Personal & Household Products & Services
We Answer Your Most-Asked SPF Questions
by Meg Lucas on August 14, 2019 at 10:10 am
Try as we may to give as much information as we can on our packaging, website and over Instagram and Facebook, when it comes to launching a new product, there’s still always lots of great questions from our customers. Hot on the heels of our latest launch, Hello Sunshine SPF 30, and in the spirit … Continue reading "We Answer Your Most-Asked SPF Questions" The post We Answer Your Most-Asked SPF Questions appeared first on The Pai Life.
Why Pai Products Are Patch Tested
by Meg Lucas on August 11, 2019 at 8:00 am
As a sensitive skinned soul myself, I know how much it means to feel confident and safe when it comes to applying skincare to irritated, reactive skin. Independent patch testing gives you that reassurance – and as always if its something I’ve wanted for my own skin, then it’s something I know our customers will … Continue reading "Why Pai Products Are Patch Tested" The post Why Pai Products Are Patch Tested appeared first on The Pai Life.
Introducing Hello Sunshine our daily SPF30
by Meg Lucas on June 27, 2019 at 8:55 am
If there’s one thing we get asked constantly, it’s “When will Pai make an SPF for sensitive skin?”. We totally get it – when it comes to sensitive skin, often the last thing you want to do each morning is load it with an SPF that might cause a reaction. Sarah our Founder always felt … Continue reading "Introducing Hello Sunshine our daily SPF30" The post Introducing Hello Sunshine our daily SPF30 appeared first on The Pai Life.
How does warmer weather affect blemish-prone skin?
by Meg Lucas on June 3, 2019 at 6:00 am
Blemishes occur mostly, but not exclusively in oily or combination skin, when an oil or sebum gland becomes blocked with excess oil and dead skin cells. While they can appear any time of year (usually at the most inopportune moments), this gland-blocking can be exacerbated when we pile on those extra products we tend to … Continue reading "How does warmer weather affect blemish-prone skin?" The post How does warmer weather affect blemish-prone skin? appeared first on The Pai Life.
What Is Double Cleansing?
by Meg Lucas on May 17, 2019 at 7:00 am
And should I be doing it? Two very excellent questions which, do not worry, we’ve got the answers to. First up, what exactly is double cleansing? Exactly as you’d imagine, it is the process of cleaning your face not once, but twice. For some people, that wear SPF every day, or heavy, waterproof makeup, double … Continue reading "What Is Double Cleansing?" The post What Is Double Cleansing? appeared first on The Pai Life.
DIY face scrubs and sensitive skin
by Meg Lucas on May 14, 2019 at 2:43 pm
Ever used a facial scrub and thought, I could make this myself, how hard can it be right? While technically, yes anyone can make one, that doesn’t mean you should. Especially if you’ve got sensitive or reactive skin. The main problem with scrubs is the exfoliating grains used in them. Whether you buy scrubs or … Continue reading "DIY face scrubs and sensitive skin" The post DIY face scrubs and sensitive skin appeared first on The Pai Life.
Makeup -vs- Sensitive Skin. Your Burning Qs
by Meg Lucas on May 14, 2019 at 2:41 pm
The best thing about Instagram – aside of course from hours spent racking up holiday inspiration – is hearing your feedback and questions. And when it comes to the tricky topic of makeup, you guys had a whole lot of questions for us. There has always been a love hate relationship between us sensitive-skinned-souls and … Continue reading "Makeup -vs- Sensitive Skin. Your Burning Qs" The post Makeup -vs- Sensitive Skin. Your Burning Qs appeared first on The Pai Life.
Why Face Wipes are so bad for your skin
by thepailife on May 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Facial cleansing wipes have revolutionized the skincare industry, with almost every major brand developing their own variety. They are, however, the one thing the majority of Pai customers simply cannot tolerate, with many reporting stinging, burning or redness after use. In fact, a close friend of mine who isn’t prone to sensitivity at all recently … Continue reading "Why Face Wipes are so bad for your skin" The post Why Face Wipes are so bad for your skin appeared first on The Pai Life.
