14 October, 2015 Pestle and Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum*
I’m on a serious serum kick at the moment. I’ve tried some lovely ones recently from Nourish Skincare and Antipodes, and since incorporating them into my weekly routine, I’ve noticed a visible difference in the texture and hydration levels in my complexion. A few weeks back the lovely people at Pestle and Mortar got in touch to see if I’d be interested in trying their Pure Hyaluronic Serum* (£33 here) and, obviously, I said yes. Pestle and Mortar have been on my radar for a while, and their their serum is quickly developing cult status. Here are my thoughts on this nourishing, soothing skincare treatment – enjoy!
Pestle and Mortar describe their iconic Pure Hyaluronic Serum as ‘the ultimate multi-tasker for your skin’. The key ingredient in this serum is (you guessed it) hyaluronic acid, which helps to retain over a thousand times its weight in water. For the life of me I genuinely don’t know what this means, but I assume it allows more moisture to be absorbed into the skin, making it the perfect nourishing ingredient for serums and lotions. Hyaluronic acid is all the rage right now, with luxe and drugstore brands clamouring to include it in their skincare offerings. My curiosity had definitely been piqued after the near hysteria of the Indeed Labs Hydraluron launch a year or so ago, but I think I actually prefer this lovely serum – it’s light as air, and possibly even more hydrating.
Along with hyaluronic acid, this serum contains Vitamin E (known for its smoothing and soothing properties) and cucumber extract. The result is a lightweight, non-sticky gel-textured serum that applies seamlessly onto the skin and absorbs within 10-20 seconds. It doesn’t cause my oily-combination skin to break out, and it’s great under moisturiser, primer and foundation. What I like most about this serum is that it plumps my skin and creates a subtle glow, without making me look like a shiny mess.
Although Pestle and Mortar are right at the early stages of developing their brand and skincare formulations, they have really high standards when it comes to quality and ethical practises. Their serum is 100% free of animal-derived material, paraben-free and fragrance-free, and cruelty-free too.
I can’t wait to see what else Pestle and Mortar come out with next – their branding is so chic and minimalistic, and I can definitely imagine them being stocked on the shelves of Liberty and Space NK. A brand to watch for sure!
The Pure Hyaluronic Serum is definitely a luxury purchase at £33, but if you’re willing to invest in your skincare and struggle to find a hydrating serum that doesn’t make you look like a shiny mess, this is one to seriously consider the next time you fancy a splurge.
Have you tried this serum from Pestle and Mortar? What did you think? Get chatting in the comments below!
Have a great Wednesday,
*This post contains a PR sample