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NOVEMBER 13, 2017

Ingredient Spotlight: SUNFLOWER OIL – MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY FACE

November 13, 2017

Ingredient Spotlight: SUNFLOWER OIL – MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY FACE

At Kari Gran, we pride ourselves on choosing nutrient-rich ingredients that benefit the skin in more ways than one. One of our favorites? Sunflower oil. Essential sunflower oil, found in a handful of our products such as our Cleansing Oil, Essential Serum, and signature Lip Whips, is essential to our bodies’ health as it is packed with vitamins and nutrients that strengthen our bodies, both internally and externally. Here are just a few wonders on how sunflower oil works: Sunflower oil has a higher source of Vitamin E than any other vegetable oil, and the vitamin acts as an antioxidant....

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NOVEMBER 05, 2017

Spend Less Time Cooking and More Time Enjoying

November 05, 2017

Spend Less Time Cooking and More Time Enjoying

I don’t know about you, but everyone I know is super busy. Every client who comes into my office seems to be juggling long work hours, a demanding career and family obligations while trying to maintain a social life and some semblance of a healthy lifestyle.  The number-one reason people give me for why they don’t eat well or exercise is lack of time. Self-care seems to be the first thing to go out the window when we get overwhelmed and busy.  Luckily you don't have to spend countless hours cooking or prepping meals each week to maintain a healthy...

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NOVEMBER 03, 2017

INTRODUCING: THE KARI GRAN BATH SOAK

November 03, 2017

INTRODUCING: THE KARI GRAN BATH SOAK

Looking at our skin care system on the bathroom counter not long ago, we had a lightbulb moment. Why not take our eco-luxe treatment to the next step - to the tub? And voila, Kari Gran’s new bath soak was born. Kari Gran’s Bath Soak is a treat for your whole body, like a pampering visit to a spa. The bath salts and oils are packaged separately to ensure maximum freshness of the aromatic essential oil. The Bath Soak is a beautiful blend of mineral-rich Magnesium Flakes and Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, which gives the product a whispery blush hue....

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NOVEMBER 03, 2017

How To Create Your Own At Home Spa

November 03, 2017

How To Create Your Own At Home Spa

Who doesn’t enjoy some pampering at a lovely spa? Especially now that the days are shorter and nights are cooler, doesn’t a sumptuous bath sound inviting? While it’s not always an option to visit a professional spa, with a little prep you can create a soothing interlude in your own bathroom. Some tips to creating a tranquil environment for your own personal “Time Out.” THE ESSENTIALS Preparation is key. Start with a good cleaning — nothing beats a bath in a sparkling clean bathroom. You’ll want everything you need at hand so once you dip into the tub, you don’t have...

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NOVEMBER 01, 2017

This is the dessert phase of my life: Robin McGraw

November 01, 2017

This is the dessert phase of my life: Robin McGraw

This article was shared with permission from The Fine Line 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. ******************************* My outlook on aging, as with most things, comes down to a choice. From a very young age, I’ve always been a person who makes a choice and sticks to it. Every day I choose to live my life...

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OCTOBER 20, 2017

Introducing the Essential Balm

October 20, 2017

Introducing the Essential Balm

Just in time for dry winter skin, Kari Gran Skin Care is adding a new eco-luxe moisturizer to the line: Introducing the Essential Balm It’s been over a year since we introduced our ThreeSixtyFive SPF 28, and we considered carefully when thinking about a new product to complement our existing skin care line.  A big part of the decision was the frequent requests we’ve gotten from customers for an eye cream, hand cream, body lotion and a richer multitasker that can treat many areas. We balanced this need with our mission of staying true to our philosophy to keep skin...

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OCTOBER 13, 2017

One Mini Kit, Two Scents, Many Uses

October 13, 2017

One Mini Kit, Two Scents, Many Uses

Whether you’re looking for travel sizes or an easy yet thoughtful gift, the Kari Gran Mini Kit has got you covered. TSA-approved the Mini Kit allows for more room in your suitcase without compromising your clean green beauty routine. Take your kit with you to the gym or even the occasional overnight sleepover. Split up the minis and use them separately. Put a mini Cleansing Oil in the shower to use as a shaving oil (just apply dry, shave and rinse.) Keep a mini Hydrating Tonic on your desk for a quick afternoon pick me up and spritz away all...

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OCTOBER 13, 2017

“Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” – Atul Gawande

October 13, 2017

“Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” – Atul Gawande

“Well, you’ve got your health.” My dad would say this to me often when I was young and tearfully making some problem bigger than it needed to be. Having undergone two open-heart surgeries, he understood how much of a gift good health is, and how precarious it can be.  Atul Gawande, a surgeon, and a writer for the New Yorker, a professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, writes clearly and compassionately about the realities of aging and dealing with terminal issues. We live in a culture that glorifies youth and supports the fantasy of...

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OCTOBER 06, 2017

Fat Was Never the Bad Guy

October 06, 2017

Fat Was Never the Bad Guy

The Secret’s Out on the Sugar Industry Having grown up int he 80's and 90's I was one of those who fell prey to the high carb low fat diet craze and it took me years to reverse the damage it did to my health and my waistline. Luckily we now know better and the truth is finally coming out. A report published in the JAMA Internal Medicine on Sep. 12, 2016 revealed that the sugar industry paid scientists in the ’60s to shift the focus from sugar as a link to heart disease and blame saturated fat instead. The New York...

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OCTOBER 04, 2017

Pursuing the path of joy: Kaia Roman

October 04, 2017

Pursuing the path of joy: Kaia Roman

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. Kaia is the author of the new book, The Joy Plan (Sourcebooks, July 2017). She teaches Mindfulness to elementary school students in Santa Cruz, California and is a blogger for mindbodygreen and other sites. ******************************* Last year, we asked author Kaia Roman to share her thoughts...

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