PESTLE & MORTAR RECOVER
(‘THE ULTIMATE EYE CREAM’)
Having just investigated ‘superfood’ skincare (Elemis) it seems pretty appropriate that I have now moved on to part of a regime by Pestle & Mortar.
To me the name summons up images of grinding herbs and spices, but in fact to Dublin-based founder Sonia Deasy, the name reflects her motivations: ‘simplicity, natural solutions and a less-is-more philosophy’, as well as natural healing. The idea is to offer results – hydrated and healthy looking skin.
So, Recover – The Ultimate Eye Cream (£35-15ml)… that’s quite a claim, but it certainly is packed with all the multi-tasking stuff that you would hope for in order to deliver a nourishing, hydrating product. A patented active peptide in the formulation, penetrates deeply and works from the inside, telling the skin to boost collagen production naturally, which has a plumping effect that helps to diminish fine lines.
Then, the peptide (Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 if you really want to know) works with a load of other, natural, ingredients such as coffee bean, passion fruit and Irish moss extracts, to tighten and tone, hydrate and enhance skin texture.
And because the delicate tissue around the eyes does not much like being pulled, dragged and generally treated roughly, Recover is very easy to apply (third finger and gently, remember), has no scent and absorbs quickly.