BEAUTY & SKINCARE

Range Review #8: Camellia & Rose Cleanser + Chamomille & Rosehip Cream, Pai Skincare

If your skin, like mine, is Prince(ss) Touch-Me-Not, read on – this product pick might be a cure for you as much as it’s been for me!

Followed by a chic & simple upcycling DIY I simply could not resist, this post marks the Official End of my “no moisturisers” skin care routine.pai-skincare-chamomile-cream-camelia-cleanser-product-review

ANNOUNCEMENT FIRST:
You might want to check out the updated, in-depth review of the 11-free nail polishes by Korres. If you have missed it: I am trying to make understandable that there’s no such thing as an “organic nail polish”, and that beyond 3-free, 5-free, or 7-free even 11-free is not pure perfection, albeit a Better Choice.
So, today I’ve added a new colour reviewcompared Korres to the “clean & green” positioned brands like Kure Bazaar and Sheswai.

pai-korres-bathroom-shotAnd now…

It’s PAI-ty Time!

Unlike my green beauty maven friends from the UK, I am new to the Pai-ty.

Founded with the focus on beauty solutions exclusively for sensitive skin, Pai is roundabout glorious:
clean yet super-efficient formulas,
enviromental ethics,
Soil Association certified organic quality,
made in London.
What’s not to love?pai-sampling-setHaving purchased this Rosehip Wonder I’ve reviewed earlier and a 6-product sampling set to check out the range, I have quickly found my personal favourites, and ordered full-sized products.

My Pai Picks: Camellia & Rose Cleanser, Reviewed

Pai Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser, 200ml, approx. €29.
INCI/ organic
:
aqua
, camellia sinensis seed oil, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, cetearyl alcohol, vegetable glycerinebutyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, cetearyl glucoside, rosa damascena (rose otto) oil, pelargonium graveolens (geranium) oil, lavandula officinalis (lavender) flower oil, litsea cubeba fruit oil, may chang oil, mixed tocopherols (natural vitamin E), sodium lauroyl lactylate, sodium anisate, sodium levulinatelactic acidglyceryl stearate citrate.
(All palm-oil based ingredients are from organic & sustainable palm oil.)

Cleansing is the most vital part of a beauty routine. I’ve never cheaped out on cleansers! However, and this is not less vital, it is important to find a product that’s good for you, efficient, and gentle to your skin.”

Effect:
The cleanser comes with a muslin cloth.
I found it to have a rather strong peeling effect, my standard mini face towels are much softer.
However, the cleansing effect is superb, eye make-up, mineral make-up, the Camellia & Rose cleanser melts it all away.
If I were a make-up artist, I would use it for my clients (unless they were allergic to something in the recipe of course) because it removes product with no rubbing or tearing whatsoever.
This is, hands down, the best cleanser I’ve ever had.pai-camelia-cleanserTexture & usage:
I used to think that creamy cleansers were not my cup of tea – and if you thought so, bear with me – but this cleanser lacks the nasty oily texture that makes creamy cleansers an unpleasant mess.
You massage it onto damp skin, enjoy the subtly sweet, soothing rose scent, take it off with the damp muslin cloth or, in my case, with a face towel, and you’re done. There’s not even a need for a toner because your skin feels wonderfully clean. And not in that nasty, dried-out, squeaky-clean way. Just healthy, cleansed skin.

My Pai Picks: Chamomille & Rosehip Cream, Reviewed

Chamomile & Rosehip Sensitive Skin Cream, 30ml, approx. €39.
INCI/ organic:
aqua
prunus armeniaca kernel oil, simmondsia chinensis seed oil, carthamus tinctorius seed oil, cetearyl alcoholglycerinrosa canina seed extract, butyrospermum parkii butter, cetearyl glucoside, leptospermum scoparium leaf oil, sodium levulinate, mixed tocopherols, chamomilla recutita extract, lavandula officinalis flower oil, sodium anisate, pelargonium graveolens oil, lactic acidglyceryl stearate citrate,sodium lauroyl lactylatecitronellolgeraniollinalool.
(All palm-oil based ingredients are from organic & sustainable palm oil.)

