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As someone with combo aging skin (46F), I've been on the hunt for years to find a high quality moisturizer that works for me without clogging my pores or making my t-zone shiny. The combination of using The 4-in-1 Essential Face Tonic with the Fortifying Gel Moisturizer is the answer to my needs. In lui of cleaning in the am, I use the tonic to remove my skincare left overs from the night before, do a vit C serum then follow with the moisturizer and a mineral SPF. I just re-stocked on the tonic and the moisturizer so I've gone through a bottle of both over the last few months, and my skin is loving em.
I’ve used two of Ursa Major’s products; Mountain Glow and their Essential Face Wipes. What I love about them both is how natural, pure, and clean they are and feel. Mountain Glow is a great moisturizer, but I would not say it transformed my skin in the way they purported it would (my major concern is skin firmness and I don’t know that I’d say firmness increased noticeably from using Mountain Glow). The face wipes do a great job cleansing and leaving skin feeling renewed. I use them primarily on nights away from home where I don’t do my full face cleaning routine.
This has been my go-to face wash for YEARS The smell is so unique, and one of the best parts. It's a great price point, does well with sensitive skin, and it leaves your face feeling refreshed (great for oily skin too). I also love their face wipes - which my yoga studio used to have out for post-class use. Love this product and love supporting this brand!
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The 4-in-1 Essential Face Tonic is out of this world. This product has changed my skin and helped keep it clear. The face wipes are an excellent on the go option also.
Honestly wasn't super impressed. Doesn't feel like anything special.
The scent was too herbal for me and the face balm stung a bit.
Ursa Major is a solid brand for what I think of as a "Premium drug store" brand. Definitely a better option than the classic brands you might typically find in a drug store, it's a company I feel good about buying from and has clean ingredients, but at the end of the day, there are just products I prefer more, that I normally buy over these. (I do often find myself traveling with their mini deodorant stick and face wipes in my bag though)
I bought the sensitive deodorant but it actually still stung. Which is weird because it had no baking soda which gives me rashes. Also the deodorant wasn't effective.
My favorite product of Ursa Major's are the face wipes. I recommend putting them in the fridge or over ice for an extra refreshing feel.
They're obviously wasteful, but that's a given with single-use wipes. I'd love to see the brand advertise whether they're offsetting in some way.
Amazing gentle products
Every product I've tried from Ursa Major has been a hit. In particular, the Golden Hour Recovery Cream, the Fortifying Face Balm, the Forest Alchemy Eye Cream, and the Fantastic Face Wash are all essential parts of my skincare routine. I love that they're trying to put sustainability at the forefront of their business, and I appreciate that it's not the most expensive skincare line out there — but it still absolutely works.
Continue working to reduce plastic packaging and the ability to refill and reuse pumps. The subscription management is a little tough, because I really struggle to know how often I need to order more. I also like the free sample/travel size bottles, and it would be nice to make refillable versions of those available.