As a long-term sufferer of delicate and allergic pores and skin I understand how exhausting it may be to dwell with.
I additionally know the way irritating it’s to speculate your hopes and hard-earned money in a product marketed for ‘delicate pores and skin’ solely to get a nasty response to it.
In my life earlier than Pai, I wasted a whole lot of kilos on product after product that presupposed to be mild on the pores and skin however, in actuality, ravaged mine.
These merchandise over-promised and under-delivered and left me feeling disillusioned and a bit cheated.
Sensitive pores and skin is a fancy situation to handle and much too many producers overlook this. They are often hasty to wave the delicate pores and skin banner as a advertising device with no consideration of the suitability of the elements of their merchandise. At all times learn the ingredient listing!
There are a number of unbelievable botanical elements for delicate pores and skin which have highly effective anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties. My specific favourites are the three Cs – Calendula (from the common-or-garden marigold), Comfrey and Chamomile.
However there are a lot of, many extra and at Pai we regularly take a multi-pronged formulation strategy – utilizing a mixture of elements with complementary however differing remedial properties.
As an example, delicate pores and skin often means thinner pores and skin – so it’s essential to additionally use pores and skin strengthening elements like Rosehip, which assist to make the pores and skin extra immune to environmental triggers and subsequent flare-ups.
With delicate skincare merchandise, the elements not noted are equally essential as these left in. The three most typical pores and skin sensitisers are Detergents, Perfume and Preservatives.
At all times look out for the next on ingredient lists and provides them a large berth. Please word – that is under no circumstances an exhaustive listing, I’ve merely highlighted the worst offenders:
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Parfum (this time period can be utilized to cover over 200 completely different chemical elements, a lot of which don’t have anything to do with aroma).
*Keep in mind – pure Important Oils can irritate too and so they should be rigorously chosen and used within the right dilution. Basil, Cinnamon, Citronella, Lemongrass and Peppermint are some examples of irritating important oils.
Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate (not only a mouthful however a formaldehyde pre-cursor too!)
At Pai we imagine we have now developed a spread of nice merchandise for delicate pores and skin victims. Nonetheless, we acknowledge everybody’s pores and skin is completely different and what works for one individual could not all the time work for an additional.
We wish our prospects to have the ability to store with pores and skin confidence so we put our cash the place our mouth is and supply a full 30 Day Satisfaction Assure.
In case your pores and skin doesn’t get on with any of our full measurement merchandise you might be free to return them for a full refund. We are going to even reimburse your return postage.
For those who’re confused about which is the most effective product to your distinctive pores and skin kind, then give us a name or drop us an e-mail. We’re right here to assist!
[UPDATE JUNE 2019: We have formulated our Sunscreen product with Benzyl Alcohol as a co-preservative. The ingredient is used at the lowest possible dosage and the product was patch tested on volunteers with sensitive skin to ensure it didn’t irritate. We felt we should leave this post up here as it reflected our thinking in 2011.]