For Plumping My Lids Up, Pai Echium & Amaranth Age Confidence Facial Oil Deserves a Gold Star!

Pai Age Confidence Facial Oil

One of my favorite skincare brands, Pai, recently launched a new dry oil called Age Confidence Facial Oil. Instead of labeling it as “anti-aging,” the founder Sarah Brown believes every woman should look and feel confident, comfortable and proud of the skin she’s in, and that there is no age limit to beauty.

Pai Echium & Amaranth Age Confidence Facial Oil

I haven’t experienced a lot of signs of aging so far (for your reference, I’m 29. Everyone’s skin ages at a different speed though), but I always love a good dry oil. Pai Echium & Amaranth Age Confidence Oil (60 euros on the Pai site, but I have seen it for around 54 on other retail sites) contains a blend of different oils, out of which echium (rich in Omega 3 & 6) and amaranth (rich in Squalene, a moisturizing agent). It has a light citrus scent (from the lime and mandarin oil) and a viscous texture. According to the instructions, 2-3 drops of oil should be massaged into slightly damp skin at night, until it is fully absorbed.

Pai Echium & Amaranth Age Confidence Oil is extremely rich. Those with combination or oily skin only need to use it once or twice a week (twice to three times for normal skin, and every night for dry skin). After you spread 2-3 drops on your palms and massage it in, it might feel like only a minimum of product has got onto the face. However, for skin that is not very dry, it is enough. It takes a while for the oil to sink into the skin, but I personally don’t mind going to bed with some oil on my face. Just concentrate on the gorgeous skin you’re going to wake up with in the morning!

As I have combination skin, I have to use this oil very sparingly (I got greedy in the beginning and ended up with blackheads growing back faster). However, it does deliver the ‘supercharged dose of vitamins, omegas and essential nutrients” Pai promises. My skin is incredibly bright, plump, smooth, and well-rested in the morning! I have tried many dry oils with great results, but Pai Echium & Amaranth Age Confidence Facial Oil is entirely something else!

While this oil is too rich to use on my face more than once a week, I do use it on my neck and around my eyes almost every day. Here’s the thing: in the past few months, my lids started feeling “thinner.” When I did FOTDs, I could see a “crease” along my socket line at some angles, and I was not ready to take that lying down! After patting Pai Age Confidence Oil on my lids at night for two months, I am relieved to report my lids are now back to their plump and creaseless selves! The result is not temporary like what you might experience with a product that contains alcohol denat or cone. It is real. Even if I skip the oil for a night or two, my lids remain nice and plump! It’s weird how growing up, I prayed and prayed to wake up one morning with a crease like what happens to certain monolidders. When I actually got some kind of “crease,” even though it’s only at certain angles, I panicked and wanted them to just go back to the way they were! But that’s another story for another day…

Bottom line: All in all, I would highly recommend Pai Echium & Amaranth Age Confidence Oil to those with dry skin, or those whose skin is changing with age. It truly nourishes the skin and makes it look as good as it can. Whatever the age, that’s always a great thing! People who have normal or combination skin might still enjoy it when it is used sparingly, but it is most probably too rich for oily skin.

Pai body lotion, eye cream

In other news, I hauled some more Pai! I repurchased the eye cream which has been renamed as Echium & Argan Gentle Eye Cream. It used to be called Echium BioRejuvenate Eye Cream, but I checked the ingredient list and nothing has changed. It now says “Age Confidence” on the box as well. I also got Comfrey & Calendula Calming Body Cream. I am increasingly careful about what I put on my skin, and Pai always makes me happy with their clean ingredient lists!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Here is the ingredient list of Pai Echium & Amaranth Age Confidence Facial Oil: aleurites moluccana seed oil* (kukui oil), argania spinosa kernel oil* (argan oil), borago officinalis seed oil* (borage oil), macadamia ternifolia seed oil* (macadamia oil), vitis vinifera seed oil* (grape seed oil), prunus domestica seed oil* (plum kernel oil), echium plantagineum seed oil (echium oil), amaranthus caudatus seed extract* (amaranth oil), rosa damascena oil* (rose otto oil), hippophae rhamnoides fruit extract* (sea buckthorn oil), litsea cubeba fruit oil* (may chang oil), citrus aurantifolia oil* (lime oil), ocimum basilicum oil* (basil oil), citrus nobilis peel oil* (mandarin oil), rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract (rosemary extract), commiphora mukul resin extract (guggul oil), caprylic/capric triglyceride (coconut oil extract), tocopherol (natural vitamin e)

