Sharing my full review of Ursa Major Skincare line. Who doesn't love a unisex line?! I've been on the hunt for a line that not only would wow me, but also my husband. Well, I think I've finally found what I've been searching for!
I had the pleasure of talking with Ursa Major at Indie Beauty Expo. and was so impressed with the amount of care and thought that went into each product. This Vermont based company didn't want to create another natural skincare line but a truly great skincare line. I love that all their scents are fresh and not overpowering. Great for any woman or man. Their products are gluten free and cruelty free. I love how they go into great depth about the ingredients they use on their website-so easy for a consumer to know right off the bat what their about.
I love that they keep things simple in the Ursa Major Skincare line. They are obsessed with natural skincare and creating formulas that truly work. They spend much of their time focused wholeheartedly on what products they are actually creating. They don't want another product sitting on the shelf but something that they love. They want products that perform and only have the essentials, not a long laundry list of ingredients. Simple is best. Lastly, they're line is focused on all gender types- so it works for everyone!
Free from petrochemicals, SLS, SLES, parabens, synthetic fragrance or color, glycols, silicones or PEGs.
They don't just stop there. Ursa Major Skincare line is also obsessed with making a greater impact in this world. That is why they are B Corp certified- meeting the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility. B Corps are more than just a company creating products, they are the gold standard when it comes to corporate and social responsibility. They take into account the whole business, from employees, environment, community, and suppliers. Ursa Major Skincare believes it's more than just creating products, but creating last change for the greater good of our world. Something I'm so excited to get behind! Check out more about their B Corp endeavors here.
Also, in case you were wondering…
- Ursa Major means “The Great Bear” in latin.
- The line was started by two individuals who were finding their true north while leaving the city life behind and settling into Vermont. Embracing the outdoors.
- You will never see petrochemicals, SLS, SLES, parabens, synthetic fragrance or color, glycols, silicones or PEGs in Ursa Major Skincare.
- The products are great for male or female.
Ok, time to share with you all the deets on the products I tried!
Where has this deodorant been all my life?! But really. I first tried this in the fall of 2019 and let’s just say I was hooked after I used it for the first time. I remember looking at it when I got it in the mail and thinking there is no way this is going to work. I don’t know about you but spray deodorants have never worked for me- not even conventional ones. That is until I tried Ursa Majors! Wow this deodorant really delivers. When I looked into it more I learned that sage actually helps dry up underarm sweat. It smells fresh but not too potent. I smell good all day. The kicker and what makes it extra special is the fact it doesn’t get all over your clothes! Most deodorants easily leave a residue all over your clothes and deodorant stains. Not this one. And guess what? My hubs absolutely loves it. He said it’s his favorite deodorant to date and asked if I could stock him up. And that’s saying a lot because he’s pretty picky! He loves that it doesn’t stain his clothes. I can’t recommend it enough!
Scent- Sage, geranium, sandalwood and lemon myrtle.
Longevity- Awesome! I smell good all day long.
Ease of Use- SO easy! I love that it is just a spray. Makes it so convenient and quick.
Packaging– Comes in a spray bottle.
Staining- It doesn’t stain! Let me repeat myself- it doesn’t stain!
Irritation- None, if anything it’s better for sensitive underarms because there is no rubbing or chafing.
Baking Soda- None
This is another fave natural deodorant of my husband and I! This used to be my hub's top deodorant pick and then Ursa Major made their spray deodorant. This one is still on his fave list though- it smells divine.
Scents- Hoppin’ Fresh, blend of eucalyptus, ginger, rosemary, grapefruit, chamomile and lemon.
Longevity- Good, for me it lasted a solid day and my husband thought it lasted him the whole day easily.
Ease of Use- Awesome, goes on so easy! My hubs kept telling me, this is exactly how a deodorant is supposed to go on. It reminded him of his mainstream deodorant.
Packaging- It comes in a stick form, that’s chubby and round.
Staining- I didn’t notice any on my shirts, my hubs noticed a little on a few shirts but he said it was more on his workout shirts- he sweats a lot! 🙂
Baking Soda- Yes
This mask gets you glowing in 3 minutes flat- just like the name suggests. It’s perfect for the most sensitive skin types. Worried your skin might react to a harsh exfoliant? This may be the one for you. Using enzymes to dissolve dead skin cells, this mask does it all in 3 minutes! It looks like a gel and feels light and refreshing on the skin. If you’re perpetually running late, this may be the mask for you too- I mean who doesn't have 3 minutes?! I put it on before I brush my teeth and rinse off once I’m done. The perfect amount of time to get a quick glow for the rest of the day. Get it here!
