I recently got the chance to try out a new skincare line that has probiotics in its formula, to nourish the skin and defend against damage. Probiotics are live bacteria (the good kind), found in yogurt, kombucha, fermented foods, etc. and are known to improve the health of your digestive system. I take a probiotic supplement as well as drink kombucha, but have never heard of using probiotics in a topical application.
With a skincare line like TULA, you can get the health and healing benefits of probiotics by applying them topically – it helps your system stimulate the production of vital defense cells to make your skin healthier and more resistant to damage and aging! They’ll help even out the tone and texture of your skin, balance the pH, and reduce redness and inflammation. They sent me their skincare range to review and after learning more about this, I was super excited to try it for myself.
You guys know I take pride in being honest about trying and reviewing beauty/skincare products, and I’m not afraid to call out something I don’t like… So, I am just going to warn you now that I am literally IN LOVE with this whole line, and don’t think I have ever been so impressed across the board.
Tula means balance in Sanskrit, and that’s essentially the mission of the company. Dr. Raj, gastroenterologist and co-founder of TULA’s goal is “to give women products that make them look and feel balanced and beautiful. I started with skin care because glowing radiant youthful-looking skin is a sure indicator that you’re living a heathy lifestyle.”
She specializes in women’s health and colon cancer screening, so launching TULA was an opportunity to apply her medical knowledge of probiotics, bacteria, and yeasts that keep our digestive tract healthy, to create a probiotic technology for the skin.
“Exercise, sleep, and diet all play crucial roles in giving ourselves the balanced life we deserve. With TULA we have taken the same good-for-you ingredients that keep our insides healthy and applied them to a product line that nourishes our skin.” – Dr. Raj
The line consists of a purifying cleanser, revitalizing eye cream, illuminating serum and hydrating moisturizer. They offer travel-friendly sample sizes, too – you can get these 4 products in a travel kit here. All the products have a slight scent – it’s fresh, but definitely something I noticed right away… However, I have sensitive skin and the scent didn’t irritate it at all. Four for you, TULA.
I was shocked at how well their cleanser removes makeup – even mascara. It’s said to “help remove makeup, cleanse pores, and nourish skin,” and the consistency/texture of the cleanser is like a velvety gel – it foams up and goes to work on balancing out your skin.
The eye cream is super rich but not greasy. It’s supposed to rejuvenate and hydrate skin and minimize the appearance of fine lines, dark circles and puffiness – basically, it’s like a power nap for your eyes. It sinks right in and I’ve noticed the circles under my eyes from an eternal lack of sleep are less apparent, and not because I’ve changed my bedtime…
I have always had pretty clear skin but am forever struggling with it being combination dry/oily. Finding a moisturizer that provides enough hydration without being too heavy for the oilier parts of my face has been a task – this one is MAGICAL.
It nourishes and hydrates and works to reduce the appearance of fine lines… While I thought this might be too heavy for me to use day AND night, it feels weightless once absorbed and makes my greasy forehead look normal and my drier cheeks and nose feel properly hydrated. The only downside is there’s no SPF in it, so that’s an additional step to remember.
I’m a serious serum fiend, and their illuminating serum is by far my favorite that I’ve tried. EVER!!!
Serums are used as an in-between skincare step to provide your skin with extra nutrients, vitamins, whatever – there are a ton of different targeted serums to help with any kind of skin issue. This one is designed to help maintain a fresh, hydrated, youthful looking glow, and it delivers. It’s really lightweight and makes my face feel plump, smooth, and ready to face the world.
If I had to recommend one item to splurge on (if not the travel kit), it would definitely be the serum. All in all, I’m obsessed with the results from using this line for the last few weeks and plan to make it my regular skincare regime!
discovery kit c/o tula skincare