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The Hand Cream

300ml/ 10.14 FL OZ

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

18.00

WHAT IS IT?
A clean, clinical, and effective daily hand cream formulated with squalane, shea butter and avocado oil, formulated for the entire family.

WHAT DOES IT DO?
Softens, hydrates, and soothes dry hands, effectively treating dry itchy and eczema-prone skin.

WHY IS IT DIFFERENT?
This super-soft, 99% natural formulation is free from mineral oil and fragrance-free. Dermatologically tested, midwife approved, and paediatrician approved, the Essentials Hand Cream hydrates, nourishes, and protects skin on hands.

Get the kit

The Essentials Hand Duo

30.00

Product information

KEY BENEFITS

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

WHAT IS SQUALANE??

Pestle & Mortar vegan squalane is derived from olives. Squalane is a highly penetrative cosmetic ingredient that softens and soothes the skin. It is produced naturally by the skin but decreases dramatically with age.

WHAT IS AVOCADO OIL? 

A natural oil rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids, Avocado oil has impressive hydration and skin tone renewal benefits for skin. It relieves inflammation from eczema and psoriasis, prevents and treats acne, and heals dry, irritated, flaky skin.

How to use

HOW?
Dispense one pump and massage into hands until fully absorbed.

WHEN?
Use after washing your hands.

WHO?
Suitable for all skin types;

  • Eczema-prone skin
  • Psoriasis-prone skin
  • Easily sensitised skin
  • Dry skin
  • Itchy, irritated skin
  • All ages and skin types

Works well with

The Hand Wash

300ML/ 10.14 FL OZ

15.00

Reviews

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5
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4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 8 reviews)
4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5
(read all reviews)
4.9/5 | 8 reviews
  • Laura
  • April 11, 2022
  • Skin Type Dry
  • Age Range 30-39
Rated 5 out of 5

The BEST hand cream you’ll ever use!

The skin on my hands has always been sensitive and since covid I’ve been an over washed when it comes to my hands! So much so that the skin on my hands would be extremely red, dry and cut in places. I tried every moisturiser and nothing worked until I tried this! My hands completely healed up in less than a week of wearing. I still apply daily and my hands are finally back to normal! I will never be without this moisturiser again, it’s amazing!

Bottom line: Yes, I would recommend this product

  • Katie Mackie
  • February 18, 2022
  • Skin Type Dry
  • Age Range 19-29
Rated 5 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 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!!

  • Aedín E
  • January 25, 2022
  • Skin Type Dry
  • Age Range 19-29
Rated 5 out of 5

Eczema on my hands cleared in less than a week!

I started using the Essentials hand cream, as my hands broke out in patches of Eczema. My skin was dry, flaky and the crease of my wrist was very red. Overuse of sanitiser caused this so I decided to use this hand cream based on other people’s recommendations. I was delighted to see improvement in less than a week. It’s super nourishing and I will definitely repurchase!!

Bottom line: Yes, I would recommend this product

Response from Pestle & Mortar

Hi Aedín,
Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback and we are so happy to hear that you have seen improvement on your eczema in less than a week. This is exactly one of the reasons why we created our Essentials range – to really help eczema-prone people like yourself. ? Team Pestle & Mortar

  • Anonymous
  • January 19, 2022
Rated 5 out of 5

The hand cream is amazing!

I love the simplicity of the packaging and the fact that they are a cruelty-free, Irish brand.
The hand cream is amazing, my hands were literally bleeding and cut from hand washing and sanitizer and this bottle of magic has sorted them right out.

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Ingredients

Key Clean Ingredients

SQUALANE

SQUALANE

• Moisturises Skin
• Softens Skin
• Protects Against Environmental Damage

Shea Butter

Shea Butter

•  Intensely hydrating
•  Anti-bacterial
•  Anti-inflammatory

Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil

• Calms itchy skin
• Heals chapped skin
• Hydrates and softens

SQUALANE

• Moisturises Skin
• Softens Skin
• Protects Against Environmental Damage

Shea Butter

•  Intensely hydrating
•  Anti-bacterial
•  Anti-inflammatory

Avocado Oil

• Calms itchy skin
• Heals chapped skin
• Hydrates and softens

full ingredients list

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.

Recycling

Packaging

Separate all components. Clean the bottle ensuring that there’s no product residue and allow to dry. With no outer packaging and zero shrink wrap, the Hand Cream minimises unnecessary household waste.

  • 1
    Dispose of in general waste.
  • 2

    4
    Dispose of in plastic recycling.
The Inner Packaging Recycling Advice provided here follows the advice given and approved by Eastern Midlands Regional Waste Office of Republic of Ireland, on recycling glass and hard plastic components of any kind. The recycling facilities and their capabilities will vary from country to country. It is always advised to check with your regional waste management company what types of waste they accept for recycling.

FAQs

Will the Hand Cream leave my hands feeling greasy or sticky?
Highly absorbent and lightweight, the Hand Cream sinks straight in and gets to work without leaving any greasy residue.

Why do I need to use a hand cream?
Frequent handwashing, cold weather, and indoor heating are some of the factors that lead to dry, calloused, irritated skin on hands. Using a hand cream after every wash keeps skin soft, hydrated and moisturised.

What’s the difference between hand cream and hand lotion?
Hand lotions are great for short-term hydration whereas hand creams are perfect if you’re looking for intense hydration that will treat and prevent very dry skin conditions.

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