Hello! The launch that many beauty bloggers have been waiting for... Serozinc has landed in the UK and I've had my hands on it for the past month since the launch. That's enough time to really be able to tell if something makes a difference to me and well... it has made a difference.
Some of you may know this product from many bloggers and YouTubers raving about them in their favourites once they've crossed the channel and cleaned out the pharmacie. It's pretty recognizable in it's bright blue bottle and it's spray bottle so if you hadn't heard of it before... well you have now.
Serozinc is effectively a toner that aims to purify your skin to help banish blemishes with the help of zinc sulphate. Serozinc works using just 3 ingredients: zinc sulphate, sodium chloride and their famous thermal spring water which they incorporate into many of their products. These products all aim to keep your skin clear of both marks and blemishes and keep oil at bay throughout the day. I would expect that it would normally be used between cleansing and moisturizing but I like to apply this after I've finished my base (foundation and concealer), particularly in the center of my face. If I need to vamp-up my make up in the afternoon once I have got home from school I also tend to give my face a spritz to freshen up and ensure that my skin gets TLC through my make up, as well as before and after.
So, my thoughts: I think this is fabulous. To me, it's not worth the trip over the channel and to a little pharmacie to get skincare kicks but I do see the hype around the stuff. Claiming to control shine and oilyness is one of the most accurate claims as while it definitely does control the appearance of my oilyness and get rid of what I don't need but it definitely doesn't dry out any of my dry patches so I don't necessarily need to cover them up when I'm using it. It leaves my skin feeling soothed and looked after, rather than how some toners make your skin feel a little tight and in desperate need of some moisture and using it over my make up it a great way to freshen up at any time of the day. I feel that adding this on top of my make up definitely helps to make sure my skin doesn't break out if I'm wearing my make up for prolonged periods of time (or overnight...) which I have been doing throughout the party season more often than I would at other points in the year. I think this is why my skin has stayed relatively blemish free this Christmas and New Year so if you're struggling a little with little breakouts then you should probably grab yourself a bottle of this and test it out for yourself!