I’ve been using the Pestle & Mortar Hyaluronic Acid for quite a while now, and I think I’m in love. I always steered clear of Hyaluronic Acid. Not the likes of foundation or skin mists that have a little boost of hyaluronic in them, I had zero problems with those. It was just a pure Hyaluronic Acid serum. It gave me the ultimate fear, simply because I’m an oily skinned gal.
Saying that, I knew deep down that hyaluronic wouldn’t affect said oily skin. But the fear of it kept me away anyway. I decided enough was enough – I wanted that hydration and I knew that hyaluronic is the gal for it. Enter, Pestle & Mortar’s Hyaluronic Acid.
And yes, every time I mentioned Hyaluronic Acid there I heard Eva Longoria spell it out in my head.
What is it?
If you’re not 100% sure, one thing to start off with is that hyaluronic acid isn’t an acid in the same way that salicylic or glycolic acid is. Our bodies produce hyaluronic anyway, but as the skin ages we produce less, and less, and less. And because hyaluronic acid is basically what keeps your skin soft and supple, it’s one big sob story.
Who’s it for?
Basically, everyone. It’s suitable for every skin type, even if you have sensitive skin or acne, and it’s suitable if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding too. It’s the one skincare product that pretty much suits everyone. Like a cold litre of water for your face.
What’s it like?
First thing’s first, it feels amazing being applied. It’s light, hydrating and doesn’t at all feel tacky or sticky on the skin. It sinks right in, I can almost hear my skin slurping it up – as much as I’d hate to hear that.
Every time I use it, my skin feels amazing afterwards, and it definitely looks a lot healthier too.
It’s not going to solve your skincare problems, unless, of course, your one and only problem is that you’re super dehydrated. But hydrated skin in general is healthier, and if you’re trying to ‘fix’ any other skincare issues, your skin will eat up the ingredients better if it’s hydrated.
Is it worth the price tag?
Overall, I love it. It’s like a slightly more than a moderately priced drink of water for my face. Like I said, it’s not going to solve all of your problems, but if you’re looking for something that’s lovely and hydrating, you’ll be all over this.
*I received some of these products as press samples, from my actual 9-5 job
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