Monday, 26 August 2013

Skincare | La Roche Posay Serozinc, why you need it

First of all I want to say that, in case you didn't know, I have combination/oily skin which is prone to acne. So what I say about this product may not apply to you depending on what your skin type is.

Facial sprays have been a big thing in skincare for a while now but I believe that a lot of them (especially ones like Evian) are just glorified bottles of water; I can buy a bottle of water for 60p at the shop, I do not need to spend £6.99 or however much it is on a bottle with an aerosol on it. I do think a lot of the time these spray waters are classed as 'amazing' because they are a cool thing to have in your handbag at the time, ordinary Evian water, even out of an aerosol, probably won't do your skin any more good than sticking your head under a tap will. If you use things like Evian you'll probably find that you feel fresh (as you would if someone threw a glass of water in your face, only less annoyed) but that your skin quickly feels tight and uncomfortable afterwards.

Anyway, I went off on a complete tangent then. What I'm actually talking about today is La Roche Posay Serozinc. 

La Roche Posay Serozinc - £12.00 eBay

LRP Serozinc ingredients are significantly different to what you'll find in other facial sprays, I don't ever carry this in my handbag because I don't feel I need to carry around a product like this. The ingredients are very simple, with no fuss; Aqua, Sodium Chloride & Zinc Sulfate. 

The scientists among you will know that those first two ingredients translate to water and salt; sodium chloride is known for its astringent and antiseptic qualities (ever heard your mum/nana say bath a wound in salt water... stings like hell but it works). Zinc sulfate is known to benefit acne and blemishes; reducing soreness and calming the redness which comes with it. Because of these incredients, Serozinc can be used to help relieve razor burn, superficial (top of skin) skin irritations and even sore babies bums! 

I use it as part of my skincare routine, I cleanse, tone, spray and then moisturise (if I feel I need to). I also use it more often if I'm having a bad skin day and my face is really red and sore and I find it really brings down the spots on my face; they don't disappear by any means but they become more manageable and less painful. I can usually get away with not moisturising, especially during the day because I find that in summer my skin is like an oil slick so moisturiser tends to make matters worse, no matter how mattifying it claims to be!

The biggest problem with Serozinc is that it isn't widely available in the UK yet which is very annoying, the only way to get it is to buy it off eBay from someone who has obviously had a recent trip to France and they've bought a load to sell back in the UK because it's so popular. The seller I bought mine from no longer has any but I would imagine that most of the sellers are pretty ok; I would personally choose one that has taken a photo of it themselves, rather than a stock photo. 

It isn't cheap but if you even considered buying glorified water at £6.99 then you should seriously consider getting this at £12. If you suffer with acne, then I highly recommend it; it's such an easy step to add into your skincare routine... it'll be even better when La Roche Posay pull their finger out and start selling it in the UK!



  1. I really want to try this when it's readily available in the UK - it's such a hyped product. Hope it lives up to my expectation like it has to yours!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  2. I cannot wait to get my hands on Serozinc! I don't think I've seen a negative review of it yet, so my hopes are high. La Roche-Posay products haven't let me down so far, so I'm sure it'll work a treat :)



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