While my cover up game is strong, these days my skin has been feeling extra sallow and fatigued; even serious concealer can’t hide my “night-of-the-living-dead” look. I long for well rested, luminous skin, though, with two kids and a full time job, my more pessimistic side says – geez, good luck. Luckily, as a beauty writer I get to try out lots of new products and a surprising duo has come outta nowhere breathing life back into my tired “mom-face” (if only, it could do the same for my mom-jeans).
Tula Purifying Face Cleanser and Tula Illuminating Face Serum, a new probiotic skin care line (probiotics are all the rage) has revived my skin. Battling breakfast with my two little ones feels easier knowing I’ll be facing each day with a naturally luminous, hydrated and smooth face. “Gorgeous” and “lit from within glow” may sound dramatic, but it’s the best way to describe my skin these days with the help of my favorite two Tula products.
Tula Purifying Face Cleanser
The blend of probiotics, natural extracts (blueberry, turmeric, chicory) and oils (lemon, safflower and orange) in this cleanser leave my skin feeling clean, hydrated and soft. After three weeks of continuous use, my complexion has a brightness and evenness I haven’t seen in a while. Battling unwanted acne on my chin is always a struggle, but I’ve noticed a reduction in breakouts and disappearance of blackheads, since using Tula’s cleanser! Yes, there is a strong fragrance akin to baby powder, which fades after the initial application, so if you’re sensitive to scents, you might want to steer clear of this product, just FYI.
Tula Illuminating Face Serum
As an immediate follow up to the Tula Purifying Face Cleanser, the Tula Illuminating Face Serum, delivers a deeply hydrating experience that will make you forget you ever had dull, sagging skin, or an uneven complexion. With a base of Probiotic Technology and blend of citrus oils and pearlescent pigments, a dime size amount provides nourishment and hydration. Sometimes, after I apply the serum I notice some initial redness, but by the time it’s fully absorbed I’m left with a brighter complexion. Continued use has left my skin with a soft youthful glow, and I find myself skipping highlighter in my regular makeup routine.
-by Becca Mendoza
Image source: Tula
For more on the science behind probiotic skin care, read “Probiotics: The Next Big Skin Care Ingredient?”.