Have you heard about Ursa Major? No, not the constellation – a natural skincare brand! I was introduced to this brand recently and, yes, ingredients are nice, packaging is simple and pretty, but what I like the most about it that it’s a unisex brand. So boys will enjoy their products as much as girls. Also, all the products are vegan, gluten-free and cruelty-free.
Fantastic Face Wash (travel size, $10)
A clear gel cleanser packed with a great deal of plant extracts and natural essential oils: white and green tea leaf, apple and citrus (orange, lemon) extracts, cedar wood, vetiver root and spearmint oils and many other great ingredients! It has a pretty strong scent, which to me smells like a mix of cedar and spearmint oils. The cleanser is good at washing off all makeup and impurities without drying skin out. The skin feels fresh and revitalized after. The one downside I could find is that if the cleanser gets into my eyes, it stings. However, my eyes are not irritated after I wash it off. I had same experience with a few other cleansers, so it’s not so uncommon and I just need to be more careful when using it near my eyes.
Ingredients: Aloe vera leaf juice (Aloe barbadensis)*, Lauryl glucoside, Coco-glucoside, Sodium cocoyl glutamate, Sodium lauroamphoacetate, Inulin, Glyceryl laurate, Sodium lauroyl glutamate, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxlitol, Xylitol, Rice seed extract (oryza sativa)*, Sugar Cane extract (saccharum officinarum), White tea leaf extract (camellia sinensis)*, Lemon extract (citrus medica limonum), Orange fruit extract (citrus aurantium dulcis), Apple fruit extract (pyrus malus), Green tea leaf extract (camellia sinensis), Black spruce needle oil (picea mariana), Fir needle oil (pseudotsuga menziesii), Rosemary leaf/flower water (rosmarinus officinalis), Lavender flower water (lavandula angustifolia), Pink grapefruit peel oil (citrus paradisi), Lime peel oil (citrus aurantifolia), Owyhee leaf oil (artemisia ludoviciana), Cedar wood oil (juniperus virginiana), Tanacetum anuum flower oil (tanacetum anuum)*, Spikenard root (nardostachys chinensis), Vetivert root oil (vetiveria zizanioiedes), Speramint leaf oil (mentha spicata), Sodium phytate, PCA glyceryl oleate, Citric acid, Gluconolactone, Sodium benzoate. *organic. 99.5% natural, 51% organic.
Essential Face Wipes ($24, 20 pack)
these natural face wipes made from bamboo fiber and infused with witch hazel leaf water, willow bark extract, rosemary water, hyaluronic acid, citrus extracts and other various skin benefiting ingredients. The wipes are supposed to be used as a facial toner, which I find very interesting. It’s actually a nice solution for traveling or if you just doesn’t want to use a liquid face toner.
Ingredients: Aloe vera leaf juice (Aloe barbadensis)*, Water/aqua/eau, Witch hazel leaf water (hamamelis virginiana), Willow bark extract (salix nigra), Rosemary leaf/flower water (rosmarinus officinalis), Leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate, Sodium hyaluronate, Glycerin*, Sugar cane extract (saccharum officinarum), Lemon extract (citrus medica limonum), Orange fruit extract (citrus aurantium dulcis), Apple fruit extract (pyrus malus), Green tea leaf extract (camellia sinensis), Rice seed extract (oryza sativa)*, Birch sap (betula alba), Lactobacillus, Bamboo ferment filtrate (arundinaria gigantea), Caprylyl/capryl wheat bran/straw glycosides, Fusel wheat bran/straw glycosides, Polyglyceryl-5 oleate, Sodium cocoyl glutamate, Glyceryl caprylate, Olive leaf extract (olea europaea), Fir needle oil (pseudotsuga menziesii), Lavender flower oil (lavandula angustifolia)*, Rosemary leaf oil (rosmarinus offinalis), Geranium leaf/flower oil (pelargonium graveolens)*, Frankincense resin extract (boswellia carterii), Alcohol denatured*. * organic. Wipe Substrate: 100% bamboo fiber. 99.9% natural, 53% organic.
Fortifying Face Balm (travel size, $12)
this face balm is super lightweight – it comes out of the bottle as a light (almost watery) gel. The balm has a much milder scent than the face wash, the scent is herbal with some minty notes. Because it contains witch hazel extract, lavender extract and carrot seed oil, it is soothing, hydrating and very refreshing. It sinks in within seconds leaving skin completely matte. It might not give you enough moisture if your skin is dry, but I think it’s a perfect choice for normal, combination and oily skin types.
Ingredients: Aloe vera leaf juice (Aloe barbadensis)* Glycerin, Hydrolyzed myrtus communis leaf extract*, Sunflower seed oil (helianthus annuus)*, Leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate, Caprylic/captric triglyceride, Witch hazel leaf water (hamamelis virginiana), Willow bark extract (salix nigra), Kendi seed oil (aleurites moluccana), Opuntia fuscus-indica stem extract, Carrot seed oil (daucus carota), Hydrogenated lecithin, Birch sap (betula alba), Olive leaf extract (olea europaea), Sclerotium gum, Lavender flower oil (lavandula angustifolia)*, Lime peel oil (citrus aurantifolia), Niaouli leaf oil (melaleuca quinquenervia)*, Frankincense resin extract (boswellia carterii), Bisabolol wood oil (vanillosmopsis erythropappa), Spearmint leaf oil (mentha spicata), Carrageenan (chondrus crispus), Rosemary leaf extract (rosmarinus offinalis)*, Maltodextrin, Spearmint leaf extract (mentha spicata), Xantham gum, P-anisic acid. *organic. 100% natural, 82% organic.
I’m having another giveaway on the blog (so exciting!) and this time it’s with Ursa Major! Would you like to try something from their natural skin care range? You can! See full range here, pick 1 full-size product you’d like to try and enter using the Rafflecopter widget below! Open to US and Canada. The giveaway starts on 20th of April and ends on 26th of April (Sunday).
Giveaway rules: NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GIVEAWAY. The Giveaway winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Giveaway Promotion Period. The Winners will be contacted by email within 24 hours after the Giveaway ends and required to provide a full name and postal address. Winners have 48 hours to respond to their notification email to claim their prize. If they do not respond, another winner will be chosen at random. All prizes will be awarded. The prize will be sent out by Ursa Major.
*PR Sample. All opinions are honest and my own.