Elevating your retinoid journey: the inspiration behind Superstar+

Retinol and its derivatives are transformative for skin, but navigating the world of retinol can be complex, with varying strengths and formulations to choose from. With the addition of Superstar+ to our retinoid category, we offer a simplified 2-product retinoid system tailored to meet the needs of individuals at every stage of their retinoid journey.

At Pestle & Mortar, we blend the ancient wisdoms of Indian natural healing with cutting-edge science to create simple solutions for beautiful skin.

Pestle & Mortar retinoid treatments combine fast-acting, non-irritating vitamin A with nourishing natural oils, offering a holistic and deeply restorative experience to skin. Superstar+ was created to complete the Pestle & Mortar retinoid system, so that both beginners and intermediate-level users can enjoy the benefits of this anti-ageing powerhouse.

Why we made Superstar+

“Superstar+ combines cutting-edge science with the time-tested wisdom of Indian Natural Healing. I wanted to create the perfect balance of age-defying retinol with exceptional healing and hydrating benefits.” – Sonia Deasy, founder

Superstar vs Superstar+

Superstar and Superstar+ cater to different stages of your retinol journey. 

Superstar is the beginner-friendly option. It contains active retinol at a 0.2% concentration, making it the perfect choice for those prone to sensitivity, or trying retinol for the first time.

Superstar+ is our intermediate option, boasting a more potent 1% active retinol system for those ready to elevate their retinol routine. This advanced formula is ideal if you’ve already seen success with retinoids or want to maintain results following a prescription-strength retinol treatment.

Superstar+ tips from Sonia!

Get the most out of your Superstar+ experience with these tips from our founder:

 

  1. Check if you’re ready for a stronger retinoid. If you’re not sure whether you’re ready to switch to a stronger retinoid, use our simple 3-step check to determine if your skin is ready for Superstar+. This will ensure you’re making the upgrade at the right time, for the right reasons, maximising benefits while minimising potential irritation.

  2. Just use a single pump as the last step in your PM routine. It’s the only nighttime treatment you need in your skincare routine.

  3. Don’t waste a drop! Any excess Superstar+ on your fingertips shouldn’t go to waste. Instead, rub it into your hands for a sneaky hand treatment!
Superstar vs Superstar+

Superstar and Superstar+ cater to different stages of your retinol journey. 

Superstar is the beginner-friendly option. It contains active retinol at a 0.2% concentration, making it the perfect choice for those prone to sensitivity, or trying retinol for the first time.

Superstar+ is our intermediate option, boasting a more potent 1% active retinol system for those ready to elevate their retinol routine. This advanced formula is ideal if you’ve already seen success with retinoids or want to maintain results following a prescription-strength retinol treatment.

Superstar+ tips from Sonia!

Get the most out of your Superstar+ experience with these tips from our founder:

 

  1. Check if you’re ready for a stronger retinoid. If you’re not sure whether you’re ready to switch to a stronger retinoid, use our simple 3-step check to determine if your skin is ready for Superstar+. This will ensure you’re making the upgrade at the right time, for the right reasons, maximising benefits while minimising potential irritation.

  2. Just use a single pump as the last step in your PM routine. It’s the only nighttime treatment you need in your skincare routine.

  3. Don’t waste a drop! Any excess Superstar+ on your fingertips shouldn’t go to waste. Instead, rub it into your hands for a sneaky hand treatment!

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