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.

JANUARY 28, 2020

How to Take Care of Skin in Winter Naturally

January 28, 2020

How to Take Care of Skin in Winter Naturally

Winter can be harsh, especially on our skin, which tends to become drier and more sensitive this time of year.  Give your skin a little more TLC this season.  Take a peek at Kari’s Winter Skin Care Essentials, all meant to help your skin glow all season long. HOW’S YOUR SKIN BARRIER?         This is the skin you present to the world. The skin barrier is science-speak for the outermost layer of your skin, which keeps moisture in and damaging elements (like bacteria and free radicals) out.    A healthy skin barrier is vital to keeping skin hydrated, plump, firm, and...

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JANUARY 16, 2020

Can I Use Red Raspberry Seed Oil As Sunscreen?

January 16, 2020

Can I Use Red Raspberry Seed Oil As Sunscreen?

Red Raspberry Seed Oil may sound like a lovely natural sunscreen alternative.  No chemicals or toxins - just pure goodness from a delicious source. Sounds nice, right? Let’s take a closer look. Recently there was quite a bit of buzz about using Red Raspberry Seed Oil as a sunscreen after a Canadian study found characteristics of red raspberry seed oil offer a UVA and UVB protection rating similar to that of titanium dioxide (28-50 SPF for UVB rays and 8 SPF against UVA rays). Fortunately, sunscreens happen to be one of the only skin care products subject to a rigorous set...

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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...

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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. ...

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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...

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OCTOBER 14, 2019

Castor Oil: Today's Multi-tasking Ingredient

October 14, 2019

Castor Oil: Today's Multi-tasking Ingredient

The Castor Oil plant is one of the oldest cultivated crops in human history, dating back about 4,000 years!   Castor oil (Ricinus communis) is made from pressing the seeds of castor beans, producing an oil thicker than olive oil, with a pale yellow color.   Cleopatra kept a stash for her beauty rituals (the Queen of the Nile was such a trendsetter).  The story goes that she especially liked how it made her hair shiny – making it perhaps the world’s first conditioner.  So why is such an ancient ingredient getting so much buzz today?   Essentially, it’s getting a rebrand.  As...

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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...

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SEPTEMBER 04, 2019

Is It Possible to Moisturize From the Inside Out?

September 04, 2019

Is It Possible to Moisturize From the Inside Out?

I was recently reading a blog on the Lanshin site https://www.lanshin.com/blog/the-gospel-of-hydration-for-saving-your-skin and I was completely  captivated by the idea of approaching the idea of drinking 8 glasses of water in a different way, here’s what sold me “If you know me, you know I love this book. If you see me at work, I literally do not shut up about it. When I suggest better hydrating, many patients say to me, "but I drink SO much water!" And then I ask them to take a picture of my Quench book and order it, asap.” I ordered it.  Asap.  There’s a chapter that really...

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AUGUST 23, 2019

The Wrap Up: Facial Tool Reviews

August 23, 2019

The Wrap Up: Facial Tool Reviews

It’s hard to believe my little summer project has come to an end and I’ve consistently been doing something for the past two months. Did you catch that extra special word consistently?  I know myself and I’ve got a somewhat limited attention span and the key is consistency. I ended up throwing one more tool into the mix after I was contacted by the Lanshin Treatment Studio with an offer to try out the Lanshin Pro tool.  It’s essentially the Swiss Army Knife of the Gua Sha tools as far as I can tell.  I didn’t originally run out and...

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AUGUST 09, 2019

Daily Habits for Healthier Skin

August 09, 2019

Daily Habits for Healthier Skin

As more women learn about healthy skin habits, their preference for products made with simple, clean and naturally derived ingredients has never been more pronounced. The word is out: When you nourish your skin with the nutrients it needs, it shows. Practice these habits for healthy skin to reveal your inner and outer glow: Use a gentle cleanser once a day Cleaning your face at the end of your day is an absolute must. Throughout the day, our skin is exposed to any number of irritants including environmental pollutants, literal dirt from contact with our hands or our kids (and...

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