Love is in the air — and this Valentine’s Day, we’re celebrating with tributes to the products we can’t live without. In our new series, aptly named Love Letters, editors offer unabashed affection to their most-beloved fragrances, makeup, hair products, and more.
Dear Ole Henriksen Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner,
You know that fluttery feeling you get in your gut when you’ve discovered a band or movie or TV show that’s so good, you want to tell the whole world — but you also flare with jealousy at the mere thought of anyone else loving that thing the same way you do? That’s the exact pang of internal conflict I get whenever I think about you, Ole Henriksen Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner.
As much as it sounds like a humble brag (well, maybe not so humble), I get asked about my skin a lot. And when people inquire what I use to keep it in good shape, that pang flourishes, and I have to have a whole argument with myself about whether or not I should tell them it’s all your doing. I know most people don’t consider toner to be the most important step in their skin-care routine, but it’s no doubt the most important part of mine. Because when I splash you onto a cotton pad and swipe you across my face every morning and night, I get full-on possessive of the fresh feeling that’s left behind.
That unique and tangy smell of lemon, licorice, chamomile, and sandalwood is what draws me in every single day — but it’s the way your glycolic and lactic acids exfoliate away all my excess oil, dead skin cells, and hyperpigmentation that keeps me coming back without fail or hesitation.
We might’ve met more than a year ago, but it only took me a few short weeks to realize we’d be in it for the long haul. Since we met, I’ve grown into a new person — one with perpetually dewy skin and almost zero breakouts.
Much as I’ve wanted to tell the whole world about this thing we’ve got going, I like that our relationship has remained a fun little secret… until now, I guess. Because I’ve found my true toner love; who am I to deny anyone else theirs?
Truly, madly, deeply yours,
The Ole Henriksen Glow2Oh Dark Spot Toner is $29 at sephora.com.
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