Fortifying Face Balm
- Daily moisturizer in serum formulation
- Fresh herbal scent
- Gently tackles signs of aging
This serum-style moisturizer is ideal for skin that needs a little hydration (and some TLC) but doesn’t like to be weighed down. The freshly scented formulation absorbs quickly to a matte finish and gets to work, tackling signs of aging with potent–and safe–essential oils.
Massage a half pump onto clean, dry skin on face and neck. Works well alone or as a safe sunscreen primer.
Apply under a richer cream for multi-layered hydration.
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
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About The Brand
Ursa Major’s advanced formulations provide an antidote to the bland, toxic-laden offerings that pervade the marketplace. Comprised of nature’s most effective “super natural” ingredients, their products deliver skincare solutions that are a pleasure to employ.
I have combination skin, prone to blemishes and I’ve been using this product consistently for almost three months, along with the Fantastic Face Wash, and if anything, my skin texture and blemishes worsened. The consistency of this product is off–very watery and one entire pump is too much even for the face and neck combined. I would not recommend this product.
My husband loves it.
My husband kept putting my thick nighttime/helps you sleep maternity body oil on his nose and then complained it was too “lavendery and oily.” Well, no shit. I got him this moisterizer and he loves it. Smell isn’t strong and is light enough to use whenever. His dry nose no longer has little wrinkle lines. His blemishes diminished. It’s a good, reliable, no fuss product.
Did not work
Unfortunately for me, this product did not work at all and made my face itch all over so I had to wash it off. I tried it several times to make sure that it was this product that was causign the reaction. I had to exchange it for something else.
It really does feel like it is calming your skin down, great product!
Light and Hydrating!
I have insanely dry skin all the time. This moisturizer goes on light (it’s not thick or heavy) and keeps my skin hydrated all day. It’s the perfect moisturizer to wear under makeup as well. Must add to your skincare routine, you won’t regret it.
Light and Refreshing
I am currently making the switch to clean beauty and this was one of the first products I tried. I’m over the moon – it is light and fresh and the scent feels authentic and grounding. Will definitely purchase again as soon as the bottle runs out and am already looking for more products by Ursa Major!
best moisturizer I’ve ever used
truly incredible, lightweight moisturizer.
Nice smelling daily moisturizer. Sits well under makeup. However, I haven’t noticed great moisturizing benefits.
So far so good!
Trying this out as a possible replacement to Osea’s Atmosphere Protection Cream. So far so good! Like other reviews, it is a bit tacky at first but settles in well. Smells delish!
A thick serum texture
I love the smell of this all natural face balm, it soaks right into my skin and keeps it moisturized. I have been using this one for a few weeks and it took my skin some time to get used to , but once it did it worked well. I like it more for a nighttime serum , in the hot months of California it’s too oily for daytime use for me . Very happy with this product !
At first I wasn’t quite sure about this product because of the consistency. It’s a lot thinner than what I’m used to, but it smells amazing and it’s very hydrating. I’ve also noticed a difference in the overall health of my skin. I will definitely repurchase!
So far, so good!
Been using with cleanser for just about a week and both are working well. No complaints!
I originally tried the sample size and then ordered the full-size product. It is a light moisturizer that always leaves my face feeling smooth and hydrated without feeling greasy or oily. It has a nice light scent. I have experienced skin redness I feel that this moisturizer has helped significantly to give me an even skin tone!
My go-to summer moisturizer
I’ve discovered that this is my ideal summer moisturizer. I purchased a bottle last September, and it felt great on my skin. But by mid-October, it was becoming clear that it just wasn’t moisturizing enough for the dry, fall weather we were having. I switched to Ursa Major’s Golden Hour for the winter months, and that kept my skin nice and plump through the dryest winter days. I can’t wait to break open my Fortifying Face Balm for summer again!
