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In 2014, Dr. Roshini Rajapaksa, a gastroenterologist at the NYU Langone Medical Center, launched her probiotic skincare line Tula after discovering that probiotics and superfoods could help balance the skin—just like they do with your gut.
The Tula Skincare line is a combination of more familiar ingredients like Vitamin A, antioxidants, and AHAs, mixed in with probiotics. If you're like me, you're probably thinking; "I've heard of them, but what the heck are probiotics anyway?" I did some light research, so let me explain.
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are consumed to restore the health of your gut. While bacteria may sound a little frightening, probiotics are considered a "good bacteria" and can be found in some of the foods you eat. For example, lactobacillus and bifidobacterium are probiotics that are found in yogurt and other dairy products. What these probiotics do is they affect the nerves that control gut movement, helping to send your food down your digestive system. Other probiotics have been found to help with eczema, which brings it into the skincare realm.
We went through all of your reviews and found the 5 most popular and most loved products by Tula—keep scrolling to read more. Don't forget that if you missed our Tula Skincare rewards, you can get 15% off on their website using the promo code "Supergreat."
The 5 best Tula Skincare products, according to your reviews:
1. Glow & Get It Cooling & Brightening Eye Balm
2. Face Filter Blurring and Moisturizing Primer
3. The Cult Classic Purifying Face Cleanser
4. Probiotic Skin Care Dual-Phase Skin Reviving Treatment Pads
5. Probiotic Skin Care Aqua Infusion Oil-Free Gel Cream
This product is an instant cult classic—just ask Eliza, our community manager. She can't live without this $28 under eye balm, and I have personally watched her apply it ten times a day (pre-quarantine). It's cooling and visibly brightening (trust me, I've seen it) and contains ingredients including aloe, blueberry and caffeine for maximum moisture and brightness.
This is only one I can vouch for personally, and if you don't believe me, you can always rely on @sarah_novio; if she likes something, it has to be good. This $34 blurring and moisturizer primer contains probiotics for smoothing, licorice for eening out skin tone, and chia seeds to help calm the skin.
This $28 face cleanser is a hero product within our community, and its ingredients cover every base you need. Lactic acid exfoliates, chicory root and turmeric reduce inflammation, blueberries protect from free-radicals, and probiotics lock in moisture. She's a quadruple threat.
Although we have less reviews for these treatment pads, @babymittens claims that her face was "baby butt smooth" after use—and who can dispute the softness of a baby's butt? You get 6 pads for $22, and each contains Tula's Pro Renew Complex (natural probiotics and lactic acid), papaya fruit extract, willow bark extract and witch hazel. Add your review below if you've tried it!
This product is described as "a glass of water for your skin." The Gel Cream is $48 and is great for people with inflammation and problem skin. Ingredients include Hydra Plant Complex, an ingredient that claims to provide up to 72 hours of hydration, as well as fermented rice water, which helps reduce the appearance of pores, and organic prickly pear extract, which soothes redness and inflammation.
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