• SumoMe

I don’t know about you, but temporarily turning into a bear sounds like a pretty sweet deal. Luckily, the nice people over at Ursa Major helped me realize this dream by sending over some bear potions–not really, but it’s as close as modern science will allow us to get. Perhaps this is why their logo is a bear?

But seriously, all kidding aside, Ursa Major is the real deal. Tonight I used both the face wash in the shower while my conditioner was doing its thing, and then I shaved after I got out of the shower. After that, I turned back into a human from a bear so that I could spread the word on these outstanding products. Let’s take them one at a time:

Clears out your pores without tearing up your skin.

Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash

When I first flipped open the bottle and put some of this in my hands, the first thing that hit me was the incredible aroma. Maybe it was because the shower amplified the scent, or maybe bears are able to smell a lot better than humans. Whatever the reason, the face wash (and the shave cream) has a great aromatic scent that takes your bathroom and moves it into a bubbling brook. Don’t worry, nobody can see you.

When I put it on my face I immediately felt it start working. I rubbed it all over my neck and upper back as well, just for good measure. After about 30 seconds I could feel my bear paws growing, and after a minute I felt like a man-bear god. This face wash feels just as good as it smells, and I probably kept it on my face for a good 5 minutes while taking deep bear breaths to take it all in.

Never before have I used a face wash quite like this one, and it beats anything Clearasil or Neutrogena has ever released. While those products often cause my skin to peel off or feel overly dry, when I washed the Ursa Major wash off all I felt was clean. My pores were open and totally clear (and still are, a couple hours afterwards).

I thought my experience as a man-bear was nearing completion, but oh was I wrong. After I washed my face, I applied…

Stronger than a gel and less obnoxious than a foam.

Yeah, I probably went overboard around the nose. You can't blame me though, man-bears get carried away when things smell this great.

Ursa Major Stellar Shave Cream

This shave cream is… well… stellar. It has the same general smell as the face wash, which is nice when using both products together. The shave cream is the perfect consistency; it’s not a drippy gel, nor is it an out-of-control foam.

The directions say to use a “nickel-sized” amount on your face, but bears can’t read so I went all-in and used a quarter-sized amount. Rebellious. Regardless, this shaving product beats anything I’ve ever tried in any category.

What was best about this cream is how well it paired with the face wash. After I shaved, not only was my skin the smoothest I’ve felt in years, it wasn’t dried out like some foams (cough cough Barbasol cough) tend to leave my skin. Yes, I needed to use a dab of moisturizer, but that’s not out of the ordinary and is actually a good idea after shaving in general.

Overall, I’m very impressed with the Ursa Major line. Not only are the folks dedicated to creating a “natural alternative to the bland, toxin-laden products that pervade today’s market,” but their products blow everything else out of the water. I am extremely pleased that a company like Ursa Major exists because we need more socially-conscious companies out there who actually care just as much about their consumer as the environment. I give both the people and products of Ursa Major two big bear thumbs up.

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