I could write songs about La Roche Posay Serozinc. Ballads. The-Lady-of-Shalott-length poems. It was all thanks to skincare genius Caroline Hirons that I discovered this gem, and I can safely say I won't ever be without a bottle. Oh, and two days ago it won "Best New Skincare Treatment Product" at the CEW awards. Need more convincing? Read on...
La Roche Posay Serozinc is essentially a zinc sulphate/sodium chloride solution, bottled as a facial spritz. It is primarily designed to target oily, irritated, blemish prone skin, but I'd argue anyone with a spot or two would benefit from this. It's marketed for use post-cleanse, post acid toning (if it's an acid toning kinda day), pre-serum; but I also top up with this through the day (partially as I am a greaseball, and partially because I just love a face spritz. It just feels so nice. Are you with me?!).
The blurb says it "mattifies" and reduces that greasy feeling. I can vouch for that. Zinc sulphate helps with healing of the skin, so this seemingly benign watery spray is actually actively assisting the healing process. THANK GOODNESS SOMEONE THOUGHT OF THIS. There are a million moisturisers on the market, but comparatively little that I have found to help out us oilies, Well, little that doesn't contain terrifying quantities of alcohols/things to Dementor's-Kiss all the moisture out of your face. Acne that just hangs around forever? Spot scars that take an age to fade? This is exactly what Serozinc targets.
It's French pharmacy. It actually works. It's got simple, non terrifying ingredients. Oh, and it's a bargain at my beloved Escentual right now. Need I say more?