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In Store Brand Spotlight: Pestle & Mortar

Hello everyone, welcome back to our blog! Today we are going to chat about one of the most exciting brands to launch from Ireland. Pestle & Mortar is a natural Irish Brand founded by Sonia Deacy. The range began humbly with one product- Pure Hyaluronic Serum, and came with an array of promises for healthier looking skin from the inside out. The promises were fulfilled and their first product continues to be a beauty staple in skin care regimes around the world! Since then, THREE new products have been launched, each one serving its own purpose resulting in your skin looking and feeling the best it can. We love to support Irish, and we are proud to be official stockists of the Pestle & Mortar brand in both of our stores. As I said, the first product is the Pure Hyaluronic Serum, now we’re going to explain a little more about it. This is a velvety texture which will give your skin an instant and long lasting Hydration boost as well as plumper skin. Did you know by age 40 we lose 50% of our Hyaluronic Acid in our skin? This is the reason our skin looks less plump and becomes dehydrated the older we get. This is a serum which can be used day and night, alone or under your usual moisturiser. I have been using it for about a year and I see a difference in the texture of my skin, especially when I wake up my skin looks fresh and healthy. I can honestly say it is something I will never allow myself to run out of! Before my make-up I love using it because it gives the perfect base for your foundation to prepare your skin and make sure it's well hydrated! It costs €43 and is available in BOTH stores. pm2 Next up is the second product in the Pestle & Mortar range- the Hydrate Moisturiser. What makes this so special? This is a triple peptide cream to be used day & night- ideally after your Pestle & Mortar Hyaluronic Serum. What is a peptide and why is it good for your skin? A peptide is a chain of amino acids, they are basically like small proteins in the body which stimulate growth of cells in the body (for example collagen), peptides come in many forms with each type serving a particular function. The peptides present in HYDRATE promote stimulation of collagen and Increase hyaluronic acid levels in the skin. Other ingredients are: Green tea & pomegranate which are in antioxidants and repair and protect against free radical damage in the skin. The green tea is also anti- inflammatory so it soothes and calms the skin, making it a perfect night- time cream. These ingredients will help with ageing and will increase elasticity in the skin. It's a water based cream containing Jojoba and Vitamin E, it moisturises and softens the skin leaving it feel nourished and repaired. We are so excited to be stocking this wonder cream in BOTH STORES and we know you will love it! Pestle and Mortar recommend to use it after you have cleansed and toned day and night, ideally after your Pure Hyaluronic Serum (also in the range). This is available now in our Dublin & Ballina store and it costs €48. Call in for any questions you may have, or comment below and we’ll be more than happy to get back to you! pm3 The third instalment comes in the form of the Superstar Night Oil, and it couldn’t be more aptly named. This amazing product is being compared to cult beauty Classic Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil. What makes this oil so special? Pestle & Mortar’s Superstar is a luxurious retinol night oil made in Ireland. Blended with a base of cold pressed grape seed oil your skin will soak up Superstar, reducing pore size, tightening the skin whilst improving elasticity, repairing and rejuvenating your skin overnight. Cold pressed, organic rosehip oil, carrot oil and sunflower oil are all excellent anti-ageing oils. Together they stimulate cell growth and repair damaged skin. Steam distilled black cumin seed oil, pomegranate oil and jojoba oil will fend off free radicals keeping skin ageing at bay, resulting in a smooth revitalised complexion upon waking. Pestle & Mortar Superstar retinol night oil is 100% free of animal derived raw materials and organic solvent remnants, paraben free, propylene glycol free, fragrance free and not tested on animals. Formulated to suit all skin types. Images received from Pestle & Mortar. Available now in BOTH stores for €76. Call in or contact us for any information or to answer any questions you have! pm5 The final product which is set to be launched early November is the Erase & Renew Double Cleansing System. We are big fans of double cleansing in both stores for optimal skin health, and we are very exciting for this product to be coming in to our stores. The first component is the Erase Balm which gently removes make-up and day-to-day debris. This is packed with skin loving ingredients such as cold pressed meadowfoam, pumpkin enzymes and prickly pear seed oil to promote cell turnover, fights free radicals and give skin the ability to retain moisture. Sound amazing? Wait until you hear about part two. Part Two comes in the form of the Renew Illuminating lightweight gel cleanser. Formulated with Superoxide Dismutase and papaya and mango enzymes, this lightweight cleansing gel leaves skin bright, hydrated and glowing. The final component of The Double Cleansing System is the double cleanse 100% cotton face cloth. This double sided multi-purpose facial cloth helps maximise the benefits of your cleansers to leave skin feeling clean and rejuvenated. The cleansing cloth features a naturally exfoliating muslin side and a smoother cotton side for polishing and perfecting your complexion, while being kind to your skin. This will be available in November, so stay tuned on our Social Pages for updates! Has anyone used any Pestle & Mortar products? We would love to hear your feedback- leave a comment below! Until next time, Elisha x