Tula Skincare Review: All The Details!

With Tula Skincare making waves, it's time to dissect its ingredient list and judge its stance in the clean beauty world. Check out my review below!

Have you succumbed to the skincare buzz that is Tula Skincare? It seems that it has taken social media by storm and become a staple of many women’s skincare routine. Naturally, as a blogger in the clean beauty space, I had to test the products out for myself to see if they passed the “clean and effective” test.

Spoiler alert: That wasn’t the case!

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Tula Skincare

If you’re new to Tula Skincare, one of the reasons why people love their formulations is that they are powered by probiotic extracts and superfoods. It also helps that Tula’s founder, Dr. Roshini Raj is a practicing gastroenterologist who has been studying probiotics for 20 years. In fact, she released a book called, “Gut Renovation” in 2022.

Tula believes that the gut-friendly ingredients that are good for your body are also great for your skin.

True to its mission, Tula means ‘balance’ in Sanskrit.

Tula Skincare Products
Always double check ingredient lists as Tula Is constantly making adjustments to improve their formulations.

Tula Ingredients

Tula’s entire collection is dermatologist-tested and approved which means they are constantly making adjustments to provide good-for-you and results-driven formulas.

Also because Tula is constantly iterating its formulas, it’s a good idea to double check ingredient labels and not assume the ingredients have remained the same since your last purchase! 

Ingredients You Won’t Find In Tula Products

Some of the ingredients you won’t find in TULA formulas:

  • parabens
  • phthalates
  • sulfates (SLS & SLES)
  • formaldehyde-releasing preservatives
  • retinol
  • octinoxate or oxybenzone 
  • mineral oil or petrolatum 

There are also over 1,600 other ingredients that you won’t find in TULA products.

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Tula Skincare Products
Unfortunately Tula’s skincare products do contain quite a few ingredients that I wouldn’t want in my skincare.

Questionable Ingredients Found In Tula Products

A list of ingredients that a brand doesn’t use is great and all. But what really matters is what they choose to use in their formulations. And, unfortunately, Tula uses some ingredients that I don’t love:

Fragrance – This is definitely a questionable ingredient especially since there’s no mention of it being from a natural origin and unfortunately it is found in almost all of Tula’s products. Lab made synthetic fragrances can be safe, if they are not made of petroleum by-products. When a product lists fragrance as an ingredient, it can be an umbrella for a number of ingredients.1

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Phenoxyethanol – If it’s from a clean source it’s fine, but if it doesn’t come from a clean source then it can be contaminated with 1,4 dioxane, which is a known carcinogen.2 

Blue 1 (CI 42090) and Yellow 5 (Cl 19140) – Many of the dyes or aluminum lake colors are produced synthetically from coal tar or petroleum.3

Dimethicone – Can irritate skin and disrupt healthy skin function. 

Disteareth-75 IPDI– Can be contaminated with 1,4 dioxane.

Polysorbate 20– Can be contaminated with 1,4 dioxane through ethylene oxide. 

PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate– This is likely contaminated with 1,4 dioxane from ethylene oxide.

Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer– Styrene can be contaminated and are carcinogenic.

Sodium Hydroxide– Can be an irritant to the skin.

Oleth-20– Can be contaminated with ethylene oxide which produces 1,4 dioxane a known carcinogen.

These ingredients are called out below in the product reviews.

Is Tula Really A Clean Brand?

Everyone has a different standard of clean beauty but because of the questionable ingredients listed above, I wouldn’t consider Tula to be a top tier clean brand, however, let me emphasize that it is a better option in comparison to conventional beauty brands.

Tula operates by three core principles in its quest to provide clean and effective formulas.

  • Clean ingredients 
  • Transparency 
  • No judgment 

They use beauty authorities and industry experts in the clean beauty space along with European cosmetic standards to determine what ingredients go into their formulas. Tula products have been named Clean at Sephora and are a part of Ulta Beauty’s Conscious Beauty Collection.

Tula Skincare Review

**Prices were accurate as of publish date and are subject to change**

Conclusion: Is Tula Skincare Worth It?

No, I don’t think Tula skincare is worth it.  After having tested it out, it’s not worth the hype.  I would caution anyone to read ingredient labels before buying.  Also, don’t believe what any influencer says- I’m saying this as an influencer myself. I see too many people promoting this brand that don’t know ingredients or skincare products.  Dig a little deeper always!

Have you tried Tula Skincare? Share your thoughts below!

If you liked this post, check out these past posts:


  1. U.S. Food and Drug Administration (2022) Fragrances in Cosmetics
  2. National Library of Medicine (2007) Toxicological Profile for 1,4-Dioxane 
  3. EWG’s Skin Deep Database (2023) Fd&C Yellow 5 (Ci 19140) Aluminum Lake

Cheers, Suzi


Suzi is a wife, and mama who is passionate about sharing her natural lifestyle with those around her. She created Gurl Gone Green to show how our everyday decisions, from what we use on our face, home and the food we eat affect us more than we know. She loves holding space where people can weed through the marketing clutter to find truth, and ultimately make the best decision for their families.


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