At Kari Gran Skin Care we pride ourselves on the simplicity of our skin care line. The line consists of a 4-part system (Essential Serum, Cleansing Oil, Hydrating Tonic, and Three Sixty Five SPF). You can add the Essential Balm for some extra hydration or use as an alternative for Essential Serum, but our goal is to keep things simple and easy. We want our skin care products to work hard! That means finding multiple uses for one product or combining with other products in our line - think Tinted SPF or Liquid Foundation.
Our Cleansing oil is a great example of how one skin care product can be used in multiple ways. Read more below:
Use as a shaving oil: You just need a small amount and the best part, it’s one less product cluttering your sink or shower. Just apply dry, shave and rinse. That’s it! It’ll leave you with soft skin, and there’s no overpowering artificial smell for those who are sensitive to perfumes/fragrances. Not just for ladies either, read about one husband’s experience using Cleansing Oil here: https://karigran.com/blogs/news/shaving-with-oil
- Use as a makeup remover: Yes, our Cleansing Oil can absolutely be used all around and over eyes (though you know your eyes best, so if they are super sensitive, honor that). Because we use don’t include any soap or foaming agents, you don’t have to fear the stinging, watery eyes that come with most cleansers. The Cleansing Oil takes off all your makeup, including eye makeup and stubborn mascara. There is no need to use a separate makeup remover.
The only time you’ll want to avoid Cleansing Oils directly on the eyelids is if you’re batting some gorgeous lash extensions. Some of the natural oils in the product will actually break down the adhesive glue, kind of like when you use olive oil to remove sticker residue.
How much to use? I preach to use at least 8-10 pumps of Cleansing Oil for your entire face. You want a good “slip” so you don’t tug on your gentle skin. Especially around the eye area, make sure you have plenty of oil to work with, adding more as needed. This may feel like a lot of product, please don’t scrimp.
- Boost exfoliation You can use Cleansing Oil with a manual exfoliator such as a Clarisonic brush to add some additional exfoliation to your routine. Lisa actually does this as part of her regular routine. Kari can only do a few times a month. Apply the Cleansing Oil over your face, and when it’s nice and oiled up, use the exfoliator as you normally would. The usual 8-10 pumps of Cleansing Oil should do the trick, but don’t be afraid to use extra if you want even more slip as the exfoliator does its thing. Note, the brush will look pretty gross after, so give it a good cleaning with hot soapy water. I love Castile soap (just a few drops).
Once you’ve exfoliated, proceed with the washcloth/steaming step to remove all the oil from your face.
Not interested in heavy exfoliation? Just massage the oil on your face and neck, apply a hot (not scalding) washcloth to face and let cool. Rinse and repeat. Then, gently wipe face and neck with the washcloth to remove excess oil while providing a light, daily exfoliation.
A note, we recommend only using the Cleansing Oil at night, and then simply rinse your face with warm water and a clean washcloth in the morning. Using cleansers twice a day can strip already dry skin of moisture. However, if you live for a sweaty morning workout, then cleansing again is in order.