Friday 30 September 2022

TULA launches at SpaceNK


TULA has officially landed in the UK and has found itself a happy little home at cult beauty store SpaceNK.

TULA, meaning ‘balance’ in Sanskrit is a clinically effective skincare range powered by probiotic extracts and superfoods that aims to restore natural skin balance through powerhouse science-backed formulas.

The brand was founded by board certified Dr Roshini Raj, a practicing gastroenterologist who has been studying probiotics for 20 years. 

 In TULA, she has created a breakthrough innovation in skincare that sits at the intersection of beauty and wellness and she believes that the same ingredients that are good for your body are also good for your skin as probiotic extracts are powerful ingredients that help soothe, hydrate and nourish skin to improve its balance and calm the look of irritation.



The brand focuses on being healthy and confident rather than seeking to achieve the unrealistic goal of ‘perfection’. Indeed, their vision is actually to inspire confidence by embracing skin positivity, approaching beauty from the inside out.

They are more than words though, as they have vowed to re-imagine social norms around beauty standards by never retouching any photos of skin. In fact, you’ll see “Untouched Beauty” badges on all of their photos to solidify this promise.

I think I like this brand already!

Dr. Roshini Raj says;

“Our vision is to inspire confidence by making it easier to achieve a healthy balance by offering products powered by proprietary probiotic extracts that empower our global community to #EmbraceTheirSkin”



100% of TULA formulas are cruelty-free and clinically tested by independent laboratories to ensure they are safe, effective and potent. The entire collection is dermatologist-tested and approved, plus under every product page you can find full ingredient listings along with independent clinical testing results and more.

Now I for one really appreciate such transparency and honesty.

Before I begin, can I draw attention to the gorgeously uncomplicated but wonderfully aesthetically pleasing packaging design.

Sleek and created for precise dispensing and hygiene, the products are wrapped in a beautiful, calming soft blue hue with sweet violet and clean white tones.

Instantly recognisable, these colours run throughout the entirety of the collection, which does make distinguishing products from different skincare concern families difficult to differentiate from others, but I actually really like the continuity of the packaging.



It reinforces the ethos and reassures you that each and every product adheres to the same core values of the brand.

Now, onto a few of their products.

Up first is TULA’s So polished exfoliating sugar scrub (£30).

Named the Best Facial Scrub by Allure 2020 Best of Beauty Awards, this beautiful sugar scrub combines both physical and chemical exfoliators to gently buff and polish your skin to reveal a brighter, softer complexion.

Suitable for all skin types including sensitive, it works to effortlessly melt away excess oil, build-up and debris without stripping your skin or causing irritation.



Packed with probiotic extracts to help calm irritation and maintain your skins natural balance it features fine sugar crystals to gently yet effectively physically exfoliate your skin while naturally derived papaya and pineapple enzymes help to remove impurities through gentle chemical exfoliation.

The ingredients are suspended in what feels like a luxuriously silky, almost oil-based base, creating a sumptuous and comfortable sensation when applied to your skin and the formula has been infused with and exquisite, light refreshing scent reminiscent of warm summer days to delight your senses during use.

Massage a small amount gently into your skin in circular motions before rinsing off with warm water and enjoy instant results.



Your skin immediately feels softer and smoother and because of its gentle, nourishing formula you won’t find your skin feeling parched or tight after. In fact, my skin felt wonderfully comfortable and refreshed.

I think it’s also worth mentioning that despite suffering with sensitive skin, I actually found that the physical sugar exfoliants didn’t irritate, scratch or scrape my skin, unlike some other exfoliants.

Next is TULA’s Beauty sleep overnight repair treatment (£59).

I have to say from the off, I’ve found myself totally obsessed by this night cream for various reasons, but its soft subtle scent and luxurious yet deceptively lightweight texture are just two examples of why I’ve fallen in love with it.



 I’m not at all surprised to discover I am not alone in my praise for this moisturiser as it received the Zoe Report’s 2021 editor approved award for Best Night Cream and I’m quietly confident that once you’ve tried it, you’re gonna love it too.

This potent, anti-ageing overnight treatment has been created to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, minimising the signs of premature ageing and leaving your skin looking and feeling plumper, younger and more radiant than ever before.

Now I say ‘anti-ageing’, but I must point out that TULA state that ‘there’s nothing ‘anti’ about ageing’, its simply a great option if one of your skincare goals is that of a more youthful appearance.

 God I like these guys!

The luxurious yet elegant cream boasts a host of active ingredients to support and enrich your skin while improving its tone and texture.



AHA’s (alpha hydroxy acids) give your skin a boost by improving its firmness and smoothness while a botanical extract called Indian Gentian helps to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Brightening Vitamin C helps to even skin tone and inject life back into a dull, lacklustre complexion and a blend of watermelon and fruit extracts provide an instant boost of hydration.

Meanwhile, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (a green tea) helps to calm irritated, distressed skin and probiotic extracts balance the skin to perfection.



Suitable for all skin types, this beautiful cream should be applied to your face at night after your serum.

Don’t be tempted to slap it on, a little goes a long way and despite its soft, non-greasy texture and quick absorption, your skin will be left feeling soft and comfortable all night long.

