This Cleanser Has Transformed My Sensitive Skin

If you had asked me if cleansers could be "transformative" 6 months ago, I would have laughed. Back then, cleansing just felt like something I had to do - an obligation, if you will.

Without fail, each time I cleansed, my skin felt tight and uncomfortable - like a squeaky clean plate fresh from the warm dishwasher. I had tried the many cleansers that my colleagues swear by at Adore HQ, but sadly they all left me high and dry. And I mean very dry. 

How I Found A Cleanser For My Sensitive Skin:

As a sensitive skin gal, I’m very familiar with breaking out in rashes at unexpected times. I was recently relaxing outside on a weekend getaway when my boyfriend said to me “something’s wrong with your face” (how good are men?). I ran to the closest mirror to see I had broken out in a red, bumpy and hot rash. Probably a reaction to SPF, chlorine, or maybe just life itself.. (seriously, wouldn’t be surprised with my skin). 

Luckily I have an arsenal of products ready for incidents like these, including asap super b complex, Aspect Probiotic Mask and Bioderma Sensibio. On this occasion, I decided to reach for the latest cleanser I had been given to try, the Pai Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser - and boy, am I glad I did.

As soon as I popped this creamy cleanser onto my skin, I knew everything would be okay. In fact, within 15 minutes and no other products applied, this was the before and after selfie I sent to Joanna, our Beauty Editor as evidence of this cleanser's sorcery...


What You Need To Know About Pai Camellia & Rose Cleanser:

Trust me, I was as shocked as you at the transformation. On a normal day, when my face is not a tomato, this cleanser calms and softens my skin, whilst leaving it radiant and refreshed. It has calmed the redness I used to experience and improved my overall skin texture. Did I mention it smells like apple pie? Enough said. 

So what exactly is so magical about this cleanser? 

  • The creamy texture cleanses away impurities without stripping essential moisture from the skin

  • Alcohol-free formula maintains skin’s natural oil balance (again, a plus for sensitive skin)

  • It has been designed with sensitive skin in mind & gentle enough to use on eyes

  • Has a soothing & hydrating effect on the skin, leaving it comfortable, clean & nourished

  • It comes with a dual-effect muslin cloth for gentle exfoliation

  • It's made from organic ingredients, is vegan-friendly & free from artificial fragrance

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What's In It?

This cleanser, as I mentioned, is made from organic ingredients, it's cruelty-free, and doesn't contain irritants known to cause trouble for sensitive skins (alcohol, detergents, SLS).

The formula features antioxidant-rich Camellia Oil, which helps to condition and cleanse the skin with its nourishing properties of omega fatty acids and Vitamin E. This ingredient helps to keep the skin comfortable during cleansing.

Damask Rose Otto Oil helps the skin to retain moisture (much-needed in sensitive skin types). The rejuvenating and restorative properties of this ingredient make it particularly beneficial for sensitive skin.

Pai Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser also contains moisturising Shea Butter and Glycerin, Rose Geranium Oil and Sweet Almond Oil. And if I still haven’t convinced you, check out what everyone else is saying below. 

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Gentle as a rose


Beautiful cleanser, creamy and mild - it feels really luxurious on your skin. The scent is very mild too, which I like. Leaves skin feeling clean but not tight or dry.

My fave cleanser


This is the cleanser I use everyday. I’ve briefly tried glycolic cleansers but they didn’t do anything so I always come back to this one. I’m so glad AB is stocking Pai now. I love this cleanser because it easily removes the water resistant sunscreen I put on my face. It leaves my skin soft and non irritated.



Absolutely amazing cleanser! Smells so lovely and effectively cleans my skin without drying it out leaving it soft and luminous.