Months ago, Aveda sent me two new skincare products to try out, and I promptly misplaced them. Fortunately, I went through my PR boxes and found Aveda’s terrific skincare duo: Tulasara Wedding Masque Overnight for Face and for Eyes. Just a reminder, Aveda products are cruelty-free.
They’re called “wedding masques” because they are recommended for use when you want to make a quick and visible change to your skin, like you would before a big event like your wedding when you want your skin to look its very best. But no need to be getting married in order to use these wonderful, hydrating masques.
Tulasara means “moving toward balance” in Sanskrit, and their goal is to put your skin in balance. In fact, the Wedding Masques were inspired by the Haldi ceremony from India, a pre-wedding tradition in which a homemade turmeric paste is applied to the bride and groom for glowing skin on their wedding day. The creams are made with curcuminoids, an extract from turmeric root that helps brighten skin and even skin tone over time.
Both products were developed as nighttime products when you skin rejuvenates. Tthey are ultra rich: perfect for rehydrating dry skin. They are dermatologist tested, non-acnegenic and suitable for all skin types.
Tulasara Wedding Masque
First thing, Tulasara Wedding Masque comes in the coolest faceted heavy plastic that I thought was glass jar (100% post-consumer recycled PET). For those of you who prefer pumps and tubes, this won’t be for you. But I don’t mind using a scoop to keep this clean, and its thickness would make a pump or tube difficult to use.
The benefits of the Wedding Masque include:
- brighter, more radiant skin
- even skin tone
- a firmer, more lifted look
- strengthening the lipid barrier of the skin to keep moisture in.
In addition to the extract from turmeric, this wonder cream contains tomato, potato and red raspberry plant stem cells to help support skin’s natural repair processes. There are over 587,000 plant stem cells in each jar. Wow! The cream itself has an herbal scent that years ago I labelled the “Aveda scent”, a mixture that smells deep but fresh. Actually, I have since learned that Aveda calls their scent, “pur-fume”, and it comes from a mix of certified organic jasmine, camomile, grapefruit and other pure flower and plant essences. It smells lovely, but it dissipates when applied to my skin.
I love this rich cream. It’s great for overnight use since that’s what it’s designed for but too rich for under makeup. Now that it’s summer, I apply it when my skin has been exposed to the sun or wind, or when I have an occasion coming up and I want my skin to look plumped and hydrated. In the winter, I know I’ll be reaching for it even more.
Ingredients: WaterAquaEau , Heptyl Undecylenate , Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Seed Butter , Glycerin , Propanediol , Stearic Acid , Glyceryl Stearate , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) , Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters , Dimethicone , Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride , Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract , Glucosamine Hcl , Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil , Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract , Solanum Tuberosum (Potato) Pulp Extract , Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract , Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 , Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Extract , Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul’s Wort) Extract , Algae Extract , Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract , Molasses ExtractSaccharum OfficinarumExtrait De Mélasse , Salicylic Acid , Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) ExtractExtrait D’Orge , Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract , Caffeine , Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate , Cholesterol , Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil , Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake , Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil , Hydrogenated Lecithin , Chlorella Vulgaris Extract , Narcissus Tazetta Bulb Extract , Salicornia Herbacea Extract , Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide , Hydrolyzed Algin , Tocopherol , Sea SaltMaris SalSel Marin , Squalane , Lauroyl Lysine , Cetyl Alcohol , Cetearyl Alcohol , Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate , PEG-100 Stearate , Caprylyl Glycol , Xanthan Gum , Sodium Hyaluronate , Citric Acid , Fragrance (Parfum) , Farnesol , Linalool , Citronellol , Citral , Limonene , Benzyl Benzoate , Geraniol , Sodium Citrate , Phenoxyethanol <ILN43781>
Tulasara Wedding Masque for Eyes
Tulasara Wedding Masque for Eyes comes in a smaller version of the faceted heavy recycled plastic jar. Again, use a scoop or spatula to keep it clean.
It’s a thick, bouncy gel cream, and it feels so wonderful and hydrating on my dry, red eyelids and crease as well as under my eyes. As always, I use it to tighten my droopy skin above my crease, and it works well there too. Unlike the face cream, it is unscented which is a necessity for me with my sensitive eyes.
It is made from 97% naturally derived ingredients. Like the Wedding Masque, the goal of this ultra-rich eye cream is to brighten and hydrate eyes overnight and work towards firmed, more lifted looking eyes over time. More specially, it:
- helps fade dark circles under eyes over time with the extracts of turmeric, algae, licorice root, and molasses
- diminishes undereye puffiness with caffeine
- rejuvenates eyes overnight with plant stem cells and certified organic apricot seed oil.
I love this rich, unscented eye cream, and it is a year round product for me since I have such dry skin around my eyes.
Tulasara Wedding Masque for Eyes contains 0.5 fl. oz./15 ml and is priced at $55. It is pricey, but it is still more affordable than the eye gel I’ve been using for the past couple of years. Plus it’s cruelty-free and natural and it feels more hydrating and comforting than the gel I was using. Yay.
Ingredients: WaterAquaEau , Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride , Glycerin , Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Seed Butter , Squalane , Cetearyl Alcohol , Behenyl Alcohol , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) , Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil , Sorbitan Olivate , Cetyl Alcohol , Coco-Glucoside , Algae Extract , Glyceryl Stearate , PEG-100 Stearate , Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil , Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract , Solanum Tuberosum (Potato) Pulp Extract , Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract , Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract , Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 , Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Extract , Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul’s Wort) Extract , Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract , Asparagopsis Armata Extract , Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract , Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) ExtractExtrait D’Orge , Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract , Molasses ExtractSaccharum OfficinarumExtrait De Mélasse , Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil , Hydrogenated Olive Oil , Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables , Caffeine , Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate , Cholesterol , Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake , Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil , Chlorella Vulgaris Extract , Narcissus Tazetta Bulb Extract , Salicornia Herbacea Extract , Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide , Hydrolyzed Algin , Tocopherol , Sorbitol , Sea SaltMaris SalSel Marin , Dimethicone , Cetyl Esters , Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate , Lauroyl Lysine , Salicylic Acid , Caprylyl Glycol , Xanthan Gum , Sodium Hyaluronate , Glucosamine Hcl , Citric Acid , Sodium Citrate , Phenoxyethanol <ILN42931>
These were my first experience with Aveda skincare products, and I’m very impressed! Have you tried any Aveda skincare products? If so, which ones?