Pestle and Mortar Hydrate





Skin Type:

Combination, Dry, Normal, Oily, Sensitive

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Pestle & Mortar Hydrate is a lightweight moisturiser that’s effortlessly soaked up by the skin.

It’s been formulated with advanced peptides for their anti-ageing benefits and skin-compatible Squalane. The peptides target the production of collagen and elastin to improve volume and minimise the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

The Hydrate moisturiser also contains Jojoba Oil, which helps improve acne and scarring.

Why Pestle & Mortar Hydrate?

It has a lovely silky feel on the skin and absorbs effortlessly, leaving no greasy after-feel.

With ongoing use, Hydrate helps rebalance the skin’s oil production.
Because it’s extremely penetrative, it helps hydrate the deeper layers of skin, while also soothing and nourishing, without clogging pores.

This moisturiser also contains Green Tea and Pomegranate extracts and Vitamin E for their antioxidant protection and anti-ageing skin benefits.

What’s Squalane?

Squalane is a humectant that is similar to squalene, which is found naturally in our skin, but decreases with age. Squalane softens and soothes the skin. Pestle & Mortar uses squalene derived from olives.

Squalane is moisturising and absorbs slowly through the skin. It’s gentle and suits virtually eveeryone’s skin. It’s an excellent at transporting other ingredients into the deeper layers of the skin.

Squalane has anti-ageing properties and plays an important part in the repair of damaged skin. It also protects the skin against environmental factors.

How’s Pestle & Mortar Hydrate different?

Hydrate is packaged in an airless pump to ensure it stays fresh and active. It has been blended with tri and tetra peptides and vegan squalene.

This moisturiser has been specifically developed to sink in and not leave a sticky feel or silicone layer on the skin.

Hydrate will add moisture, soften and firm your skin without build-up.


  • Skin is hydrated, smoothed and soothed.
  • Signs of ageing are softened.
  • Skin feels looks and feels firmer.
  • Skin is protected against environmental aggressors.

Best Suits

Suits all skin types, including rosacea and sensitive. This is a light hydrating cream that easily absorbs and doesn’t leave an oily finish. It’s non-comedogenic too so that you don’t have to worry about triggering breakouts.

Can be used in the morning and evening.

Perfect pairs

If you need something heavier, or would like to add some anti-ageing punch to your evening skin care routine, we recommend using the Pestle & Mortar Superstar Retinoid Night Oil. Allow the Pestle & Mortar Hydrate to fully absorb, then apply several drops of the retinoid oil and gentle massage in.

Warning: Do not use a retinoid if you’re pregnant or breast-feeding. Instead use an exfoliating acid such as the Pestle & Mortar NMF Lactic Acid Toner and a peptide serum to boost cell turnover, enhance collagen and elastin, and promote radiance.

Good to know

Pestle & Mortar products are clean and conscious and powered by science. The brand believes in simple solutions for beautiful skin.

Free from parabens, fragrance and propylene glycol.

Not tested on animals. Suitable for vegans.

Pestle & Mortar Hydrate Review

This is an amazing moisturiser and I have tried out a lot of them. I have really dry skin and this is so moisturising. I am only using it a month now and I notice a difference in my skin. It looks softer and healthier looking. I am so impressed with it. I wished I started using it a long time ago. It is way better than a lot of way more expensive moisturisers I used. Well done with this product. I hope it never goes off the shelves.


How to use

Dispense one pump and gently massage into face and neck avoiding the eye area.

Use morning and evening after cleansing.

Do not use if pregnant or breast-feeding.

Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.


Active Ingredients

Jojoba Oil, Squalane, Peptides, Green Tea Extract, Pomegranate Extract and Vitamin E.


Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Myristyl Myristate, Squalane, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminobutyroyl Hydroxythreonine, Tetradecyl Aminobutyroylvalylaminobutyric Urea Trifluoroacetate, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Carbomer, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil.