I start my P.M. skincare routine by squeezing out two pumps of the Camelia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser and massage it into my skin in small circles. If I'm wearing very heavy eye makeup, I'll prep with a swipe of Bioderma, but for regular, day-to-day makeup or sunscreen, a double-cleanse with this will get it all off. After breaking down all the product with my fingers, I'll turn on the hot water and wet the Muslin Cloth -- it comes free with their 100 ml cleanser, but not the 25 ml travel size. After the cloth is thoroughly soaked, I'll wring it out and lay it over my face for a few seconds, letting the steam do its work. Next I use broad strokes to wipe the cleanser off my face, and small circular motions around any areas that need work (usually around my nose, mouth and chin). Can I just say how much I love muslin? It's essentially replaced my Clarisonic for everyday exfoliation and I've already bought three more. I'm obsessed.
I don't always use a toner, but I'll usually finish my cleansing routine with a spray of thermal water before applying the Rosehip BioRegenerate* (review here). I take a little time really work this into my skin, to stimulate the muscles and encourage circulation. This is a step a lot of people miss, and it's hard to do with just a facial moisturiser since they absorb so quickly and don't leave enough slip. After I've completely given my face a workout, I smooth on the Geranium & Thistle Combination Skin Cream to seal it all in. If I need an extra kick of hydration, I'll put on a thick layer and sleep in it, like a moisturising mask. A quick pat around the eyes with their ridiculously hydrating Echium Anti-Aging Eye Cream, and I'm ready for bed.
I had a weird time in January where I started breaking out, but these past few weeks, my skin has calmed down a lot, even in the harsh Canadian winter. I can tell my skin's starting to work with the products and settling into a very happy equilibrium. I don't use this routine morning and night since I need some sort of play time to exercise my product ADD, but this is the longest I've gone without switching out any products since
Still not convinced? They have a fantastic sample pack that lets you try their cleanser, exfoliator and a couple of moisturisers -- it also comes with a free muslin cloth, which is a pretty sweet bonus -- it's available on their website at paiskincare.com for $10.
Have you tried Pai? The rest of my skincare routine will be up next, so stay tuned!