skin care guides

At Kari Gran, we believe that every woman, regardless of her age or skin type, deserves an honest, easy-to-maintain skin care routine that nourishes her skin effectively with naturally derived ingredients. We believe there’s more that unites us than divides us, yet the beauty industry has been playing to our differences for as long as anyone can remember; with a new product for every little worry and formulas that treat symptoms rather than providing the nourishment that skin truly needs. Kari Gran offers women a clean, honest alternative to skin care because we believe that Mother Nature knows best when it comes to the care and feeding of our skin. We believe that the best skin care products are made with pure, simple ingredients such as organic botanical oils.

In our skin care guides, we’ll explore healthy lifestyle choices, skin care trends, current noteworthy literature, popular wellness rituals, and much more. We are committed to helping women find an elegant skin care solution that adapts to the needs of real life and places value on health and hydration over youth and perfection.

NOVEMBER 16, 2020

Skincare for Aging Skin

November 16, 2020

Skincare for Aging Skin

We don’t call it aging, we call it living. Let’s be honest, we all change as the years pass, and our skin is no exception.  Our goal is to gratefully embrace where we are in our lives at this moment.  While we know that we can’t hang on to our 20-year old face forever, we may still hear the tiny voice of vanity whispering “But I still want to look good.”  That’s not an impossible dream.  At Kari Gran, we believe in the “Less is more” approach—there’s no need to overdo it by using a dozen products, despite the enticing...

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NOVEMBER 12, 2020

Skincare for Dark Spots

November 12, 2020

Skincare for Dark Spots

There are many clean beauty skincare products to choose from that will help with dark spots you already have and help prevent any more from showing up. Here are my favorites (sure, I might be a bit biased, but I really believe this is exceptional skincare!)   Skincare Ingredients For Preventing Dark Spots. SPF, SPF, SPF. This is the number one thing you can do for your skin, and that includes preventing dark spots. As dark spots are created from UV damage, aka sun damage. I know sunscreen isn't the sexiest or newest skincare ingredient, but it is still the...

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OCTOBER 15, 2020

Are Tinted Moisturizers with SPF Enough To Protect Skin?

October 15, 2020

Are Tinted Moisturizers with SPF Enough To Protect Skin?

Indeed they can be if you choose wisely. Check that label! The ideal sheer coverage tinted moisturizer with SPF should include a broad-spectrum, physical sunscreen with an SPF factor of 15 or above that also has moisturizing, antioxidant ingredients. You'll want a clean sunscreen, make sure you pick one that’s paraben-free, fragrance free and contains zinc oxide as its active ingredient.  What Does a Tinted Moisturizer with SPF Do? Hydrating tinted moisturizer with spf can cross off two important skincare essentials in one time-saving product: protect and treat your skin while giving your complexion a sheer light coverage.  For years...

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OCTOBER 02, 2020

Skincare for Women Over 50

October 02, 2020

 We don't call it aging—we call it living. As I'm quickly rounding the corner to birthday #52, I think I'm well qualified to talk about skincare for the more mature audience!  In fact, I'm there.   Rather than dealing with a complicated, fussy, million-step skincare routine, I've found I'm happiest in the “less is more” lane.  However, I would be remiss if I didn’t start this conversation with a critical question. Are you wearing broad-spectrum sunscreen every single day? I think a skincare routine without sunscreen is pointless. Can't take credit for that line, I read it somewhere, and now I can’t stop...

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

Why Kari Gran Uses Clean Beauty

September 30, 2020

Why Kari Gran Uses Clean Beauty

Can you remember an “Aha!” moment in your life?  It’s an expression we’ve all heard—Oprah’s definition is now officially in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “A moment of sudden inspiration, insight, recognition or comprehension." Kari’s big Aha! Moment came when she discovered in her 20’s that she had autoimmune disorder. Fast forward to her 40’s, this diagnosis inspired her to create her own version of clean skincare. Aha! Kari Gran Skincare was born. She decided that her ideal formula would be totally “clean” skincare, without known toxic chemicals, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, endocrine disrupting preservatives or synthetic fragrance. She focused on...

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SEPTEMBER 17, 2020

How To Build a Simple Skincare Routine

September 17, 2020

How To Build a Simple Skincare Routine

Here at Kari Gran, we're all about simplicity. That's why we're devotees of a streamlined, simple skincare routine that takes only a few minutes but delivers all the protection and pampering your skin craves.   What Is a Simple Skin Care Routine? We believe taking care of your skin should be enjoyable because that's what will encourage you to maintain a routine. We think using the fewest products to achieve maximum results is the way to go. In fact, Dr. Cybele Fishman, a dermatologist in New York City, believes: "I think people do too much to their skin and often...

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SEPTEMBER 16, 2020

Beauty Begins with Natural Sunscreen

September 16, 2020

Beauty Begins with Natural Sunscreen

Natural is one of our favorite words.  Sunscreen is another. Put the two together and you’ve got our idea of an essential skincare product, Natural Sunscreen.  We do our best to eat clean natural foods and we seek the same in skincare and beauty products. Sunscreen is no exception.  Using sunscreen every day is the easiest way to protect your skin from sun damage, early aging, and brown spots. Prevention is the best way to keep your skin looking young, healthy, and beautiful.  Go Broad-Spectrum So what exactly is broad-spectrum sunscreen? It protects skin from both types of ultraviolet radiation: UVA and UVB....

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SEPTEMBER 08, 2020

Work Smarter, Not Harder: How to Exfoliate with a Washcloth

September 08, 2020

Work Smarter, Not Harder: How to Exfoliate with a Washcloth

Here at Kari Gran Skincare, we believe skincare should be simple, luxurious, and effective. As stewards of your skin, we follow the Hippocratic Oath: first, do no harm. That’s the genuine reason why it’s taken us years to offer a solution in our range for exfoliation. Simply because we refused to settle for anything short of sustainable when it came to both our delicate facial skin and the planet. Introducing the Luxe Exfoliating Washcloth. Handmade by a small, local women-owned business, this European Linen and Italian Turkish Terry cloth is perfect for weekly use with the Kari Gran Cleansing Oil....

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SEPTEMBER 03, 2020

What Is The Difference Between Clean Beauty and Natural Beauty?

September 03, 2020

 So many similar words are bandied about when talking about skincare—clean, natural, organic, pure—it can make your head spin with confusion. If you've ever wondered: "are clean beauty products the same as natural beauty products?” you're not alone. The truth is there's a lot of overlap within these terms. Definitions can get tricky because there's no strict regulation or industry consensus around the claims of '"clean"' and "natural." This means each beauty brand can tout their products however they like, pretty much. Here at Kari Gran, we've spent a good dealt of time considering this question ourselves. And we've come...

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AUGUST 31, 2020

A Twist On An Essential

August 31, 2020

A Twist On An Essential

By Contributing Writer, Michael Monicatti What’s the number one concern I’m met with when I speak to clients about their skin? Aging. And of course, it is. We’re all a little vain and we still care about how we show up in the world, even underneath our masks.  Although most of us, in time, learn to respect our fine lines, wrinkles, and sunspots for the laughter, wisdom, and years that have created them, we still strive to delay those signs of aging as long as we possibly can. Sourcing unheard-of, exotic ingredients and rattling off claims that seem too good...

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