Pai Geranium & Thistle Rebalancing Day Cream Review

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Information list:

Now is the US, you can also find Pai’s products on Nordstrom.com, Nermanmarcus.com(not returnable once opened), and thedetoxmarket.com(has a sample program where you can purchase 4 samples for $7.99. Each sample is intended for one to two uses). Some other websites also sell Pai, but I’m not familiar with them.

1, Brand introduction: Pai is a London based natural skincare brand specially designed for Sensitive skin type. See founder Sarah’s story here. Pai uses ingredients as natural, organic as possible.All Pai products have only 6 months shelf time once opened, regardless of product type or size.

2, Delivery &return, Customer service: I bought all my Pai products through Pai official site, ships from London, arrives in 2-5 days. Pai’s website is very informative. If you have any questions, check out their official website first. Pai official site(only when you purchase from this site) offers  90 days free return policy.  Opened or New. Customer serviceI’ve emailed them serval times, they responded my emails in time with sincere, warm and helpful answers.

Brand Overview: Made in London, With Love for Sensitive Skin

1, By far my favorite skincare line. The best quality of Pai: truly gentle but efficient. A skincare brand not only changed my skin condition dramatically but helped me to understand my own skin condition. Pai opened my eyes to natural skin care lines, that they can be gentle, organic and effective at the same time.

2: Acne-prone Friendly: Pai doesn’t advertise their products as acne products, but I strongly recommend Pai to acne-prone friends, especially those 2 products.

1, Pai Geranium & Thistle Rebalancing Day Cream for a balanced but well-moisturized complexion.

2, Copaiba & Zinc Perfect Balance Blemish Serum Calms and reduces blemishes in a gentle way.

Review

Pai Geranium & Thistle Rebalancing Day Cream $60/50ml

Pai currently has 4 moisturizers for different skin types and needs.Geranium & Thistle Rebalancing Day Cream is for Combination, Oily, Blemish-Prone.

It first came in as a sample with my first order of Pai, as soon as I used it up, I ordered the full-size. It lasted 5 months while I used 1-2 pumps day and night.

“Day cream”: I’ve emailed Pai to ask if I could use this “day cream” during bedtime, here is the answer from Pai Customer service’s reply email:

We refer to our moisturizers as ‘Day Creams‘ because at night, we prefer the use of oils or serums to allow the skin the chance to breathe and regenerate. That being said, our Day Creams don’t contain an SPF or any harsh irritants so are perfectly safe to use at night time if you wish to do so. 

Packaging: Glass bottle with BPA free plastic pump inside.

No added fragrance,  but a pleasant smell naturally from the ingredients.

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Texture: Lightweight lotion, the ingredients list shows what provide moisture in this product are mostly oils(See the list Here), such as Thistle Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Rose Geranium Oil. But it feels very watery on the skin. It sinks into skin instantly, but it doesn’t dry down to a matte finish, nor dewy either, a neutral finish.It does not provide any “cooling” effect,  refreshing is the right word here, refreshing as a chilled balsamic vinegar salad in the summertime.

Compare to Drunk Elephant B-hydra: B-hydra is in gel form, B-hydra is more a hydration add-on item to me, it doesn’t provide enough moisture for me alone, while Pai Geranium & Thistle Rebalancing Day Cream is a lotion, it works on its own.It’s a perfect summer moisturizer, or whenever it’s warm. It is a bit light for winter time though.

How did this moisturizer change my skin and skincare routine:

1,  The Surprising result: I didn’t know a good/right moisturizer could do so much for skin, without “serum”, without “booster”. Right into the first week using this moisturizer, my skin condition changed from “oily here, dry there” to moisturized, well-balanced, even and bright. After a few weeks, that was summertime, I started to use less and less skin care products, eventually cut down my skincare routine to only one product, this moisturizer. It makes my skincare routine so much easier! I started to go out with a bare face(with sunscreen in the daytime).

2, A simplified skincare routine: Because of this moisturizer, I now take moisturizers very seriously. I can see an instant difference in the skin if I didn’t moisturize correctly. My regular skincare routine: just cleanse and moisturize. My extra skincare routine: cleanse, tonic/toner, oil, moisturize, blemish serum.

3, I’m now a natural skincare enthusiasm: Pai totally opened my eyes to natural skincare, that skincare can be naturally great! I’ve tried couple other brands besides Pai. Such as MV organic skincare, Trilogy skincare, Ren skincare, Andalou, Dr. Hauschka and others, some of them stayed in my skincare routine, some stayed as tryouts. More natural skincare reviews coming soon.

 

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