Now personally, I don’t tend to use night creams or night treatments as my oily/combination skin can’t seem to cope with such heavy, intense levels of hydration.

Not so here. The exquisite formula is just so perfectly balanced. It offers superior, long-lasting hydration and nourishment entirely devoid of any clogging, heavy or greasy sensations.

Quite simply, it is perfect.



Last but by no means least is the 24-7 power swipe hydrating day & night treatment eye balm (£33).

This bestselling tube of targeted joy is going to be your next best friend, mark my words.

Unlike many eye treatments which are in cream or gel forms, this sleek little gem is presented as a solid balm, rather like a lip balm for easy and convenient application.

Designed to help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the delicate eye area, this hydrating fragrance-free balm effortlessly nourishes and protects the eye area, imparting long lasting moisture to plump and perfect.



Don’t be fooled by its unremarkable appearance, this balm contains a host of skin loving ingredients to boost the appearance of your eye area for a brighter, healthier, more youthful complexion.

This silky, soft balm has been formulated with chicory root and probiotic extracts to balance the skin, apple and watermelon extracts to hydrate, plump and smooth, peptides to improve skin tone and firmness and squalene to deeply nourish.

Cocoa seed extract provides antioxidant protection, caffeine helps to reduce puffiness and firm and moisture boosting hyaluronic acid helps to lock in moisture for long lasting effects.



Swipe the balm gently around the eye area morning and evening after your serum and enjoy the sumptuous sensation of comfort and support without a hint of greasiness.

Instantly absorbed, I find it particularly great at prepping my eye area for makeup application and I’ve noticed that it helps prevent my foundation from settling into my fine lines, resulting in a more flawless finish.

 To say that I am impressed by TULA is a massive understatement.



I adore its combination of scientifically led, clinically effective components paired perfectly with the beauty of nature’s naturally occurring elements, resulting in a plethora of effective, gentle and beautiful products that guess what, actually work.

All four of these products along with a host of other impressive TULA products are available online now exclusively from SpaceNK.  


Thursday 29 September 2022

Origins GinZing Glow Boosting Mask


Origins have expanded their hugely popular GinZing collection with the launch of their new GinZing Glow Boosting Mask.

This beautifully vibrant, orange, ombre recyclable jar houses an exceptionally clever formula designed to soften, hydrate, brighten and create a truly radiant looking complexion both instantly and over time.

Suitable for all skin types and boasting a 93% naturally derived formula, the first element that strikes you upon removing the lid is its soft, comforting scent.



Featuring an essential oil blend of orange, grapefruit, lemon and spearmint, it offers a wonderfully calming yet invigorating aromatic experience to gently awakens the senses.

The next thing you’ll notice is that suspended within the creamy, soft peach mask are a plethora of tiny little terracotta coloured orbs.

These ‘orbs’ are one of the many elements designed to impart a natural looking radiance to your complexion and are in fact snap encapsulates of naturally derived mineral illuminators which activate when the mask is gently massaged onto your skin creating an instant lift, brightening a dull complexion and boosting radiance.



The encapsulates are just one part of a ‘3-Glow Complex’ within the formula, with two types of naturally derived Vitamin C plus bolstering your skin from the inside out.

A naturally derived “free form” Vitamin C is released onto your skin upon application which helps to provide long-term brightening alongside the instant illumination.

Also present is a Proprietary Veggie-Liposome Vitamin C. This naturally derived Vitamin C is contained within a liposome, a microscopic technology that helps deliver vitamin C to your skin.

Once applied, the liposome allows for a targeted delivery of Vitamin C within skin’s surface.


In addition to the brightening effects of Vitamin C there’s also a fancy element known as Vital-Synthesis TechnologyTM.

Basically, this is a blend of caffeine from coffee beans and Panax Ginseng which help to naturally energise your skin, refreshing and recharging for a brighter, healthier complexion.

Finally we have high molecular weight hyaluronic acid.

Renowned for its incredible hydrating properties and ability to retain moisture, it acts like a sponge drawing moisture to your skin leaving it feeling soft, smooth and plump throughout the day. 


Now I’ll admit, I was somewhat confused when I first used this product on account of its name and directions for use.

Unlike a traditional mask which you would apply to freshly cleansed skin, leave on for a period of time then wash off, this mask appears to be one that you leave on, as you would a moisturiser.

I applied a thin layer of the lightweight gel mask to my face before gently massing in. This massage movement causes the encapsulates to release their mineral optics, creating a subtle illumination which mingles with the rest of the mask before being absorbed by your skin.

 Now if like me you have oily/combination skin you’re going to want to skip your regular moisturser because this mask offers superior hydration which leaves your skin feeling silky soft and comfortable, but if you’re more on the drier side then by all means crack on with your moisturiser too.



This mask provides a fabulous multi-sensorial experience thanks to its refreshing, soft fruity notes and silky soft texture.

The addition of micro illuminators is brilliant too as it creates an instant yet super subtle lift to dull complexions while its other hard-working ingredients get to work perfecting and brightening with every application.

It’s a massive thumbs up from me for this mask. I’ve even noticed that areas of hyperpigmentation and acne scars appear to have reduced in their appearance which quite frankly, I’m thrilled by.

Origins GinZing Glow Boosting Mask is available now and costs £33.

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