the truth serum

JUNE 01, 2016

Aging beautifully at 95: Carolyn Rosenblatt

June 01, 2016

Aging beautifully at 95: Carolyn Rosenblatt

This article was shared with permission from Forbes as part of an empowerment campaign, “Wear Yourself In,” led by eco-luxe skin care company Kari Gran. In response to the beauty industry pushing an impossible idea of flawless youth for years, the campaign encourages women to be kind to themselves, and their skin, as they reflect on beauty, aging, wisdom, and self-acceptance. ******************************* Imagine the memories a 93-year-old and a 95-year-old pair of friends have to share. Apparently, decades of fun times can be relived for quite awhile when they get together. My husband, Mikol and I dropped off his Mom,...

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JUNE 01, 2016

The truth about being forty: Lindsey Mead

June 01, 2016

The truth about being forty: Lindsey Mead

This article was shared with permission from HuffPost as part of an empowerment campaign, “Wear Yourself In,” led by eco-luxe skin care company Kari Gran. In response to the beauty industry pushing an impossible idea of flawless youth for years, the campaign encourages women to be kind to themselves, and their skin, as they reflect on beauty, aging, wisdom, and self-acceptance. ******************************* I turned 40 a couple of weeks ago. On the actual day, I woke up early at my parents’ house on the Massachusetts shore and drove with my husband, Matt, an hour to the camp where I spent...

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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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MAY 25, 2016

Why sixty is the new twenty: Sonja Lyubomirsky

May 25, 2016

Why sixty is the new twenty: Sonja Lyubomirsky

This article was shared with permission from Big Think as part of an empowerment campaign, “Wear Yourself In,” led by eco-luxe skin care company Kari Gran. In response to the beauty industry pushing an impossible idea of flawless youth for years, the campaign encourages women to be kind to themselves, and their skin, as they reflect on beauty, aging, wisdom, and self-acceptance. ******************************* One of the things that people dread the most is getting old, and the idea that the best years of your life are over or that you're on the downslope. I think that's really scary and really...

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MAY 20, 2016

10 Inspiring Female Celebs Who Own Their Age: The Kari Gran Team

May 20, 2016

10 Inspiring Female Celebs Who Own Their Age: The Kari Gran Team

This essay was written as part of an empowerment campaign, “Wear Yourself In,” led by eco-luxe skin care company Kari Gran. In response to the beauty industry pushing an impossible idea of flawless youth for years, the campaign encourages women to be kind to themselves, and their skin, as they reflect on beauty, aging, wisdom and self-acceptance. ******************************* Hollywood, land of the “young and beautiful,” is arguably one of the toughest places for aging women. But there are women in the limelight who are both showing and telling us that older is not only beautiful, but better. That older is...

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MAY 16, 2016

Comfortable in my own skin: Lisa Strain

May 16, 2016

Comfortable in my own skin: Lisa Strain

This essay was written as part of an empowerment campaign, “Wear Yourself In,” led by eco-luxe skin care company Kari Gran. In response to the beauty industry pushing an impossible idea of flawless youth for years, the campaign encourages women to be kind to themselves, and their skin, as they reflect on beauty, aging, wisdom, and self-acceptance. Lisa is the co-founder of Kari Gran, which she and her longtime friend - Kari Gran, the namesake of the brand - launched after long and successful careers in the real estate business. As the one who originally inspired Kari to take the leap,...

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MAY 01, 2016

Happy 50th birthday to me: Sally Bjornsen

May 01, 2016

Happy 50th birthday to me: Sally Bjornsen

This essay was written as part of an empowerment campaign, “Wear Yourself In,” led by eco-luxe skin care company Kari Gran. In response to the beauty industry pushing an impossible idea of flawless youth for years, the campaign encourages women to be kind to themselves, and their skin, as they reflect on beauty, aging, wisdom, and self-acceptance. Sally Bjornsen spent more than twenty years at a variety of advertising agencies and consumer product companies. Realizing her love for photography and the creative process, Sally started Sally Bjornsen Represents in 2002 and has since grown to include several photographers specializing in...

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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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APRIL 15, 2016

My second act: Kari Gran

April 15, 2016

My second act: Kari Gran

This essay was written as part of an empowerment campaign, “Wear Yourself In,” led by eco-luxe skin care company Kari Gran. In response to the beauty industry pushing an impossible idea of flawless youth for years, the campaign encourages women to be kind to themselves, and their skin, as they reflect on beauty, aging, wisdom, and self-acceptance. Kari Gran, the namesake of the brand, was a successful real estate broker, who - when diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder - began searching for natural alternatives to the beauty products she was long obsessed with. Yearning for something simple and elegant, she turned...

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APRIL 15, 2016

FRESHEN UP ANY LIP COLOR FOR SPRING

April 15, 2016

FRESHEN UP ANY LIP COLOR FOR SPRING

Spring is the perfect for the resurgence of pastels like Pantone’s 2016 Colors of the Year, Rose Quartz and Serenity. But if you are anything like me, your style is a combo of black and neutrals with a pop of color here and there. The great thing about fashion and beauty today is that you no longer have to limit your colors by seasons. Black nails in spring? Go for it. How about a bold classic red top? Yes, please. You are no longer required to play by the rules, but let’s say you are looking to freshen up your...

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