Pai Skincare, a London-made brand, believes in quality, purity and transparency. The British brand was developed to cater to the needs of sensitive skin and allergy-prone skin. Only the highest quality, organic ingredients are sourced and incorporated into the product range to minimise the risk of irritation. Today, Pai's collection tackles various skincare concerns from blemish-prone to combination skin as well as fighting the appearance of skin aging.
We've broken down the Pai product palette to provide guidance in finding the best skincare product that benefits your unique skin type.
Oily, blemish-prone or combination skin
Skin that produces more sebum that is needed requires products that counteract the excess oiliness in order to restore balance. Oftentimes, blemish skin is prone to inflammation. Geranium, found in a selection of Pai Skincare products, reduces the appearance of redness while thistle oil purifies the skin and shrinks large pores. Pai's Geranium and Thistle Rebalancing Day Cream tackles these concerns in a gentle fashion.
Another stellar tip is the use of oils. The thought of using oils for oily, blemish-prone or combination skin may seem counterintuitive at first. Why add oil to skin that is already prone to oiliness? In actual fact, oils help to balance the natural oil production of the skin. Pai's award-winning Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil is a great match for counteracting oiliness and is suitable for oily as well as combination skin types.
Dry & sensitive skin
Dry and dehydrated skin lacks oil and thus, has the tendency to feel tight and is prone to fine lines. Fatty, omega-rich oils are preferred in such cases to shield the moisture barrier of the skin. Avocado oil, for one, is a great fit. Dry skin requires a high moisture content in order to replenish moisture loss.
Pai's Avocado & Jojoba Hydrating Day Cream, an intensively nourishing product that increases the moisture level of the skin to boost suppleness, making it a suitable option for dry skin types. In order to reap all the benefits that the cream has to offer, it is advised to gently exfoliate the skin 2 to 3 times a week. Thus, dead skin cells are removed allowing the cream to penetrate the skin better.
Very dry & mature skin
Our skin's sebum production decreases as we age, thus, mature skin has the tendency to be drier. As a result, fine lines become more visible and the skin takes on a dull appearance. Very dry and mature skin types, therefore, require cosmetic products that have a high water content and contain natural oils. The water increases the moisture levels while the oils protect the moisture barrier and soothe the skin. Active ingredients that store water, such as those found in black elder, are essential too because they stimulate the skin's hyaluronic acid production. The regeneration process should not be overlooked, in which instance, purple viper's-bugloss (Echium plantagineum) comes in handy. For this particular skin type, Pai has developed the Age Confidence Cream Echium & Macadamia. It is an antioxidant-rich cream that provides protection and care. Furthermore, very dry and mature skin types should be exfoliated 2 - 3 times a week.
Very sensitive skin
Unlike normal or healthy skin, hypersensitive skin types react more rapidly to external irritants. The types of skin concerns can be categorised as follows:
The key to not triggering any of these skin concerns is to read the ingredient listing on the product packaging very carefully in order to rule out any possible irritants. Soothing substances such as chamomile and rosehips are favoured.
The best advice when it comes to hypersensitive skin is to stick to a minimal approach when it comes to skincare products. Less is definitely more! The simpler the cosmetic product composition is the better skin restores its natural balance.
You can find the full Pai Skincare collection here.