Testing Tula

This summer has 100% been the summer of testing new products. My skin however, maybe isn’t loving it as much as I am. But beauty is pain? No pain no gain?

So today I am sharing with you my thoughts on Tula products. And I have given these products a good amount of time to show off, work and potentially change my skincare routine and the way my skin looks. I purchased the 3 Step Balanced Skin Bundle so I could try out 3 Tula Products for a discounted price.

Tula’s whole ideology, and what their range of products, includes and is focused on, is probiotics. You can read more about why they are so into probiotics here.

So let’s start off with the cleanser. The Tula Probiotic Purifying Face Cleanser.

This product promises to, “go deep into pores to remove impurities and condition skin, without stripping or over-drying”.

The cleanser has Lactic acid (which exfoliates), Chicory root (an anti inflammatory), Turmeric root (a healing property, and an anti inflammatory), Blueberries (rich in antioxidants), and Probiotic Technology (protects against harmful bacteria and restores skin’s natural balance). All sound amazing.

I will start off by saying that like the name, this is a purifying cleanser that is not something I particularly love but I thought would be fun to try out for a post. AND I had heard that people really enjoyed Tula products from reviews etc.

This product let me down immensely. There, I said it. You only need a little product every time you use it so that is a plus, but using it, for me, was only negative. The face wash had a weird clean but not clean scent to it. The scent is super hard to describe, but I didn’t enjoy it. I am not a huge fan of scents in all face products so when a product scent bothers me, a tiny little red flag goes up. I wonder, “why does this have a scent?”, “why does this need a scent?” Because the scent of products usually really irritates my eyes. This one did and it left me struggling to get it all off and out of my eyes before opening them.

When rubbing the product between my fingers it lightly lathered and foamed a bit but in a gel type consistency instead. After drying my face with a towel, I was left feeling stripped and dry which is not something I enjoy even with my combination, oily skin. I like feeling hydrated, clean and gentle products. Over days of use I noticed my skin didn’t look as great when I first started using it. My skin started breaking out. Small and big breakouts were popping up and that is when I stopped using the product.

I felt like I needed to get back to my normal routine to try and fix my skin as much as possible. But this is also when I tried out the next product.

The Probiotic Hydrating Day & Night Cream.

It promises to deliver “deep hydration to soothe dull skin, this luxurious, nourishing cream reveals an even, glowing, age-defying complexion”.

And now into a few of the main ingredients: Rice nutripeptides (promote healthy cell renewal), Tocopherol (Vitamin E) and Camelina sativa seed oil (both have antioxidant actions that protect the skin and provide anti-aging effects), Probiotic Technology (protects against harmful bacteria and restores skin’s natural balance), and Retinol (Vitamin A) (that aids skin renewal).

As you read about the last product I was breaking out and dealing with my skin not loving the face wash so I took that out right away and started using my Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser again. Aka my lifesaver and skinsaver. And since I had literally just ran out of my Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich (which I love) this Tula product took it’s place in my routine.

This product, I am actually still using and have been using for weeks and even months. I am almost done with the entire jar and I feel like it wouldn’t be something I would buy again. Honestly it just isn’t anything special ESPECIALLY for the price ($52). It hydrated my skin. Did it deeply hydrate my skin? no. I actually usually wanted more hydration so I put a little Rose Hip Oil on overtop. Did it do anything special? no. Did my skin glow more? no. It is honestly just an average lotion to me. I could use it day or night so that was nice that it could be a dual use product but sadly I was kind of let down just like with the cleanser. I will continue to use it until it is all gone but I will be trying something new out next time. Note: I do think this would be a good moisturizer to try out if you have oily skin and like a lighter moisturizer for your skin.

Lastly, the Pro-Glycolic 10% pH Resurfacing Gel.

So this product is a “alcohol-free toner uses probiotics and glycolic acid to balance the skin’s surface and restore its ideal pH, leaving skin smooth, hydrated and protected from damage”.

This product has a Pro-Glycolic Complex Blend (resurfaces, balances skin’s pH and strengthens skin’s moisture barrier), Turmeric extract (an antioxidant that reduces inflammation), Mushroom + Beet Extract + Hyaluronic Acid  (is 400X more hydrating than hyaluronic acid alone), and Blueberry extract (strengthens skin’s barrier to free radical damage).

I will say this is my favorite product of the 3 but I will probably not purchase this product again as well. The one note I will make about this product is it is hydrating and leaves my skin with a little glow. I am all about balancing my skin’s pH and I love how moisturized and hydrated this product leaves my skin feeling BUT if I was to choose between 2 toners I have been using lately, this one and the P50 1970, I would choose the P50 1970 hands down. You can read about it here. If you have drier skin, or combination skin, and love that hydrated feeling, I would say give this a shot. Maybe try to get your hands on a mini version first, but this one is one that I would recommend.

I know this sounded just like a super negative review of Tula Products but it is just my honest experience. If you love other Tula products that you think I should try out, let me know!

ALSO! I am in need of a new day and/or night lotion so I would love recommendations! Please leave your favorites below!

xx, Chandler

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  1. August 9, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    I am loving the Sunday Riley CEO Moisturizer for day (it is a little heavy but I still like it) and I LOVE the Fresh Black Tea overnight mask a little pricy but a little goes a long way it took me three months to get through a jar.

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