Skincare for Real Men: Ursa Major
I don’t write about men’s skincare lines often because so often the ingredients are super harsh and the packaging totally cliche. Plus, many skincare lines work beautifully for both men and women. But Ursa Major—man oh man. This very Vermont brand has got my number. Concentrated “natural tech” formulations (love that) sans synthetic fillers and no-no chemicals. Fresh, clean, manly—but not too manly—au natural scents. And yes, packaging that makes me want to grab a Duluth Pack and Pendleton blanket and hit the Appalachian trail. If you’ve got Father’s Day on the brain, I recommend the Shave Balm Set ($58) or, for the traveller, the Shave Cream Duo ($28). If you’re feeling flush, there’s a sweet camouflage dopp kit ($125) filled with four full-sized products. Attention Twin Citians: Ursa Major is available locally at Nature of Beauty!