Light, serum-like moisturizing gel / 1.6 oz full size
Ursa Major Fortifying Face Balm is actually an extraordinarily light, serum-like gel that absorbs quickly and dries down to a matte finish. (Not like most other heavy, oil-based balms in the least.) It’s perfect for those of you who find most moisturizers too heavy or whose skin tends to be oily. And, in warm, humid climates, it’s a fabulous layer underneath sunscreen.
What surprised us most about this product, aside from the fact that it’s called a “balm” yet is one of the lightest moisturizers we’ve ever tried, is that its shockingly low price belies its power-packed ingredient list. It boasts a host of anti-agers, like prickly pear cactus stem extract, Kendi seed oil, carrot seed oil, and olive leaf extract — all of which work together to provide firming, elasticity-boosting benefits. This is, quite possibly, one of the best values out there for women with oily skin and for men who prefer lightweight product textures.
And, like most Ursa Major products, it smells wonderful: this one’s herbal blend includes lavender, lime, spearmint, and rosemary.
How to Use
For best results, use daily after you wash, tone or shave.
Works well alone or as a primer before applying sunscreen.
Willow bark extract soothes & conditions; natural source of beta hydroxy acid (exfoliator & acne fighter)
Kendi seed oil provides deep hydration
Birch sap reduces redness & tones skin
Aloe vera leaf juice (Aloe barbadensis)*, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed myrtle leaf extract (myrtus communis)*, 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), Prickly pear cactus stem extract (opuntia fuscus-indica), 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
Highest-grade natural ingredients (100% natural, 82% organic), sourced wherever possible from family-owned, sustainable growers.
Never any petrochemicals, sulfates, parabens, synthetic fragrance or color, glycols, silicones or PEGs. This product is gluten-free, vegan, and – like all the products on our shelves — cruelty-free.
Aloe vera leaf juice (Aloe barbadensis)*, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed myrtle leaf extract (myrtus commun...
“A little goes a long way, and when I was using this product, my skin was noticeably smoother and felt firmer; it also felt hydrated long after I applied the balm. And I had a glow, but not a shine. I got many compliments from friends and strangers on the condition of my skin, specifically its 'glow.'”