New In - Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum
What is it?
Pure Hyaluronic Serum from skincare brand Pestle & Mortar. Pestle & Mortar are a family-run business that only offer a select number of fuss-free products with the highest quality of ingredients, so there's no chance that you'll be overwhelmed when you go onto their site. I used the serum after cleansing/toning and before my moisturiser/SPF but apparently you can also use this as a makeup primer.
What does it do?
The ultimate aim is to provide extra hydration to the external layer of the skin whilst also allowing any products you apply over this to essentially 'stick better' to your skin. I've tried a couple of hyaluronic acid serums in my time and I have definitely found this to be the most effective (for comparison, the consistency is much thicker than similar serums I have used by The Ordinary and Niod). It balances out my combination skin, it helps my makeup go on smoother and my skin definitely looks more glowy and plump. I noticed a difference in my skin after just one use, so if you're after something that's going to give you instant results then this is definitely the product for you.
Is it worth the hype?
100% yes. This knocks the socks off similar competitor products I've used in the past and I'm genuinely surprised at how affordable it is considering the high quality of the ingredients and effectiveness (also this shouldn't really count as a purchasing incentive but the weighty glass bottle and beautiful packaging definitely stole my heart!). If you want to try this out but are a little bit hesitant to fork over the funds, Pestle & Mortar do also offer a 15ml travel size version for a slightly more affordable price of £20.