Pestle & Mortar is an Irish family owned company which was founded by Sonia Deasy in early 2014.
Sonia has had a lifelong passion for beauty and wellness and has always been conscious that what goes both in and on the body has a direct impact on how you look and feel. A mother of five children aged from 10 down to 4 she herself wanted a skincare solution that was hassle free and really worked with visible and sustainable results.
Sonia’s natural curiosity for skincare was fueled over the last few years due to her extensive international travelling, delivering educational seminars and workshops to professional photographers alongside her internationally acclaimed photographer husband, Padraic Deasy. Through a professional photographers lens she could see how dry, dull and patchy skin looked up close and personal. The harsh glare of studio spotlights and air conditioning caused the skin to look uneven, dry and patchy. Her own skin too was affected by the unforgiving dry-air on airplanes and she wanted to protect her skin from the inevitable onslaught of aging and fine lines. Sonia needed a product that would make her skin radiant and hydrated, diminish fine lines and look more youthful.
She set about developing a formula comprised of carefully selected ingredients that would specifically target her exact needs and produce virtually immediate, camera – ready results. Working closely with her sister who holds a degree in biochemistry and masters in science, Sonia translated her requirement into a workable first prototype. Samples were handed out to some of the world’s leading photographers, and industry peers along with friends and family with incredible results and reactions, and from there, Pestle & Mortar Cosmetics was born.