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.

MARCH 13, 2020

What Does it Mean to Buy Non-GMO Skin Care Products?

March 13, 2020

GMO is the acronym for Genetically Modified Organism. More specifically, according to the World Health Organization, GMOs are “organisms in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in such a way that does not occur naturally.” This alteration is most commonly achieved by combining genetic fragments of two different organisms or inserting DNA from one organism into another. As Healthline explains, advocates of GMOs say that they help crops resist insects and disease, tolerate extreme weather and drought conditions, and yield greater harvests. They also claim that GMOs can enhance the nutritional value of plants. However, critics point out...

Read more
MARCH 11, 2020

What are the Best Antioxidants for your Skin?

March 11, 2020

What are the Best Antioxidants for your Skin?

Antioxidants work wonders for our bodies and our skin, fighting against free radicals and improving our complexion. Antioxidants are abundant in nature, so how do you know which are the best for your skin? The truth is each source offers its own set of benefits. Best Sources of Antioxidants for Skin Some sources of antioxidants are better than others—proven to be more potent, natural, or contain other beneficial essentials. We recommend that you always choose Non-GMO and organic ingredients as sources of antioxidants whenever possible. Some of our favorite sources of antioxidants to use in our skin care include: Tocopherol...

Read more
MARCH 05, 2020

Is Castor Oil Safe for Your Skin?

March 05, 2020

Is Castor Oil Safe for Your Skin?

Castor oil is a type of vegetable oil that is derived by cold-pressing castor seeds and then heating it. Many of us probably correlate the name of this natural oil with the old-fashioned remedy for constipation, or as the trick for inducing labor. What you may not know, though, is that there are many castor oil benefits for the skin. Is castor oil good for skin? YES! Unlike the often synthetic and sometimes toxic ingredients found in many traditional skin care products, organic castor oil is a naturally derived product that can ward off a variety of skin concerns and...

Read more
FEBRUARY 07, 2020

How Can I Hydrate my Skin Naturally?

February 07, 2020

How Can I Hydrate my Skin Naturally?

Dehydrated skin can cause uncomfortable tightness, flaking, and even a dullness in appearance. So how can you break the cycle of dry skin? And how can you keep it hydrated naturally? Read on for tips about how to maintain your skin’s hydration level and keep it looking and feeling its very best. How to hydrate dehydrated skin #1 Check your physical environment. Environment, both indoors and out, plays a critical role in how our skin reacts. Exposure to air born pollutants and the sun, hot showers, and home heating can all leave our skin feeling a bit thirsty. Ways to...

Read more
FEBRUARY 05, 2020

What Are the Essential Skincare Products?

February 05, 2020

What Are the Essential Skincare Products?

There are so many skin care products on the market today, it’s overwhelming. Do you really need to add another “specially-formulated” product to your skin care routine? The short answer is – No. Simplicity is the key, fewer products that are better made and for you.  Our edited essentials (we believe) are the only essential skin care products you need.  #1 Cleansing Oil – The market is flooded with cleansers that are too harsh. In search of that “clean” feeling, consumers end up with products that leave their skin feeling tight (which is bad) or even slightly parched after cleansing; an...

Read more
JANUARY 31, 2020

Can Bath Oil Be Used as Body Oil?

January 31, 2020

Can Bath Oil Be Used as Body Oil?

Absolutely, yes, you should use your bath oil as body oil! Bath oils are an amazing way to add a little more nourishment, luxury, and relaxation to bath time. They can also add a targeted boost of hydration to the skin at any time. Our motto is “less is more,” which is why we adore simple, high-quality products that can multi-task from bathing to primping. While you’re at it, replace your daily moisturizer with that bath and body oil! Who needs so many bottles of things that can serve the same purpose? Other Bath Oil Uses Not surprisingly, your bottle...

Read more
NOVEMBER 05, 2019

The Power of Pumpkin Seed Oil for Skin

November 05, 2019

The Power of Pumpkin Seed Oil for Skin

Did you know that Pumpkin seed oil is pure goodness for your skin? It’s also the most gorgeous shade of green I’ve seen. Pumpkin seed oil is also known as "green gold" —some have called it the greatest thing since coconut oil.  We won’t get into that debate, but it’s undeniably an effective and healthy nutrient for skin. I do love an ingredient you put in and on your body.  At KGHQ we leave little bowls of organic pumpkin seeds out for snacking as they are a great nutritional source of magnesium, protein, zinc, and iron. Just look at what...

Read more
NOVEMBER 05, 2019

The Benefits of Amla Oil

November 05, 2019

The Benefits of Amla Oil

Amla, otherwise known as Indian Gooseberry had long been on my list of ingredients I wanted to use. If you’re familiar with our line, you know that we don’t come out with new things on the regular. Only when I feel like there’s something really missing and that I would truly use every day, does it make it into the lineup. That is why I created our Body and Bath Oil. Amla oil had intrigued me for some time. It’s a marvel at locking in moisture. And is naturally rich in Vitamin C, Omega-3 and Omega- 6 essential fatty acids. ...

Read more
NOVEMBER 05, 2019

Sesame Oil for Your Skin

November 05, 2019

Sesame Oil for Your Skin

Ever wonder what tops my “Favorite Things” list? A luxurious soak in the tub. I’ve always been a bath girl.  Not only does it feel a bit indulgent but it also allows time for me to multitask and get my meditation in.  It’s one of the best ways I know to be calm and clear. Cut to the production room, I carved out some time to create my idea of a perfect blend of ultra-moisturizing oils for the body, (many I hadn’t played with before) making sure it felt like they were related to the skincare line but just a...

Read more
OCTOBER 14, 2019

Environmentally Stressed Skin: What it is and How to Stop it

October 14, 2019

Environmentally Stressed Skin: What it is and How to Stop it

You try and get enough sleep, drink water, take your makeup off before bed, and moisturize faithfully. But your skin still looks tired and irritated. Sound familiar? You might have environmentally stressed skin (and you’re definitely not alone).   What is environmentally stressed skin? Everyone deals with stress. Whether it’s the daily commute, managing the kids’ busy schedules, getting to the gym, or even just deciding what to make for dinner every night- stress is part of life. Let it get to us though, and life’s daily annoyances can take their toll on our health, including our skin. But personal...

Read more