Pestle & Mortar is one of those Brands that the majority of Irish People will know and will have tried. The brand and its products have been going from strength to strength throughout the last number of years and in an industry that is highly saturated this is no mean feat!
There is no doubting that the hero product of the brand is the Hyaluronic Serum. Simply google the name and you will be met by countless reviews. Their Cleansing Balm and Recover Eye Cream has recently won the Image Beauty Awards in their Body Care and Skincare categories.
The Serum has been included in Vogue's Six Best Hyaluronic Serums. To be included in this Notorious Publication is a lifelong dream for many brand creators. Vogue is the world's number one fashion magazine and a flagship product of the Condé Nast empire. Its first issue came out over 120 years ago. Vogue is often called “the fashion Bible.
The Brains behind the beauty of Pestle and Mortar is Sonia Deasy, a busy mother of five! The concept began with Sonia needing a simple, effective skincare routine she could count on. While working alongside her photographer husband Padraic she noticed how dry, dull and patchy skin some subject's skin could be. So, she began to research a solution for it! She was helped by her sister who has a background in biochemistry.
Sonia was always a fan of the natural look over piles of makeup, this resonated in her skincare dream. A no nonsense skincare line free of harsh chemicals and confusing ingredients.
Sonia looked to her counter top when it came to naming the business:
I shouted, ‘Pestle & Mortar!’ I wanted the name of my business to reflect my own motivations – namely simplicity, natural solutions and a less-is-more philosophy. Natural healing principles were instilled in myself and my siblings from an early age – whenever there was an ailment in my family, my father remedied it naturally. My grandfather was the medicine man in his village in India and this tradition of natural healing has continued in my family for six generations – my uncle practices today in the same spot in the same village as my grandfather did. A pestle and mortar is an implement used since ancient times to grind medicines and food. It is a simple yet highly effective device that has withstood the test of time. The perfect name for my business!
The success of the serum is down to the simplicity in its creation:
For Sensitive Skin, Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum hydrates and soothes even the most sensitive skin while smoothing fine lines and restoring youthful elasticity.
This smooth concentrate targets fine lines, dullness and dehydration restoring a healthy glow, plumpness and radiance.
Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum is a lightweight fragrance-free formula which soaks into your skin in a matter of seconds leaving it velvety soft.
Hyaluronic Acid is a buzz word lately, but how many of us know what it is?
Hyaluronic Acid (HA), also known as hyaluronan or hyaluronate, is a carbohydrate occurring naturally throughout the human body. Its consistency and tissue – friendliness allows it to be beneficial in skincare products as an excellent moisturiser. Because HA is one of the most hydrophilic (water – loving) molecules in nature with numerous benefits for the human body it can be described as “nature’s moisturiser”. Although Hyaluronic Acid (HA) can be found naturally in almost every cell in the body, it is found in the greatest concentrations in the skin tissue. Almost 50% of the bodies HA is found here. It is found in both the deep underlying dermal areas as well as the visible epidermal top layers. Young skin is smooth and elastic and contains large amounts of HA that helps keep the skin stay young and healthy. The HA provides continuous moisture to the skin by binding up to 1000 times its weight in water. With age, the ability of the skin to produce HA decreases. That is why it is so important to include it in your skincare
The baby of the brand is fantastic because it stimulates Collagen Production.
Recover contains optimal levels of an active peptide, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 in a formulation which is rich in a host of other super beneficial ingredients such as coffee bean extract, passionfruit Seed extract, Irish moss extract and beta- carotene. Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 can penetrate deep into the dermis of the skin, where it stimulates collagen production and healthy tissue growth.
Reduces Dark Circles and Preserves Elasticity: The unique formulation which is Recover serves to diminish fine lines, improve skin texture, reduce puffiness and reduce dark circles around the eye area.
Recover is a brightening, nourishing and hydrating eye-cream which is easily absorbed into the skin.
Evens-out skin tone Recover is packed with multi- tasking goodness. Irish Moss extract hydrates, enhances skin texture and has proven anti-ageing effects. Beta- carotene restores suppleness and evens out skin tone. Coffee bean extract tightens, tones and is a powerful free radical.
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