La Roche Posay Serozinc

Over the past couple of years the hype around French pharmacy products has become a bit of a thing. Of course brands cottoned on to this and the vast majority of things that we used to have to obsessively hunt down when in France are now happily available to us here, including the famous La Roche Posay Serozinc.

La Roche Posay Serozinc


La Roche Posay Serozinc is a product I came across last time I was in Paris and had it on my list of must-buys, but the thing I didn’t really ‘click’ on was that it actually wasn’t really for my skin type. When I say I’m a sucker for hype… this is exactly what I mean. I wanted it, but then on reading the label I decided it wasn’t for me at the time…

Fast forward a year or two and the good news is that La Roche Posay Serozinc is now available in the UK, so no more needing to hop on the Eurostar or order from overseas to get your mitts on it. So with the launch I took another look and I actually decided it was something that might work for me. The spray is designed for oily, blemish-prone skin and contains zinc sulfate to help balance skin out. Whilst my skin is generally more dry, my t-zone is in fact oily, and I do get spots around my chin area. So I decided to give it a whirl.

First impressions honestly were that I didn’t really get the fuss. But of course a chunk of this could be down to my skin type not really ‘needing’ the spray. However, after a few more uses, I do like this as a freshening toner type of product – I didn’t get any wonder results or anything. I can see how this would be really appealing if you do have oilier skin, but for me it’s a nice to have not an essential.

Feel like this is a bit of an odd review, but I guess the overall point for me is that what is hyped up isn’t always what’s right for you personally. Read into products and get to know what works well for you – and decide on that over any hype (says the blogger who is a total sucker for hype…) Also that I love that French pharmacy favourites are becoming more accessible.

Have you tried La Roche Posay Serozinc? How did you get on – any thoughts to add?

La Roche Posay Serozinc available from Boots (£8.50)

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  1. R
    June 4, 2015 / 4:31 pm

    I thought this would work for me as I usually get on well with LRP products, but my skin type sounds like yours and in fact I found that this broke me out in small spots!

  2. June 9, 2015 / 9:06 pm

    I agree with you – I didn’t find it to be anything too miraculous although I can see it being lovely to use to cool down in the heat or on holiday.

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