From identifying and avoiding harsh ingredients that irritate your skin, to incorporating products that contain hydrating, calming, and anti-inflammatory ingredients into your daily routine, here’s how to soothe and heal your skin.
A story for sensitive skin: the creation of Essentials
“I wanted to create a range of products that support and strengthen the skin barrier and leave sensitive, itchy skin feeling soft, hydrated and super comfortable.” – Sonia Deasy
THE BIRTH OF ESSENTIALS , The face cream
As a mother of five, Sonia Deasy knows firsthand how challenging it can be to find a skincare solution that works for every member of the family. With her own children suffering from eczema, she was determined to create a skincare product that was safe and clinically proven to provide relief from sensitive and itchy skin conditions like dry skin, atopic eczema, and psoriasis.
And so The Essentials Face Cream was born.
THE ESSENTIALS PROMISE: SENSITIVE SKINCARE FOR ALL
Guided by clear goals, Sonia set out to create a dermatologist-approved skincare product that would effectively treat common sensitive skin complaints and give people a simple daily management system. The product would be dermatologically tested and approved, midwife and paediatrician approved, suitable for eczema-prone and sensitive skin, and formulated with 99% natural ingredients.
Sonia’s experience with her own children’s skin sensitivities led her to avoid mineral oils, instead opting for plant oils that are easily recognized and absorbed by the skin.
“I wanted to create a product that support and strengthen the skin barrier and leave sensitive, itchy skin feeling soft, hydrated and super comfortable.”
THE HEALING POWER OF PLANT-BASED INGREDIENTS
Of the many standout ingredients in the Face Cream, one is avocado oil, a powerhouse natural oil easily absorbed by the skin’s uppermost layer, and loaded with Squalane, Niacinamide to moisturize and nourish dry, irritated skin and accelerate wound healing. Another key ingredient is rosehip fruit oil, which is a non-greasy oil loaded with fatty acids to hydrate dry, itchy skin, reduce inflammation, and increase skin elasticity.
In addition to providing relief for dry and sensitive skin, the Face Cream also contains powerful ingredients that repair and strengthen the skin barrier. Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract is also included, known for its immense calming, soothing and anti-inflammatory properties – an essential ingredient for irritated skin.
At Pestle & Mortar, we’re committed to minimizing our impact on the planet. That’s why we’ve made sustainability a key focus for all our products. The Face Cream comes in a 100% recyclable, and with no outer packaging and zero shrink wrap, the range minimises unnecessary household waste.