So I love love love this balm, it doesn’t clog my pores or cause breakouts or rashes on my face… however I feel like I use triple the amount I should be using to feel hydrated… I go through the .5 ounce bottle in only a week! I wish I could have more product for the price, but you can tell the quality is definitely there.
Dried out my skin
I have super dry skin, and while I know this is light and shouldn’t be used alone, it was bad for me even when layered over oils and other balms. Weirdly, it actually dried up my skin and absorbed the face oil I had already put on, making my skin dryer and worse than not having anything on it at all. It was very strange. I also tested it over a different balm, using it as a first layer, etc, same effect–it was like I had put Purell on my skin–totally drying it out. I gave it 2 stars bc the ingredients are great and the brand is solid, so for the right person this could be good. Definitely not for those with very dry skin, even when using with other products.
Tried a travel size version of this and absolutely loved it. Its light and refreshing and worked well with my acne-prone skin. I also think it helped get rid of some of my redness.
Light and lovely
I enjoyed this travel size of the ursa major moisturizer, but I didn’t think it was so amazing as to warrant the price of the full size. I did like the lightness of the cream and the scent was relaxing.
Super calming, smells great
This moisturizer is perfect for my red, sensitive skin. It’s hydrating, calming, and smells amazing!
Not my fave
This wasn’t my favorite for moisturizing. The smell kind of turned me off and it sort of felt like a film was left on and if I rubbed my face it would come off kind of like I was dirty. I also have more of a dry complexion / oily in the t zone, but I think this wasn’t helping to moisturize. I switched to the recovery cream and hoping that’ll be a little more moisturizing.
Loved the feel/smell, just wasn’t moisturizing enough for what I need right now. Did not cause breakout for my sensitive skin though. Major plus!
I love this product! It smells great and goes on so evenly and leaves me feeling fresh all day.
This moisturizer smells amazing and makes you skin feel super soft but not oily
My go to face cream
I use this almost every single morning and through the warmer months as well as a night balm. I love it!
Love the smell!
Not only does it smell great, but a little goes a long way and my skin looks and feels great! No greasy afterglow and I love that it is dispensed in a pump. Less waste, thanks Follain for reviewing these products for us!
I’m currently using the sample size of this product. I like the smell and smoothness of it, but at times my skin will feel a little sticky after application. After a couple minutes the stickiness goes away. It hydrates my skin really well though, so I can see myself using it again. If it had SPF in it, that would make it a better daytime product.
I love this moisturizer!
I was so impressed with my sample size moisturizer that I was sent in my essentials kit that I knew I had to buy a full size! I love the way this moisturizer feels on my face and it is very calming for my redness and dry skin! I will be ordering more when I run out!
Light & Smells amazing!
I bought a sample kit first before buying the regular bottle and I love this face balm! It’s different than any other moisturizer I’ve owned and I think that’s why they call it face “balm”. It’s got almost a sticky texture when you apply to your skin but not like really sticky, it’s just not like greasy or oily like a lot of other lotions can be sometimes. I really love the smell for one, I always look forward to my skin routine now. As for the moisturizing part, I think it’s a great product. Especially for the morning! I think I could find a night time moisturizer that’s a little creamier or thicker for some extra TLC during sleep. But this is absolutely perfect for me because during the day, my makeup goes over nicely since the balm just soaks entirely into my skin. It’s so light and I feel so fresh with this. 10/10 I love love love it! (:
Moisturizing without being oily!
All moisturizers I’ve used in the past have made my skin so oily and greasy until this one! It nourishes my skin and hydrates it, without making my skin one bit oily. It absorbs into my skin and makes it look amazing!
I thought I would use this during the day, but I actually prefer Ursa’s Golden Hour Recovery Cream both day and night. My skin tends to be dry, so the cream is not too heavy.
Simple, Effective, Love it!
I love this balm. It’s perfect for the summer when I don’t need quite as much moisture during the day time. I apply this in the morning only after my toner and I feel moisturized throughout the day without getting too oily. The smell is fantastic and I even feel like it helps reduce any redness/inflammation I have from time to time.
