Pai rebalancing day cream review

Evening everyone,

As this post goes live I am finishing up my last day at work for 8 days and I am so glad. I’ve been really stressed this week, suffering from lucid dreams which leave me feeling like I haven’t slept, and I had a panic attack at work yesterday. I definitely need a break. I’m looking forward to having time to read other people’s blogs and most of all I am excited about VegFest tomorrow. I will be posting photos on Instagram tomorrow so if you are interested in seeing what I find then you can follow me here.

Today I am reviewing some skincare, I actually finished all my food reviews for now so if you are interested in skincare then strap in because I have a lot of reviews to write. This time it’s the Pai geranium and thistle rebalancing day cream.

I made a purchase from Naturisimo and something that I really like about this website is that they offer a wide range of samples of products for which I wouldn’t be able to justify paying the full price.

I was interested in trying some of Pai’s products because they are certified vegan and cruelty free, even the lactic acid in this cream is plant based. This cream is a light organic moisturiser which is supposed to refine skin and clear clogged pores. It rebalances oily skin, is non greasy and hydrates to leave a luminous complexion. It’s supposed to leave a velvet matte finish and can form a base for makeup. It’s also great for sensitive skin. The thistle and borage help to even out skin tone, the thistle and safflower contain omega 6 and can clear congested skin and reduce pores. The geranium is great for balancing combination skin, which I would say I have.


So how does it measure up? It’s the thickest cream of the samples I bought but it doesn’t feel heavy on the face and it soaks in really well. I love the way it feels on skin, it really does leave a velvet matte finish. The pores I notice the most on my face are on my cheeks and this cream didn’t do much to reduce them, but I haven’t found a product yet that really does. My skin is balanced, and non-greasy. I wore it during the night so it lasts a long time and the finish really is great for applying makeup over. I can also say that my skin did look luminous, not on the level of Superdrug’s naturally radiant range, but I thought it was great that a product that leaves your skin matte can also give you a healthy glow. The scent is also really lovely, delicate and full of sweet flowers which had a calming effect on me. My skin was left soft and free from oil, and my sensitive skin didn’t react at all. I really liked this cream but unfortunately I can’t justify the price on my budget. The 4ml packet gave me enough product for three applications and I paid £1 for it. The full sized 50ml bottle retails at £34 from Naturisimo.


Inrgredients: Aqua, carthamus tinctorius seed oil, simmondsia chinensis seed oil, cetearyl alcohol, glycerin, borago officinalis seed oil, cetearyl glucoside, pelargonium graveolens oil, tocopherol, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil , leptospermum scoparium leaf oil, cymbopogon martini oil, sodium levulinate, sodium anisate, glyceryl stearate citrate, sodium lauroyl lactylate, lactic acid.

I hope you’ve had a great week, are you looking forward to the weekend?


Published by charmoflove

I blog about vegan and cruelty free products.

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