Ingredients to Avoid

High levels of essential oils

Essential oils have a world of benefits, both in aromatherapy and on the skin when used in low dilutions - but it’s a delicate balance!

High levels of essential oils have been known to irritate already damaged, broken or delicate skin.

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Formaldehyde

As concerns over the safety of parabens built momentum, non-paraben preservatives, such as Methylisothiazolinone (MI) and Sodium Hydroxylmethylglycinate became more popular.

Unfortunately, these alternatives can be highly irritating and we don’t use them in Pai products.

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Artificial Fragrance/Parfum

Traditionally used to protect the “trade secrets” of the perfumery industry, the words ‘parfum’ and ‘fragrance’ can be used to cover over 200 different chemicals – including preservatives.

If you use a product with ‘artificial fragrance’ or ‘parfum’ on the ingredients list – you can’t be sure what you’re putting on your skin.

True fragrance sensitivity can cause everything from headaches to...

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Alcohol (Denat.)

Alcohol denat (or ‘denaturised alcohol’) is used as a preservative and fragrance fixer, and this kind of alcohol can dry out and irritate sensitive skin.

Unfortunately even organic alcohol has the same effect on the skin, so we choose to avoid it altogether.

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