Friday, 21 February 2014

Serozinc Review (and UK stockist)

Serozinc has been on my radar for quite a long time, but we all know how difficult it is to buy in the UK. Most people get it on ebay, but you can now order it from www.farmaline.co.uk. They are an online pharmacy and deliver the goods to your door within 48h. I would recommend getting 2 bottles or placing a bigger order to make it worth the money or maybe ask a friend, if they want to split the cost of postage (£5.95). If you like French skincare, you will be able to fill your basket  really quickly and if you spend £75 - delivery cost is free. Anyway... I have been using Serozinc for the past 3-4 weeks and I am finally ready to share my opinion. 

 La Roche Posay Serozinc* 150ml, £8.08

This mysterious spray is meant to purify and soothe skin's redness and irritation. It contains three ingredients: Water, Sodium Chloride and Zinc Sulfate and comes out as a very fine, refreshing mist. I really wanted to try it, because I remember using Zinc creams (prescribed by my GP) as a teenager on any spots and redness and they really helped. Serozinc can be used on your face and body to soothe irritation and even on razor burn and nappy rash.  

For someone who gets sore, hormonal breakouts regularly and suffers allergic reactions to makeup, Serozinc sounded like the perfect solution. Is it worth the hype? Yes, it is an amazing product and does exactly what it says on the tin. It instantly soothes irritation and redness and after just a couple of days of regular use my skin looked fresher and less 'angry'. I use this after an exfoliating toner and it works wonders. I will definitely repurchase it and stock up on it when I go to France in summer. If you have a lot of redness, angry blemishes or get allergic reactions to products- this will help your skin recover in no time!


I was also sent this purifying concentrate, but I didn't really like it. I think it is meant for extremely oily skin, because when I used it on my T-zone it left it really, really matte (too matte) and quite dry. It was ok on my nose, but I didn't like that feeling on my forehead. If you have problems with super oily skin, it could possibly change your life. It is meant to reduce established blemishes, smooth and refine skin's texture and minimise sebum production. The hero ingredients are glycolic acid and D-Panthenol.


Have you tried Serozinc? What other product would you recommend for soothing irritation and redness?

*PR samples


  

26 comments:

  1. I love Serozinc. I've been using it for months! It's the only thing I can trust when my skin gets bad.

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  2. I haven't tried Serozinc before, but have recently purchased some French skin care goodies. My skin gets very irritated and like you, I get hormonal breakouts as well which seem to be aggravated by certain products. I've just purchased A-Derma Epitheliale AH recently for 'upset skin' which contains 0.2% hyaluronic acid and rhealba oat. So far I'm loving it and it has really helped to calm my skin and add some hydration, without making it overly greasy. I bought a few La Roche-Posay items too, but I haven't tried those yet.
    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

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    1. I will have to check out the A-Derma Epitheliale AH. Sounds great. x

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  3. Serozinc sounds amazing! My skin gets easily irritated and I get a few angry, under the skin blemishes around my jawline - sounds like something I'd like to try out! x

    www.madeleineslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. That's where I get most of my blemishes. It's sooo annoying!

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  4. I have an order of Serozinc coming my way from Ebay. I think I paid £13.00 that included the shipping, so it was pretty good! I actually might try Farmaline if they can deliver it in 48 hours, it could be a bit quicker. I've heard good things about La Roche Posay and when I've looked at their products that I could use for my skin, they either contain mineral oil or sulfates :-( So I just haven't bothered with the line :-( (with the exception of Serozinc)

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    1. I wish all products were mineral oil and sulfate free. I haven't experienced any problems with mineral oil personally, but sulfates dry my skin out badly, so I try my best to avoid them.

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  5. ooh this product sounds really interesting, i really want to try more products from La Roche Posay!

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I have tried their Effaclar Duo, Effaclar K, Effaclar AI and the Effaclar Micro Exfoliant and they are all really good products for acne prone skin.

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  6. AS a french beauty blogger , I am very familiar with La Roche Posay. I ike their water spray even though the water used in their spray is not thermal water which is a bit pity :-) (as compared with Evian, Vittel etc..)
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    1. I agree, it would be good to see thermal water in it, but I was looking for something with Zinc to soothe irritation and this was perfect :) x

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  7. I used this and won't repurchase. I find Avene's works better for me when my skin acts crazy and is much easier to get a hold of ;)

    Honey Go-Lightly

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    1. I have tried the Avene spray, but it does nothing for my skin. The only ingredient in it is water.
      I think that the Zinc content in Serozinc helps with my problems.

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  8. Thanks for the heads up, I have been wanting to try the Serozinc for ages!
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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    1. Let me know how you get on with it. I hope you like it :)

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  9. Sounds really interesting ! I may be wrong but I think I saw a couple of the la roche posay products in boots a couple of weeks ago? I really enjoyed this blog thanks for sharing :)

    missemmacharlotte.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yes, Boots stocks La Roche-Posay, but only a selection of products. Unfortunately Serozinc is not available in UK yet.

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  10. I really need serozinc in my life! I suffer with the worst hormonal break outs all around my chin and I just can't get rid of them for months until the next set kick in! This product needs to pop its way to me asap! Lovely review by the way,
    Becki from www.lifelooksperfect.com xx

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  11. Oo definitely want to try Serozinc, I've loved all my other La Roche Posay products:) x

    www.thebeautymist.com

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  12. serozinc sounds so good - I get really bad red, sensitive skin and it sounds like this could help!
    Lucy xx
    Sailor Speak

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  13. I don't like very much the bioderma product.

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  14. Yes, mine arrived in the mail yesterday!! Thanks for the reply about Serozinc on instagram btw!

    xx Anine

    redlipsandbeautybits.blogspot.com

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  15. Oooh cannot wait to make my order, good bye savings.

    Biancarosa // xoxo

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