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Pair this face wash with Ursa Major Essential Face Toner for skin that’s clear and healthy.

Ursa Major

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Named for the big bear constellation often used by travelers to find true North, Ursa Major is out to help you awaken from your lifelong grooming hibernation. This refreshing face wash is a welcome first step. The foaming gel removes oil and dirt, unclogs blocked pores, and brightens your skin, all without drying out your face.

How it Works

This smart wash uses a mix of high-quality essential oils, including cedar, spearmint, lime, lemon, rosemary, and black spruce. Since it’s free of fillers, the formula goes a long way.

How to Use

Wet face, then pour nickel-size amount into your palm. Use both hands to massage thoroughly over face and neck. Rinse. For an extra deep clean, leave it on for 30-60 seconds before rinsing off.

Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice*, lauryl glucoside, coco-glucoside, sodium cocoyl glutamate, sodium lauroamphoacetate, inulin, glyceryl laurate, sodium lauroyl glutamate, xylitylglucoside, anhydroxylitol, xylitol, Oryza sativa (rice) seed extract*, Camellia sinensis (white tea) leaf extract*, Saccharum officinarum (sugar cane) extract, Citrus medica limonum (lemon) extract, Citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) fruit extract, Pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, Camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract, Picea mariana (black spruce) needle oil, Pseudotsuga menziesii (fir) needle oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf/ flower water, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower water, Citrus paradisi (pink grapefruit) peel oil, Citrus aurantifolia (lime) peel oil, Artemisia ludoviciana (owyhee) leaf oil, Juniperus virginiana (cedar) wood oil, Tanacetum annuum (tanacetum annuum) flower oil*, Nardostachys chinensis (spikenard) root oil, Vetiveria zizanioides (vetiver) root oil, Mentha spicata (spearmint) leaf oil, sodium phytate, PCA glyceryl oleate, citric acid, gluconolactone, sodium benzoate.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

decent product

I like that this product uses a lot of natural ingredients. It is lightly scented and although it does not lather very much I do feel that it provides a thorough cleaning of my face. My skin felt good after using and even a bit tighter, not sure if any of the ingredients also do that.

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Gentle clean and a great scent

This is a very nice, subtle face wash with a clean scent. It rinses clean and leaves your face smooth and refreshed.

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It's Okay

For some reason I'm having pimples lately. I don't know if it's from this product but I rarely break out so I'm not sure if this is to blame. I'm not a fan of the scent either. But I like how the sample will last for a few weeks, I don't use a lot.

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Washin the face.

This was a nice little tube of face wash. I liked the consistency of the product, it was thick enough that it didn't all pour out of the bottle when trying to use it. it had a good woodsy smell.it cleaned my face. it did not dry out my face.

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Okay, but pricey and I hate the smell.

Seriously, it's a basic face wash and I just don't think it's worth the price; and the smell is strong and unpleasant, I just can't see myself putting this on my face every day.

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Ursa Major

This product smells great but its just not for me... for some reason it left my skin feeling super dry in 3 different occasions.

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Does the job, but packs quite a smell

This product has a fairly strong smell, which neither my wife or I can identify. I like my products more fragrance free, so that was a no go on my part. Face felt clean after using it and it emulsified quite a bit. My face didn't feel dry after using it. Aside from the smell, I would probably use this.

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Literally Fantastic

This product left my skin clean and refreshed without leaving it too greasy nor too dry.

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Great Face Wash

I received this great face wash in my Birchbox. It was really cool. I have already used it up! It comes in a stylish and sleek bottle. I would recommend it to others. I am happy to have received it in my Birchbox.

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Effective face wash

The sample size was generous, and I like the smell. My face simply feels clean and refreshed after each use, almost as if I had exfoliated.

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