Review of the Pai Chamomile & Rosehip Calming Day Cream

 
Pai Chamomile & Rosehip Calming Day Cream review

Pai Chamomile & Rosehip Calming Day Cream- $60.00:

Here’s the quick SCORECARD breakdown. Each question is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5being the best:

1. How do the ingredients look? What’s inside?- They were doing so well until it got to the natural fragrances. More details below. The rating is just the start. The concentrations used really make a difference here!

2. How's the application? Let's talk texture.- 5: And the texture is honestly divine. It's smooth and rich without being overly greasy.

3. How is the scent?- 4: It's definitely there. If you don't like chamomile, you won't like this. But I found this to be very calming.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 4: For me it was fine,. No irritation whatsoever. I do know that some sensitive skin types can’t have ANY essential oils in a product, so even though the percentage is incredibly low (see below), it could potentially be an issue, which is why this didn’t get a ‘5’ on the scorecard.

5. Performance: does it do what it promises to do?- 4: Does it hydrate skin for day? It definitely soothed and moisturized my skin like a champ. Lightweight, check. My skin soaked it up.

6. Is this a consciously-created product? 3- Vegan, cruelty-free. They don’t have the sustainability portion of this down yet however. More on that below.

7. Would I buy it again? 5- Heck to the yes. It's an investment, but for me, it's a favorite without hesitation.

FINAL SCORE:

25/30

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IN A NUTSHELL:

  • Best for: combo skin types.

  • Drier skin types may want something a bit more dense and rich. Your skin may be able to soak up a heavier cream.

  • Oilier skin types may find this to be a little too hydrating/moisturizing.

  • Other day creams that I’ve tried and love:

    Jane Iredale Beauty Prep Moisturizer

    Osea Hydrating Face Oil

POTENTIALLY ‘IFFY’ INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:

These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details. Keep in mind, the percentage of these ingredients in the products MATTERS! I rarely take ‘scary’ scores on EWG at face value these days, and always ask the brand about to clarify if I’m concerned. Works like a charm! See their response.

FROM PAI:

“Pai products are 70% recyclable at the moment but we are working on ways to improve this and get us up to 100% eventually. - The packaging isn't made from post-consumer recycled material. The glass bottle is recyclable, the plastic bag that holds the cream is bpa-free and recyclable so can be cut away from the pump. The only thing that isn't recyclable is the pump as it contains a little aluminium ball in the head of the pump. We are working on making this fully recyclable and our packaging designer is researching alternative packaging.- One thing Pai doesn't do is use ingredients that are known to be irritating to the skin. Essential oils can be irritating on the skin in high quantities which is why we use far, far lower than 1% of essential oils which we have researched to find suitable for even the most sensitive of skins. Our products have also been patched tested on real people with sensitive skin and with skin conditions, and it has been approved to be suitable for sensitive skins and skin prone to eczema. Citronellol naturally occurs in essential oils and when you look on EWG it does say restrictions to concentration and in a low concentration, they are suitable for use. As I said above, the concentrations of essential oils is super low so pose no risks when using on the skin unless you have a very high allergy to essential oils.”

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A LITTLE “LIGHT READING” FOR YA? CHECK OUT THE FULL INGREDIENTS LIST + EWG RATINGS + AMOUNT OF EVIDENCE/DATA AVAILABLE:

I pull these directly from the site. You’d be shocked at how many product pages have misspellings so if you see one, you’ll know why! I didn’t catch it. Neither did the retailer. Funsies!

  • Aqua- 0, robust

  • Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil- 1, limited

  • Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil- 1, limited

  • Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil- 1, fair

  • Lactobacillus Ferment- 1, none

  • Cetearyl Alcohol- 1, limited

  • Glycerin- 2, good

  • Rosa Canina Seed Extract- 1, limited

  • Butyrospermum Parkii Butter- 1, limited

  • Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Water- 1, limited

  • Cetearyl Glucoside- 1, limited

  • Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract- 1, limited

  • Leptospermum Scoparium Branch/Leaf Oil- 1, limited

  • Sodium Levulinate- 1, limited

  • Tocopherol- 1, fair

  • Lavandula Angustifolia Oil- 1, limited

  • Sodium Anisate- 1, none

  • Pelargonium Graveolens Oil- 1, limited

  • Lactic Acid- 4, good

  • Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate- 1, limited

  • Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract- 1, limited

  • Citronellol- 5, fair

  • Geraniol- 7, fair

  • Linalool- 5, fair

  • Nut Oil-1, limited

CURIOUS ABOUT WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS? Good question. Moi. Check out my skin profile here.

 
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FULL TRANSPARENCY, ALWAYS…

Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)