I was talking to someone about my skincare routine the other day, and I realised that whilst cleansers come and go, whilst acids wax and wane, and whilst moisturisers pass in and out of fashion in the Lippie household, one thing has remained constant for the last three or four years, and that is Serozinc from La Roche Posay.
It’s rather unprepossessing, really. A mix of spring water, zinc and just a hint of salt, in a spray but I genuinely wouldn’t be without it. It’s my go-to facial spray, as it should be for anyone with any hint of sensitivity or redness. It’s the zinc, you see, which both soothes and helps to heal irritated or over-activated skin. If you’re not prone to redness or sensitivity, then I guess you’ll find it hard to see what difference it can make to your skin, but this is one of those products that you notice the difference when you stop using it, I can assure you. And it is cheap, just £7.20 a can (at present), which will last you for several months, at least three, maybe even longer. I use it both as a moisturising toner, and as a general facial spray, and I occasionally use it to “set” makeup that looks a little powdery too.
Now I’m delighted (well, sort of) that you can now get this in the UK! Previously, I used to beg any of my friends heading to Paris to pick me up a tin or two, or I always used to pick up a tin whenever I went too, and now I don’t need to … That’s my excuse for Paris shopping trips out of the way then.
So YAY! for Serozinc finally being available in the UK! And BOO! for Serozinc finally being available in the UK. Escentual, thank you very much. And damn you!
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