How Skin Probiotics Work—and Whether or Not You Should Use Them – StyleCaster

Dr. Roshini Raj and dermatologist David E. Bank talk about the topical benefits of probiotics, including their ability to help with acne, skin redness and aging. Read the entire article on StyleCaster 

June 22nd, 2015|beauty, Media & Television, Publications, TULA|0 Comments

Is Your Skin Sick?

Strengthening your skin’s immunity can make you look younger. A 2013 UCLA study4published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology found that acne-prone subjects lacked a certain strain of surface bacteria, suggesting that skin needs good bacteria to keep the bad in check. New York gastroentologist Roshini Raj, MD, co-founded the TULA skincare line based on the principle that applying probiotics to skin has been shown to stimulate elasticity and collagen production. Read entire article on: LivingHealthy

February 4th, 2015|beauty, health, Media & Television, Publications|0 Comments

4 Superfoods That Work Miracles on Your Skin

Forget facials! We sat down with Dr. Roshini Raj to discover four superfoods that serve as miracle workers for your skin. When it comes to looking good on the outside, gastroenterologist and TULA founder Dr. Roshini Raj knows true beauty begins on the inside. According to Dr. Raj, ingesting the right ingredients, as well as embracing a healthy, balanced lifestyle, is the first step to achieving truly radiant skin. We sat down with Dr. Raj to find out which foods will put you on the fast track to gorgeous, glowing skin. Here’s what our TULA skincare expert had to say. Probiotics - Named as the new beauty breakthrough by the American Academy of Dermatology, probiotics have been shown to have powerful skincare benefits. Integrating topical probiotics into your beauty routine can help improve hydration, stimulate cell function, regenerate mature skin and soften and smooth the complexion. Topical probiotics can help rebalance skin, strengthen its natural defenses and reduce stress levels in skin. Recent research also shows that they help with skin conditions such acne, rosacea or eczema, thanks to their ability to secrete anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial substances. If you want to supercharge the health of your skin, I recommend both applying topical probiotics and ingesting them. When ingested, probiotics benefit the skin from the inside out. By lining the gut and creating a healthy and sealed barrier, they can prevent system-wide inflammation that might trigger acne or rosacea. They can also guard against UV-induced damage and improve skin’s elasticity and collagen production. Read the original article on Spa Week  Read the original article on Spa Week 

January 22nd, 2015|beauty, Media & Television, Publications|0 Comments


Dr. Roshini Raj is the co-founder of TULA, a skincare line that harnesses the power of probiotics for topical skincare benefits, available exclusively on You've also seen her one shows like TODAY, Good Morning America, The View and Access Hollywood educating the public on leading healthy and more balanced lives. She's a board certified gastroenterologist and internist and an attending physician and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at NYU Medical Center/Tisch Hospital. Follow Dr. Raj and TULA on Twitter.      Read entire article on Rank & Style

January 8th, 2015|beauty, Media & Television, Publications|0 Comments

What You Need to Know About Dark Spot Correcting Creams

By Dr. Roshini Raj My sun spots are out of control. Are those fading creams safe? The reason the creams are controversial is that some of them contain hydroquinone. Though it’s the gold standard for nixing sun spots, hydroquinone was banned in some countries after animal studies suggested that it was a possible carcinogen. But note: The animals used in the studies ate large amounts of the chemical over long periods of time—which is not at all the way you would use it. Still, the FDA has asked for more studies in order to make sure it’s safe to keep on the market. In the meantime, you can get a hydroquinone lotion over the counter or by prescription. It’s safe to do so as long as you follow some guidelines. First, don’t apply the cream more than twice a day for more than six months without consulting your dermatologist, even if you get it at the drugstore. Though the condition is pretty rare, prolonged use of hydroquinone may cause ochronosis, which leads to skin thickening and discoloration. In some people, hydroquinone creams may also cause some irritation, so it’s a good idea to test the cream on a small patch of skin first and follow all instructions on the label. Depending on the specific cream, the package instructions may suggest, say, applying it twice a week at first before increasing to daily use. Products with retinol (the active ingredient in many anti-aging products) can also help erase sun spots. So if you’re using retinol on your face, you may already have something in your medicine cabinet that should help. Keep in mind that hydroquinone needs to be used with SPF 30 because it can heighten sun sensitivity. Pregnant? Skip hydroquinone and [...]