It's finally here! Beauty lovers across the island of Ireland have been waiting for La Roche-Posay to listen to our pleas and bring the much raved about Serozinc to Irish shores. We've had to read reviews from our favourite UK bloggers and then in turn have to find friends who were heading to France and would be willing to pick us up a bottle or ten ... But now it's in chemists nationwide and after posting a photo of it last week on Instagram and asking everyone who has seen it in chemists to leave the location in the comments, we have a growing list already, so head over there to see where it's been spotted so far!
So for the non beauty obsessives out there who haven't been waiting for this day to come, what's Serozinc when it's at home and why are we so excited about it? It's essentially a toner which helps soothe and purify the skin thanks to the presence of zinc sulphate and sodium chloride (salt). Yes, salt. Spray it on your hand and lick it if you don't believe me! (Best do that on your own or else people might think you're gone doolally).
Designed primarily for oily skin, it offers benefits like pore tightening, anti-grease and anti-shine, all while not drying out your skin or leaving it feeling tight or stripped. I've been using this in the morning and night after cleansing my skin and before moisturising. Because it comes in mist form, you can be as liberal as you like without drenching your face and I like to spray it in three sections onto my face in a downwards motion - once down the middle of my face, and then once on either side before patting it in, letting it dry in and continuing on with my skincare routine.
I find it to feel incredibly cooling and soothing on my skin and as I go through phases of having breakouts and reactions to certain things, I haven't had such sensitive skin issues with it. It doesn't have any fragrance and even spraying it over my closed eyes twice a day, I've had no reactions to it. It helps to slightly mattify my skin without it feeling tight and is really refreshing to use.
And it can be used by the rest of the family to help sooth razor burn and nappy rash, so if you find yourself wanting to soothe and mattify your skin, have razor burn for whatever reason and have a touch of nappy rash yourself, then you're good to go! Otherwise you can share it with the fella and kids!
I'd love to hear how those with really oily or acne prone skin have fared with this. For €10, this makes for a solid, no muss no fuss toner for my skin and I know the next time my skin explodes, Serozinc will have me sorted!
Have you tried Serozinc yet and if so, where did you find it? We have to share any and all locations for fellow beauty lovers to pick up a can!