pai-chamomille-creamWhile I don’t really like scented cosmetics – as an allergy sufferer, I just never know what will wreck my skin and what won’t – but Chamomille & Rosehip cream that I purchased in a sampling set first, has proved soothing and calming from the very first test.
With a faint smell of a chamomille tisane, the cream is soft and “melts” on the skin, leaving it calmed and cooled.
Breakouts and allergic rashes actually heal nearly overnight; redness and dryness, as well as flaky dry skin, a side-effect of an allergic reaction, have no chance facing this smooth operator.

Pai Links & Online Shops

Recommended read: Pai founder Sarah Brown’s blog.
Pai Skincare is available internationally through the company webshop here.
I have ordered from both ecco verde and Amazingy.
(No affiliates here, as usual)upcycled-packaging-bookmark-blue upcycled-packaging-bookmarkOh, and BTW this is the DIY 😉
After all, a girl with a cutter, a hole punch, a detached old silver and gemstone charm, some antique beads and a silk ribbon at hand… can’t resist such a perfect two-sided illustration and the perfect colour harmony! So now I have quite a precious little bookmark.

19 replies »

  1. You know how I feel about that Pai cleanser (LOVE sung from mountaintops). Just reading about it and I’m sighing with contentment. Just a lovely lovely (and 100% effective) product.

    • 🙂 I’m happy that my review is fan-club-approved!

      But kidding aside, it really blew my mind, how both (or rather all three, rosehip oil included) products deliver. the calming cream IS calming, and the cleanser IS cleansing – then the textures, the scent, the quality… Pai brought perfection and joy back to my beauty routine.

  2. I always used muslin cloths for washing my babes. That cloth was super soft but perhaps it was bleached in those far off days? Love the bookmarks.

    • Maybe it’s was the bleaching, or maybe there are just different “finishes”? In my memory, muslin cloths were super-soft as well. I will use the Pai one as a peeling cloth once a while 😉

      And I thought you’d rather like the little DIY. I just noticed, as I was flattening the box for the paper waste, that one side of the box wore the illustration on both sides of the paper, and could NOT resist. I think the teal-turquoise and the bright orange just were waiting for one another 😉 And now it’s a pretty darn exclusive bookmark 😀

      • I have made a few bookmarks from pretty cartons but they were very basic compared to yours.
        Whatever it was, the muslin I used was very strong; lasted for ever and I boiled the cloths back then. No gentle machine washing! Calico used to be sold unbleached. And then one would make the garment and ,after many washes, it would be so beautifully soft, one wanted to hold on to it forever.

  3. I feel like we’re synced up! I’m just starting to test out this cleanser and their rosehip oil – it’ll be fun to compare our experiences at the end 🙂 Hope you had a great weekend pretty lady! xx

    • heeeey honey 🙂 yes, yes, yes, I loooove the rosehip oil (there’s a link to the review in this post) and the cleanser ist just The Best. I actually have always hated the creamy cleansers, but this one is so non-greasy and actually a bit “melting” on the skin, that it’s a pleasure to use.
      can’t wait to read your review.

      • I’m such a huge fan of oil cleansers that it’s been really hard to get into the cream-cleanser groove as I keep comparing it back to oil. However the smell is incredible and like you said non-greasy/non-drying. Have a good day love!

  4. I like the sound of the Pai cleanser and cream. I am going to give the cleanser a try when I next need to stock up. I am not very keen on muslim cloths (I think of them, perhaps unfairly, as bacteria magnets) so I will see how it works using cotton wool! 😉

    • heehee, well, cotton wool would make a nice pile! 😀

      I must say, I am using face towels (the square ones) and washing them (60°) and they’re super hygienic. you just shouldn’t be using the same towel, sans washing, for five days straight 🙂

      the muslin cloth was simply too harsh on my skin, but this might be very individual. I found it great to peel my lips though.