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  • Jenni @ lifeandlensofbeauty

    i love a good face oil! I’m using Kosmea Rose Hip Oil on and off lately but its not moisturizing enough funnily. Pai sounds great and worth looking into!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Jenni, Pai also has a rosehip oil that I would encourage you to look into! It’s moisturizing enough for my skin :)

  • ValleyDoll

    Sounds goood ! I believe a dry oil really helps prevent some aging signs, more than a good moisturizer.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Eva, that or you can layer the two! If I use a lighter dry oil in winter, I put a moisturizer on top :)

  • Sofia

    Morning Sunny! This sounds pretty good. I haven’t tried dry oils for my face yet but you are all (you and a few more bloggers) convincing me…

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Sofia, you should try a dry oil! I tried my first one several years ago, and I haven’t been able to live without it! Start from a lighter one though. I don’t think you need this one yet!

  • Memoiselle

    Wow sounds promising! I am still in love with my Kiehl’s midnight recovery on the days when my skin feels dry. However this PAI facial oil seems great for a gift to my mum :) Suitable for mature skin, isn’t it ?

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Meryl, this one targets mature skin so I think your mom might really enjoy it!

  • MyLuciteDreams

    This oil sounds rich and gorgeous! I very curious about that body lotion too, I love Calendula.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Taylor, I’ve tried the lotion a couple of times so far and it IS gorgeous! It’s a lotion the way I like it! It has no silicone or alcohol, so it doesn’t give you that false sense of “fast absorption.” On the other hand, it isn’t too thick, either. It takes a bit more time to work it into the skin (compared with something that has a big dose of alcohol), but it’s not greasy or sticky at all! Really good stuff!

  • Teri

    Sounds like a great oil for my mom! I don’t think this one is for me, but look at that nice ingredientlist! So happy that you found a way to use it! ^^

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Teri, you might not be able to use it as often as your mom, though in all honesty I enjoy using it for my eye area. You know how they say that’s where you start seeing aging first? :p

  • Icaria

    This seems super nice. Might be a good option for Winter. Atm my skin is bordering oily si it could be a little heavy but when it gets to -75 it could be a nice change from argan oil. :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Helene, do look into it for winter! I have never tried pure argan oil, but I am curious about it! Maybe when I finish some of the dry oils sitting around in my cabinet 😉

  • Kiss & Make-up

    High five for no signs of aging! *high fives the air* (I always miss or barely manage to hit the other person’s hand)

    I wonder how my skin would react to an oil like this. Would it even absorb it? I wonder…

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha sounds like your hand-eye coordination is as bad as mine!

      Well if you have oily skin, I’d say wait another 5 years before you look into it. It’s really very rich!

  • Isabelle

    Pai sounds like a great brand and especially for me, but I’ve been so scared to change up products since my skin has been all weird. I’ll give the brand a go when my acne has cleared up!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Isabelle, you really should! Start from the cleanser I say. It’s very gentle!

  • Liz

    Oh wow, is there anything from Pai that isn’t amazing? I’m soooooo hauling Pai big time some day. Ah, 29 – it’s a great age. :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Liz, to answer that question: I’m not the biggest fan of the scrub (I’ve only tried it once from a sample pot though) but that’s probably because I haven’t really used a scrub for a long time :p

      DO haul yourself some Pai though! I have skincare products sitting around, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting more Pai!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    Sounds divine! Although probably better even for me in the winter. Gotta get PAIED up for winter HAHAHA!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      LOL Tracy you need to try this one! If you like their rosehip oil this thing will work like a charm in Canadian winter!

  • Lily

    I have yet to try this brand, and it’s on my list together with Caudalie. I wonder which I should try first. Pai or Caudalie….

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Oh wow don’t make ME choose! I love both brands to bits! I think it depends on what you want though. For example, Pai doesn’t have a brightening serum but they do make better dry oils (can’t say for sure though. I know Caudalie has one but I’ve never tried).

  • Caise

    it sounds like a great product! I love dry oils:)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Daria, I remember you are a bit acne-prone so this one might be too heavy for you. Look into a lighter one instead, like Pai’s Rosehip Oil!

  • Rainy Days & Lattes

    Interesting story about the crease! haha 😀 I love oils…very worth it to wear a rich oil to wake up to plump and gorgeous skin. This brand sounds amazing!! will have to look into it :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Jen, you have to look into Pai! All their products have simple and gentle ingredient lists. My skin loves them!

  • peggy timmermans

    I want this! Give it to me baby :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Peggy, I’m saying you’ll love it!