This Ursa Major Skincare serum really goes deep into the skin to not only treat hydration but also help to brighten the skin overall. It also helps to improve skin's tone and appearance. Unlike many forms of Vitamin C that are unstable, Ursa Major contains a stable form of Vitamin C. But they didn't stop their with stellar ingredients. It also contains edelweiss- a stem cell complex that helps to fight the signs of aging with it's high antioxidant properties. Plus, one of my favorite skincare ingredients, rosehip oil is in the formula. Rosehip is naturally high in Vitamin C and can really help to minimize fine lines and scarring. Your skin feels overall hydrated and more supple after using. This is also a great layer product. So you can layer an oil over it, or a moisturizer for added hydration. Shop it here!
I recently discovered this cream a couple months ago and have been loving it. This has been the perfect moisturizer to add on top of my oils in the morning and at night for a little extra hydration. I even used this when we were up in the mountains sledding for the day and it kept my skin feeling so hydrated and protected. Not only does this cream moisturize but also provide great anti-aging benefits with it’s naturally rich antioxidants. It seeps into my skin so well, and doesn’t feel greasy. My hubs has been stealing this from me too-that means it’s good people! He can be pickier than me at times. What’s even better is the price tag on this cream, $48! A steal for a green beauty cream that works and is full of skincare actives! Check it out here!
This face wash is such a great transition from mainstream to natural. It just gets the job done. It foams up a little, and gives your skin the clean feeling that you crave. My hubs loves it too! It gets rid of my makeup and grime but doesn't strip my skin. With aloe being the first ingredient, it's no wonder this foaming face wash keeps my skin feeling balanced. Did I mention the crazy fresh smell?! With notes of cedar, spearmint and lime, this face wash smells divine. If you have been searching for a basic face wash that gets your skin clean and is no fuss, this is it. Perfect for the man in your life or the woman! Get it here!
These wipes from Ursa Major Skincare had me the first time I used them! They come individually wrapped, and are perfect for your purse. They're made out of bamboo and are infused with their 4-in-1 Face Tonic Formula-genius. I carry them with me always, and use them anytime I need a little freshening up. They get rid of dirt, sweat, and give your skin a quick clean. I used these on vacation nonstop! Goodbye sweat- hello fresh face. So great for after working out, long walks, time spent at the pool…you get the picture. Let's just say I'm hooked! Do you have kids? These will be your best friend too. I love using these to help clean my kiddos face in a pinch. Anyone and everyone needs these. Check out them out here!
This is unlike any moisturizer I've used. It's not heavy at all but actually quite light. Although, it's light it still feels so hydrating on the skin. Great before applying makeup or even if I'm not wearing makeup that day as just a good overall moisturizer. My hubs digs it too because it doesn't feel greasy to him. He never likes products that make his skin feel greasy- his biggest complaint when trying to find a moisturizer. He also loves how this smells. It has an herbal elixir in it of spearmint, lavender, lime and rosemary. I love this before makeup too because it doesn't feel like I have anything on yet my skin feels hydrated. Another winning product! Check it out here!
This is such a good all around shampoo and conditioner. It really makes my hair feel extra clean and bouncy. Not a heavy shampoo at all. It still lathers a little too which I love. It smells of citrus mixed with a little sandalwood. The conditioner is light, yet my hair still feels hydrated. My husband also loves this shampoo too. I have fine hair and it really gives it the clean feeling. If you've been around clean beauty for any length of time then you know it can be hard to find a shampoo and conditioner that get the job done. My sister tried it and she has thick coarse hair and she didn't love it. I know everyone has a different hair type so wanted to throw that out there. Get it here!
My hubs and I love this bar soap! If you haven't noticed by now I love anything fresh and clean smelling. This bar soap is just that. It will wake you up and help you get your mojo going for the day and get you clean at the same time. I also love a bar soap for travel, so much more convenient at times. It's also nice to just take one bar of soap with us instead of several body washes. You will be addicted to the fresh scent- be warned! Check it out here!
Love, love this Ursa Major Skincare body wash! Did I mention I love it? First, it comes in a pump, which makes it so easy to use in the shower, and it smells SO good! With cedar, frankincense, ginger and lime- it literally wakes me up in the morning. It gives a great foam, yet doesn't feel drying to my skin at all. I'm addicted! I just can't get over the fresh smell-neither can my hubs. I love how gender neutral the scent is too. It doesn't smell too strong where my husband wouldn't use it. This is something I appreciate about Ursa Major Skincare line in general. They really nail the scents so well. Get it here!
I was so excited to have my dad review this product. My hubs uses an electric razor, so he couldn't test this out on the face. But my dad still uses a razor and was the perfect candidate. What did he think? A fan for sure! He said it's different than what he's used to using. He loved that it was so moisturizing compared to his usual shave cream. Also, really liked the smell. For me, it was great for the legs! It moisturized and made my legs feel all tingly fresh. Beyond thrilled to finally find a shave cream my dad can use that isn't full of all the nasties and one that I can use too! I mean traveling just got a whole lot easier when you're only having to pack one shave cream and it works for everyone. Check it out here!
Well that sums up my review of Ursa Major Skincare. If you have been searching for a great all around line that just delivers quality products without the frills, this is it! A great line for both men and women. Shop all their goodies here.
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