Can’t get over temperamental skin? Find out how Pestle & Mortar skincare products worked wonders for Su Hlaing!
Su Hlaing is a skincare obsessed civil engineer living in Singapore who shares her beauty fins on her Engineering Beauty blog. Here’s why she’s now a convert for Pestle & Mortar skincare products!
I came across the Irish brand Pestle & Mortar when Caroline Hirons claimed that their Superstar Retinol Night Oil is “the best retinol I’ve used outside of a prescription”. With a claim like that, and especially from a skincare guru, how could I not check that product out?!
Pestle & Mortar Retinol Night Oil
I bought the Superstar Retinol Night Oil and have been using it since January 2017.
Even though I had not used any retinol products before this, I was gung-ho and went straight to using it every night with no reservations. And I was rewarded for my “courage” with fabulous results! Now I must say that when I first started using this product, I was quite “meh” about it. I mean I couldn’t really see super fast and drastic results.
What changed my opinion of my product?
During the Chinese New Year period around the end of January this year, me and my husband travelled from Singapore to China with our 2 year-old daughter to meet her paternal grandparents. When I came back to Singapore, my skin was in a mess!
Firstly coming back to hot and humid Singapore from a cold country was a shock to my skin. Secondly, the pollution in China was really really bad, and it affected my skin too. It also didn’t help that I usually have hormonal acne as I was having my period when I came back. My skin was dry yet it looked oily with random breakouts on the bottom half of my cheek area.
I started using this product again hoping for a miracle to happen. Within a week, my breakouts had stopped and actually started healing. My skin became balanced again and the grey pallor was gone. I was a convert!
How & When to Use Retinol Night Oil?
My routine for using this product is this: Cleansing => Toning => Hydrating Toner/ Mist => Pestle & Mortar Superstar Retinol Night Oil => Night Cream.
Sometimes when I get back home late or when I’m feeling lazy, I’ll just cleanse my face, spray a copious amount of hydrating mist, massage in 2 pumps of this night oil and go to sleep. I’ll still wake up with soft hydrated skin!
Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum
Hydrating serums are the foundation of my core skincare regime. I truly believe that if your skin is properly hydrated, half the battle is already won. Today I’m going to share with you one of my favourite hydrating serums (which I’ve already bought backups of) and that is the Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum.
How does the Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum fare?
The Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum is on a whole different level! This product has a simple uncomplicated formula that is also cosmetically elegant. It absorbs into my skin within seconds without any feeling of tackiness.
It also plays exceptionally well with my other products and allows other serums to layer over it without ever balling up. After it absorbs, all that is left is soft hydrated skin. It also feels slightly lifted from the skin cells plumping up from all that moisture!
I can see this product becoming a permanent member of my arsenal of skincare products and will continue to use it as long as they make it.
Read the full review on Engineering Beauty blog…