Organic September Day 25: Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil
Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil Organic Credentials
All Pai Skincare products are certified organic by the Soil Association. In case you’re wondering what this means, the standard set by the Soil Association is that at least 70% of a beauty product’s non-water ingredients must be organically grown and harvested. As well as this the ingredients must be sustainable, not use pesticides (of course), any extracts extracted without chemical solvents, all non-organic ingredients must have a non-GM certificate and pass strict toxicity and biodegradability criteria, must not contain any nanoparticles or irritating or potentially toxic chemicals, and manufacturers must pass an annual inspection and keep detailed production records. The ingredients in Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil are 99.8% organically produced.
This is one beauty product I go back to time and time again – I just can’t get enough of it! I also know that a product must be good when it gets Mr BB’s seal of approval, who only seems to like the best of the best of my beauty arsenal.
The reason I think this product might be superior to other rosehip oils is the fact it combines the seed and the fruit extract, both extracted by CO2 process. This kind of extraction means it can be done at low temperatures, and therefore the properties of the extracts are not spoiled by heat.
Some rosehip oils can smell a bit fishy, or too earthy, but this one has a nutty, almost chocolate-y aroma, which I find most pleasing. I also love how it makes my skin look and feel. Smooth, soft and pampered. Not much product is needed, so one bottle lasts yonks. It doesn’t absorb quite immediately, so I always try to leave a few minutes between application and putting makeup on (on occasions when I am wearing makeup!)
As I’ve said before, I don’t like products with an earthy smell and this Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate oil did not exactly appeal to me. And I don’t know if it’s because of the rosehip, but I can’t exactly place the scent of this product.
However, a product does not have to smell great to be great (sadly, the opposite is true as well), so I went ahead and gave this facial oil a hesitant go. Only two or three drops will suffice and the oil is very easy to massage into your skin without being too sticky. Because I was hesitant to try this product and because oils tend to take longer to absorb into your skin, I used this oil in the evening right before going to bed. Luckily I didn’t have to worry about staining my pillow cases, because as I said, this oil was not sticky at all. Sure, it didn’t absorb right aways, but it also didn’t feel greasy, which made me starting to like the product after all. When I woke up my skin was visibly clearer and the oil had even helped reduce some spots.
Again, £22 is quite a bit more than I would normally pay for a skincare product, but as one bottle will last you ages, it’s definitely worth the splurge (for me at least).
Unlike Eline, I actually found the smell of the Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil very sweet rather than earthy, but not the good kind of sweet. I found the fragrance very overpowering and almost chocolate-y like Rebecca mentioned. I’m certain that Rosehip Oil is one of the key ingredients in anti-ageing ( or is that Evening Primrose? I’m not entirely sure ).
Surprisingly this oil isn’t at all greasy or sticky and easily absorbs into the skin, however I didn’t find this moisturising. Rather than lathering onto my face I used this on my body.
Maybe I didn’t apply enough, but it was so quickly to absorb it felt as if it didn’t do anything at all.
I don’t dislike this product ( other than the smell, which is something I’m not that keen on ), but the overall benefits and effects of this product didn’t work on my skin. This isn’t something I would purchase or use again.