Probiotics: Good for you inside and out

Thanks to my recent IBS diagnosis, I have a profound interest in probiotics. Just one little capsule of “good” bacteria a day (along with cutting just about everything fun out of my diet) seems to be making my belly less irritable—and treating my skin to probiotics has been beneficial as well. Since committing to TULA (which means “balance” in Sanskrit) my skin is visibly less red, more radiant and all around in a better mood, just like me.

This probiotic-infused collection initially caught my eye because it’s the brainchild of a gastroenterologist named Dr. Roshini Raj (who obviously understands the effect of probiotics when taken internally). Studies about the effects of probiotics on the skin are a bit harder to come by, but I did a quick Google Scholar search and found research linking them to improvement in eczema and atopic dermatitis, so there’s definitely a connection whether it’s well understood or not.

TULA’s probiotic technology uses these good bacteria to defend the skin against “bad” bacteria (one type of which causes acne… Hmm). In addition to probiotics, the Purifying Face Cleanser, Illuminating Face Serum, Hydrating Day & Night Cream, and Revitalizing Eye Cream are also formulated with peptides, antioxidants and omega fatty acids for an all-around skin-nourishing and anti-aging regimen. All of the products are gluten-free as well, which is nice because I’m gluten-free now, too.

Aside from happy skin, I have to say how much I love the scent. It’s soft and powdery, and I’m not one to underestimate the connection between fragrances and emotions. The cleanser does a great job at removing makeup, the moisturizer is amazingly hydrating without being greasy so it doesn’t interfere with makeup in the morning, and the eye cream is rich and thick so it plumps up those fine lines instantly. But my absolute favorite is the Illuminating Face Serum. This lightweight multitasker evens out skin tone, imparts a gorgeous glow, and is truly the star of the line.

The best way to try the line is with the 4-Piece Deluxe Discovery Set (pictured above). Even if you’re lucky enough to be free of stomach issues, there’s no doubt your skin can benefit from TULA and its probiotics—and if you (like millions of others) suffer from IBS or IBD, check out my new blog,!

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