Pai Skincare Review

Monday, August 10, 2015

This week is SKINCARE WEEK on AVSB! I started testing these brands the beginning of 2015. 
I tested each for a month. Below are my thoughts. Let me know yours!

In December 2014, I started using Benefit's Skincare System! I loved it! I was impressed! It worked for me! The only thing I didn't care for, were the ingredients in it. I was determined to find skincare products, with ingredients that were better for my skin! That led me to wanting to try Pai Skincare (March 2015)! PAI is CERTIFIED ORGANIC by The Soil Association! I was reading about The Soil Association and they have very stringent guidelines! PAI is also VEGAN! They are EXPERTS on SENSITIVE/ALLERGY PRONE SKIN! MADE IN LONDON! I thought this would be an excellent fit for my dry/sensitive skin. Under their 'skin solutions' tab, you can choose (hypersensitive, aging, combination/oily, dry/dehydrated or dull). I chose dry/dehydrated and it displayed the products I should use (Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser, Lotus & Orange Blossom BioAffinity Tonic, and then I chose the Echium & Macadamia Replenishing Day Cream over the Avocado & Jojoba that was suggested because it gave more hydration.) I want to interject, if you click on 'multi-buy' offers, these 3 products come out cheaper if purchased as a set $136/$166 (if you upgrade to the 200ml cleanser) instead of $176 if purchased individually. These products come from London (I couldn't find a distributor for PAI here in the States)! But shipping is free (Over $60) via FedEx (so you get it in 1-2 days USA). I thought that was nice and it's true! How did Pai work for me? The cleanser did a great job cleansing my face! It removed all my makeup. My skin felt clean, but it did feel a little dry afterwards (but nothing a little moisturizer wouldn't solve). The problem was, I experienced a reaction while using this! I think it was the rose in it. Remember my problems with Fresh's rose skin products. Well, this was about the same! I noticed while using this cleanser, my skin plumped. Some might say, well that's ok (at least that's what I told myself at first). But my face, just always seemed a little swollen. It didn't hurt (at all), but it always seemed puffy (which is a sign of a reaction). I also noticed little pustules underneath my skin. So after a month, and seeing no improvements I stopped. I also want to mention, I felt I had to use ALL THREE products together. The cleanser was great, but with dryness I felt I needed the tonic. I ran out of the tonic first! So when it ran out, I was left with cleanser and cream. Those two didn't seem to work well together. It just felt disjointed. So there were no major catastrophes with Pai, but there weren't any improvements in my skin either. These products have very EARTHY WOODY SCENTS. Nothing alarming, but you can detect rose, camellia etc. I didn't use the muslin cloth included, because it felt too rough to use on my skin. So I wanted to share my thoughts. Have you tried Pai Skincare? Tomorrow, I'll tell you about a British Skincare Brand that FEELS VERY GOOD to my Dry/Sensitive Skin! 

Sweet-Bittersweet-NotSweet
supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 
  Pai Skincare is Bittersweet

 Pai Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser

Pai Lotus & Orange Blossom BioAffinity Skin Tonic

Pai Echium & Macadamia Replenishing Day Cream

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Nerline Germain said...

So expensive and causing trouble. So not right!! Good morning, Kim!!

Kizzy Von Doll said...

I had never even heard of this stuff before, but I think I'll give it a miss any ways now!! Not good for products to do that. My skin reacts too easily to things, so I won't bother with this. Shame!! xx

Mica T said...

Such a shame it didn't work for you, especially after all that expense!

You made the right decision to top though. I was given a freebie to try that was a raved about product, so I tried it, and I started to react to it...but I just figured I was using it wrong and that I had to persist with it, especially as that's what the staff suggested when I went back...
I ended up having to switch up my usual skincare routine to something a lot more aggressive (and expensive!) just to try clear up the damage from a couple weeks of that product! I'm still waiting for it to clear up again...should have stopped it at the first sign it wasn't agreeing with me!

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Jackie Harrison said...

I also get plump for whatever the reason when I use a product that rose is the ingredient but I use lush toner which had lavender and rose and I did not get that reaction is odd. This product sound like it work but like any product we need to see if we are not allergic to the ingredients even if it is organic. Great honest post Kim.

Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

These products sound good, I have never heard this brand before but would love to check out it after reading your review Kim. Have a happy Monday. Kisses <3
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Emmylou MW said...

Kim, I admire how adventurous you are with your skincare and makeup routine. I tend to use the same thing for years when I find it works for me, which means I miss out on a lot of innovative stuff. Thanks for sharing your experience with us:) Certainly helps with deciding what to try out.

Jane said...

I love that Leaping Bunny logo in the back of the bottles! Sounds like an amazing product!

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

I used Pai moisturiser for over two years before I switched to Oskia... And the only reason I did was because they changed the packaging and put the cream into plastic bag that was then placed inside a glass container - still wondering why on Earth... I actually tried the entire range from samples, but the moisturiser was the only one that really worked for me. x

Elizabeth Rose Hisle said...

My company ordered some stuff from Pai once and to be honest, I really liked them! If I could afford it, I would keep this stuff around for sure!

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Elizabeth Rose Hisle said...

Shoot, I meant to add to my comment that I do not have dry skin, except in the winter, so maybe that's why I liked it? Although tbh I only used it once so maybe that's part of my like as well. All skin is different!

Shireen L. Platt said...

