Irish brand Pestle and Mortar burst on to the beauty scene a few years ago with their exquisitely simple Pure Hyaluronic Serum. Created by Sonia Deasy and her biochemist sister, the brand offers no-fuss skincare that gets straight to the point. Hyaluronic Acid is the purest form of hydration and is the main focus of P&M's famous serum and light moisturiser. The new Superstar Retinol Night Oil takes a similar approach with Retinol (sometimes known as Vitamin A) which is a genuinely amazing ingredient that improves the texture of skin, interrupts free-radical damage, increases collagen and helps to fade discolouration from sun damage. The oil also contains 12 natural oils (some cold pressed, some organic and some steam distilled) that stimulate cell growth and act as antioxidants. I have seen a great improvement in my skin after applying this product every evening for the past month. I double cleanse my skin, the first cleanse to remove makeup and the second one to remove dirt, and then apply a swipe of lightweight glycholic toner to lift dead skin cells before massaging a pump of Superstar onto my face. Drier skins can add a moisturiser to complete their evening routine. All Pestle & Mortar products, including Superstar, are 100% vegan, Paraben free, Propylene Glycol free, fragrance free and not tested on animals. What a superstar!
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As featured in my monthly makeup advice column for Xpose Magazine.