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.

JULY 10, 2018

Ingredient Spotlight: Red Raspberry Seed Oil

July 10, 2018

Ingredient Spotlight: Red Raspberry Seed Oil

Summertime is here and the raspberry season is upon us. Nothing compares to a fresh, seasonal raspberry – it just does not disappoint. So, when the idea presented itself to use local Red Raspberry Seed Oil in our line, I was all in. I love Red Raspberry Seed Oil as an ingredient in our sunscreen because it is a rich source of Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids. Plus, Red Raspberry Seed Oil has natural antioxidants, including Vitamin E, that combat damaging free radicals generated by sunlight and environmental stressors. Paired with other ingredients like Macadamia Nut Oil,...

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MAY 14, 2018

Collagen and the Power of Golden Fuel - Guest blog by, Minna Lee

May 14, 2018

Collagen and the Power of Golden Fuel - Guest blog by, Minna Lee

You just never know when you’ll meet someone who will rock your world in the most unexpected place. In this case, I had the true pleasure of meeting a fellow entrepreneur who just happened to have the same issue with the autoimmune disease, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Minna had the light bulb idea to create a product that was both incredibly tasty and a great little multitasker with ingredients like turmeric and healthy fats that support my compromised immune system which is under constant stress as a result of inflammation. We instantly connected after the event for Credo Beauty in Brooklyn which...

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APRIL 15, 2018

3 Ways to Use Cleansing Oil

April 15, 2018

3 Ways to Use Cleansing Oil

The Kari Gran edited essentials are created with a “less is more” approach that not only saves time, it also protects the skin from enduring too much. Each product in our customizable collection is as effective and multi-functional as it is luxurious.  Our Essential Cleansing Oil is a great example of how one product can be used in multiple ways.  Use as a shaving oil: You just need a small amount and the best part, it’s one less product cluttering your sink or shower. Just apply dry, shave and rinse. That’s it! It’ll leave you with soft skin, and there’s...

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JANUARY 29, 2018

Winter Sports Enthusiasts Guide to Skin Care

January 29, 2018

Winter Sports Enthusiasts Guide to Skin Care

Wintertime isn't a season we often equate to increased sun exposure. It's often cold and overcast during this time of year so rarely do we feel the need to lather and protect our skin with sunscreens. When we're out in the snow or on ice so much of our attention is on staying warm and avoiding turning into a snowman, but the real danger is UV light and we are exposed to it year-round. If you thought winter weather would save you, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, up to 80% of the suns ultraviolet rays are able to penetrate...

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JANUARY 15, 2018

5 Sunscreen Myths We Don’t Subscribe To

January 15, 2018

5 Sunscreen Myths We Don’t Subscribe To

Myth #1: Having a darker complexion means I don’t need as much sunscreen.  Although it is true that fairer skin is more susceptible to sunburn than darker skin, it doesn't mean that UV light damage isn't occurring in people with darker skin types. Darker skin types are susceptible to UV damage too. Myth #2:  I don’t need sunscreen on overcast or cold days. When the weather isn’t so special, we often forget that the sun is still emitting damaging UV light on our skin. Our Earth's atmosphere naturally blocks some UV radiation, but approximately 80% of the radiation still reaches...

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JANUARY 08, 2018

3 Easy Tips for Choosing the Right Sunscreen

January 08, 2018

3 Easy Tips for Choosing the Right Sunscreen

One of the most important beauty rules: always wearing sunscreen. The UV rays can do some serious damage, so make sure to have protection on before walking out the door – even on cloudy days. Here are 3 easy tips for choosing the right sunscreen to keep you protected all year long.  1.) Go Broad-Spectrum There are two types of damaging rays to consider when choosing a sunscreen: UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin to break down collagen and elastin and cause premature aging on the skin, a process called photoaging. UVB rays are burning...

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JANUARY 01, 2018

84% of All Women Skip Sunscreen

January 01, 2018

84% of All Women Skip Sunscreen

Can you believe it? According to a recent survey we conducted, 84% of women aren’t doing one of the easiest things to prevent photoaging, wearing sunscreen, despite the fact, ever-present UVA rays have been linked to skin aging*. Here’s the thing – both UVA and UVB rays are damaging, though in different ways. The easy way to remember it is – UVA (aging) and UVB (burning). UVB rays can cause reddening and burning and are the most intense in bright sunshine, which is why people tend to wear sunscreen during the sunny summer months. UVA rays, however, are present daily, even when it’s cool...

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NOVEMBER 13, 2017

Ingredient Spotlight: SUNFLOWER OIL

November 13, 2017

Ingredient Spotlight: SUNFLOWER OIL

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 Essential 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...

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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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SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

5 Skin Care Myths We Don’t Subscribe To

September 22, 2017

5 Skin Care Myths We Don’t Subscribe To

Myth #1: It’s ok to sleep in makeup if you don’t do it every day. It’s never a good idea to sleep in your makeup – even just once. Makeup and especially makeup brushes can harbor bacteria which can lead to breakouts and skin irritation. This is why we love to keep clean and green facial cleansing wipes like these on hand for those days you just can’t bother. Myth # 2: You’re not really exfoliating if it isn’t rough and gritty. Remember that apricot scrub from the way back machine? Scrubs like these can often irritate skin and cause...

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