TULA Skincare is co founded by Dr Roshini Raj a board certified Gastroenterologist and Internist. Recognizing the need for women to achieve balance in life, Dr. Raj recently co-founded TULA, a healthy-living brand launched in July 2014 with a new skin care line that uses a patented probiotic technology, the first of a series of healthy-living products.
What does this Mask Claim to do?
This dual phase treatment provides both a chemical and physical exfoliation. Lactic acid works to gently peel away dirt and debris while Bentonite Clay and microencapsulated beads containing soybean oil, volcanic sand and Vitamin E work to gently slough off old, dead skin cells to reveal a polished, hydrated, glowing complexion.
Now the most Important part, Ingredient Listing aka What’s in it?
(Ingredients make me Happy in Bold)
Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bentonite, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Kaolin, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Sorbitan Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Vegetable Oil (Olus Oil), Ascorbic Acid, Lactic Acid, Lactose, Milk Protein, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Protein, Yogurt Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Cichorium Intybus (Chicory) Root Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Butylene Glycol, Volcanic Sand, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Xanthan Gum, Decylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Polysorbate 80, Pentylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Tetrasodium EDTA, Bulnesia Sarmientoi Wood Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Sorbic Acid, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Ultramarines (CI 77007), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289)
What’s not in it?
Parabens (personally I’m cool with PB’s), Mineral oil, Petrolatum, Phthalates, Propylene Glycol, & NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS
My Thoughts & Experience
Packaged in an opaque blue glass jar with a silver plastic lid. Possibly not the tightest grip on the lid, as I received mine twisted open in transit. Also possibly not the best choice for travelling. Having said all that, it certainly cuts a pretty picture for Bathroom #Shelfie 😉
On Application, it tingles ever so slightly. If you know me and my addiction to acids, you know how tingles make me feel.
I’m a woman who loves acid, and trips on tingles (I seriously digress!)
Focusing again….In terms of Smell, it is very subtle and brace yourselves for the best scent description you’ve ever come across. It’s a subtle scent of baby powder mixed with a very light detergent. Colour is baby powder blue (attributed to Ultramarines (CI 77007)). Okayyyy then, moving on!
Texture like any other clay mask (2 types of clay Bentonite and Kaolin) although with beads. Apparently, there are two types of microencapsulated beads in the mask, one is wax bead with soybean oil and other is a plant based bead. The plant based bead is microencapsulated with Volcanic Ash and Vitamin E that is designed to break upon contact with skin. However in my experience, I haven’t noticed the beads bursting like Dr. Perricone ChloroPlasma mask, they seem to retain their shape. Also when I wash off the mask, the beads go down the drain. Based on the formulation of beads (wax and plant based beads) I’m assuming they’re degradable and don’t create havoc on the environmental aspect (as the plastic beads do). Although if anyone has something different to say, I’d love to hear from you. When the mask dries, you wouldn’t need a chisel to get rid of it like many other clay masks (we’ve all tried least one these chiselling activity mask, you know what I’m talking about). Couple of splashes of lukewarm water and gently massage away.
Result, my skin is noticeably brighter, radiant and soft like a baby’s bottom (promise last comparison to anything baby related). It doesn’t leave the skin feeling stretched and parched.
I guess anyone who craves a “kick and slap” to skin tone and texture, address dull and flaky skin, this is worth a try. Individuals with very very sensitive skin, patch test first because Acids in combination with scrubby bits (I mean Beads) might irritate your skin.
In terms of value for Money, it is at $54 for 1.7oz (free shipping) and great value for the ingredients. To give you an idea, these are some other masks, and their pricing:
Dr Perricone Chloroplasma 2oz – $80
Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask – 1.7oz – $55
Have you tried any other masks with a similar ingredient listing? Your thoughts?