Which Chamomile extract is best for the skin?


Famed for its soothing properties, Chamomile is one of the most popular cosmetic ingredients for sensitive skin. But not all chamomiles are created equal; are you using the most effective extract? A bit of background Chamomile is named after the Greek words chamos (‘ground’) and milos (‘apple’), so can be thought of as a ground [...]

The Soil Association speaks out against organic imposters


Yesterday’s article in the Daily Mail names and shames Boots and Nivea for making false organic claims. Reporting on recent research done by the UK Soil Association, they examined products from a number of beauty brands making organic claims and found many to contain synthetic ingredients such as methylisothiazolinone (a particularly nasty preservative). There are [...]

My Desert Island Beauty Essentials

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To coincide with Earth Day, one of my favourite blogs, The Beauty Shortlist has been running Green Beauty Week to showcase all things natural and organic. I had a chat with the editor, Fiona, earlier in the week to share my top five desert island beauty essentials. If you’re dreaming of a sun drenched beach [...]

‘Five a Day’ Focus: Emotional Wellbeing


Everyday our bodies physically react to mental triggers. As the body’s biggest organ, the skin is also a surface on which our emotional peaks and troughs play out. For skin as happy as you feel, follow these top tips for maintaining your emotional wellbeing: Don’t compare yourself to anybody else While it might be difficult, [...]

Meet the Ingredients that will bring you Age Confidence


As always – discovering and sourcing the highest quality, results-driven ingredients the organic world has to offer was the first step on the path to creating our new Echium and Amaranth Age Confidence Facial Oil. This time round, the biggest challenge for our formulation team lay in choosing what to leave out! There are so [...]

Echium & Amaranth Age Confidence Facial Oil


I am so excited to finally be able to share this with you! It’s been two years in development and is our first product specifically targeted at supporting the skin as it ages. We’ve had some incredible feedback from early testers, so I cannot wait to hear how much of a difference it makes to [...]

Pai Skincare on set of Les Miserables


Last Friday saw the release of a film I’ve been dying to see ever since I first heard about it early last year - Les Miserables. If a killer cast of Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfriend, Hugh Jackman and Russel Crowe wasn’t exciting enough, watching Les Mis on the big screen is going to be even more [...]

Why you should use a Cuticle Balm

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For most of us, looking after our hands usually doesn’t involve much more than applying a decent Hand Cream every once in a while and picking a pretty shade of polish. However for truly healthy hands, a little cuticle care is required too. The cuticle is the thick layer of skin around the base of the [...]

Exclusive Black Friday Promotions


Make the most of our exclusive Black Friday online offers this weekend only… All offers end Midnight Monday 26 November (US Pacific Time / 7am GMT Tuesday), so get shopping now while stocks last! (What is Black Friday?  For non-USA people, we’ve produced a handy guide.) 1. Spend £40 / $60 / €50, and get [...]

Top 10 Who’s Who in Natural Beauty


I spent this Tuesday evening at the organic treasure trove that is Whole Foods Market, Kensington, to celebrate the launch of this year’s Natural Beauty Yearbook. The fabulous event also saw the announcement of the annual Top 25 Who’s Who in Natural Beauty hotlist – a countdown of the key personalities in the industry. After landing [...]