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Meet TULA, Pioneer of Probiotic Skin Care

by Christopher Ehlers

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Monday September 12, 2022

Meet TULA, Pioneer of Probiotic Skin Care

Since its founding in 2014, TULA has quickly become one of the buzziest brands on the market. The reason for that is twofold: The products really work, and there's nothing else like it.

In Sanskrit, TULA means "balance," which makes a whole lot of sense considering the fact that the brand is built on the power of probiotic extracts and superfoods, and most people are aware of the balancing power that probiotics have on the gut. But did you know that probiotic extracts are beneficial to the skin, as well?

Like all prolific skincare brands, TULA has a compelling origin story: It was founded by Dr. Roshini Raj, a practicing gastroenterologist in NYC, whose fascination with the power of prebiotics, probiotic extracts, and postbiotics in beauty and wellness led her to more than 20 years of study. But her lightbulb moment came when she noticed that her patients who had been taking probiotic extracts had luminous, glowing skin. "Exercise, sleep, and diet all play crucial roles in giving ourselves the balanced life we deserve," said Dr. Raj. "With TULA, we have taken good-for-you, natural ingredients and probiotics and applied them to an innovative product line."

Speaking of the products, all TULA products have been formulated based on extensive research and clinical studies, in addition to being cruelty-free. The other great thing about TULA? All of the photos they use to show the efficacy of their products are entirely free of skin retouching. And when it comes to who TULA is for, the answer is pretty simple: TULA is for everyone, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, or skin type. In addition to their core line of products, TULA also makes products formulated especially for acne-prone skin, sensitive skin, and aging skin. Thinking about taking the plunge and unleashing your glow with TULA? Here are some of the brand's core must-haves to help you get started:

Purifying Face Cleanser ($28)

Before I ever knew much about TULA, I knew about this product. A perennial favorite among influencers and skinfluencers in the know, there's a reason that this cult classic is the #1 best-selling cleanser on the prestige market: It's a joy to use and it works wonders. Formulated with probiotic extracts to maintain skin balance, prebiotics to nourish the skin, and texture-enhancing turmeric, white tea, and blueberry, this lovely cleanser removes all traces of dirt, impurities, makeup, and sunscreen without stripping or drying the skin. In addition, it smells so nice that you'll want to give the tube a couple whiffs throughout the day.

Hydrating Day & Night Cream ($52)

What's better than a versatile moisturizer that's suitable for both daytime and nighttime? This reliable favorite is kind of amazing in that it's super lightweight and non-greasy while being intensely nourishing at the same time. In fact, clinical studies have shown that it provides all-day hydration while reviving the appearance of dull and tired skin. It's filled with nourishing squalane, filming peptides, and — of course — TULA's proprietary blend of probiotic extracts and prebiotics, ensuring that your skin stays balanced day and night.

Mineral Sunscreen Fluid Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($38)

Finding the right sunscreen is hard. Finding a sunscreen that you can reapply throughout the day without causing pilling or making your skin look white and greasy? Damn near impossible. But this sunscreen is different, and I've been wearing it nonstop for that reason. Not only is it weightless on the skin, but this peach-colored fluid manages to even skin tone without providing actual tint. Formulated with brightening peach extracts and wild butterfly ginge r— which protects against blue light and pollution — this little bottle will give you a new lease on sunscreen.

Cooling & Brightening Eye Balm ($28)

The thin skin under our eyes is among the gentlest on our entire bodies, and as anyone who has ever pulled an all-nighter, or been stressed out will tell you, the eyes show it all and they show it first. Sure, a good diet and sunscreen will help. But what about for those in-between moments where you need a quick refresh? That's where this iconic eye balm stick comes in. Not only does it hydrate the skin instantly with hyaluronic acid, but it also depuffs with caffeine and calms with probiotic extracts while providing a lit-from-within glow.

Deep Exfoliating Scrub ($32)

All scrubs are not created equal, nor should you trust all scrubs to get the job done safely and effectively. But this TULA staple has been expertly crafted to deeply exfoliate and purify the skin while minimizing the appearance of pores. Not only does it include volcanic sand and pink salt to provide physical exfoliation, but pomegranate ups the ante with a dose of chemical exfoliation as well. Rounded out with witch hazel, raspberry leaf, hibiscus flower acid, and probiotic extracts, this couple-times-a-week scrub will have you wishing every day was scrub day.