Tis the season for mega-moisturizers—those ultra-hydrators that slather skin with a ton of good stuff to defend against dryness and survive the elements. Sounds great in theory, but not always the best bet for anyone who easily gets red or has been blessed with the unfortunate gift of having pores that clog up the minute any type of super-moisturizer is applied to it.
Enter Pestle & Mortar’s brand-new Hydrate Moisturizer ($74). The anti-aging and—as the name suggests—effectively hydrating product launches today. It’s only the brand’s second SKU in the line (its incredibly popular Pure Hyaluronic Serum was released last summer) and it packs a ton of benefits into one jar.
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For starters, it uses natural moisturizing ingredients like jojoba to instantly soften skin, then throws in patented peptides, antioxidants (including green tea, pomegranate and vitamin E) and collagen boosters on top of that to deliver powerful free radical–fighting and anti-aging abilities. It’s lightweight, non-greasy and goes on silky-smooth under makeup. Plus, it’s free from parabens, mineral oil and synthetic fragrances, so it’s completely suitable for the more sensitive skin, anyone who is rather prone to pore-clogging and that selective group who just expects their moisturizer to do more.