I never tried Pai because it's pretty expensive and I just can't splurge without trying some testers first. I have dry skin too but not sensitive but I don't like brands that products work better when used all together, I much prefer to mix and match my stuff. Sorry to hear you got a reaction while using this, Kim but thank goodness you stopped instead of stubbornly continuing.

Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

Cee said...

I'm allergic to roses, Kim, and that is exactly what would happen to my skin if I used a rose cleanser - although for me it would happen right from the first use. Definitely something to stay away from if you react like that, allergies can sometimes worsen really quickly. It's a shame, though, because these products sound lovely otherwise.
xox,
Cee

Ivana Split said...

So cool that the shipping is free and that it arrived from London to USA under two days...so I guess I would arrive even faster here (from London).

I always love to hear about natural cosmetics. Today there are so many harmful chemicals everywhere that it makes sense to try all natural beauty products. It is also great that you can choose products for your skin type from their line (and for sensitive skin).

I'm happy to hear you were happy how these performed. It is wonderful how that make up cleaner worked so well.

Aimee Bustillo said...

Wow you really take good care of your skin by exploring a lot of products that suits your need. I hope you can find the right product for you. It such a shame that it caused your face to swollen. Good luck with your beauty product hunting <3

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Rebeca Muñoz López said...

I still think that for those who have sensitive skin is not easy to find products that are 100% adpaten to our needs, Kim thank you for sharing your experience, you have a productive week, kisses!

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Miss Val's Creations said...

I have not hear of Pai skincare before. It isn't easy finding skincare products that aren't full of strange chemicals. I'm glad this works great for you. :)

FASHION TALES said...

Glad that you reviewed this Kim, as I have been wanting to try Pai skincare out, but yes the price point made me hesitant, and I have sensitive skin, although if it's an amazing product I think it would have been worth it. It's unfortunate that you did not see major results, especially with the rose. I wonder if it had other elements that you may have been allergic to? I make a homemade Bulgarian rose and rosewater toner that I've used for years and love, natural and easy. Have a great week! :)
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Margo @ PrettyPanda said...

Another super helpful review! I will have to pass on these because I am way too sensitive to scents :(

Ashley said...

These sounded nice at first but I hate it when you can't use the products with other things than the ones it comes with! And oh no to the reaction with the cleanser you had!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

I'm glad yiu enjoyed this skin care line Kim and thanks for the review.
Enjoy your day.
Julie xo

Beauty Unearthly said...

Interesting beauty products.We keep in touch. xx

Lorna said...

I've heard of this brand before! Thanks for sharing, I will look out for it when I see it!

Raindrops of Sapphire

Lorena said...

I was excited when I began reading the review with the organic ingredients and then it went downhill :(

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I've been trying to incorporate more natural products into my skincare and this was a brand that I had been interested in so it was great to read your review Kim. What a bummer that your skin was puffy when you were using the cleanser. I'm a little less enthused after seeing that their products have to be used together as I like to mix and match my skincare.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Lauren Carter said...

I've heard of Pai, and I like more natural skincare products. But, it seems like these may be a little hyped up.

Keisha Ramsay said...

These sounded like such fab products, its a shame that you had such a bad reaction. Thanks so much for your honest thoughts.

Keisha xo
www.chrysalisgals.blogspot.com

LBG said...

So good to know! I love reading your reviews, you're so thorough and honest! Looking forward to more. Thanks for stopping by my blog and your nice comments

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Jhem Arzaga said...

For someone who have a sensitive skin like mine, I find it impressive by the first sentences here on your post, but when I read further, oh boy.. the price is quite a pain hihi

xoxo
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venus smileygal said...

You share really great reviews.... I just stop using any skin care products because the last skin care I used cause itchy feeling on my face.

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Shirley Tay said...

I've not heard of Pai, but sorry to hear that the products didn't work for you. It's so painful after spending all that money.........

Anya Jensen said...

Sorry it wasn't your cup of tea Kim, love your reviews as always. Hope you're well sweets xxx

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Naomi Vangestel said...

Mmmm what a bummer that there are some issues with it :/ good review tho! Very clear.

x- Naomi in Wonderland

Rachel-Beth said...

These products sound great- I think that organic products are perfect for sensitive skin :)

Rachel xx
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Pilar said...

I don't think I've heard of this brand before. That's too bad these products didn't work for you. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Kim!

Samantha Mariko said...

organic is the best! I realized that products with paraben do not agree with my skin, so I check labels carefully
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Tina Bradley said...

Kim, I've not tried any of Pai's products, but I do love the idea of them being organic! Testing skincare products for a month is a great way to get a true sense of whether they work well or not. Recently, I purchased one of Almay's new mascaras. At first, I didn't like it. A month later, I do! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Gabrielle said...

Pai is a new brand introduction for me, so thanks for that! I haven't experimented too much with skincare products yet and rather stick to a specific routine.. though I have tried one or two products that sound similar to this in that they don't harm the skin, but equally, they don't improve it greatly either. On to the next one though, right?! :)

Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

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JOURNAL OF STYLE said...

Sorry about the reaction, Kim! Actually I wouldn't even guess that organic products can cause a reaction at all... Thank you for proving the opposite.

xoxo Ira
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Chic Therapy said...

Thanks for sharing. And sorry about the reaction.

oomph. said...

it goes to show that expensive isn't always better. i currently love my neutrogena drug store cleanser.

Pamela RG said...

Pau has amazing products. They look good.

Claire said...

Is this product good for all type of skins. I love your glowing skin. how can I get same as yours