Pai Echium & Amaranth Age Confidence Facial Oil has been on my to try list for a while now.
That and a whole other bunch of Pai products, for I haven’t tried as much of their skincare as I should have done – I love what I have experienced!
The Soil Association very kindly sent me an organic hamper for Organic September which I am gradually working my way through and Pai Echium & Amaranth Age Confidence Face Oil was contained within the box of goodies. It sat in my Biteable Beauty cupboard at the office for all this time, and I decided that our cruise to the Arctic Circle in search of the Northern Lights was the perfect time to put this product to the test. It’s recommended as a night treatment oil and having used the product I can see why – it’s very rich and takes some time to sink in, but the end result is well worth it! On days when we were venturing out into sub-zero or close to zero temperatures to play on snowmobiles, drive huskies or just to marvel at the stunning Norwegian Fjords (yes this was a trip of a lifetime!) I did apply this product in the morning, choosing to mix it up with Beyond Organic Age-Defying Day Cream. This was a winning combination which kept my skin happy on both the surface and at a deeper level.
Read the ingredients list of Pai Echium & Amaranth Age Confidence Face Oil and you can see why this oil is so rich. It’s a blend of ten botanicals bursting with all the vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidants the skin needs, particularly as it matures. These finest skin-loving oils packed full of anti-ageing properties include Argan, Borage, Vinis Vinifera and Damascan Rose. But what of the Echium & Amaranth in the name of the product? These are two oils you don’t come across every day. What’s so special about them?
Echium is a seed extract with powerful regenerative properties and is the richest known source of Gamma Linolenic Acid and Stearidonic Acid, both strong forms of Omega 3 & 6 that help to calm and condition even the most sensitive of skins without irritation. Amaranth is an excellent source of Squalene. Squalene is a highly effective moisturising compound found naturally in our skin’s sebum which depletes as we age. This ingredient helps to soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as prevent, and as we know prevention is better than cure!
Another ingredient of note is Guggul – an active ingredient which inhibits the enzyme that breaks down Collagen. Guggul helps skin remain plump in appearance and stay firmer for longer.
What’s your favourite Pai product? I’d love to hear from you! Pai Age Confidence Facial Oil Echium & Amaranth is pictured below with their Rosehip Bioregenerate Oil.