Currently Trialling - Pestle & Mortar Hydrate


This product has been on my radar for a while and I actually intended to buy it when my current moisturiser ran out, but I was beaten to the post and sent it to review.

I think this was by far my most eagerly anticipated blog delivery to date, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it having heard such good things and fallen completely in love with Pestle & Mortar’s famous HA serum which I use every day. My beloved Blue Lagoon Iceland moisturiser -which for any new readers was something I tried two years ago and have been religiously restocking ever since, you can read my review of it here– ran out and I decided it was time to branch out and see if this new offering from Pestle & Mortar could live up to my expectations.

On first impressions, the packaging is exactly what I would expect from Pestle & Mortar, high end and minimalistic. I was pleasantly surprised with the size of the tub, which features a push down lid design, which when pressed releases a small amount of product from a hole in the centre.

The moisturiser itself is lightweight as the description suggests and non greasy, although I was slightly put off by the smell, which is quite chemically, although in fairness I have been living the natural skincare dream of late -look out for a blog post on this soon- which might mean I’m just being hypersensitive.

Hydrate introduces a new ingredient stack, designed to compliment their pure HA serum which is how I’ll be testing this product. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) binds up to 1000 times its weight in water, helping whatever you put on top last for longer, an effect which you can see with your own eyes if using a product like Pure HA Serum. Hydrate is a triple peptide product which aims to promote collagen production, whilst hydrating and firming the skin.

I’ve been using it for about a week and so far it ticks my moisturiser boxes, in that it’s easily absorbed, non greasy and I’ve not seen any adverse affects like breakouts. It’s certainly helping to hydrate my sunburned skin but I’ll be interested to see if there are any noticeable effects once I’ve been testing it for a decent amount of time. As with all my skincare reviews, I’ll test this extensively before coming back with a full review.

Hydrate* retails at £38 but has been in high demand and as a result is sold out pretty much everywhere online.

Will you be trying this product? What do you look for in your moisturiser?

  • alison*elle

    That packaging is amazing. Never heard of this brand before but I just love the whole aesthetic!

    xo, alison*elle

    • Amy

      I really love their branding! 🙂

  • Miss Makeup Magpie

    I really like their packaging, and how simple their branding is! I’d love to try this xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

    • Amy

      Me too! Let me know what you think if you do xx

  • Rachel Stinson

    I haven’t heard anything about this product but it looks lovely. I really like the packaging and the idea of a push down top 🙂 Sounds like it could be worth a try 🙂 xoxo

  • Tamsin Swann

    I haven’t heard of this brand before, I like the idea of the pump. So different. I’m always weary changing my skincare, takes a while to get used to a new one! x

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