If you follow any influencers on social media you probably have heard of TULA. Started in 2013 by a gastroenterologist (yes really, I didn’t know this until I looked it up), TULA focuses on using probiotics in skincare. They also pride themselves on being free of harmful ingredients (pthalates, parabens, sulfates, formaldehyde, etc) and are also cruelty-free. Their ingredient philosophy originally spiked my interest, but also the fact that it seems that EVERY influencer promotes them. TULA definitely uses a lot of influencer marketing, which is a great marketing tactic, but also leaves me wondering which one of their products actually work. Don’t get me wrong , I’m all about brands that make numerous great products, but even brands that are amazing, typically have at least one product I’m not crazy about. And it’s hard to figure this out from everything I hear about TULA because people only share that they love everything. Since I’ve been using different TULA products for about 2 years now, I figured I’d share my honest reviews of them. And I do love quite a few and the majority of their products! Each week for the next few weeks, I’ll share 2-3 products I like and one that I don’t think is that great/worth the price tag.
Also, I am sharing a 20% off code here. Again, I am not an influencer for TULA, this is simply the code you get on your account under refer Friends & Family (Full disclosure, I get $20 towards Tula if you use this link).
Face Filter Blurring & Moisturizing Primer
I was a late adopter of this Face Filter Primer, but I do think the hype is real with it! In general, I have a hard time finding a primer I like because a lot of the time it seems that they do not do much and almost seem like an unecessary product that people get tricked into buying (harsh, but just what I’ve observed). This is the first primer that I think does what it says it does and really smooths out skin. It works so well and also has light coverage that I sometimes wear it alone without other makeup. It’s not a huge difference where it feels like your face has a heavy layer on it, but rather a thin shield that evens out discoloration and gives your face a nice glow.
Here’s a little before and after with the primer, again not a huge difference and hard to see on these photos, but it feels and looks great in person!
Verdict: 9/10 would recommend, even though it is pricey
Get Toned Pro Glycolic 10% Resurfacing Toner
Finally, a toner that works! I’m surprised more people don’t rave about this product because so far, it might be my favorite TULA product ever. An alcohol-free toner that actually leaves my skin looking and feeling better than before! It works, it does not dry out your skin and I have had zero breakouts since I started using it (even with my adult acne). You also get a lot of bang for your buck the way it’s packaged, you get a lot of product and a little bit of it goes a long way. 10/10 would recommend this Resurfacing Toner.
Verdict: 10/10 Highly effective and gentle skin product!
This is a relatively new product that launched in January I believe and when some influencers I follow demonstrated how easy it was to use and remove makeup, I knew I had to try it. I HATE removing makeup, but also hate sleeping in it (it’s a constant dilemma). I got my makeup melt a few days later and it worked great! I was a fan of this product to start, but this later changed. After only having the makeup melt for a little over a month, it ran out. Already?! And for $28?! No thank you. Keep in mind that I don’t wear makeup everyday and I also don’t wear a ton of makeup, so I did not use this daily or excessive amounts of it. You only get 0.31 oz in each tube, which is not a lot ($90.32/oz if you break it down!!). A much better value that seems like a very similar product is the Drunk Elephant Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser (see it even has makeup melt in the name!). $34 for 3.88 oz of product ($8.76/oz if you break it down) And it works just as well. I’ve had the Drunk Elephant Makeup-melting balm since July of last year and still have plenty left.
Verdict: 3/10 works well enough, but not worth it for the money
Now tell me, what TULA products have you tried and what did you think of them?!