October 26, 2016

Product Review: La Roche Posay Serozinc

      I first heard of Serozinc years ago when my acne first started to flare up badly. At that time I was dying to get my hands on it because I was dying to get my hands on anything that could possibly reduce my flareups. Unfortunately for some reason, it wasn't available in the US! I was devastated. My acne is (somewhat) under control for the most part now, but I was still excited to be able to pick up a bottle of Serozinc during my trip to Paris for under 7 euros (which is a little under $8).

La Roche Posay Serozinc, 5.0oz
Price: Around 6 euros in France, retails for $15 in USA

Features Zinc Sulfate, specifically designed to target key signs of oily skin. Clear, water-like mist. Use as a skin toner face mist after cleansing

Water, Sodium chloride, Zinc Sulfate


      I love the mister on this bottle. It sprays a super fine mist, similar to the mists you see on hairspray and most dry shampoo bottles. Funny how most toner don't have this kind of mister as I would think it would be more common. As you can see from the ingredient list above, it's real simple. I think it would be just glorified salt water (sodium chloride is just the scientific word for salt water) if it wasn't for the zinc sulfate. However, salt is a naturally occurring antibacterial substance so I can see why La Roche Posay advertises it for razor burns and troubled skin. Due to the salt in it, it actually does taste a little salty when it gets on your lips. In terms of keeping my skin less oily, it didn't live up to the claims. I think that Serozinc is not that much different from the spring water bottle sprays. I use it as a prepper for my skincare products, but after this bottle I think I can live without it.


Concluding Remarks

      If you have serious acne, you're better off going purchasing Effaclar Duo which is also made by La Roche Posay. If you're curious to try it out, it's actually on sale right now for a great price at $7.80 on Feel Unique. Just don't expect it to have any major effect on your acne or curbing your oil if you have super oily skin.

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