I’m excited to give you a full Ursa Major Face Wash Review on their cleansers. I’m sharing details such as ingredients, skin type, how to use, and cost, so you can decide which one is right for you.
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Ursa Major offers two facial cleansers that work for different skin types.
Ursa Major Skincare
Founders Oliver Sweatman and Emily Doyle started their forest-infused, adventure-inspired skincare brand after leaving New York City for the mountains of Vermont. Ursa Major was birthed out of adventurous days on the trail and created to help anyone, anywhere, get a “healthy mountain glow”.
Ursa Major’s forest-infused formulas are pure, powerful and refreshing. Their commitment to clean formulations means that they don’t use petrochemicals, SLS, SLES, parabens, synthetic fragrance or color, silicones or PEGs.
If you go to Ursa Major’s site, you can click on any ingredient to learn more about each ingredient. I wish more brands made it this easy to gain a better understanding of the ingredients used in their products.
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A super-fresh foaming face wash for clean, balanced skin.
aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice*, lauryl glucoside, coco-glucoside, disodium cocoyl glutamate, sodium lauroamphoacetate, caprylyl capryl glucoside, inulin, glyceryl laurate, gluconolactone, sodium lauroyl glutamate, xylitylglucoside, anhydroxylitol, xylitol, oryza sativa (rice) extract*, camellia sinensis (white tea) leaf extract*, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf /flower water, lavandula x intermedia var. grosso (lavender) flower water*, picea mariana (black spruce) needle oil*, pseudotsuga menziesii (fir) needle oil, citrus paradisi (pink grapefruit) peel oil, citrus aurantifolia (lime) peel oil, artemisia ludoviciana (owyhee) leaf oil, juniperus virginiana (cedar) wood oil, tanacetum annuum flower oil, vetiveria zizanioides (vetiver) root oil, mentha viridis (spearmint) leaf oil*, pogostemon cablin (patchouli) leaf oil, water, vaccinium myrtillus (bilberry) extract, saccharum officinarum (sugar cane) extract, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) fruit extract, citrus limon (lemon) fruit extract, acer saccharum (sugar maple) extract, leuconostoc ferment filtrate, superoxide dismutase, soybean peroxidase, sodium phytate, pca glyceryl oleate, citric acid, sodium benzoate
- Aloe: Soothes and hydrates
- Coconut-Derived Surfactants: Naturally-derived, non-drying cleansing agents
- Lemon: Natural source of alpha hydroxy acids; exfoliates and brightens
- White Tea: Rich in antioxidants to help promote healthy skin
- Rice Extract: Moisturizes and smooths the appearance of skin
- Sugarcane: Natural source of glycolic acid (alpha hydroxy acid); brightens and clarifies
The Fantastic Face Wash is best for normal, combination and oily skin.
It removes oil and grime and exfoliates and brightens without disrupting the skin’s pH balance.
How To Use
This foaming cleanser can be used daily for clear, balanced skin. Apply to damp skin and rub in circular motions. Rinse with warm water.
Pair With Other Ursa Major Products
Get the Everyday Essentials Skincare Bundle which includes the Fantastic Face Wash along with the Golden Hour Recovery Cream and the Brighten Up Vitamin C Serum for $114.80. Save $25.20 with the bundle option.
I love how refreshing the scent is of the Fantastic Face Wash. You get hints of cedar and spearmint. It’s reminiscent of a gel face wash I grew up using. While I do have dry skin and tend to gravitate towards an oil cleanser or something a little more nourishing, I do appreciate how clean this gets my skin. It doesn’t feel super stripping either, compared to other gel face washes I’ve used in the past. I tend to like a gel cleanser in the morning during the warmer months when it’s little more humid out. I would definitely recommend this for normal to combination skin types.
If you do have dry skin it might be a little too drying overall. It removes all makeup which I love! My hubs loves this cleanser! It’s a good basic cleanser. Great for teenagers and young adults who are just getting started with skincare.
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An easy-rinsing, enzyme-powered facial milk for clean, hydrated skin.
aqua (water), glycerin, carthamus tinctorius seed oil, coco-caprylate/caprate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, argania spinosa kernel oil, polyglyceryl-10 oleate, propanediol, populus tremuloides bark extract, mucor miehei extract, betula alba juice, rhus glabra bark/berry/root extract, rhodiola rosea root extract, symphytum officinale leaf extract, capparis spinosa bud extract, morus nigra leaf extract, althaea officinalis root extract, vaccinium macrocarpon fruit extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, bisabolol, allantoin, zingiber officinale root oil, citrus aurantium bergamia peel oil, candelilla/jojoba/rice bran polyglyceryl-3 esters, cetearyl alcohol, cetyl palmitate, sorbitan palmitate, xanthan gum, glyceryl stearate, cellulose gum, sorbitan oleate, sodium stearoyl lactylate, glucosamine hcl, urea, pentylene glycol, caprylyl glycol, leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, phenethyl alcohol, limonene, linalool
- Miehei: Gently exfoliates, increases cell turnover and smoothes skin surface without irritation
- Golden Aspen Bark: Helps flush impurities and imperfections
- Marshmallow Root: Reduces redness and helps retain moisture
- Comfrey Leaf: Contains allantoin, an effective skin soother to calm aggravated skin
- Golden Root: Reenergizes skin to revive dull complexions and increase resilience against environmental stressors
This Making Moves Milky Cleanser works best on dry skin types. It thoroughly cleanses your skin while hydrating it. Another major perk is that it doesn’t leave behind a residue which is a trademark of many hydrating cleansers!
How To Use
For optimal results, apply onto dry skin and leave on for 30-60 seconds for an extra touch of exfoliation.
Pair With Other Ursa Major Products
The Golden Hour Recovery Cream is a great addition to the Ursa Major’s Milky Cleanser. It helps replenish dry skin and can be used as a daily moisturizer or in Ursa Major’s words, as a “wrinkle-busting” night cream.
If you’re looking for a lightweight, fast-absorbing moisturizer, then you may want to try Ursa Major’s Fortifying Face Balm. This gel-based lotion helps to calm and hydrate the skin without clogging your pores!
If your skin is needing some TLC then treat your skin and save with the Wintery Mix Skincare Bundle. This bundle includes the Making Moves Milky Cleanser along with the Golden Hour Recovery Cream and Going Places Lip Balm for $90.00 – a savings of $10.00.
They came out with this cleanser last year and I was so excited! Having dry skin I love anything milky or creamy- sign me up! This hits all the marks when it comes to leaving your skin nourished and not too taut or dry feeling. It comes in a luxe glass pump bottle which I love to. I apply one or two pumps onto damp skin and rub in circular motions. Rinsing with warm water. It’s a basic cleanser but a little creamier for the dry skin folks- I dig it. It smells like soap to me- nothing fancy. I love using this morning and night to get a good cleanse, yet leave my skin balanced.
Definitely two very different face washes that work will different skin types. So, you will want to assess your own skin type before selecting which of Ursa Major’s cleansers would work better for your.
For me and my dry skin, I will stick with the Making Moves Milky Cleanser the majority of the time!
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