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It's official, Ursa Major is cruelty-free

Christine Mitchell Adams May 11, 2018

Ursa Major is officially cruelty-free certified

Ursa Major has always been a cruelty-free skin care company, but we’ve just been certified by Cruelty Free International...

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Which UM moisturizer is right for me?

Christine Mitchell Adams March 01, 2017
Ursa Major moisturizers

Wild Women's Project

Christine Mitchell Adams August 30, 2016

Our friends at BoldBrew launched a new initiative this year called the Wild Women's Project. The goal of the project was to create an innovative leadership and empowerment camp for women in the outdoors industry, including editors, athletes, photographers, and influencers. The weekend included hikes, yoga, workshops, and campfires. But in the end, BoldBrew just wanted to create a memorable experience for these incredible women and see what would happen, what would be shared, and what would come out of it.

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Camp Season Sweepstakes

Christine Mitchell Adams August 25, 2016

Fun-filled days and starry nights - what could be better than camp season? To celebrate the National Park's 100th birthday, Teva is hosting an epic sweepstakes. The grand prize is a $500 shopping spree to, $5,000 in Visa cash cards towards your next adventure, and great gear for the trip from brands including Woolrich, Proof Eyewear, Red Bull, Hydroflask, Rumpl and Goal Zero. Ten runner-ups will get an equally sweet kit including gear from Fairends, Nipomo, Mizu, The New Primal, Goal Zero and Ursa Major Essential Face Wipes! Head this way to enter for your chance to win (official rules through the link).

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We're Hiring: UM looking for a cracker-jack Operations Manager

Christine Mitchell Adams July 12, 2016

We’re looking for a cracker-jack Operations Manager to join our growing team in Waterbury, VT. The ‘Ops Manager’ will be responsible for ensuring smooth, efficient and reliable operations to support our growing multi-channel business. Main responsibilities include:

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Decoding skin care labels

Christine Mitchell Adams June 22, 2016
Labels can be a little overwhelming. Have you ever wondered what 6M means? Or how to determine whether you can recycle a container? Well here's a nifty guide on how to read our product labels (and other skin care products), from expiration date to how to read the ingredient list. We hope this helps crack the code a little for you!

Making waves in the press

Christine Mitchell Adams May 25, 2016

We're buzzing along at our new HQ in Waterbury, so wanted to take a moment and share some of the incredible press we've received so far this year. Read on for some selected snippets... 

"This deodorant was awesome. It kept my pits smelling fresh all day. Highly, highly recommend." - NYLON

"Bold and citrusy, this lime and ginger-infused body wash is exactly what you need to scrub the crust out of your eyes and wake up in the morning." - GQ

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