It’s raved about by skincare gurus, youtubers and bloggers everywhere but to me is one of those products that just doesn’t do anything, for me.
Serozinc by La Roche-Posay is a zinc sulphate solution made 3 simple ingredients; aqua, sodium chloride and zinc sulphate. It’s recommended for all skin types and is used as a spray toner to cleanse, hydrate and keep skin irritant free. It’s also recommended for acne sufferers to keep redness calm (this would be largely down to the wonders of zinc sulphate) I would also imagine that it is a lot nicer to use a spray toner as a spritz all over the face than spraying a cotton pad and essentially rubbing bacteria over the face or even just disturbing the skin particularly if it is very sensitive.
The packaging of the toner is great. The spray application is something I love and absolutely cannot fault. It’s pretty rare to find a spray toner in the first place, (although they are becoming more common) and then to find one with a nice application, easy to hold and easy to spray is a winner. The bright blue packaging means it always stands out amongst your skincare! It’s lightweight and has some sort of mixer inside that makes the typical shaker sound when shaken to blend the ingredients. The only con with the packaging is that you cannot see how much of the product is left, something you can do with other spray toners, e.g. Omorovicza’s Queen of Hungary Mist. Although of course you have the weight of the product that gives it away.
To apply, I would usually cleanse my skin thoroughly in the morning and use this as a step 2. I enjoy spraying this over my face, it covers a wide area and sprays the thinnest amount of product. Because I love being a diva and spraying this all over my face it does end up in my hair and my neck and shoulders, but who’s worrying about that! Not me. Once on, it is wet and feels just like water on the skin. It’s absorbed really quickly, doesn’t smell at all and sinks straight in. Following this, I’d go in with my eye cream, moisturiser and finish with my SPF. I don’t really use Serozinc as part of my night time skin care routine but if I fancy it I will give myself a spray (the diva coming out again)
Now. To be honest. I want to love this product but to me it really just feels like water and doesn’t do anything for me. I have “normal” combination skin. Slightly oiler in the T zone and dryer cheeks. If I don’t use this product, honestly, I wouldn’t miss it. That in itself upsets me given how difficult it was to order. Serozinc has now recently launched in the UK, it hasn’t reach Dubai yet, however it may be possible to find a seller on Amazon or be whisked away to Paris! I ordered mine on a French skin care website and waited a good 2-3 weeks for delivery. With that in mind before I placed my order, I also ordered 3 bottles. Way too many. That being said, I think I was taken back by a lot of the hype when this product launched as I really don’t have problem skin and this is probably a lot more beneficial to those that do.
Serozinc stays on my dresser amongst all the lotions and potions for most the time I’m afraid. There’s obviously a lot of other women out there that love this, and I have tried some really great products from La Roche-Posay before so no dis respect at all, for me and my skin it just doesn’t have much of an impact. If you have pretty normal skin and have tried this out, what are your thoughts?