Before being readily available in the UK, like it is now, La Roche-Posay Serozinc Mist used to only be available in French Pharmacies. It quickly gained cult status with it being said that some people used to buy 6 months worth of the stuff every time they visited France! Thankfully we don’t have to do that now and this cult-status elixir can now be purchased in your local Boots and online!
What Is Serozinc?
Serozinc is a toner in mist form which is a part of La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar Range. It’s designed to be used after cleansing and before using your serums/moisturiser/SPF.
So What Is So Special About La Roche-Posay Serozinc?
Well firstly Caroline Hirons likes and recommends it so do I really need to write anything else?! See HERE.
No but seriously this mist contains only 3 ingredients: water, sodium chloride (0.75%) and zinc sulphate (0.10%). Sodium chloride is a salt and often used in skincare products to essentially thicken water. Zinc sulphate is the active ingredient in this mist and it’s been known to fight acne (anti-microbial), improve skin healing and soothe redness.
LRP states ‘as soon as the mist is applied to the skin it gets to work tightening pores and mattifying the skin’.
I’ve found this toner to be an absolute life-saver when wearing a mask in the day. When I don’t use it, I do notice that I get more breakouts and irritation… may be a coincidence but I think not!! I also sometimes spray this mist on the inside of my mask, let the mask dry completely and then wear it! I will also mist my face in between wearing the mask throughout the day.
Who Is It Suitable For?
LRP says that this toner is geared towards oily and acne-prone skin types but in the words of Caroline Hirons ‘Nonsense. It suits all [skin types]’.
I have normal, acne-prone skin and it suits my skin perfectly!
If you like mists/want a non-acid toner then you should definitely give this one a try – I genuinely don’t think you’ll be disappointed!
How Do I Use It?
I cleanse, use a damp flannel to rub over my face, close my eyes and then mist the Serozinc all over my face. It’s refreshing, calming and soothing on my skin!
I will then allow the mist to settle for literally a couple of seconds but before my face is completely dry. Then I’ll use my serum, moisturiser etc.
I’ve been using this toner AM and PM. It’s not caused any irritation or dryness and it plays well with every single product I’ve put on after it.
Will I Repurchase La Roche-Posay Serozinc Mist?
I have already, I’m on my 2nd or 3rd bottle! It’s a toner that I will always have in my skincare stash, you can truly rely on it to soothe and protect your skin – especially with all this mask-wearing!
Any Other Details?
50ml = £5
150ml = £10
So that’s it for today and probably for 2020! I’m going to take a well-deserved break and be back in 2021 with some fresh reviews for you! It’s been a crazy year, full of much stress and anxiety but this blog and my Instagram has genuinely brought me so much joy, daily. Thank you to every single one of you who has read my blog posts, subscribed to my emails, followed and supported me on Instagram… it never goes unnoticed.
I wish you all a peaceful and restful holiday period and for those of you who are separated from loved ones, I send you all my love during this difficult time. I too am separated from some loved ones and it makes my heart ache but we will get through this because from dark times, there comes light. Look for the light because it is coming my loves.
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