Pestle and Mortar Vitamin C 2 Phase Serum


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Pestle & Mortar Vitamin C 2 Phase Serum is a unique Vitamin C serum that combines three forms of Vitamin C to deliver a visibly brighter, firmer and smoother complexion.

You’ll find 16% Vitamin C in combination with other antioxidant superstars Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid, as well as other skin-enhancing ingredients.

This product was picked by Jasmine Talks Beauty as the standout product of the month.

Why Pestle & Mortar Vitamin C 2 Phase Serum?

This serum uses innovative two-phase technology to mix three types of water-based Vitamin C with a lightweight oil formulation to deliver one perfect dose.

This ensures the Vitamin C remains at its maximum potency and absorbs more deeply.

At last, all the benefits of Vitamin C without the downsides of instability, oxidisation and irritation!

The Pestle & Mortar Vitamin C 2 Phase Serum visibly smooths fine lines, firms the skin and brightens the complexion.

Why Vitamin C is important

Vitamin C is necessary for the production of collagen in the body. Collagen is the main structural component of skin and is found in the dermis. As we age, we not only produce less collagen, but the collagen we do have is degraded by UV exposure and other factors. Our skin starts to lose its structure and suppleness. Wrinkles and sagging are two  obvious signs of this loss.

Incorporating Vitamin C into your skin care routine helps fight free radical damage, preserves existing  collagen and promotes new collagen production.

Vitamin C is a great way to retain smooth, supple and even-toned skin for longer.

Key ingredients

This serum combines three types of Vitamin C so you get the specific benefits of each.

Ascorbyl Glucoside is converted into Ascorbic Acid in the skin and provides antioxidant protection, brightening effects and collagen benefits.

3-0-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid is an etherified and stable form of Ascorbic Acid. In the skin, it’s converted to into Ascorbic Acid at a rate of about 86%. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and collagen-boosting powers. 3-0-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid is particularly good at brightening the skin and evening out tone.

Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate functions as an antioxidant and has a strong ability to brighten the skin and reduce discolourations.  Additionally, it is firming and visibly smooths wrinkles.

Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid are potent antioxidants that have been shown to work synergistically with Vitamin C and enhance its effectiveness.

Pumpkin Ferment Extract is also in the mix. It’s full of replenishing fatty acids and gently exfoliates the skin to create a brighter and fresher appearance.

Tamarind Seed Extract has been included for its antioxidant and skin-refining abilities. It naturally contains acids that gently exfoliate and brighten the skin. It also helps the skin retain moisture, thereby plumping out those wrinkles.

Linoleic Acid, an omega fatty acid, is found in the oil component of the serum, as is Squalane. This plant-derived oil is skin identical and absorbs easily, making it a great moisturiser for all skin types.

You’ll also find Evening Primrose Oil, an emollient and soothing oil that also helps other ingredients better absorb. Evening Primrose Oil is well suited to those with dry, ageing and sensitive skin.


  • Intensely brightens and evens out skin tone,
  • Reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Smooths and softens the complexion.
  • Boosts collagen production.

Best for

Combination, dry, normal and sensitive skin types.

Perfect pairs

After using the Pestle & Mortar Renew Gel Cleanser, apply the two-phase serum and follow with the Pestle & Mortar Hydrate. (And don’t forget to finish with your sunscreen!)

Good to know

Pestle & Mortar Vitamin C 2 Phase Serum has a lightweight texture that absorbs quickly into the skin and doesn’t leave a sticky finish. It’s easily incorporated into your morning skin care routine.

This serum is free of fragrance and essential oils.

It contains no parabens, mineral oil, silicones, sulphates or propylene glycol.

Cruelty free and vegan.

Brand ethos

Pestle & Mortar’s philosophy is “simple solutions for beautiful skin”.

It combines high performance active ingredients with nourishing natural extracts to create skin care products that are simple and effective.

The brand believes in creating products that are pure, safe and suitable for all skin types.

Pestle & Mortar positions itself as clean and conscious, and is PETA-approved.

Pestle & Mortar Vitamin C 2 Phase Serum Review

I really do love this serum … It gives me those amazing Vitamin C benefits that take a serum from nice to wow. My skin tone looks clear, even and as close to unblemished as it’s going to get! I also think the ingredient list and formula similarities make this a great alternative to the Drunk Elephant Vitamin C, if you’re no longer supporting them but really like that serum.

Jasmine, Jasmine Talks Beauty

How to use

Apply to clean skin every morning.

Dispense one pump of the Pestle & Mortar Vitamin C 2 Phase Serum into the palm of your hand.

Massage into face and neck, avoiding eye area.



Vitamin C Phase

Aqua, Ascorbyl Glucoside, 3-O-Ethyl-L-Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Lactobacillus /Pumpkin Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Ferulic Acid, Tamarindus indica Seed Polysaccharide, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Ascorbate, Sorbitol, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tetrasodium Iminodisuccinate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Lecithin, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Chloride, Glucose, Potassium Sorbate, CI 75120 [Annatto], Phenoxyethanol.

Oil Phase

Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil organic, Squalane, Linoleic Acid, Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate , Tocopherol, Linolenic Acid.




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