Happy Earth Day!
by Meg Lucas on April 22, 2019 at 8:00 am
Every year on the 22nd April, Earth Day is observed worldwide as a day to celebrate the environment and raise awareness of environmental issues. At Pai, we’re committed to reducing our impact on the earth – every single day. Here’s a few things we’re doing right now: Our Soil Association certification means we source ingredients that are … Continue reading "Happy Earth Day!" The post Happy Earth Day! appeared first on The Pai Life.
Chocolate And Spots – Is there a link?
by thepailife on April 20, 2019 at 10:20 am
‘Easter is approaching. It starts on Good Friday, there’s Easter Sunday and then it ends on Diabetes Tuesday’ – Jimmy Carr As Jimmy’s joke points out, ever since the confectionery egg came along Easter time has been synonymous with chocolate overindulgence. The good news is that, though many of you may blame your breakouts on … Continue reading "Chocolate And Spots – Is there a link?" The post Chocolate And Spots – Is there a link? appeared first on The Pai Life.
Are you allergic to your washing powder?
by thepailife on April 16, 2019 at 5:00 am
Unexplained itchiness driving you to distraction? The answer could be lurking in your laundry basket. Few things feel nicer than putting on a freshly washed pair of pyjamas, but a few days ago I did just this and almost instantly broke out in an unbearably itchy bout of hives. In my search for the cause, … Continue reading "Are you allergic to your washing powder?" The post Are you allergic to your washing powder? appeared first on The Pai Life.
4 Skin Care Changes To Make This Spring
by thepailife on April 12, 2019 at 6:00 am
It’s official: the weather is hotting up and we’re emerging from hibernation! Here at Pai HQ we’re all delighting in ditching the heavy knit jumpers and thick socks. Shifting our wardrobes from winter to summer has also got us thinking about changing our ‘skincare attire’, too. The reason? Warmer temperatures, lower winds and higher humidity … Continue reading "4 Skin Care Changes To Make This Spring" The post 4 Skin Care Changes To Make This Spring appeared first on The Pai Life.
It’s World Allergy Week
by thepailife on April 9, 2019 at 5:00 am
Today marks the start of World Allergy Week, a cause you can imagine is pretty close to my heart! This year, like every year we want to get on board to help highlight just how prevalent skin allergies and reactions really are. So, we commissioned some exclusive research and found that: 1 in every 2 British … Continue reading "It’s World Allergy Week" The post It’s World Allergy Week appeared first on The Pai Life.
How Oil Cleansers Work
by claire on April 6, 2019 at 9:05 am
By now you might have noticed we’ve just welcomed the newest Pai product to the family, our Light Work Rosehip Cleansing Oil. The ultimate makeup remover for sensitive skin and eyes that can’t tolerate harsh cleansing waters and wipes. And the way it works is pretty clever. Oils – like the blend in our new … Continue reading "How Oil Cleansers Work" The post How Oil Cleansers Work appeared first on The Pai Life.
Our Light Work Rosehip Cleansing Oil is here!
by claire on April 2, 2019 at 8:40 am
Ever had red, reactive eyes after using makeup removers? The answer to that is probably yes, since 1 in 2 women we asked said they’d reacted badly to theirs too. In recent years our customers have been asking us to formulate a Pai makeup remover suitable for even the most sensitive skin and eyes. The … Continue reading "Our Light Work Rosehip Cleansing Oil is here!" The post Our Light Work Rosehip Cleansing Oil is here! appeared first on The Pai Life.
Our top tips for washing your baby
by Meg Lucas on March 29, 2019 at 9:35 am
When you’re a new parent, the conflicting advice on looking after your little one can seem overwhelming. We’ve made it easy! Here are our top tips for washing your baby from Pai’s team of sensitive skin experts (and mums!), to help keep their delicate skin calm and healthy. Avoid baths (for a couple of weeks)! When a baby … Continue reading "Our top tips for washing your baby" The post Our top tips for washing your baby appeared first on The Pai Life.
