This is another product I got as part of my Feel Unique Radiant Beauty Box. The Caudalie Beauty Elixir is one of those cult beauty products that I have never tried. The beauty box contained a cute 15ml size of this, perfect for testing this out.
If you’re into your skincare you will probably have heard of La Roche Posay Serozinc. I recently carted four cans of Serozinc home from France as you can’t buy it in Ireland. When I got back from France I found out that La Roche Posay have clearly listened to the cries of us Irish beauty bloggers and are launching Serozinc in Ireland on the 1st of April, whoop!
If you haven’t heard of it before it’s a zinc sulphate solution in a spray can which I use as a toner. You can read my full review of Serozinc here but it’s basically designed as a cleansing and soothing solution for oily and blemish prone skin. I don’t have oily skin but I find it a great help for my red rosacea prone skin. I use it just after cleansing morning and evening and it helps to calm my skin before I apply my serum and moisturiser.
So it’s great that I’ll now be able to get this essential in my local pharmacy! Serozinc will cost €10 for a 150ml can when it launches here on the 1st of April. So if you have oily or easily irritated skin I’d definitely give this a try.
I saw Dolly Rouge rave about this back in the summer and as a La Roche Posay fan I knew I had to try it. The product isn’t available in Ireland or the UK but you can get it in France, this just made me want it even more ha ha! My friend Lisa was on her holliers in France last year so kindly hunted down a bottle for me, it cost about €9. Here’s how I got on with it.
I know a lot of people don’t use toner as it’s a little bit of an extra step in any cleansing routine. I like it though as I find it can cool down my face and also remove any final traces of makeup. Up until now I had mainly been using the Liz Earle toner, which I do really like. But I had run out and picked up this product before I had the chance to order another Liz Earle.
There was a bit of hoo-ha over toner a few months ago. The Daily Mail wrote an article here, discussing the pros and cons, but mainly some of the cons of toner. It was interesting because they rightly claim that some toners can be harsh on skin when they are heavy on the alcohol. I can’t use the Clinique Clarifying Lotion because it actually stings the face off me but my sister has no problems with it.
So I suppose toner is like most beauty products, it all depends on finding the right product for your skin concerns. I’m not an expert but I do believe that toner has a benefit in any beauty routine for A. removing any last traces of cleanser or eye make up remover (the oiliness of this won’t help your eye cream) before moisturiser and B either claryifying oily skin or soothing sensitive skin after cleansing.