You’re going to want to get your hands on Marks & Spencer’s latest offering.
Marks & Spencer’s beauty hall has become a haven for us all.
Giving us easy access to the beauty market’s most sought after potions, from bestselling hyaluronic acid products to easy-to-use retinol and even an iconic rosehip oil (said to be a favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge).
And now it’s introducing a cult skincare line that we can’t wait to get our hands on.
The high-street store is now selling Irish skincare brand Pestle & Mortar.
The stripped-back brand has become a favourite with beauty experts for its simple regime and effective products.
With a carefully selected range of skincare essentials that use both natural ingredients and active concentrations, the products boast a range of formulas that promise to leave your skin hydrated, radiant and smooth.
The new addition to M&S’s hallowed (beauty) halls was previously only available to buy from online retailers, but now you can step into stores across the country and see it for yourself in all its shining glory.
Our favourite products to give a try?
The Exfoliate Toner uses glycolic acid, AKA the holy grail of exfoliation, to remove dead skin cells and promote skin cell renewal, to get rid of any dull skin or hyperpigmentation marks and leave your skin with a natural glow.
It also helps to tighten pores so great for anyone who suffers from oiliness.
And who doesn’t love a trusty hyaluronic acid? Pestle & Mortar’s skin-quenching version has been making serious waves on the skincare scene, selling out five times with a mega waiting list behind it.
It’s plumping formula if affordable at only £21 and is lightweight and fragrance free to give your skin a delicate layer of hydration, without causing any irritation.
Unfortunately the cool kid in town is still sold out so is not currently available on the M&S website, though you will find the rest of the line on both the site and in stores across the country.
And if you’re lucky there may even be a cheeky hyaluronic milling about at your local store, but we wouldn’t get your hopes up…
Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home - so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a fun Rioja and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she became so obsessed with the royals that she followed breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.
Before joining the woman&home team, Aleesha wrote for their sister site GoodtoKnow, where she covered celebrity news, health advice and where to snap up the cheapest lifestyle buys. With a background in beauty, Aleesha has also written for Stylist and Women’s Health where she developed an understanding into what makes a stellar product and which brands are worth paying attention to. She never leaves the house without a slick of lip balm and a good slathering of SPF, cannot live without an eyelash curler by her side and is always on the hunt for new lipsticks to add to her ‘Lipstick of the Day’ Instagram story highlight (and color-coordinated collection).
But it’s not just beauty buys Aleesha can help you with. Social media savviness, strong PR relationships and a need to stay in the know mean she’s all about the latest fashions, clever gadgets and reliable lifestyle buys too. She loves indulging in an interior craze (with a bedroom drowned in prints, plants and pink), is a regular visitor to the Missoma and Edge of Ember 'New In' pages and can’t resist the allure of a kitchen gadget—just ask her three coffee machines.
When she’s not playing around with new products and testing anything she can get her hands on, Aleesha spends most of her time with her head in a current bestseller, catching up on the latest Netflix craze with her sister, trying out new recipes, drinking wine with her bestie and (in non-COVID times) has been known to be a bit of a jetsetter amongst her friendship group. Oh and she makes the most of her Disney+ subscription by watching the Marvel films on repeat (definitely not just for Chris Evans...).
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