My skin has been having a ‘moment’ of late, something which began after the ‘incident’ with the glycolic peel mask I mentioned in my French Skincare post. Luckily, the products I talked about there, really helped to sort out the issues I had, but since then, I have been feeling a little wary of using anything too harsh on my face for fear of a similar outcome! Step forward Pai…
Their tagline is ‘Organic Solutions for Sensitive Skin’, and though sensitivity isn't normally a big issue for me, redness tends to be, plus the fact that this mask is aimed towards oily-combination/blemish prone skin, was enough to get me intrigued. I already own a couple of Pai products – namely their Sea Aster and Wild Oat Redness Serum and everybody’s favourite – the Rose Hip Bioregenerate Oil, and am a big fan of both – particularly the former. Hence, as I was after something that would gently exfoliate my skin and also cleanse at the same time, the Deep Cleanse AHA Mask sounded ideal.
It contains clay, along with fruit and lactic acids which work at doing exactly that, but without leaving your skin feeling at all vexed. The formula itself is a creamy consistency – something which immediately bodes well with me when it comes to being able to gage whether the ‘gentle’ claims are likely to be true. And, at the same time, it feels very lightweight to apply – it does so evenly and it isn’t one of those masks that leaves your face tingling the minute you put it on. There is a very slight scent to it, but again, it’s nothing overpowering and once applied for a minute or two, really isn’t noticeable. I would compare it most in both consistency and results, to the Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel – which again, is a product I absolutely love and come to think of it, must repurchase (it smells incredible), but this is even gentler on your skin and it was this that impressed me just as much as the end result - leaving my skin feeling clean and super smooth.
If you struggle with finding products due to particularly sensitive skin then I would highly recommend you give this one a go, as I find that exfoliating products are some of the hardest to crack when it comes to skin that is susceptible to irritation. In fact, from what I have tried from Pai, so far, I would recommend them as a brand whole heartedly and whether you have sensitive skin or not, their products are beautiful and very effective. I shall definitely be trying out more in future.
The Pai Copaiba Deep Cleanse AHA Mask retails at £30 on the Pai website. Or, if you really fancy treating yourself - Look Fantastic currently have on offer this great value Pai Deep Cleanse Duo.