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

Ursa Major

Birchbox Breakdown

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, sloughs away dead skin cells (exfoliates), and declogs blocked pores, 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

Organic and Awesome Face Wash

This wash has been pretty good for my face so far. Keeps it clean, has a very unique spearmint scent, and you only need to use a little to lather up. A little pricey, definitely curious to still keep trying different face washes, however, if none are as great as this then I would re buy it.

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Pretty good

This is a pretty nice face wash with a pretty strong minty smell. I was hoping it might get a little bit more foamy, but overall I definitely felt like my face was clean after I used it. The scent can be a bit overpowering at times, but it doesn't smell bad, so it's okay.

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Lovelovelove

Smells good, feels good, keeps my face clean and soft. Maybe the best facial cleanser that I've ever used. I love that it uses so many organic ingredients, too. I hadn't realized that before I bought it.

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Nice smell, refreshing

This has a refreshing, minty smell. Foams well, but doesn't exfoliate as it claims to. Overall, a nice face wash.

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Like washing your face with Spearmint Gum

The scent is the only downside with this product for me. It is very minty, and it feels odd to have that on my face. However, it does its intended job and the ingredient list is very good.

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Best face wash ever!

I came across this face wash at a local boutique and thought it smelled amazing, so I decided to give it a whirl. I didn't realize at the time that it was marketed as a men's line, although when I mentioned that to my husband he tried it too. Now we are both huge fans! Both of us have sensitive skin prone to redness, and this cleanser truly does everything that the description claims. My skin feels clean and invigorated without having been stripped of moisture. The bottle volume is also a great value considering the wonderful natural ingredients and the fact that you don't need a large amount for a good wash. A must try!!!

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This stuff is amazing.

I hate having to order a face wash but this stuff is worth it. Feels great, smells great, and leaves my face happy and clean. A little bit goes a long way, too, making Fantastic Face Wash a great value.

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My favorite face wash of all time

Gentle, natural cleansing with a ton of awesome botanical ingredients to perk up your skin and keep it looking healthy and fresh. It's got a wonderful herbal/earthy scent. Great year-round, doesn't overdry. Keeps my skin glowing and free of blemishes (I've got sensitive and acne-prone skin). Highly recommended.

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OUTSTANDING

The smell is a clean, outdoorsy but this is the best facewash ive used. You will get rid of any other face wash product you have after using this. Brilliant stuff to use before you shave

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