The rise of ‘raw’ milk


Barely a week goes by without a new food trend emerging before being promptly disproven or forgotten…but some stick around a little longer. For some time now, celebrities, chefs, academics and nutritionists have raved about the health benefits and superior taste of unpasteurised, un-homogenised, full-fat, grass-fed milk. What is raw milk?  Raw milk, or unpasteurised milk, goes […]

Living with a dog cuts child’s risk of asthma by 15%


New research has suggested growing up with exposure to dogs can dramatically reduce a child’s risk of asthma. The study analysed data on over 1 million children born in Sweden between 2001 and 2010 where, helpfully, dog and farm animal ownership must be registered by law. The data showed that exposure to dogs during the first year […]

Is water bad for my skin?


When you have sensitive skin, everything has the potential to become an irritant. Everything that is, except water – right? In recent months, a growing number of reports have suggested that water may be harmful to sensitive skin. Given the many variations in tap water and bottled water, these claims are difficult to prove. But […]

Taking Care of Winter Hands


Our hands go through a lot in our lifetimes. Yet we think nothing of carefully cleansing and nourishing the skin on our faces while leaving our poor hands, quite literally, out in the cold. The combination of dry air and cold, plus frequent hand washing with harsh detergents, strips the hands of their natural oils, […]

Allergy Awareness Week

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Today marks the start of Allergy Awareness Week, a cause you can imagine is pretty close to my heart! This year, we wanted to get on board and highlight just how prevalent skin allergies and reactions  really are. So, last month we commissioned some exclusive research and found that: 1 in every 2 British women […]

Could Bee Pollen help with allergies?

Bee Pollen

I recently read about bee pollen on the great food blog, My New Roots. Apparently these little golden grains are a high-energy whole food, which amazingly contain almost every nutrient the human body needs to survive. They’re also a great source of enzymes, protein and contain all 22 amino acids – which are essential for […]

‘Five A Day’ Focus: Oil & pH Balance


Achieving skin balance is key to taking control of problem skin. Skin balance refers to an even pH and oil production, and is affected by products, diet, stress and lifestyle. Unbalanced skin experiences oiliness, dryness, breakouts and reactions, whilst balanced skin is calm, clear and comfortable – here’s how to achieve it: Give your skin […]

What are dark circles & how can you get rid of them?

What are Dark Circles?

For a long time we weren’t quite sure why dark circles occurred, with potential causes ranging from smoking, a lack of Vitamin K, a lack of iron (anaemia) and lack of sleep. While all these and more (including allergies, age and menstruation) may well ring true, dermatologists now think that dark circles arise as a […]

Make-up for sensitive skin: products to watch out for

Make-up tips for Sensitive Skin

A couple of weeks ago while playing around on Facebook and Twitter I happened to mention I’d be blogging about make-up tips for sensitive skin, and my feed went crazy! It seems so many of you, sensitive skinned or not sensitive skinned, have suffered a reaction to a mainstream make-up product. Strange then that there […]

How to Patch Test new products and why you always should!

Patch Test products for sensitive skin

As you know, here at Pai we are all about caring for your super-sensitive skin. While we create our gentle yet effective organic products without irritants, we still always recommend that new customers Patch Test products before they introduce them into their daily beauty regime. Patch Testing ensures your new product suits your sensitive skin, […]

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