Tula Skin Care recently sent me their Purifying Face Cleanser to try. The line was co-founded by a gastroenterologist, Dr. Roshini Raj, and all of their products contain probiotics. I’ve seen Tula products here and there on Instagram and was intrigued because I take a daily probiotic and really believe in their usefulness in improving gut health. I had read that probiotics might also be beneficial for topical use in people who have acne, so I was excited to try it for myself.
The line is free of parabens, mineral oil, petroleum, phlalates and propylene glycol and is also cruelty free. I tested the ph and got between 5.5-6. It’s a foaming, gel cleanser and I’ve been using the cleanser in the mornings for the past two to three weeks. I like that it leaves my face feeling comfortable and soft, with no tight feeling. It’s easy to lather into a thick foam and rinses clean. It does have a noticeable fragrance, but I didn’t see added fragrance on the ingredient list, so I’m guessing it’s the natural scent from the plant and floral extracts. I can’t put my finger on anything specific, but it’s a powdery floral.
Here is the ingredients list, taken from tulaforlife.com and formatted by me:
Water (Aqua), Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, PEG-100 Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Simmondsia, Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Vegetable Oil (Olus Oil), Camelina Sativa Seed Oil (Camelina Sativa Oil), Yogurt Extract, Lactose, Milk Protein, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower/Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus, (Clove) Flower Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Cichorium Intybus (Chicory) Root Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Glycerin, Beeswax (Cera Alba), PEG, 20 Sorbitan Oleate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol
I noticed that many (if not all) of their products contain Turmeric and I’ve seen that spice ingredient pop up in beauty articles more and more these days. It’s a popular ingredient in Indian dishes, but it also has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. As an acne-prone person, I am all about anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial ingredients/products. Turmeric, get on my face!
As far as the probiotic technology goes, I’m pretty sure that the probiotic effect is more noticeable in a product that stays on the skin for a longer time, rather than rinsed away quickly. But, I still think it’s a nice cleanser that is enjoyable to use. As I continue using it, I’m going to see if I notice any new changes in my skin. Using probiotics in skincare is a very interesting concept and Tula uses a lot of other intriguing ingredients, so I’m looking forward to trying more from their line. Their Exfoliating Treatment Mask looks great too, so I will probably buy a jar once my current mask stash runs low. You can view the Tula product line up on their site, www.tulaforlife.com or www.qvc.com and the Purifying Face Cleanser with Probiotic Technology is $28 on both sites.