Skin care means a lot to me. I wear sunscreen daily, I wash my face twice a day, and I avoid the sun when possible. And even though I love clothes, you’re more likely to see me spend money on skin care products than the latest trends.
I want to look good when I get old! Simple. Every time I see someone who looks older than their years, it’s due to sun damage. It may be a little anal, but I even keep sunscreen in my purse, and I always walk on the shady side of the street. In my eyes, prevention is key.
Since skin care is number one for me, I’m constantly experimenting with different products. My usual products are gentle on the skin, and soap-free. Pretty easy to find if you know where to look — even at the drugstore.
But I’m all about the high-end products as well. I just always double check that I’m buying the product for the technology behind it, and not the name on the bottle.
My biggest issue when it comes to buying expensive skin care products is finding the right one for me. At 27, I’m not trying to get rid of wrinkles or brown spots; and that’s what most brands are trying to market. But I was recently introduced to TULA, a skin care brand that has probiotics.
If you stay on top of health and fitness trends, you might have already heard how good probiotics are for you and your gut health. Yogurt this, yogurt that. But what about topical probiotics?
When I first heard about TULA, I was both intrigued and weary. Would this skin care line need to be kept in the fridge? Would it smell sour and/or unpleasant? And why not just consume probiotics for better health/skin?
According to Dr. Raj, the co-founder of TULA:
As a gastroenterologist, I spend a lot of time looking inside people’s bodies. I found that my patients who were healthiest on the inside also looked the best on the outside. They have high energy levels, their mood is good, and their skin is glowing. And we found that the same healthy behaviors and ingredients that are good for our internal health, are also great for our skin.
I’ve tried a lot of products over the years, but never any with bacteria in it. If you’re interested in this new probiotic technology, check out my review below:
As you can imagine, I was worried about the smell, but it smells wonderful (reminds me of fresh linen)! So wonderful that I was worried it would irritate my sensitive skin.
Besides falling in love with the scent, I fell in love with the packaging. The design is simple, and colorful.
Purifying Face Cleanser
Since I’ve been using unscented cleansers for years, my main concern was irritation. Luckily, that didn’t happen; not even once. A little goes a long way, and this cleanser does an amazing job at removing all my makeup.
Even though I’ve been using this cleanser twice a day for three months, it’s only half gone. I’m sure this cleanser will last me through October (if not longer).
Illuminating Face Serum
This may be my favorite serum to date! Since I only apply it at night, I still have another 2-3 months of product left. This serum promises softer, even toned skin, and that’s what I have received. My skin just glows after applying!
I also apply the serum to my neck, chest and hands.
Hydrating Day & Night Cream
Since this product doesn’t contain SPF, I only apply it at night. Once the serum dries, I apply to my face, neck, and chest. Unlike the cleanser and serum, I’m starting to run low. If you use it day and night, you’ll only get three months out of it.
This cream is thick, so it’s perfect for those who suffer from dry skin.
Revitalizing Eye Cream
I’ve been using this eye cream for over three months and I’ve barely touched the surface. I expect it to last me a year or more. Packed with TULA’s signature Probiotic Technology and nutrients, this creamy formula hydrates skin and helps minimize the appearance of fine lines, dark circles and puffiness.
Unlike most eye creams on the market today, I think this one is great for those in their twenties.
- A little goes a long way
- Great smell
- Beautiful packaging
- Unique ingredients
- Not tested on animals
- Doesn’t include parabens, mineral oil, petrolatum, phthalates, or propylene glycol
- Doesn’t need to be refrigerated (like I first thought)
- Even though I personally like the smell, it is strong
- High price point
- Can only buy online
- Moisturizer doesn’t contain sunscreen
Unlike the hair, it can take your skin weeks (to months) to change and react when using new skin care products. Now that it has been three months, I’ve noticed less break outs (I used to break out on my chin the week after my period), and I look more energized in the morning. I think that’s due to the fact that my skin is no longer dry. Before using TULA, I’d say I had dry/combination skin, and now I think it’s pretty normal — not too dry, not too oily.
If you’re interested in trying topical probiotics, I highly recommend TULA. To cut down on costs, consider their travel-size set. It’s $49, and you’ll get everything I mentioned above!
If you can only purchase one item, go for the cleanser or the serum– my two favorites! To learn more about TULA, watch this short video.
Have you ever used topical probiotics? Let us know in the comments below!
*TULA provided their products for review, but as always, opinions are my own.