A little goes a long way. Smells really good. My skin actually drinks this up (I use it after a 7 or 5 skin toner application) rather quickly and it doesn’t make me look greasy. Clean ingredients are always priority.
Best one out there!!
I am in love with this morstureizer! It smells so good and does the job. I would recommend this to anyone looking for animal free products that work and come at a reasonable price. You get what you pay for when buying this balm! I will most definanly be buying more in the future!! :)))
I think this moisturizer is fabulous the scent is so fresh
I like this as a moisturizer, although it doesn’t do quite the job I was hoping it would. I use it after a face mist so that it goes on more easily – it’s just a bit sticky on its own. I do like how light it is, though!
My boyfriends fav
Bought this for my boyfriend 2 years ago — he hasn’t looked back. Now he uses the face wash and lotion with spf all from the same line!
My favorite moisturizer! Since I’ve been using it I don’t even have to wear foundation when I go out. Luv luv luv
Good light daily moisturizer
Although i was also expecting more from this product, it did leave my skin smooth and hydrated. It’s very light and has a nice herby clean scent to it. I wouldn’t recommend if you have very dry or flaky skin.
Ursa Major Face Balm
I LOVE this face balm. It smells so clean and fresh and you can use very little of it to moisturize your face. I was having issues with breakouts after I switched from my old product to a new one, not from Follain. My sister turned me on to Ursa Major. The Ursa Major routine, face wash, tonic and face balm has corrected that. I am back to clear skin again. Thanks to Ursa Major.
I live for this product
I have oily skin and am always looking for light moisture, i use this one at night and my skin is feels nice and plump in the morning, plus it smells nice, A++
love the product, but not enough in the bottle
Bought this twice I love it so much! But I go through it quickly, it seems like there just isn’t enough in the bottle!
So far, so good. I’ve been wearing this for about a week and am pleased. I like the smell of this moisturizer and one pump is enough for my entire face + neck. I still need to wear sunscreen under this because I live in super sunny Austin, TX. Together, the combo is a winner.
Best men's lotion
My fiancee now swears by this lotion and uses it night and morning. He works in a very dry environment and this has helped keep his skin moisturized without having to add too many steps to his morning routine.
light, dries quickly. has a bit of water so not the most moisturizing cream.
Good, not great
I like this in the summer months for a quick shot of hydration, but it doesn’t feel like it really moisturizes. Also feels a little sticky. Overall I like it, just don’t love it.
Not my favorite
Because this is a “balm” not a moisturizer – it goes on more like a serum. Didn’t feel like it locked in moisture as well as my typical face creams. Great if you want something very light or as an alternative to face lotion.
Hi Lauren, yes, this is for those days when you need something super lightweight! Give the Ursa Major Golden Hour Recovery Cream a try for the hydration you are looking for!
A nice intro to clean beauty
I bought this for my husband to begin switching out his conventional products and also to add a moisturizer to his daily routine- at 35, I decided it was time he started taking better care of his skin! A bar of soap and no moistrizing just won’t cut it for much longer! He loves how quickly this absorbs and how soft his face feels. The scent is also wonderful. I have used this as well and find it wonderful and lightweight- great for daytime use or during the summer when you need something light.
A must for your daily regime!
Was first given a sample at a trade show and I was hooked. I’ve been using this in my daily skin regime for years! Lightweight and a fresh clean scent. I love the travel size to fit in my small medicine cabinet and take with me as I travel often. Pro tip: mix 2 pumps of the face balm with 3 drops of Indie Lee Squalane Oil.
get this for the guys in your life!
My dad is a very no-nonsense guy and is totally happy using whatever is in the bargain bin at the drugstore. I gave him the travel size of this face balm along with a few other Follain goodies for Father’s Day and this was a standout. It’s lightweight and smells nice so, as a long time hater of lotion, he can use this every day with no complaint. He even asked for the full-size before finishing the small bottle because he liked it so much.