Get Any Guy Hooked on Clean Skincare
A men-only trip to Montana we heard about last summer netted happy memories—and a trip-wide obsession with Ursa Major’s moisturizer. “It was so much drier than any of us expected,” reports the participant who stole the stuff from his girlfriend and brought it with him. “There were other lotions around, but the Ursa was the only thing that really helped. Everyone kept stealing mine—it was empty by the end of the week.” He had to order more—so did everyone else. “I go home [the trip involved fathers and brothers and nephews] and everyone’s got it in their bathrooms now.”
He himself has added the essential-oil-spiked face wash (also stolen from his girlfriend), which is miraculously not drying, yet works for breakout-prone skin and foams nicely, leaving skin soft and happy. (The brilliant, individually-wrapped wipes are made with the same amazing oils and extracts.) The shaving cream, we have a feeling, is next.
Ursa Major is delightful no matter what your gender—in the vein of, say, Kiehl’s, it doesn’t scream “man” or “woman”, it just screams “fantastic”—just know if you get some for yourself and there’s a man in the house, you’re going to have to fight for it.
Ursa Major Force Field Daily Defense Lotion with SPF 18goop, $54
This lightweight, ultra-hydrating all-mineral SPF 18 blends in so beautifully it’s truly unbelievable. Unscented and packed with skin-perfecting vitamins, it treats your skin while leaving it smooth and protected. Sinks into skin in seconds, feels incredible–this lotion is seriously the ultimate (easy) daily anti-ager.
Ursa Major Fantastic Face Washgoop, $28
A brilliant combination of effective but gentle, this essential oil blend clarifies, brightens, soothes, and hydrates normal/combination/oily skin. The foaming gel wash has to be best-smelling on earth—it’s a mix of cedar, spearmint, lime, lemon, rosemary, black spruce, owyhee, vetiver, and lavender oils, among others, and it’s perfectly balanced to refresh skin, yet leave its protective mantle intact. You will love it, your significant other will steal it, any products you use afterward will absorb better. All in, everyone’s skin will be happier.
Ursa Major Essential Face Wipesgoop, $24
The company’s miracle 4-1 Face Tonic formula is infused into each individually-wrapped bamboo-cloth face wipe—use as a pH-balancing cleanser, gentle-but-powerful exfoliant, potent skin-healer, and firming hydrator, for all skin types. The wipes smell subtly of orange, fir, and lavender—refreshing after the gym, beautiful for taking off makeup, life-changing for the breakout-prone.
Ursa Major Stellar Shave Creamgoop, $24
This skin-nourishing cream is full of high-potency botanicals for a close, nick-free shave that feels truly fantastic. It doesn’t lather—it’s soap-free, so it leaves skin feeling amazing post-shave, you don’t need a brush, and it smells faintly, refreshingly of cedar, spruce, ginger, vetiver, and bergamot. An utter treat for the senses, every morning.