Thursday, 17 November 2011

Pai Skincare | Gaby's Beauty Blog Review

Pai Skincare - Organic Skin Care for Sensitive Skin

At Pai, we believe that the natural world provides us with all the goodness our skin needs.
That's why we use only the highest grade, plant-based ingredients in our products.
These are never grown using pesticides or extracted using chemical solvents which leave residues in the end product.
Many skin care manufacturers make false claims to be natural, yet still contain any number of irritating substances.
At Pai, we carefully formulate all of our products using the latest research and manufacturing processes to ensure they are the cleanest on the market today.

Everything came securely packed in a box

I was so excited to be able to try some Pai Skincare products to help with my eczema as you know how I'm constantly complaining about this skin condition. Eczema products are usually filled with chemicals and other nasty things and steroids thin the skin, so I'm always on the lookout for natural alternatives. I've been testing these two products for a little more than one month and I'm excited to share my results with you!

I've been very kindly sent the Comfrey & Calendula Calming Body Cream and the Rosehip & BioRegenerate fruit & seed oil blend to try. As I'm suffering from eczema, Nicola from Pai Skincare recommended applying them both at the same time, so adding a couple of drops of Rosehip oil into a pump of cream for an extra regenerative boost.

The first thing I noticed about both products is the strong herbal smell - of course, what was I expecting? Pai Skincare products don't contain perfume because briefly, it's a term that legally allows manufacturers to include up to 200 synthetic chemicals, including phthalates, in their products without declaring them on the label - crazy, right?

I wouldn't say the smell put me off but if you're sensitive to strong scents, I'm not sure you will apreciate these ones. I have found the Rosehip & BioRegenerate fruit & seed oil blend has a much heavier scent than the Comfrey & Calendula Calming Body Cream, but it doesn't linger very long on the skin.

As for the texture, well obviously the oil will be oily but it's not greasy or runny and to my surprise, it is very quickly absorbed into the skin without leaving an oily residue behind. The body cream is thick without being too heavy - I would say it's just perfect especially if you use it on your hands like I did because it is absorbed quickly too.

The Comfrey & Calendula Calming Body Cream, it comes in a pump dispenser bottle while the Rosehip & BioRegenerate fruit & seed oil blend comes in a cute little bottle with a dropper dispenser, which I always appreciate with an oil product because it's way less messy than say, in a pump dispenser bottle.

I have been using these two products twice a day every day since I received them always on the same area of my body - on my right hand, I developed a stubborn patch of eczema on my knuckles and even though my eczema on my fingers seems to have gotten better, I still get flare-ups sometimes so I also used these products
on my fingers. I didn't notice improvments until the second week of use and OMG, I must say this stuff is seriously awesome!

I haven't relied on my steroid creams since two whole weeks and that is a huge improvement for me. I didn't get flare-ups in those two weeks and that does say a lot! My right hand is almost back to normal although my knuckles are still a little dry but they are less red and irritated and they don't itch anymore - same with my fingers! Honestly, I can't believe it. This is the first time some products work really well on my eczema!

I will definitely continue using these two products together and I have high hopes to see my eczema being completely cured in the long term - and this, without nasty chemicals!

If you suffer from sensitive skin or are interested in using natural and organic products that really work (I'm the proof!), be sure to have a look at Pai Skincare.

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for consideration to review. I am not affiliated with this company and the fact that the products were free absolutely does not influence my opinion.

Thank you to Gaby's Beauty Blog for sharing her review with us! If you want to take a look at the Pai Skincare range, click here.

1 comment:

EczemaRemedies said...

I also have eczema but the most problematic area is my face although I do get it on my right hand as well. I've wanted to try Pai products because they sound lovely and they use ingredients that are eczema friendly. Can I just ask if you've used their products on your face? And if so what did you think?

Great review :)