If you’ve been following along with my site for any amount of time then you know I’ve used Tula’s skincare products since the beginning. In fact, the first time I ever met face to face with a brand was with the Tula team in their brand new NYC offices in the fall of 2016. The Tula team has let me give my honest review of their products ever since. Â
Why Use Tula
I was first drawn to the brand after reading that it was founded by a gastroenterologist who noticed the benefits probiotics & healthy bacteria were providing for her patients. At the time Scottie was just starting to battle Eczema and I was researching the role that gut health has on our skin. In a nutshell, probiotics are natural, good bacteria that improve your health from the inside out. Not only should you take probiotics orally (you can buy Tula’s here) but clinical testing has also proved that probiotics are beneficial topically.
The same bacteria that calm your stomach also promote the look of skin’s natural balance, lock in moisture and reduce the appearance of inflammation. I have been known to eat inflammatory foods and I rely heavily on Tula to minimize the appearance of redness in my skin.
My Favorite Tula Skincare Products
If Tula has a product launch, I test it out. Here are a few of my favorites!
Top 3 Tula Products
Face Filter Blurring & Moisturizing Primer // This is my favorite Tula product, hands down the best. Tula’s face filter primer is weightless and leaves my skin feeling smooth without any residue. It does however leave you with a subtle glow thanks to “glow particles” that create a warm-toned base for makeup. I have used this primer both with and without applying sunscreen first and the results stayed consistent. A primer is the last step before your makeup application so pause for a bit before applying your makeup to let it set.
Tula Face Cleanser // Being a skincare junkie, I have tried so many cleansers and Tula is one of my favorites. It has lactic acid to cleanse and exfoliate, chicory root which acts as a natural anti-inflammatory prebiotic, turmeric root that also reduces signs of inflammation, blueberries to protect from free-radicals and probiotics to hydrate and lock in moisture. The Tula cleanser is their top selling skincare product for good reason.
Multi-Spectrum Eye Renewal Serum // Tula’s eye serum works to correct dark circles, crow’s feet and puffiness. I put it on morning and night and layer under their eye cream. The cooling metal applicator feels like heaven on your eyes.
More Tula Best Sellers
Wrinkle Treatment Drops // I tend to get dryer skin in the winter and will occasionally lay off of my retin-a and rotate with this retinol-alternative product. This product targets fine lines and wrinkles, increases cell turnover, increases skin elasticity and works to reduce pore size. Plus it hydrates skin and works to fade dark spots! I apply it to a clean face at night.
Exfoliating Treatment Mask // A great mask to exfoliate dead skin cells on the surface which allows retinol products to be more effective!
Treatment Pads // Great to use before a retinol product, as it exfoliates the surface of the skin and allows the retinol product to be more effective! These Tula pads are also great after dermaplaning if you have sensitive skin.
Revitalizing Eye Cream // Use this Tula eye cream after the eye serum! I love this stuff. It contains olive oil squalene, grape seed oil, natural shea butter and Vitamin C.
Hydrating Day & Night Cream // Full of superfoods, probiotics that lock in moisturizer, and vitamin A that gives you glowing skin! I layer over my Retin-a at night.
So Polished Exfoliating Sugar Scrub // Contains sugar, papaya, and pineapple to exfoliate, along with probiotics (to hydrate and balance) and will leave your skin feeling like a baby’s.
Pro Glycolic Resurfacing Gel // If you use a Retin-A this is a great liquid exfoliator to use in the mornings! It removes old dead skin cells and lets new ones come through, & helps with everything from pore size to discoloration! If you don’t use Retin-a you could start with just this. Glycolic acid is more mild than retinol but is a great exfoliator for the surface of your skin.
Cooling & Brightening Hydrogel Mask // Helps brighten and plump! It’s a sheet mask and it only takes 10 minutes. Helps with inflammation, brightens, and exfoliates.
Anti Aging Kit // This is hands down the best bang for your buck! Great if you want to try out the line without the full investment.
Review of Additional Tula Products
Balancing Act Toner Pads // These pads have lactic acid to help exfoliate and niacinamide to brighten skin. They’re new and a good everyday toner as they are alcohol-free.
Glow and Get It Eye Balm // Tula has a few different eye balms that people love, but they all do something different. The Blue is the basic brightener. Use the orange Glow Hour if you have darker circles, the pink Rose Glow and Get it if you need more antiaging as it contains Rosehip which is a retinol alternative. There are a ton of reviews, but my personal favorite is Tula’s Rose Glow.
Super Soothe // This is a super calming sensitive skin moisturizer. If my face is extra sensitive or dry, you might consider adding Tula Super Soothe to your skincare routine.
Go Away Acne Spot Treatment // This spot treatment has benzoyl peroxide to clear up the acne then niacinamide to help fade and moisturize. It dries clear so you can easily cover up your acne with makeup.
Q: If I could only afford to buy one Tula Product what should I buy?
A: The anti aging kit! With my promo code (CRISTIN) you can get it for under $40. It includes trial sizes of all my favorite products.
Q: What’s better for dry skin and fine lines around eyes, the serum or the eye cream?
A: Both! The serum gets into fine lines, but the cream locks in the serum and adds extra hydration.
Q: Is the Tula Line gentle enough for post peel?
A: Yep! I used the cleanser, day & night cream, and eye products post VI PEEL with no problems.
Q: Are Tula Products safe to use with retinol?
A: Absolutely! I layer my retinol after any cleansing, exfoliating treatments, and/or toning in the evenings only.
Q: Are Tula Products anti aging?
A: Yes! They are not medical grade so I still use a retinol & medical grade Vitamin C, but many of Tula’s products contain both Vitamin C and Vitamin A (retinol)!
Q: What’s the best routine to use with Tula’s line?
A: In the AM, cleanse with the Purifying Cleanser, tone with the Glycolic Resurfacing Gel, use your medical grade Vitamin C, then moisturize with the Day & Night cream and apply SPF. Follow with the Tula primer and then your makeup. At Night, cleanse, tone, apply medical grade Retinol, moisturize, and use the Eye Serum & Eye Cream!
My Tula Discount Code
If you want to try any of the Tula products you can use discount code CRISTIN for 15% off! Discount not valid on previous purchases or on purchases of gift cards, auto-delivery items, or value sets. My coupon code is VALID on full-price Tula items, Starter Kits & Acne Clearing Kits.
Thank you to Tula for sponsoring this post!