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Pai Skincare

Pai's skincare is made for sensitive skin so parabens, silicones and other nasties are delightfully absent.  I've been unconsciously shifting my routine towards natural brands that emphasize organic ingredients.  I can definitely tell the difference when I use regular brands now -- my face feels oddly tight and squeaky. Not since the days of Clinique's 3-Step programme have I used something so consistently.  Remember when I kept five cleansers in rotation?  I think we can all say that I've fallen hard for this line.

I start my P.M. skincare routine by squeezing out two pumps of the Camelia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser and massage it into my skin in small circles.  If I'm wearing very heavy eye makeup, I'll prep with a swipe of Bioderma, but for regular, day-to-day makeup or sunscreen, a double-cleanse with this will get it all off.  After breaking down all the product with my fingers, I'll turn on the hot water and wet the Muslin Cloth -- it comes free with their 100 ml cleanser, but not the 25 ml travel size.  After the cloth is thoroughly soaked, I'll wring it out and lay it over my face for a few seconds, letting the steam do its work.  Next I use broad strokes to wipe the cleanser off my face, and small circular motions around any areas that need work (usually around my nose, mouth and chin).  Can I just say how much I love muslin?  It's essentially replaced my Clarisonic for everyday exfoliation and I've already bought three more.  I'm obsessed.

I don't always use a toner, but I'll usually finish my cleansing routine with a spray of thermal water before applying the Rosehip BioRegenerate* (review here).  I take a little time really work this into my skin, to stimulate the muscles and encourage circulation.  This is a step a lot of people miss, and it's hard to do with just a facial moisturiser since they absorb so quickly and don't leave enough slip.  After I've completely given my face a workout, I smooth on the Geranium & Thistle Combination Skin Cream to seal it all in.  If I need an extra kick of hydration, I'll put on a thick layer and sleep in it, like a moisturising mask.  A quick pat around the eyes with their ridiculously hydrating Echium Anti-Aging Eye Cream, and I'm ready for bed.

I had a weird time in January where I started breaking out, but these past few weeks, my skin has calmed down a lot, even in the harsh Canadian winter.  I can tell my skin's starting to work with the products and settling into a very happy equilibrium.  I don't use this routine morning and night since I need some sort of play time to exercise my product ADD, but this is the longest I've gone without switching out any products since high school a very long time ago.

Still not convinced?  They have a fantastic sample pack that lets you try their cleanser, exfoliator and a couple of moisturisers -- it also comes with a free muslin cloth, which is a pretty sweet bonus -- it's available on their website at paiskincare.com for $10.

Have you tried Pai?  The rest of my skincare routine will be up next, so stay tuned!

*PR Sample

29 comments :

  1. The love for Pai runs deep with me, you should try the toners ♥

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    1. I know, you inspired me! Which one do you like?

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  2. I've tried everything here! I'm being really generous to my hands by using the rosehip oil on them a couple of times a day too. Wouldn't say it has changed the condition of my hands overnight, but it's certainly MUCH better!

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    1. Are your hands very dry? My hands can get oddly dry right in that webby area, so I'll smooth it over those patches when it gets really bad

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  3. I've read so many great reviews on this brand but haven't tried any of the products yet. I definitely prefer organic ingredients and can't stand my skin feeling squeaky.
    xo

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    1. You absolutely should! I'm looking to stock up like mad on the muslin cloths, but BeautyBay is all out!

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  4. The Pai cleanser is my favorite! I also have the eye cream and love it. I'm interested in the rosehip oil but Caroline Hirons says that rosehip could potentially cause breakouts on acne-prone skin (aka, me) so I'm hesistant. I really want to try that skin cream now too! I actually just ran out of my Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cream but I just ordered a tube of Embryolisse so maybe I'll give this a try when I run out of that one :)

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    1. I remember when you started using the eye cream -- I think it was just before I started! Love love LOVE Caroline's blog, she is so funny! I tried Embryolisse, and it works fine, but I don't think it's anything to write home about -- I now use it mostly for mixing with high-coverage foundations. This Pai moisturiser has a similar texture but is much more effective.

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  5. I've ever tried this brand before but it sounds amazing! I'm going to have to look into it.

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. What do you use from their line? I am adoring everything so far!

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  7. I'm a big fan of the Pai range, can't think of a bad thing to say about any of it, I do hope they bring out some more products, like haircare would be nice :)

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    1. I didn't even think of haircare! Pai, are you listening??

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  8. I've wanted to try Pai for so long! The products really do sound amazing, definitely might try out the sample pack :) x

    http://www.bowtiedbeauty.blogspot.com/

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    1. Great idea! Can't wait to hear your thoughts!

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  9. Ive been using Caudalie and Josie Maran, and I've been quite happy with my skin lately, but i have always been curious about Pai. Did you order it from the website or can you find it in stores anywhere?

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    1. I adore Caudalie -- easily one of my favourite skincare brands! I ordered it off BeautyBay.com and there's a list of stockists on their site here http://usa.paiskincare.com/pages/pai-stockists-62

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  10. This is the first time I hear about this brand. Sounds good!

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  11. I really want to try something from Pai, always hear nothing but good things about them! Looking forward to seeing the rest of your skincare routine :)

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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    1. Thanks! That's coming up next Wednesday!

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  12. Oh this is definitely on my to try list. Once I'm done with my stuff, I'll replenish something from this line :-) I've been reading good stuff about them!

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    1. Ooh right, your spending ban! What are you using right now?

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    2. Hi Lily, I'm using Pai for 2-3months already, its amazing, must try :)

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  13. Great post! I've not tried anything from the brand yet, but have heard really good things about their products. I've actually been thinking about adding an oil to my routine for a while now, so I might have to check out the Rosehip BioRegenerate.The cleanser sounds great, too. And I'm with you on the muslin cloths - I'm completely in love with them at the moment, too!

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  14. Hey lady,
    Where do you get this line in Canada? I'm on the hunt for new skincare.

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    1. Hey Michelle! I ordered from BeautyBay.com or you can get it off the Pai website! FreshFaced.ca also carries it, but I've never ordered from them before. Let me know what you get!

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  15. Its a great pleasure reading your post.Its full of information I am looking for and I love to post a comment that "The content of your post is awesome" Great work. certified organic skincare

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