How can I prevent stretch marks during pregnancy?
by thepailife on March 25, 2019 at 6:19 pm
No discussion on skin care during pregnancy would be complete without addressing the biggie….stretch marks. While most Mums enjoy pregnancy, they‘re not so keen on the souvenirs that it leaves behind – particularly when faced with the distinctly mark-free, post-bump bodies celebrities are forever flaunting. First of all, let me say that those bodies have … Continue reading "How can I prevent stretch marks during pregnancy?" The post How can I prevent stretch marks during pregnancy? appeared first on The Pai Life.
Pregnancy safe skincare
by Meg Lucas on March 18, 2019 at 12:08 pm
Nine months to nail this There is a lot of conflicting information out there about pregnancy, what to use and what to avoid. We’ve done our research and consulted with Pai-Mum’s to see what they recommend. First Trimester During the first trimester, it is recommended you don’t use any essential oils. Our products contain such … Continue reading "Pregnancy safe skincare" The post Pregnancy safe skincare appeared first on The Pai Life.
What is Echium?
by Meg Lucas on March 15, 2019 at 4:36 pm
Echium is the wonder ingredient in our Age Confidence range and eye cream and a highly effective skin booster we’ve adored for many years. But have you ever wondered what it is and what it does? Echium (pronounced eck-ee-um, in case you were curious!) or Echium plantagineum is a shrub with striking purple-blue flowers typically found … Continue reading "What is Echium?" The post What is Echium? appeared first on The Pai Life.
The lowdown on Ectoine
by Meg Lucas on March 12, 2019 at 9:15 am
Our Age Confidence Cream has had a bit of a boost last year. One of the new ingredients we’ve added is Ectoine. It’s a skin marvel we’ve wanted to use for a long time and now we finally have. So, if you’re wondering just what makes Ectoine a wonder skin ingredient, then read on. Scientists … Continue reading "The lowdown on Ectoine" The post The lowdown on Ectoine appeared first on The Pai Life.
International Women’s Day 2019
by claire on March 8, 2019 at 10:55 am
You may not know but the word Pai actually means good in Māori, and doing good by our customers, our suppliers and the planet is what gets us out of bed each and every morning. So in the interest of spreading and celebrating goodness this International Women’s Day, we’ve asked Sarah to share her thoughts … Continue reading "International Women’s Day 2019" The post International Women’s Day 2019 appeared first on The Pai Life.
Lanolin and Sensitive Skin
by Meg Lucas on March 1, 2019 at 12:35 pm
Growing up, lanolin was always in our bathroom cabinet. My Mum, a kiwi, swore by it, and it was one of those products that, when she was a child, was in every New Zealand household. Also known as ‘wool wax’, lanolin is produced by sheep to keep their woolly coats waterproof. Although it elicits … Continue reading "Lanolin and Sensitive Skin" The post Lanolin and Sensitive Skin appeared first on The Pai Life.
Which serum is right for me?
by Meg Lucas on February 25, 2019 at 11:14 am
How to pick the perfect product… Serums are amazing for lots of things, from locking in moisture to calming redness or blemishes – but as they’re so powerful – they can feel too scary to try for sensitive skin types. Designed to sink into your skin as quickly and deeply as possible, choosing a serum … Continue reading "Which serum is right for me?" The post Which serum is right for me? appeared first on The Pai Life.
What exactly is a Serum?
by Meg Lucas on February 20, 2019 at 10:11 am
And how is it different to other products? What makes a serum, a serum? Serums are our most targeted, active and results-driven products, and have been created as specific solutions for skin prone to dehydration, redness or blemishes. Serum -vs- Moisturiser More lightweight and liquid than a moisturiser, serums contain highly-concentrated active ingredients whose molecules … Continue reading "What exactly is a Serum?" The post What exactly is a Serum? appeared first on The Pai Life.
Is your skin dehydrated?
by Meg Lucas on February 17, 2019 at 11:52 am
Ever thought you might have dehydrated skin? There’s lots of talk about dehydrated skin, especially at winter time. But how do you know if you actually have dehydrated skin? The first thing to know is that dehydrated skin is different to dry skin. Dry skin is a skin type – it’s the skin that you’re … Continue reading "Is your skin dehydrated?" The post Is your skin dehydrated? appeared first on The Pai Life.