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JUNE 09, 2017

MEET "JEANNIE," OUR BERRY BEAUTIFUL NEW LIP WHIP

June 09, 2017

MEET "JEANNIE," OUR BERRY BEAUTIFUL NEW LIP WHIP

Join us in saying a big hello to the newest addition to our Lip Whip line, Jeannie, making an entrance just in time for the summer season! This rich berry shade with a hint of shimmer adds a bit of effortless glam to any situation during these warm summer months and beyond. So, what inspired the new shade? Well that’s simple – none other than our resident “skin chef,” Jeannie Oliver. Since joining the team in 2016, she has been our go-to for everything, providing health tips and tricks, and helping customers navigate the world of food, fitness and overall...

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MAY 15, 2017

Ingredient Spotlight: FRENCH PLUM KERNEL OIL

May 15, 2017

Ingredient Spotlight: FRENCH PLUM KERNEL OIL

I was delighted to cross paths with the lovely carrier oil, French Plum Kernel Oil, when researching new materials years ago. The plant oil world is vast and I feel really lucky to get to play with those who spark my curiosity when developing a new product.    When considering a new ingredient, one of the most important things first and foremost is the smell. I know myself well enough to understand that no matter how good something is for me to eat or put on my skin, if the smell is off-putting, there’s no way I’ll come back to it. But I...

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APRIL 24, 2017

A ROSE IS A ROSE IS A ROSE... EXCEPT WHEN IT'S ROSEHIP OIL

April 24, 2017

A ROSE IS A ROSE IS A ROSE... EXCEPT WHEN IT'S ROSEHIP OIL

Not to be confused with rose essential oil, rosehip come from the "hips," the small fruit seeds found behind the flowers, which are left once the roses have bloomed and lost their petals. Its botanical name is Rosa Canina Fruit, commonly known as rosehip seed oil. We source rosehip oil made from organic, cold pressed rosehip seeds. Rosehip oil has a subtle woody smell — it doesn't have a rosy fragrance like you might expect since it's not made from the flower. The color can range from a deep golden hue to a rich red-orange to a light-yellow color. It’s...

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MAY 25, 2016

SPF HAS FINALLY ARRIVED!

May 25, 2016

SPF HAS FINALLY ARRIVED!

Introducing Kari Gran Three Sixty Five SPF 28! The first addition to the skin care line ever — no really EVER! Our SPF is a physical block  broad-spectrum sunscreen that not only protects you from the UV-Burning rays, but the UV-Aging rays too. Broad-spectrum sunscreens protect against both UVA, rays that age the skin, and UVB, rays that burn skin. Both types of UV radiation have been linked to cancer. FACT: UV-Aging rays are present in all light so sunscreen should be worn daily. Please use Three Sixty Five everyday — rain or shine! Two of our favorite ingredients in Three...

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APRIL 22, 2016

EARTH DAY EVERYDAY

April 22, 2016

EARTH DAY EVERYDAY

Our friend and green beauty muse, Sophie Uliano has some great insight on how the green industry sees Earth day and even better tips and tricks on how to turn Earth Day into everyday in your life. “Around here at Gorgeously Green, Earth Day is like our Christmas. Many years ago, Earth Day served as my inspiration to change my life, become more green, and get serious about living a healthy life. For me, Earth Day is about celebrating clean air, clean land and clean water. The resources we all need to be truly healthy. And although cleaning up pollutants...

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JANUARY 19, 2016

WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL WITH INGREDIENTS

January 19, 2016

WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL WITH INGREDIENTS

First and foremost, if you put something on your skin and it irritates it, please, please discontinue use. Even the best ingredients that are organically sourced or non-GMO can be irritating to some. I like to use the strawberry analogy: Strawberries are little powerhouses of goodness but some people are terribly allergic to them and get really sick. Secondly, please look at what you put ON your body in the same way you do when you put something IN your body. Ever look at a food label while grocery shopping? It pays to read your beauty labels as well. Thankfully most of us...

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APRIL 29, 2015

DETOX Q&A WITH DR. CHRISTINE SCHAFFNER

April 29, 2015

DETOX Q&A WITH DR. CHRISTINE SCHAFFNER

If you haven’t heard, we are throwing a party tomorrow with a panel of experts who will be talking about beauty, wellness and nutrition. Our friend and expert on all things detox, Dr. Christine Schaffner will be explaining the importance of your routes to out as well as how you can rock the detox. To get you started, we have a quick Q&A to demystify detox. KG: Tell us a little about your background, what you do and how you use both conventional and naturopathic medicine in your practice. DR: I believe it’s vital to establish a strong health foundation...

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APRIL 20, 2015

DR. SCHAFFNER’S ESSENTIAL MEDCAST: KARI GRAN

April 20, 2015

DR. SCHAFFNER’S ESSENTIAL MEDCAST: KARI GRAN

Keeping in the theme of detox and overall wellness, we would like to share Dr. Christine Schaffner’s podcasts, Essential Medcast. It’s a great resource to learn from not only Dr. Schaffner but her network as well. In March, Dr. Schaffner and I chatted about green beauty and skin care. We discussed the links between diet and your skin. Something that I think people often forget is that skin care starts with what you put in your body not on your body. In other words hydration and a healthy diet are as crucial to your routine as your cleanser and moisturizer....

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APRIL 08, 2015

ROCK THE DETOX

April 08, 2015

ROCK THE DETOX

As you know by now we are in our fourth month of the Dozen Little Things challenge. For those of you who are just jumping on board this is our way of committing to twelve small, incremental changes throughout the year (one per month) that we can implement easily. The point is to focus on things that will over time, translate into twelve new healthy habits. Join us, it’s never too late to start. We are giving spring-cleaning a new meaning for April. Our theme this month is to Detox. Many people cringe when they hear the word, anticipating deprivation...

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FEBRUARY 27, 2015

KIND INITIATIVES

February 27, 2015

KIND INITIATIVES

A choice we have made as a company is to try to live everyday with gratitude and to share in our abundance. In an effort to make this choice a reality we’ve adopted a kind initiative to give back through WonderWork, an organization committed to saving the lives of children and their families by providing free, life-changing surgeries. For every dollar you spend with Kari Gran, we donate 1% to the cause. Whether it’s a lip whip or system purchase, you are helping to change lives. We love to shop locally with other companies who have similar initiatives, and here...

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