If you’re a regular reader of my blog, then you’ll know I’m a big fan of Pai skincare, especially their rosehip oil – a permanent resident in my bathroom. And now I’ve finally had the chance to try out their cleanser – long story but I had an allergic reaction to a facemask* and needed something that could calm and cleanse, without causing any further irritation to my delicate and sensitive skin. This particular bottle had been given to me as part of a goody bag for attending a talk by Sarah Brown, their founder.
The camellia & rose hydrating cleanser is their only cleanser (which shows just how confident they are in it), and is thick, creamy, very soothing, and rinses off without leaving a greasy residue. It removes make-up easily, and can even be used on the eye area (waterproof mascara removal not tested), although I had to use quite a lot to take off my NARS tinted moisturiser, and at £35 for 200ml it is quite an expensive everyday cleanser for me. I am just glad I had this in my arsenal once my eczema fully kicked in after my fatal facemask error. It calmed my inflamed skin instantly, without any stinging, leaving it feeling supple and not dry at all.
It comes with a muslin cloth, gentle enough to be used for daily exfoliation, although I didn’t use it – damp cotton wool pads are my substitute when skin is feeling delicate. It is alcohol and detergent free – common nasties that can cause allergic reactions – rich in Omega 3, and vitamins A, B & E from the Camellia oil, and provides hydration from Damask Rose Otto oil. It is Soil Association certified organic and multi award-winning (Red green beauty and Beauty shortlist) – certainly a great addition to any bathroom cabinet of an eczema or rosacea sufferer. I’m keeping mine for dry skin days like today, and ones to come deep in the winter when central heating and biting, cold winds play havoc with my skin. A real winter warrior.
* the offending facemask does not appear on this blog, and is not one I intend to write about or recommend.