As a busy mother of five, Sonia Deasy needed a simple, effective skincare routine she could count on. And she wasn’t alone. While working alongside her husband, acclaimed international photographer Padraic Deasy, she saw firsthand how dry, dull and patchy his subjects’ skin looked up close. She knew there had to be a better solution. So she began to research one herself, working closely with her sister – who just so happened to hold a degree in biochemistry.
Together they began to develop a formula that followed Sonia’s own less-is-more approach to beauty. Always in favor of a natural look over layers of makeup, Sonia was determined to create a line of no-fuss skincare – free of harsh chemicals and worrisome ingredients – that left women looking and feeling their best.
We have adopted a game-changing method of formulating, where all Pestle & Mortar products are formulated as stand-alone products. By doing this our formulations end up being individual and easy for our customers to use our entire range. You won’t find Hyaluronic Acid in any of our other products as there is ample amount of HA active in our serum, so we concentrate on unique actives for every product making sure your skin is benefiting from an abundance of goodness.
A Note From Sonia About The Name “Pestle & Mortar”
The process of naming my business was as important to me as naming one of my children. One night, as I sat around the table after dinner with my husband and children, having yet another ‘what should I name this business?’ discussion, my eye was drawn to the pestle & mortar that lives on my kitchen counter top. I shouted ‘Pestle & Mortar!’ I wanted the name of my business to reflect my own motivations – namely simplicity, natural solutions and a less-is-more philosophy. Natural healing principles were instilled in myself and my siblings from a young age – whenever there was an ailment in my family, my father remedied it naturally.My grandfather was the medicine man in his village in India and this tradition of natural healing has continued in my family for six generations – my uncle practices today in the same spot in the same village as my grandfather did. A pestle and mortar is an implement used since ancient times to grind medicines and food. It is a simple yet highly effective device that has withstood the test of time. The perfect name for my business!
Balance is a fine misting facial spritz by Pestle & Mortar which is formulated using bio-available magnesium present in a deep sea extract harvested from the depths of the North Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Ireland. The magnesium used in Balance is extracted ethically from a Living Ocean.Pestle & Mortar
Blended with a base of cold pressed grape seed oil your skin will soak up Superstar retinoid night oil, reducing pore size, tightening the skin whilst improving elasticity. Cold pressed, organic rosehip oil, carrot oil and sunflower oil are all excellent anti – ageing oils.Pestle & Mortar
Erase is a makeup removing balm for calm, balanced skin.This lightweight balm removes all traces of makeup (even stubborn eye makeup) and SPF while priming skin for your nightly routine. A nourishing blend of cold pressed meadowfoam, pumpkin enzymes and prickly pear seed oil promotes cell turnover, fights free radicals and gives skin the ability to retain...Pestle & Mortar