The Beauty Shortlist Awards 2018 have been announced and we are absolutely thrilled to have won in two categories!

Pestle & Mortar’s Renew Illuminating Gel Cleanser picked up the award for Best Cleansing Gel, whilst Superstar, our Retinoid Night Oil won an award in the Best Night Treatment category. It’s fantastic when products are acknowledged in an awards system that has the tagline ‘tried, tested and loved’!

Renew, Illuminating Gel Cleanser Voted Best Cleansing Gel 

Renew is an illuminating gel cleanser and is step 2 in the Pestle and Mortar double cleanse ritual. Formulated with fruit enzymes, superoxide dismutase and meadowfoam seed oil, Renew improves skin tone, tightens pores and leaves skin polished and illuminated. It feels divine when massaged into the skin – meltingly soft and gently scented, Renew polishes the skin leaving it refreshed and nourished.


So what’s in it? Papaya and mango fruit enzymes improve skin’s texture and tone whilst tightening pores for a glowing complexion. Superoxide dismutase provides anti-ageing benefits. Pore blockages are removed and skin is optimally prepared to receive active ingredients in serums and face creams. Renew can also be used as a standalone cleansing solution – particularly effective in the morning as an illuminating start to your day!


Launched originally as a set, the 3-component double cleansing system, comprising Erase, Renew and the double-sided face cloth, are now available to purchase separately so you can top up as required…

Read about Pestle & Mortar’s Renew here 

Double Cleansing – an absolute must for anyone serious about skincare 

Erase and Renew is the Pestle and Mortar multi award-winning double cleansing system. Comprising 3 components, the system was born from a desire to satisfy 3 principles of facial cleansing –

  • that the face should be cleansed twice in order to achieve optimum results
  • that the cleansing ritual should be a holistic treat rather than a chore
  • that the cleansing process should perform the trifold function of cleansing, polishing and nourishing the skin

1st Step Erase – a meltingly effective and naturally scented cleansing balm.  2nd Step Renew – an illuminating lightweight gel cleanser. The final component is the double-sided muslin cloth – an essential tool in the ritual that is the Pestle and Mortar Double Cleanse.

Read about Pestle & Mortar’s Double Cleanse System here 

Superstar Retinoid Night Oil Wins Best Night Treatment Award!

What skincare ingredient can combat pretty much all skin issues? Retinol is really the only proven component in any skincare product to reverse wrinkles. It literally prompts the skin to re-generate itself. Retinol in skincare can address dryness, dullness, ageing, wrinkles, lines, dark spots, enlarges pores and pimples. Pestle and Mortar’s Superstar night oil is blended in a base of cold-pressed rapeseed oil and is the perfect non-irritating retinol solution for all skin-types. Packaged in a sleek black airless cylinder to preserve the active ingredients in the formulation, Superstar stays fresh and active with every use and will add a touch of luxury to your skincare routine. According to Founder Sonia Deasy:


‘There ought to be some luxury involved in looking after yourself – I think a lot of busy women and mums would appreciate this sentiment. I created Superstar for these women, myself included. Superstar is a luxurious retinoid night oil which works overnight to repair and rejuvenate the skin. It’s a skincare treat at bedtime which delivers visible results. Our night oil is eponymously names for what I wanted it to be – a Superstar!’


Read about Pestle & Mortar’s Superstar Night Oil here