To launch Skin Diligent, she teamed up with a French ethnobotanist and researchers in biology and green chemistry to explore effective botanical acne treatments without any side effects.
"The 'Aha!' moment came when my teenage daughter started getting acne" says Tule. "I discovered that a 3-month prescription of oral antibiotics and some combined retinol creams were the standard first line of acne treatments. I discovered that all medical acne treatments were 30 to 50 years old, pre-dating the genome and microbiome sciences. They were mostly harsh, cell damaging, and controversial".
"I wanted something to improve skin health, reinforce the skin barrier, and get results with intelligent delivery systems for proven active botanical ingredients AND crucially, to be free of oestrogenic endocrine disruptors, chemicals that damage human reproduction, metabolism, and growth, among others.
So I created Skin Diligent".