Two years ago, I put got a copper intrauterine device (IUD) put in and almost immediately, my skin went on a rampage. Acne like I had never experienced before (That story is here). When I finally got the breakouts and waves of inflammation under control, my skin was left uneven, blotchy, dry and generally just looking awful and rough. A friend of mine who swore by the The Ordinary’ line suggested I try it and I did. I started using this toner in one full year in the daytime (I use Ole Hendrikson Glow OH Dark Spot Toner at nights) and I feel equipped to review the timer in full.

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Last June, my skin decided to really wild out. I had apparently developed two types of eczema and acne. Eventually, everything I used caused inflammation, and I had unprovoked waves of it every other day. Eventually, I was reduced to only using water, and even then, I still had breakouts in waves. As someone who never had to truly battle more than a few pimples at a time, this really put me in a tailspin.

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