What are telomeres and what can they do for my skin?

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At the ends of our chromosomes are strands of DNA. Often described as their ‘plastic shoelace tips’, telomeres bind them and protect our genetic data. Telomeres make it possible for our cells to divide without losing genes. Cell division is crucial for our bodies to grow new cells such as skin, bone and blood. Without […]

The science behind meditation

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Having shed its “hippy” image, meditation now enjoys its status as a medically endorsed complementary therapy. Originally practiced to help deepen understanding of the sacred and mystical forces of life, meditation nowadays is typically used for relaxation and stress reduction. Its effectiveness has become widely regarded; some of the biggest and most innovative companies incorporate […]

Our Masks are back and here to stay!

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It’s always exciting to announce the launch of a new product, but it’s extra-exciting when you know it’s one that people have been wishing and waiting for! Our gorgeous Treatment Masks first appeared in our Limited Edition Christmas Gift Sets last year where they were an instant success. I can safely say that a product […]

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 […]

The rise of organics: Exciting news from the Soil Association report

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News just in – the new Soil Association report on the rise of organic sales makes for really encouraging reading! There has been a growth in sales of organic health and beauty products since 2010. A sudden increase of 17% from 2012 – 2013 was looking promising, but the newest stats reveal that sales rose […]

Could acupuncture help your skin?

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Here at Pai, we’re always on the hunt for ways to minimise stress. And it seems we’re not alone! With Acupuncture Awareness Week (2nd – 8th March) in full flow, a brand new study by the British Acupuncture Council has revealed that more than half of the UK residents surveyed are more stressed than they were […]

Refined sugar vs. Natural sugars. Is there a winner?

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2014 saw sugar become the ultimate heath baddie; it gets blamed for everything from weight gain, to skin issues and serious disease. Sugar has been shunned and the health conscious are now turning to natural sweeteners – think dates, honey and maple syrup, instead. But while these sugars may be ‘natural’, are they actually any […]

Charcoal drinks: The new green juice?

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If 2014 was the year that green juice reigned supreme, then 2015 is set to be the year of the black juice – or more specifically, the charcoal blended juice. Using charcoal for health reasons is nothing new – activated charcoal has been used as a water purifier for thousands of years and is still […]

Choose your Pai Valentine in our Love Poll!

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Forget cheap chocolates, red carnations and underwear you’ll never wear. This Valentine’s Day we’re giving you the chance to choose something you actually want! Vote for your favourite Pai product in our Love Poll and we’ll give away the winning product for FREE with orders next weekend. So whether you’re doe-eyed over our Exfoliator, or […]

Yes, Emu Oil actually comes from Emus

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Emu Oil is a cosmetic ingredient currently getting some air time thanks to a few big-name celebrity supporters. Of my friends that had heard of it, most assumed Emu Oil was either “marketing spin” or just a brand name. Bad news – it’s not. Emu Oil is extracted from the thick fat on the Emu’s […]