Pai Fragonia and Sea Buckthorn Hand Therapy

I have come across Pai Organic Skin Care many a times but have never tried their products. I don’t believe we have their products in Singapore. My impression of the brand is that it is rather high end, maybe because of the simple and clean packaging. However, now that I’ve gone through their products on their online store, I realized that this brand is more mid range because the prices aren’t so steep afterall. And yet their ingredients look rather pleasing to me for the products are formulated without alcohol (ethyl alcohols & alcohol denat), artificial fragrances, detergents (detergents including Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine and Decyl Glucoside), formaldehyde (including sodium hydroxymethylglycinate), parabens (including japanese honeysuckle), phenoxyethanol and propylene glycol. Many of the ingredients are also certified organic by Soil Association.

Pai Fragonia & Sea Buckthorn Instant Hand Therapy Cream $25 or £16.00
I managed to try their latest Fragonia & Sea Buckthorn Instant Hand Therapy Cream, which the company sent to me for a complimentary review. This hand cream is rich in Pro-Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Omega 3, 6 & 7, and said to aid cell renewal. I love products containing sea buckthorn oil and this one sounds like a luxury to pamper my dry hands.


Ingredients: purified water, grape seed oil*, vegetable glycerine*, avocado oil*, coconut derived emulsifier, rosehip oil*, macadamia oil*, shea butter*, plum kernel oil, sea buckthorn oil*, fragonia oil, palmarosa oil*, castor oil*, natural vitamin e, grapefruit oil*, basil extract, corn extract, coconut oil extract, sustainable palm oil extract, lactic acid (from sugar beet) Naturally occurring in essential oils: d-limonene*, geraniol* *Certified Organic. Soil Association Certified. Suitable for Vegans.

This is the first time I’ve come across Fragonia oil and it is said to be derived from the Agonis Fragrans shrub and clinical studies show it to have excellent anti-inammatory and analgesic properties. Sea Buckthorn oil is effective at nourishing the skin and aiding cell regeneration because it is rich in antioxidants, carotenoids (Pro-Vitamin A) and a rare Omega-7 form of palmitoleic acid. Rosehip oil is also known to be rich in omega 3 and 6 as well as antioxidants like vitamin C, which together work to regenerate damaged skin. So as you can see, this hand cream is formulated with a number of beneficial oils full of antioxidant goodness.

Texture, smell and packaging
Despite the number of oils in this hand cream, the product is surprisingly not too greasy. It is creamy but I only feel a little of the oiliness when I first rub the cream into my hands. The greasiness disappears really quickly compared to many of the hand creams I’ve tried. In fact, I didn’t have to worry that my hands would leave stains on whatever they touched as they were not oily at all. Yet, they felt very moisturized and there is an improved suppleness and smoothness. The cream has a slight citrus smell and is packed in a short pump bottle. While is easy to dispense, is a tad bulky compared to hand creams in tube form. So I do not bring this out but leave it at home.

Pai Bergamot Orange Organic Lip Balm US$10 or £6.00

Ingredients: Sweet almond oil*, beeswax*, cocoa butter*, bergamot essential oil* (bergapten free) *Certified Organic. Soil Association Certified.

I also received their lip balm, a regular fixture at London Fashion Week, but did not test it for this one is to be kept for my next VivaBella giveaway *wink*. This 100% organic bergamot-infused balm is made from beeswax plus sweet almond oil and said to be perfect for sensitive lips as it contains absolutely no chemicals.

Overall summary
Based on the hand therapy cream that I’ve tried, Pai Organic Skin Care seems like a brand one can consider if you’re into organic and natural ingredients. I like the look of their ingredient list and their prices, while not in the affordable range, are also not so steep. The range however, is currently only stocked in United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and USA. The good news is that the international shipping rate is rather low at US $5.95, and is applicable to Australia, Bahamas, Falkland Islands, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan. For more information, check out their website.


  1. Soos says:

    I’ve never tried anything with sea buckthorn oil, and my hands are very, very dry.

  2. sesame says:

    Try it if you get a chance. It’s a very good oil and easy for you to get where you are based.

  3. Berry Mii says:

    woo!!! the Camellia & Rose gentle hydrating cleanser sounds like it’s perfect for my ultra-sensitive skin! but… too bad it wasn’t the product that they asked you to try out. =( My skin flakes if the cleanser is too harsh, so I’m very cautious… … I’ll probably have to do some research on that before I place an order. Thanks, Sesame.

  4. sesame says:

    It should be quite gentle…another one you can try is from BOD (available at Watsons).

  5. Berry Mii says:

    Thanks! I think I’ll check the products that I can get locally first.

  6. Sarah says:

    Berry Mii –
    As a fellow skin sufferer I know your pain! We offer generous 5ml pot samples that give you a chance to try the products out over a few days to see how your skin responds. You get to choose 2 – a cleanser and a moisturiser and only pay for postage & packaging. See the link below – we ship to Singapore and most international locations.

  7. LatestGirls says:

    Great review. Very detailed one and lots of in-depth knowledge given.

    I love non greasy stuff myself. It is really frustrating, if after applying a product it remains sticky for many hours.

  8. Berry Mii says:

    Hi Sarah

    That is AWESOME!

    I will check it out now! Thanks!

  9. Lynn says:

    I just found this website today and I like it. Thank you for all the great information. I have a question though, I’m an esthetician and I work with my hand constantly so they’re very dry and I also have dermatitis on my hands. You have any good lotion and oil product that you can recommend. The Pai hand cream sounds great but can’t get it here in US. Thank you , looking forward to hear from you.

  10. sesame says:

    Have you tried Skin MD Natural? They’re formulated for skin conditions such as yours. It’s from US but I’m not sure where…google for the product to find out the stores.

  11. SiewLi says:

    I just found out this web sell sea buckthorn product, have been trying for month and the outcome was great. Thanks sesame

  12. Sesame says:

    That’s great…it’s quite a good oil but now I only use it in a mixture and not neat.

  13. ninil says:


    where in singapore can i get a hold of pai’s product? im from malaysia and ive been meaning to try out their products. maybe i can do a little shopping on my next trip to singapore.

  14. Germaine says:

    Pai is available at Pure Tincture now.

  15. Judy says:

    Wham bam thank you, ma’am, my quoitsens are answered!

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