I do love a good talked about product, one that has been on my radar for some time now is the La Roche Posay Serozinc. I tried to hunt this down in Palma last month but to no avail, so I headed to eBay when I got back to get myself a tin.
I always use eBay for buying products that aren’t available in the UK – it’s where my Bioderma addiction started, where I found OPI Nail Envy for cheap and now, where I ended up when I decided I needed Serozinc. I’ve had run-ins with eBay in the past but only when I was selling, so I now only use it to buy as there’s rights for buyers but not really any for sellers, so it’s a pretty safe option for buying the odd coveted product.
Have an idea in your head of how much the product should be and ideally, find someone who ships from the UK (if that’s where you reside) – there usually is one and I think sending aerosols is dodgy business now, I bought from the UK but the package was actually intercepted by Royal Mail but they sent it on to me.
I find the best way to find a reasonably priced product is to select ‘Buy Now’ on the sidebar when searching, and then clicking ‘Sort: Price & P+P: Lowest First’ which brings up the cheapest option to buy right then. I paid £11.90 plus £2.70 for postage which is pretty reasonable and it’s a UK seller, here’s the link to the one I bought.
Edit: I’ve been linked to this site where you can get for cheap, cheap – I’ve never used this site but might be worth a try!
Now, on to my actual review. I recently have been breaking out really badly, I’m not sure what it could be at all but I needed help to deal with redness and inflamed skin so I looked to Serozinc to help me out. This little spray can dispenses a really fine mist of product, it’s packed full of wonderful ingredients to purify and soothe the skin, which is ideal for breakouts.
I used this when my skin was really bad and it had cleared up so much by morning, I really can’t believe how much of a difference it made when combined with my usual spot-fighting skincare, it really calmed the angry blemishes and helped with redness and my skin looked so much better. I use this morning and night and my skin has cleared up dramatically.
The ingredients are simply water, sodium chloride and zinc sulfate and it works like a toner to really help oily or blemish-prone skin, but it can also be used on any sort of irritation, from soothing razor burn to other skin conditions. I will definitely be applying it as soon as my skin looks like it’s going to be breaking out, it makes all the difference.
To apply, I either spritz it all over my face after cleansing and gently pat in or I use a cotton pad to sweep it over, I haven’t really found which is the best method but both seem to work fine. Once my skin is dry, I apply other treatments and moisturiser and I’m done.
It’s definitely worth giving it a go, especially for acne types that just can’t catch a break! Has anyone else tried this?
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