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Test Lab

Fortifying Face Balm

The Promise

Ursa Major's Fortifying Face Balm ($36 at Grooming Lounge) is "packed with potent natural actives to calm, hydrate, nourish and protect your face, neck and eye area."

The Trial

While it would be nice to have one go-to moisturizer, come summer your needs change. You want something lightweight, that won't leave you greasy. This really is a salve, rather than a lotion. A little goes a long way. One pump easily spreads over your face and neck, and absorbs quickly after a shower or shave. There are about 145 pump's worth in each bottle, which means that it should last you about five months.

The Results

It's as if this versatile balm was made for summer skin. Testers with oily complexions noticed how well it absorbs grease and shine. Those of us with sunburns appreciated the immediate cooling minty sensation and the effectiveness of natural healers like aloe vera and witch hazel. Your skin definitely feels great. Smooth, clear and soft. If there's some added anti-aging benefits, well that's just a bonus.









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