Pai Geranium And Thistle Rebalancing Day Cream Review

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Pai Geranium and Thistle Rebalancing Day CreamReading this review on Pai Geranium & Thistle Rebalancing Day Cream will, hopefully, help all of you who have an oily, combination or prone to blemishes skin make out whether this organic day cream is a good choice for clearing up your complexion and have a healthier and properly hydrated skin.

Actually, the last time I ordered products from Pai, I was in between selecting this product and their Avocado & Jojoba day cream but I ordered Pai geranium & thistle moisturizer.

You see, I have a prone to blemishes skin which I can keep balanced with the right products, but at the time of ordering I also felt like trying out their more intensive hydrating cream for winter.

Why is it Difficult to Find a Good Moisturizer for Combination and Oily skin?

From my own experience and from what I hear from other people, it is often difficult for people with oily, combination and prone to blemishes skin to find a good moisturizer that will absorb nicely into their skin, balance its sebum production, moisturize it adequately and not cause any breakouts, and here is why:

A lot of combination and oily skin moisturizers are said to balance oiliness but they do not deal with dry areas of skin at the same time, which is often the case with oily skin. They also use harsh ingredients which can trigger even more oiliness and is not good for those dry areas.

This often results in drying out the dry areas even more, and causing your sebum glands to produce even more oil in response to the drying of the skin. So, people even stop using a moisturizer because they can’t find that right product which can deal with all these issues their skin has.

A lot of skin care products for oily skin use harsh chemical preservatives to prolong the shelf life of their products. This results to irritating the skin, dryness and even acne breakouts. Also, keep in mind that dry skin is more sensitive to aging.

Some moisturizers for oily skin contain ingredients that are supposed to give the skin a matte finish and cover up oily skin, but this even if it is successful for a short period of time, it does not solve altogether the problem of oiliness. In fact, those ingredients that cover up oily skin may clog pores and cause breakouts to oily skin.

So, what is needed, in this case, is a gentle yet effective moisturizer which can balance and clear your skin while also calming it and hydrating it properly.

Pai skin care company claims that their Geranium and thistle rebalancing day cream can treat those dry patches while at the same time control the skin’s oiliness and balance it, keeping it away from blemishes.

What Is Different in Pai’s Approach?

Pai specializes in creating products for different types of sensitive skin which are healing and in most cases therapeutic.

Their Geranium & Thistle moisturizer uses natural and organic ingredients to gently treat both the oily and dry skin areas of your skin while avoiding harsh chemical preservatives which can cause skin irritation.

For example, Geranium is a mild natural astringent which comes from a plant called Pelargonium odoratissimum. It is used to treat acne and balance oily skin but is good for dry skin as well.

Thistle has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, removing toxins from your body and giving your complexion a radiant and glowing appearance.

Pai also uses a variety of natural oils to moisturize dry patches on oily skin and at the same time help clear those clogged pores such as jojoba oil which evens out and balances your skin so that the oily areas become less oily and the dry areas less dry.


This product is 73% organically certified and free of artificial fragrances, alcohol (denat.), phenoxyethanol, parabens (including japanese honeysuckle), formaldehyde (including sodium hydroxymethylglycinate), propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate or other skin irritants.

It is suitable for vegans and not tested on animals. It is also a nut free formula.

Let’s have a look at the full list of ingredients:

Distilled Water, Thistle Oil, Jojoba Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol (Coconut-derived Emulsifier),Vegetable Glycerine, Borage Oil, Cetearyl Glucoside ( Corn-derived Emulsifier), Geranium Oil, Tocopherol ( Natural Vitamin E), Lavender Oil, Manuka Oil, Palmarosa Oil, Sodium Levulinate ( Non-Irritating Preservative Derived From Corn), Sodium Anisate ( Non-Irritating Preservative Derived From Basil), Glyceryl Stearate Citrate ( From Sustainable Palm Oil), Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (From Coconut Oil), Lactic Acid ( pH Stabiliser Derived From Sugar Beet.)

What Do Pai Geranium & Thistle Rebalancing Day Cream Reviews Say?

People seem to be very satisfied with how this cream feels on their skin and how it helps improve its appearance. Another advantage they mention is that Pai cream is not only gentle but effective as well, helping them to clear up their blemishes and totally re balance their skin.

It absorbs very well and while it looks a bit thick it spreads like a lotion and results to a matte finish that makes it perfect for using before makeup application.

Users experience softer, more calm, clear and nourished complexion. They think that it both keeps their dry areas moisturized and their oily T-zone free of shine, making it a perfect moisturizer for hot weather conditions.

They are pleased that they neither see any breakouts triggered nor any irritation. Finally, the glass bottle and the comfortable feeling the pump delivers are two additional bonuses.

My Take after Using this Product

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For my prone to blemishes skin, Pai Geranium & Thistle Rebalancing Day Cream has not triggered any breakouts while at the same time kept my skin nicely hydrated. The texture of this product is not so thin but it absorbs nicely to the skin if you use the right amount.

You may find that you like using this moisturizer more during the winter and also because it does not have SPF but for this reason it is nice for night use as well.