After years of waiting for this day to come, I finally got my hands the cult French Pharmacie product, La Roche-Posay Serozinc, and I’m pleased to report that it is now easily available in the UK here, here, here and here!
If you’re a beauty obsessive like myself, you will have seen the hype over Serozinc in the past couple of years. It was notoriously hard to get hold of in the UK and your only options were to either book a flight to Paris or persuade a friend to bring it back with them, so you can imagine how excited I was to find it on a recent trip to Boots.
Essentially, it’s a toner; the ‘forgotten step’ in most people’s skincare routine, and is primarily designed for oily skin due to it’s pore tightening and anti-shine properties. It contains zinc sulphate and sodium chloride (salt) that helps to cleanse, soothe and purify the skin. It does this without drying out your skin, leaving it feeling tight or stripped of it’s natural oils.
I’ve been using this in the evening after cleansing my skin and before moisturising. The fine mist feels incredibly cooling and soothing on the skin without making it too wet. I use two to three sprays depending on whether I miss the first time – Believe me, I’ve done that on more than one occasion as I can’t see what I’m doing with my eyes closed.
I spray it in a downwards motion, down the sides of my face, targeting the oilier parts of my face; my forehead and cheeks where I’m sometimes plagued with congested, tiny breakouts. This is my skins way of telling me that it’s time for a face mask, and Serozinc is like a ‘quick fix’. I leave it to sit on the skin for a minute or so before patting off the excess and continuing with my skincare routine.
It helps to slightly mattify my skin without it feeling tight and my skin just looks much fresher and clearer the next morning. In terms of convenience and time saving, it gets a massive thumbs up from me and it’s definitely a great one to have in your stash. I know that the next time my skin explodes, Serozinc will come to the rescue; it’s comforting, soothing, refreshing and not at all drying.
I’d love to hear how those with really oily or acne prone skin have fared with this. Have you tried Serozinc yet and if so, how did you find it?