Ursa Major Fantastic FACE WASH
For 2017 I promised myself to come up with a skincare regimen that I would be able to stick with and follow no matter what products or brands I use. Since I have been living out of a suitcase for almost 5 months heading out and buying full-size bottles of product to only end up hating it wasn’t an option.
About the Wash
A Fresh Take On Natural Skincare
In an effort not to get anything wrong, here is the description straight from the website. Scroll down to find my reaction.
A foaming gel cleanser with a natural brightening complex.
– Thoroughly cleanses
– Brightens and clarifies your complexion
– Removes oil and grime
– Dissolves dead surface skin
– Soothes irritated skin (high % of aloe)
– No dryness (sulfate-free) *best for normal/combination/oily skin types
A spirited fusion of premium, whole essential oils including cedar, spearmint, lime, lemon, rosemary, black spruce, owyhee, vetiver and lavender. Face wash has never smelled so good. (Bonus points if you can pronounce the ingredients correctly.)
Aloe – soothes & hydrates while promoting healthy tissue regeneration
Coconut-derived surfactants – naturally derived cleansing agents
White tea – protects skin from sun damage & oxidative stress
Sugarcane – reduces oil & fights acne; anti-ager & natural source of alpha hydroxy acid “AHA” (exfoliator)
Lemon – contains astringent properties (tightens/shrinks pores); anti-ager & natural source of alpha hydroxy acid “AHA” (exfoliator)
Green tea – protects skin from free radicals
Highest-grade natural ingredients (99.5% naturally-derived, 51% organic), sourced wherever possible from family-owned, sustainable growers.
Never any petrochemicals, sulfates, parabens, synthetic fragrance or color, glycols, silicones or PEGs. This product is gluten-free, vegan & cruelty-free.
(sigh of relief to see the amount of natural and organic ingredients)
I have to admit that I didn’t put much research into finding this “fantastic” face wash. My cousin was tossing out a few products from her beauty cabinet and I had to give it a try.
I was in the shower the first time I used it. Cautious because of skin allergies, I placed a dime size drop on my fingertips and was surprised by the fresh fragrance. After rubbing it between my fingers, I took the risk and tried it on my face. The first reaction was a cool sensation. The application was smooth and began to lightly foam as I massaged over my face.
With no sign of irritation, I increased the dime size amount to about a quarter size and finished washing my face. I was surprised that there wasn’t a grainy feel to the gel since the bottle said it gently exfoliates. It works on a smaller level using enzymes that help to “eat away” old skin and impurities.
Normally after a shower, I immediately apply moisturizer because my face feels dry and tight. In this case, my face felt soft and clean. As part of my skincare regimen, I did end up applying my Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer.
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As a word of caution please use this product at your own risk. Please consult a professional for all of your skincare needs. Find more at www.ursamajorvt.com/