La Roche-Posay Serozinc… Believe The Hype.

24 September, 2013


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?

Some of these products may have been sent to me for review. For more information, see my disclaimer.
  • Jen
    • cos_Sarah

      Got very excited when I saw this for £4 on lequidesante but when I got to check out postage was £8 and handling fee £1 so may aswell buy off eBay!

  • AgentSmyth

    I’ve been dying to try this after only hearing good things so thanks for the great review and the link to where you buy it from! :)

    Claire | AgentSmyth

  • Anya Cross

    I’ve been after this for ages! Recently I’ve had a few minor breakouts that just will not budge, this sounds ideal for fixing those x

  • Zuzik

    I’m using it for about 2 months and still loving it. Less spots and when I get some, they are healing super quickly. Definitely a keeper :)

    Blu Button Box

  • Katie

    This seems like magic stuff haha, lovely review.

    Katie Loves..|UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

  • Anna Blush

    Ooo this sounds fab, will definitely have to try it out! x

  • Kate

    Just bought this on a recent trip to Paris and it only cost the equivalent of £3.50. Can’t believe that it’s so expensive here!

  • Caromable

    i need to get my hands on this. thank you for mentioning this, it sounds like a life saver and I hope it will work for me as well. I have struggled with my skin for the past months as well, it is terrible.
    all the best to you!

  • Lucy

    I bought two cans from an online French pharmacy and LOVE it! I couldn’t believe how much it’s calmed my skin (after suffering a terrible breakout as a result of a bad reaction to the Liz Earle cleanse and polish..I had loads of painful, angry red spots and was desperate for a solution) I find a light all over mist works best for me then I’ll soak a cotton ball in some more and apply that to my more problem areas and it works like a charm! This combined with the Origins Out of Trouble mask have saved my poor face!

  • kelly

    i have been wanting to try this for a while! i do hve quite acne prone skin, so this is definitely worth a try if it might help!

    kelly x

  • Patricia Gomes

    I also use this (no, they don’t sell it in Portugal either, but a friend brought me a bottle from France) and also noticed a wonderful improvement in my couperose. LRP clearly have a winner here, I don’t understand why distribution is so limited!

  • Parisian To Be

    I’m dying to try it! I had a bottle on my way, but the dumb, dodgy seller never sent it. Fortunately, I got my money back–but still no Serozinc. I don’t really need any more skincare at the moment…but I think I’ll buy it anyway.

    xo Lillian from

  • Emily Allen

    I need this stuff, as I am one of those acne types who need a break :p thanks for the link to the ebay seller about to add to my basket! xx Emmi

    • Kate

      Let me know how you get on! X

  • Rachel

    thanks for this. i just picked up the effaclar k from their line today so hopefully that helps my blemish prone skin too!

    rachel x

  • Maddy Cane

    I’m off to search eBay for it now, sounds amazing! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  • TheMacaronAddict

    I really want to try this!

  • Alice Porter

    As soon as I read this I bought it! Oh the perks of moving to France for the year!


  • Alice

    This sounds SO great!! Would be so keen to try this, but I’m really wary of buying products from eBay- I’d panic that someone had put another product in the packaging or something!! Next time someone I know goes to France, I’m getting them to bring this back for me though!! xx

    • Kate

      Hey Alice, you could always try the other link I’ve added in. Cheaper and an actual website :)

  • Danessa

    I wish they sold this in the US. I would love to try this out!!!

  • Yonnica

    This stuff works like a charm! Bought one from France during summer and is now my go-to toner when I’ve got an annoying breakout. Not looking forward to it running out. I may just have to follow your lead and get some off ebay! x

  • hayley durrant

    Keen to try this product, I use La Roche-Posay in my skincare routine great brand!! check my blog out at

  • Andi

    Keen to try this in the UK, anyone know where you can get Serozinc from in the uk?


    • Jen! :)

  • Abbie S

    Really want to try this product, sounds amazing! x

  • Jodie

    I love serozinc too! It’s cheaper here for anyone in the UK that wants to buy it, and Anna from Vivianna does Makeup uses and recommends this seller!

  • GeorginaTheLibrarian

    I love the sound of this stuff, once my Dr Jart toner has run out I think I shall have to give it a go.

  • polkadani

    I’m sold, I basically buy everything you recommend haha! Nipping home to Luxembourg this weekend so will be keeping an eye out in the supermarkets! xx

  • Noelle

    I purchased it at City Pharma in Paris last week for about 4 euro- love it! My skin broke out after the plane ride home and it has really helped to clear up the blemishes and calm any irritations.

  • Mayumi

    What video did you talk about this in? I can’t find it anywhere D: love your blog :)

  • Nanna Freving

    I love LRP! And your blog is so pretty! :-)

  • Talia’s Travels

    I only just found my way to this review (2 years late, I know…) but I just thought that I should mention that La Roche-Posay is now available in Boots!!! Loving this stuff, but particularly loving Effaclar Duo[+] Great review, sums it up perfectly! :)