I have recently found a love for natural and organic skincare. I was initially hesitant to try it, purely because I was scared I would love it and then not be able to afford to maintain it as my continued skincare routine. However, I am finding ways to be savvy about it. Organics skincare is extremely beneficial to both you skin and the environment. Your skin deserves it!
Today I will be looking at the Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil which I bought to use as my evening serum.
It is certified organic by the Soil Associaton, and is also vegan (as verified by the Vegan Society) and marked as cruelty free by the Leaping Bunny association. Those new to the organics world, these are all trusted bodies and this is all good stuff. Big thumbs up.
It is describes on Pai’s website as being for all skin types. My skin is combination, and it has not caused me any breakouts, excess oil or dryness.
Now to look at the most important part: what’s in it. Number one: Rosehip oil. Rosehip is very high in Omegas 3,6,7 and 9, which are fatty acids. Fatty acids are important in skincare as they are a part of the fluid lipid film that sits on the skins surface. This film maintains the moisture and elasticity of the skin, and the secretion of these acids decreases with age (fun times). By applying fatty acids to the skin, we are helping our skin to retain it’s moisture and elasticity. Omega 3 is also an excellent anti-inflammatory, and so can help with conditions such as eczema and rosacea.
Rosehip also contains vitamin C which encourages tissue repair. Using this oil at night can therefore assist your skin as it repairs itself. This is also good news for any scars or sun damage on the skin.
Carotenoids are another part of Rosehip oil. Carotenoids are anti-oxidant, and so protect your skin from damaging free radicals. Free radicals can damage the collagen in our skin, and we all know collagen plays a huuuuge role in how we age.
So now onto the product itself. The consistency is quite runny, which gives it the bonus of not feeling sticky or heavy on the skin. I find a little goes a hell of a long way; two to three drops warmed up on the hands before being patted in to damp skin is ideal for me. Pai also suggest mixing a couple of drops with your moisturiser and this is honestly lovely. I like to do this when my skin is feeling a bit dry and dull. It seems to make my moisturiser 10x more effective.
There is only one downside to this product: the smell. I’m not going to lie to you, the smell is pretty bad, and I can only describe it as balsamic vinegar. Having said that, the reason for this is that Pai do not use fragrance, in order to maintain their organic and natural status. So quite frankly, I really don’t care about the smell!
I’ve been using this now for about two months. I haven’t notice a change in the amount of blemishes I have, that has remained the same. However I have certainly noticed a change in the tone of my skin. My skin is quite red around the tops of my cheeks, and this appears to have reduced since using the oil. My skin feels more supple and dare I say it, firmer. The oil also gives a nice glow to the skin.
Overall, I definitely recommend this product. It’s currently retailing at £22 from Pai direct. As I had said earlier in this post, I have to be clever with how I spend my money. This investment is worth it. A small amount of product goes a long way and the benefits for your skin both short and long term are priceless. You could certainly use this oil both morning and night, as it’s nice and light. It’s a yes from me!
Have you used this oil or any of Pai’s other products? Let me know how you’ve got on in the comments!
Love and Lemons x
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