Tula Face Cleanser: Tula [c/o] | Tula Serum: Tula [c/o] | Tula Facial Moisturizer: Tula [c/o] | Tula Eye Cream: Tula [c/o] | Tula Neck Cream: Tula [c/o] | Tula Exfoliating Mask: Tula [c/o] | Mimosa Jar: Nordstrom | Pomander Jar: Nordstrom | Clarisonic: Nordstrom | YSL Black Opium: Nordstrom | YSL Lipsticks: shade 1, 7, 9 | Nars Lipglosses: Easy Lover | Bracelets: David Yurman, Hermes | Robe: Similar
Photography by: Angie Garcia
Anytime I post about having discoid lupus I get a lot of really sweet e-mails from girls and different brands offering to send me products to help. I’m typically really hesitant just because if something does react poorly with my skin it takes weeks to heal.
One of the brands that reached out to me was Tula and I’d actually heard of them from a few friends in Dallas, so I asked my mom to look into it. My mom has RA and we have the same skin issues so she is really well versed in what works/what doesn’t. Tula is based on a balancing concept using probiotics to help balance your skin. My mom and I were both interested because we haven’t tried skincare based on this idea, so I told them to go ahead and I would test them, but I couldn’t promise if I’d review because it’s hard for skin products to really help sometimes.
I’ve tried this brand for a month now and I truly did see a difference, so let’s review.
Three Key Takeaways I Noticed:
I am so so thankful that I don’t deal with the harsh symptoms of discoid lupus. During the time it was really bad in my life [12-15] it was absolutely awful. But, there are still a few things I’ll always deal with and one of them are red marks. If I get a blemish or my skin peels from sensitivity [which can happen a lot] I’m left with this soft red scar for months on end! It can be really frustrating and I have to use mederma like it is candy. When I started this I had about two little spots that wouldn’t go away and I’m not even exaggerating when I say they were gone in a week after using the Tula mask. So while I know that is a rare symptom most don’t have, if you do have dark spots or soft scars I really think this would help!
Cleanser is Great For Makeup:
I typically double cleanse. I use an oil-based cleanser first to get my makeup off and then another cleanser to get all the dirt. However, I’ve been so lazy the past few weeks just because I got pneumonia and then food poisoning and the last thing I’m concerned about is a 30 minute bedtime routine! haha! So for the past three weeks I’ve honestly just used the cleanser to get my makeup off as well and it’s done a great job getting all the little bits and pieces of my Texas mascara and eyeliner! I’m not even sure if that’s what it’s made for, but it works!
I think this is the product that stands out the most to me! I loved how it got rid of my red spots but sometimes I get scared to use masks because it will either pull everything out of my skin [who wants to willingly break out?! WHO?!] or overly moisturize. This is a gentle exfoliating mask so it’s getting rid of the dead skin cells so your skin is soft and also exfoliating out dirt and oil so you don’t break out. I didn’t break out after which was great!
I also use my clarisonic to cleanse which I swear by!
Your twenties are such a complicated time in terms of skincare. You’re concerned about eye cream and preventing wrinkles while knowing you can’t overdo it or you’ll break out. So while you may not deal with scars or red marks, the balancing of Tula is great because your skin levels have to stay balanced so you don’t get on one end of the spectrum [acne] or the other [wrinkles].
I posted on instagram when I tried the mask and so many of y’all had tried it! Let me know your favorites from the line!