Babes, there’s been a lot going on around here lately, with Mama being unwell and in hospital, our next gorgeous baby taking her sweet time, me starting work 30 hours a week plus we got our bunny, Baby Chai. It’s fair to say I’m feeling a bit sensitive at the moment and it’s truly affecting all of me. My character, my emotions and my skin.
For the last few years or more I’ve been an advocate for natural, organic and ethical skincare and brands. Something else I believe in is doing what’s good for us now, with the understanding that just as the seasons change, so does what we need.
Right now I need all the yoga, grounding with bare feet in nature, time with loved ones sharing laughs and something special, sensitive and caring for my skin.
A couple of weeks ago I was introduced to Pai, a London based and made organic skincare for sensitive skin with a special ethos; to deliver the highest quality organic ingredients, that support ethical practices in all areas of their business, giving and doing the best for their customers and the planet. With a special connection to New Zealand, Pai’s name was actually born from the Māori word ‘Pai’ meaning “goodness”.
I only share with you Babes when I truly believe in not only products but also the beliefs and values behind the brand. The more I looked into the brand the more I fell in love. It was developed by Babe Sarah Power, who like me after a lifetime of normal, relatively resilient, skin found her skin needs had changed but she couldn’t find sensitive products that were true to their marketing of “natural” or “organic”, but instead contained synthetic and known irritants. This is when she developed Pai, an honest organic skincare range, the first to list it’s ingredients in plain English, so we know exactly what we’re putting on our skin.
So gorgeous darlings, it is an absolute pleasure for me to introduce to you four of my fave Pai products, tried and tested by me. You can find the range in Life Pharmacies or online.
Copaiba Deep Cleanse, AHA Mask
This baby is light and creamy, it glides on smoothly and isn’t too thick. As it dries it hardens but you’re not left with a rock face tightening which is actually lovely. The product comes with a certified 100% organic cotton cloth, made in India, which I adore. This mask leaves your skin feeling clean and soft. I’ve been using it every few days while drinking tea and journaling.
Chamomile & Rosehip Calming Day Cream
This is my hero product from the four I’ve been using. I’m normally a serum girl, but I love how this feels on my skin - this beauty is exactly what it says, it’s calming. Which is exactly what I need right now. As soon as I apply it to my face, the scent of the chamomile has an instant calming effect. I drink chamomile tea in the evenings for it’s relaxing properties and having it in my moisturiser in the morning is an absolute delight. One pump does my whole face, neck and décolletage so I know it’s going to last. I also hear it’s one of Natalie Portman’s favourite products.
Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil
Rich in beautiful essential fatty acids this product is 99% organic and with only four ingredients, in my opinion, is absolutely fab. It’s recommended to use 2-3 times a week but I’ve been using it nightly on a damp face straight after cleansing. After flying or if I’m feeling like I need a super conditioning calming boost I’ll use it with a pump of my Chamomile Day Cream. Just a couple of drops goes a long way, it’s beautiful all natural orange colour means you’ll want to let this one dry before putting on clothes.
Echium & Argan Gentle Eye Cream
Yay for a natural eye cream, just what I’ve always wanted. This one is full of gorgeous ingredients I can both pronounce and recognise. It’s 75% organic with Echium Seed CO2 Extract which soothes and refreshes skin (me right now!). It feels so lovely each evening taking care of and placing special attention to this delicate area that is such a marker for vitality or tiredness.
Every Pai product is tested and certified by the Organic Soil Association, the Leaping Bunny and Vegan Society – Yay! Fab to know that they never test on animals, and also take it further by ensuring they don’t source anything from companies that do, I’m so all about this.
Thanks to the Babes at Pai I have a three products from their lovely range to gift to you. To enter, simply comment below why you believe it’s important to be sensitive to what our skins needs.
Competition for NZ residents only (sorry Babes) and closes Wednesday 28th Feb, 2018 at 9pm.