As a lover of skincare and someone with dry/sensitive skin, trying different moisturizers is as joyful and anticipative to me as Christmas morning. Unwrapping the newest addition to my bathroom counter and placing it in the seat of honor to be used when the time finally comes to wash my face and apply.
Okay, you can probably tell I am a bit of a skincare fanatic. If the above paragraph also describes your sentiments towards applying creams and serums, then hello to you my soul sister or brother 🙂 !
If you hadn’t guessed from the title, today’s review is all about the 24/7 Moisture Hydrating Day and Night Cream from the brand Tula. I was very excited to try out this product as I LOVE LOVE LOVE their Rose Glow and Get It Eye Balm which I use every day. So let’s get into it!
Who is Tula?
Tula is a self-proclaimed clean and effective skincare company that centers the products around the use of probiotics and superfood ingredients. Their highlighted superfood ingredients include blueberry, turmeric, flaxseed, white tea, chicory root, and vitamins A, C, and E.
They are a cruelty-free brand (*applauds) but do not advertise if their products are vegan or not. The ‘Why Tula’ page talks about how their products are thoroughly tested through third-party labs for safety, sensitization, and effectiveness.
There is also a link to a study published in the Journal of the American Acadamy of Dermatology on the ‘Why Tula’ page with a line reading, “As immune modulators, Probiotics have been used in inflammatory skin conditions, such as atopic dermatitis.” Upon further reading of the study, the treatment of adult eczema with probiotics is controversial while the treatment of acne is promising but needs more testing. So… a tad bit misleading in my opinion. As someone who has eczema when I saw this I got it excited, and then unexcited as I read yes, probiotics are effective in the treatment of atopic dermatitis… in infants.
Is it Clean Beauty?
Key Ingredients: Rice nutripeptides, Watermelon fruit extract, and Probiotics. This formula has approximately 55 ingredients listed. There are two ingredients that are some cause for concern for me. Parfum/Fragrance and Dimethicone.
We all know that fragrance in our skincare can cause irritation. If any of you have sensitive or eczema-prone skin, I’m sure you have heard countless times from your dermatologist to steer clear of fragrance in skincare as well as laundry detergent. Dimethicone is a microplastic and can be harmful to our environment. If you would like to learn more about what dimethicone is, how it is used, and how it can be harmful, I will link an article here.
How Does it Perform?
Tula claims this product is suitable for all skin types even sensitive. They state this moisturizer provides deep hydration, helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, and soothes and reduces redness. They say that the probiotics in this formula protects against bacteria as well as hydrates and locks in moisture.
When using this cream, I found it to have a very light-weight feel to it and it left my skin feeling soft and smooth. It glided on nicely and did not leave any tackiness once absorbed. I personally like a heavier night cream than this, but still, I woke up with my skin feeling moisturized.
My one qualm about the performance of this cream is the smell. It doesn’t necessarily smell bad (smells similar to Nivea cream to me) but it does have a strong smell. And I can continue to smell the scent on my skin several hours after applying it.
As you can probably tell, I really prefer not to have fragrance in my skincare. I have had eczema since I was a babe and always avoid fragrant lotions and potions as much as possible. After starting to use this cream, I developed an eczema flareup on my neck. I can’t say for sure whether or not the cream was the cause, some other environmental interaction, or just a fluke.
How Much Does it Cost?
The Tula 24/7 Moisture Hydrating Day and Night Cream is $52 for 1.5 oz of product. Not inexpensive by any means but comparable to other similar moisturizers on the market.
Would I Recommend?
I am sorry to say this product is a pass for me. I wanted to like it so much after using and falling in love with their eye balm. However, I just could not get past how fragrant and how long-lasting the fragrance was on my skin. I did really like how soft and smooth my skin felt after using this moisturizer (this probably due to the dimethicone).
Even though this moisturizer is a miss for me, I love the branding of this company. I look forward to trying more of their products. As for the Rose Glow and Get It Eye Balm.. you need it… go get it… you’re welcome 😉 .