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

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 range of skincare products that were safe and clinically proven to provide relief from sensitive and itchy skin conditions like dry skin, atopic eczema, and psoriasis.

And so The Essentials Range was born.

The Essentials promise: sensitive skincare for all

Guided by clear goals, Sonia set out to create a collection of dermatologist-approved skincare products that would effectively treat common sensitive skin complaints and give people a simple daily management system. The range 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 range of products that support and strengthen the skin barrier and leave sensitive, itchy skin feeling soft, hydrated and super comfortable.”

Of the many standout ingredients in the Essentials Range, one is avocado oil, a powerhouse natural oil easily absorbed by the skin’s uppermost layer, and loaded with vitamins A, D, and E 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 Essentials Range also contains powerful ingredients that repair and strengthen the skin barrier. Shea butter is a key ingredient that restores the natural fats in the skin, providing intense hydration and nourishment. Tiger Grass or Gotu Kola Leaf Extract is also included, known for its immense calming and anti-inflammatory properties – an essential ingredient for irritated skin.

Planet-loving products

At Pestle & Mortar, we’re committed to minimizing our impact on the planet. That’s why we’ve made sustainability a key focus for the Essentials Range. Essentials bottles are 100% recyclable, and with no outer packaging and zero shrink wrap, the range minimises unnecessary household waste.

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