The Serum You Need In Your Skincare Stash

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It’s no secret around here that my skincare routine hasn’t been fully up to scratch lately. Skipping moisturiser, not using a night cream, and up until a few weeks ago I’d never used a serum. You can imagine that Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum was a very welcome addition when it landed on my doorstep, then.

Hyaluronic acid has made a great name for itself in the beauty world over the past few years as a result of its plumping and smoothing properties. My skin had been looking dull and feeling very dry due to the colder weather and lack of sleep, so this was exactly what my skin needed.

The serum comes in a small bottle with a dropper applicator, which I love. It gives you total control over how much product you apply, so you don’t have to worry about wasting any. At the beginning I needed 3-4 drops to completely cover my skin, but now I only need 2. I’m not completely sure if that’s because my skin was so dry and dehydrated at the beginning that it needed more product, but that’s how it seems.

I expected the serum to be really oily and to leave my face shiny and greasy, but it literally sinks in immediately on application. After two weeks of using it religiously morning and night my skin has become smoother, brighter and plumper. It feels less tight and looks less dull, and blemishes haven’t been leaving as much pigmentation or scarring behind. My skin now craves this morning and night, but I can see the bottle lasting quite a while as only a tiny amount is needed.

I apply this in upward, circular motions all over my face and down my neck, and by the time I’ve covered everywhere it has soaked in. There’s no film or residue left on top of the skin, it soaks in straight away and disappears off the surface. My makeup goes on perfectly on top, if anything the serum makes it apply and look better.

Since I started using the serum I’ve gotten numerous compliments on my skin, and I can’t see myself without it now. It’s a very welcome addition to my skincare stash, and has filled a serum-shaped hole on my bathroom shelf. Hyaluronic acid is beneficial for both young and older skin, so I can see this being part of my routine for a very long time.

Have a look at the Pestle & Mortar website here.


  1. 17/02/2015 / 1:42 pm

    Wear moisturizers or highlighters that have gold or pink undertones if you want to rejuvenate dull skin. This glowing tone can be achieved with a subtle application that emphasizes the cheeks and brow. Applied moderately, this undertone will blend in and look natural. If it looks shiny you have overdone it.

    • whatshedoesnow
      25/02/2015 / 4:44 pm

      great tip, thank you! x