Could Ceramides solve your dry skin?

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Ceramides play a central role in conserving supple, healthy-looking skin. A family of waxy molecules, they are a crucial lipid element of the skin’s membrane. Composed of sphingosine and a fatty acid, ceramides maintain the balance of the skin by defending the surface from the elements and locking in moisture. As we age, our production […]

How to stop scratching

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Anyone who has eczema, psoriasis or urticaria will have experienced the burning, uncontrollable and completely overwhelming urge to itch! Having had hives, I’ve woken up in the middle of the night ready to tear my skin off. While scratching can be one of the worst things you can do for your skin – when you’re […]

How to treat cystic acne

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You may remember that the blog played host to my acne series last autumn. Since then, I’ve heard from so many customers who are seeking further advice about cystic acne. So today I’m putting these dreaded spots under the spotlight and addressing how best to tackle them. What is cystic acne? Cystic acne is most […]

How to get rid of blackheads

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Whether you’re sixteen or sixty, blackheads can be a bore. While completely harmless, they can lead to breakouts and can make you feel pretty self-conscious. What are they? A blackhead occurs when a pore becomes blocked with a mixture of sebum, bacteria and dead skin cells. Sometimes this blocked pore become inflamed or infected, turning […]

What is Vitiligo?

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Vitiligo has always been close to my heart as two members of my immediate family have the condition. It’s one of the BIG mysteries of the skincare world. It only affects around 1% of the population and causes sudden pigment loss – leading white patches to appear randomly on the body. These white patches are […]

Why are my eyes so sensitive?

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The delicate skin around the eyes is often one of the first areas to react to a new product or experience a flare-up, leaving the skin itchy, flakey or red. So, why is the eye area so sensitive? The skin around our eyes is the thinnest on the whole body, with no sebaceous (oil) glands […]

Winter Skin Woes

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I love winter – I can’t get enough of roaring fires, comforting meals and bracing walks, but I really don’t love what winter does to my skin! Winter is tough on all skin types, the combination of cold winds, cranked up central heating and low humidity all take their toll – but particularly on skin […]

Acne Series: What is hormonal acne?

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For the final installment of my acne series, I’m going to cover the confusing topic of hormonal acne.  In my recent acne web chat, nearly every other question was about hormonal acne. Let me start by saying that as much as I wish it was, this is by no means a one-size-fits all guide. Hormonal […]

Acne Series: Myths about blemish-prone skin

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If you Google, “cures for acne” you will be faced with millions of pages containing weird and wonderful cures for stubborn blemishes. Unfortunately, as anyone who has ever covered a spot in toothpaste will know, 99% of these are complete rubbish! There are so many urban myths about the causes and cures for acne, so […]

Natalie Portman shares her Pai favourites with ELLE!

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It’s always great to hear about the Pai products that people can’t live without, so I was thrilled to see long-time fan Natalie Portman sharing her Pai faves in this month’s Elle magazine! Her top picks were our Comfrey & Calendula Calming Body Cream and our Lotus & Orange Blossom BioAffinity Tonic, which she said […]