Sensitive Skin Treatment Calming Drops Vitamin B Serum
Tula’s Sensitive Skin Treatment Calming Drops Vitamin B Serum is a very good lightweight solution to help soothe sensitive skin.
Packaged in a protective opaque bottle with a dropper dispenser, this fluid serum glides across skin with ease and absorbs quickly, meaning it is an option for all skin types. It makes skin feel hydrated and plumped, and immediately more supple.
Tula calls this a vitamin B treatment serum, and it is – this contains skin-replenishing and tone-improving niacinamide (vitamin B3), skin-conditioning panthenol (pro-vitamin B5), biotin (vitamin B7), and antioxidant pyridoxine HCL (vitamin B6). Of these, biotin has no compelling research showing its benefit when applied topically, though it’s not a bad ingredient. We should note that this being called a vitamin B treatment serum doesn’t make this more impressive than any other number of skin care products that also contain these ingredients, but simply aren’t labeled that way.
That said, the niacinamide and panthenol in particular do help strengthen skin’s barrier (and a weakened barrier plays a large part in skin sensitivity). They’re bolstered by probiotic ingredients that help stabilize skin’s microbiome, as well as soothing ingredients including ginger root extract, aloe, cucumber, and oat bran extracts. All of these have antioxidant benefits as well (along with beet and carrot extracts). Best of all, Tula kept this fragrance free, which is especially beneficial for sensitive skin.
About that: Tula describes this as smelling “so refreshing.” We detected little to no scent – perhaps a faint whiff of ginger, but nothing more – so it’s unclear what that is supposed to reference. That’s not a bad thing in this instance, since fragrance free is an especially good thing for sensitive skin!
That aside, this is a very good serum for sensitive skin, and one we recommend.
- Light serum texture works well for all skin types.
- Contains skin replenishing niacinamide and panthenol.
- Includes probiotic ingredients that improve skin health.
- Contains soothing and antioxidant ingredients.
- Packaged to protect its light- and air-sensitive ingredients.
- Fragrance free.
Stressed-out skin? Handle it in three drops. Quickly soothe irritation while helping skin feel less stressed over time with this calming Vitamin B treatment serum. Four types of Vitamin B—including niacinamide hydrate, smooth & protect skin against irritants. Ginger, aloe, cucumber & oats offer short-term relief while probiotics strengthen the skin barrier, improving its overall resilience. These naturally pearlescent drops smell so refreshing, you won’t believe the formula is clean, non-comedogenic & fragrance-free.
Tula Skincare is a brand focused on an emerging group of skincare ingredients: probiotics. While it’s long been known that probiotics (such as those found in yogurt) were beneficial for health when consumed via certain foods and supplements, new research shows they’re also beneficial applied directly to skin. Internally, probiotics (which are live microorganisms that live in and on the body) can regulate digestive health; externally they play a role in managing a key component of skin’s surface known as its microbiome.
Tula was founded by Dr. Roshini Raj, a still-practicing gastroenterologist who says she noticed that many of her patients who had consumed probiotics showed signs of improvement in their skin. This concept of balancing skin became the core foundation of Tula, a word which means “balance” in Sanskrit.
To that end, all Tula products contain probiotics (in the non-living form of lysates, which retain many of the same topical benefits as live probiotics), along with some pre- and postbiotics as well. Postbiotics are exciting because these by-products from the breakdown of probiotics give each person’s microbiome key substances skin needs to be strong and healthy.
There are a couple of standout options, but unfortunately, Tula includes fragrance in the majority of their offerings, and fragrance – whether synthetic or from natural sources (essential oils and extracts) such as Tula uses, puts skin at risk for irritation. Irritation can disrupt skin in a way that counteracts the anti-inflammatory benefits of probiotic ingredients, so these formulas would be better minus the fragrance.
As far as packaging goes, with a few rare exceptions (such a couple of products in jars), Tula does a good job keeping its skin care in opaque containers that protect its best-yet-most-delicate ingredients from losing their potency in the presence of light and air. Overall, it’s a hit-or-miss brand – with some top-notch options, some that are good (except for the fragrance), and others to skip altogether.
To find out more about Tula, visit https://www.tula.com/.
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