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Menopause and your skin

During and pre menopause, among other changes you might experience, one is that your skin can become more sensitive. Read up about the key things to consider changing or upgrading in your skincare routine. 2 years in the making but worth it!

What to expect when you first use Clarify, our new salicylic acid toner

If you’re using a salicylic acid toner for the first time, you’ll go through some initial skin reactions before it shows you results. It will help loosen up dead skin that clog pores, resulting in a smoother complexion for your problem skin!

Decoding acids in skincare

New generation acid toners are amazing for skin health. Use our simple guide to acids in skincare to find out which acid toner is right for you.

Vitamin C Serum can cause irritation. Here’s why ours doesn’t.

Whenever an amazing active ingredient bursts onto the skincare scene, the first question people ask is: will it irritate my skin? But our Vitamin C doesn’t!
2 years in the making but worth it!

7 Skincare mistakes to avoid when travelling

When travelling, your skin is exposed to new conditions and new stresses. Here are the biggest skincare mistakes that cause breakouts and add extra stress when you’re on the road.

Your ultimate holiday skincare guide

Holidays can wreak havoc with your skin due to a dramatic change in lifestyle factors. Before you go anywhere, prepare your skin to travel!

The 5 most dangerous Eczema myths debunked

Even though eczema is very common, there’s an awful lot of misinformation surrounding it. In this post, we debunk 5 common eczema myths for once and for all!

3 Itchy skin relief ingredients inside Essentials products

With the right ingredients, you’ll give your inflamed and irritated skin, the soothing relief and build the skin barrier.

The science behind effective eczema skincare

Sensitised skin doesn’t like vigorous rubbing and is often crying out for soft, absorbent, soothing care that gives immediate relief on application.

The pro-ageing ingredient you need in your face moisturiser

There’s one magic pro-ageing ingredient that your daily moisturising routine should include – and that’s peptides.

The ultimate skincare plan for brides-to-be

Your pre-wedding beauty regime is the perfect opportunity to revamp your skincare routine, make some intentional lifestyle choices, and indulge in a little bit of self-care…

5 Oily skin myths debunked

If you suffer with an oily complexion, you’ll have heard plenty of old wive’s tales… Most big shiny skin myths seem believable – until you dig a little deeper.

Retinol: How to prevent dry and flaky side effects

If your skin is sensitive, retinol can cause dry and flaky side effects. Here’s how you can enjoy all the benefits of retinol without the irritation.

When and why to start using an eye cream

The question is, why should you include an eye cream in your skincare routine and what age is the right age to start?

Skinimalism: Get started with a simple skincare routine that works

Skinimalism is a less-is-more skincare ethos that says: give your skin what it needs to be its healthiest self. No more. No less.

Make Mum Feel Special With Skincare

A pampering skincare gift set is surely the ultimate way to thank Mum and make her feel special.

Why this best selling kit is the perfect AM routine

Here’s what you want from your basic morning routine: It should be simple, it should be effective, it should be easy to perform.

The skin-mind connection: how stress affects skin health

Have you ever noticed how you break-out more when you’re stressed? There’s a reason – here’s what happens to skin when we are stressed.

5 amazing skin benefits of body scrubs and body butters

Including a great body scrub and body butter into your skincare routine feels amazing, but what does this duo actually do for your skin?

Self care science: Why moisturising feels so good

When you deliver nourishing moisture to the dermis, it responds by looking and feeling bouncy, hydrated and supple. In short, it feels great.

Level up your self care: With a body care ritual that makes you feel good

Find out how you can level up your definition of self care with Nimbu, our luxurious body care ritual that fuses skincare with wellbeing.

Build the perfect routine for your skin concerns

We unpack the fundamental elements that power each Pestle & Mortar skincare routine so you can make the best decisions for your particular concerns.

Serums and oils in skincare explained

Targeted treatment products make a huge difference to overall skin health and appearance, so it’s worth investing in them to boost your routine.

Your post-Christmas sustainable recycling guide

Living a clean and sustainable beauty life is essential for the health of our planet. After all, there is absolutely no point in looking beautiful, if we end up with nowhere to live!  

Let’s talk topical treatments

A treatment product is something that you use in addition to your daily routine. Here are a few ways that you can use your daily Pestle & Mortar products to make a topical treatment at home.

We answered the 10 most asked questions about facial tanning

We recently asked our community to hit us up with everything they needed to know about face tanning with tanning drops. Here are the 10 questions

How to prep your skin for perfect face tanning

A streak-free, natural tan on your face is the ultimate feel-good factor, especially in the Winter months. But the standard of your face tan depends on the standard of your prep…

How to choose sustainable skincare gifts

Packaging at Christmas time is almost as plentiful as food. To avoid waste and keep your carbon footprint down, here are some tips around choosing sustainable skincare gifts this holiday season.