The Essentials Hand Duo


Rated 4.9 out of 5
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4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 8 reviews)


A clean, clinical, and effective daily hand wash and hand cream duo formulated with 99% natural ingredients and suitable for the entire family.

Cleanses, hydrates, and softens dry hands, effectively treating dry, itchy, and eczema-prone skin.

The super-soft, 99% natural Essentials Hand Products are free from mineral oil and fragrance-free. Dermatalogically tested, midwife approved, and paediatrician approved, the Essentials Hand Duo will cleanse, hydrate, and soften skin on hands.


Product information


  • Relieves itchy, dry and chapped skin
  • Hydrates and protects skin
  • Softens and soothes skin


Every product in the Essentials range is soft and lightweight in texture so the entire family will enjoy their daily hand care experience.


Pestle & Mortar’s gluten-free Avena Sativa oat kernel extract is a powerhouse natural cleanser that boasts cleansing, moisturising, and healing properties. Extracted from the  seeds of the oat plant, it has a long history in successful treatment of common dermatological skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

How to use

Use one pump of the Hand Wash to cover wet hands. Rub between fingers and all over back and palm of hands. Scrub for 20 seconds and then rinse hands thoroughly under clean running water. After washing your hands with the Hand Wash, dispense one pump of the Hand Cream and massage into hands until fully absorbed.


Rated 4.9 out of 5
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4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 8 reviews)
Rated 4.9 out of 5
(read all reviews)
4.9/5 | 8 reviews
  • Cristina
  • January 16, 2023
Rated 5.0 out of 5

Long lasting effect

The best hand cream I’ve ever used. I have extremely dry hands during winter as they don’t really tolerate the cold weather and the redness is even worse after using all the hand disinfectants and surgical scrub soaps. This hand cream saved my hands and the hydration effect last for days. As a medical doctor and after many hand creams that I’ve tried, this one is by far the best.

The ingredients are also something I always look at for any product I applied on my skin. Pestle and Mortar is an incredibly clean brand.

  • Katie Mackie
  • February 18, 2022
Rated 5.0 out of 5

HAND ECZEMA: Dramatic but genuinely this is the first liquid hand wash I have totally fallen in love with

Dramatic but genuinely this is the first liquid hand wash I have totally fallen in love with, my eczema is worst on my hands and this has legit been a game-changer for me & the hand cream is better than most moisturisers I’ve used !! Love that I can use this product even when my skin is flaring and it’s still as gentle & as soft as ever!

  • Marie T
  • February 3, 2022
Rated 5.0 out of 5

Instant soothing relief for severe eczema

I have suffered severe eczema since birth with regular flare-ups every year and constant itching. I have been prescribed steroids by my GP and hospital dermatologists (topical and oral steroids)and antihistamines for my entire life and long-term usage of the steroids has thinned out my skin. I’ve tried practically every medicated skincare brand on the market also and I have never felt instant soothing relief until I began using the Essentials range – both hand and body. What amazed me was that even when I have an extreme flare-up with blistered seeping skin, I can still actually apply the body cream without any stinging sensation and after regular use I have seen one particular skin bump (which I had for nearly a year) disappear fully and my extra dry skin is now much softer. I do still get eczema as you can never cure it, however it is much more manageable and I have reduced my usage of steroids significantly. The hand wash and hand cream are lifesavers too as I am constantly washing or sterilising my hands and these products have managed to keep severe eczema at bay and my hands are now lovely and soft. I decant the hand cream into a smaller bottle to have in my handbag so it would be great if there were handbag sized bottles of Essentials Hand Cream too 😉 Thank you Pestle & Mortar for creating such wonder-products to help calm down my eczema!!

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The Hand Cream:
Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Myristyl Myristate, Squalane, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Propanediol, Glyceryl Stearate, Panthenol, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Leaf Extract, Niacinamide, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Tocopherol, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Dehydroacetic Acid, Carbomer, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.

The Hand Wash:
Aqua (Water), Coco-Glucoside, Glycerin, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Glyceryl Oleate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Panthenol, Tocopherol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Leaf Extract, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Sodium Chloride, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Citric Acid.


Inner packaging

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Outer Packaging

Disposes of box with insert in paper recycling.


I suffer with eczema on my hands. Can I use the Hand Duo?
Yes, the Essentials Hand Products are specifically formulated to treat skin irritation. They are gentle, hydrating, and suitable for all skin types and ages.

Will Hand Wash dry my hands?
Essentials Hand Wash won’t dry your hands. It is formulated with a host of natural ingredients that cleanse, soothe, and soften the skin without leaving it feeling dry or tight.

How often should I wash my hands?
As often as necessary and always before preparing or eating food, after handling waste or raw food, after sneezing or coughing, after using the toilet and after handling money.


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