria (Mommy Is Green)

    I didn’t know about Pai before now. I’m going to check them out. Thanks! :)

  • http://www.mommyisgreen.net/ Victoria (Mommy Is Green)

    I didn’t know about Pai before now. I\’m going to check them out. Thanks! :)
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  • http://www.lifeshoptravel.com Tom

    It is really about time that we took these toxic ingredients out of our door. American consumers should be demanding more by patronizing only products that really care for our skin and health.

    It is really unfortunate that Americans are not taking the lead of eliminating these harmful chemicals from personal care products.

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com Robin Adler

    I hope you do get a chance to check them out. Pai is one of my all time favorites!