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 15, 2019

Kari’s Double Take on Cleansing

January 15, 2019

Kari’s Double Take on Cleansing

My skin is dry…really dry (like Sahara Desert dry).  Thanks to a cranky thyroid (or lack thereof) I have super dry skin and hair.  The thought of using a double cleanse system has never had any great appeal to me. I don't feel you need multiple products to thoroughly cleanse your skin. And don't get me started on micellar water. Anyway, back to my point. Fast forward to an evening where I was using the Essential Cleansing Oil to remove my makeup and sunscreen. That day had been one where I wore more makeup than usual for photography. I felt like there...

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OCTOBER 22, 2018

PUMPKIN POWER: 4 WAYS TO TREAT YOUR SKIN

October 22, 2018

PUMPKIN POWER: 4 WAYS TO TREAT YOUR SKIN

Our famous Halloween icon also packs a powerful punch when it comes to nutrients, making it a winner for your skin. Here are four ways to take advantages of pumpkin properties – like alpha hydroxy acid and Vitamins A, C and E – to help your skin glow, no candle required. DrinkPumpkin Seed MilkSoak 1 cup seeds in water overnight. Hang in mesh bag to dry. Blend with 4 cups water in Vitamix. Strain into jar and squeeze milk through pulp. Keeps in fridge for 5 days. SnackRoasted Pumpkin SeedsWash raw seeds. Boil seeds in salted water for 10 minutes...

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SEPTEMBER 17, 2018

FALL ESSENTIALS

September 17, 2018

FALL ESSENTIALS

It’s that time of year again, the wind is getting crisper, the leaves are changing color and the PSL can be found in the hands of coffee lovers everywhere. The first day of fall is fast approaching (9/22), and that means it’s time to double up on your Essential Serum. Weather and temperature changes can really do a number on your skin. Ever go from perfectly moisturized to dehydrated, flaky skin in a snap? The best remedy is simple – protect your skin and keep it moisturized. I typically suggest using one to two pumps of serum during the day...

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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 31, 2015

MOTIVATION: DAILY FACE WASHING TIPS

January 31, 2015

MOTIVATION: DAILY FACE WASHING TIPS

For those of you following and playing along with our Dozen Little Things series, you know this January we’re committing to washing our face every single day, with the goal to make this an instinctual habit in the months to come. How’s it going for you? We’re keeping pace over here, though admittedly some nights is still tough to muster up the energy. So for some extra motivation, we’ve been brainstorming a few tips and tricks to make sure we stick to our washcloths on the daily. Find a good time. Stick to a routine that works for you and...

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JANUARY 14, 2015

DIY GREEN BEAUTY TREATMENTS

January 14, 2015

DIY GREEN BEAUTY TREATMENTS

I’ve tried my fair share of beauty products throughout my life, but I often find myself coming back to the simplest forms of things. I truly believe less is more, and I embrace at-home beauty concoctions that reflect that belief.Whether you’re looking for a quick moisturizer or a weekly mask, there are tons of do-it-yourself recipes to try. Here are a few favorites I personally use: Body Moisturizer: Organic coconut oil. One ingredient, endless possibilities. I like to leave a little jar of the oil in my bathroom for a quick and easy post-bath moisturizer. Just a little scoop works...

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DECEMBER 04, 2014

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: KARI GRAN HYDRATING TONIC

December 04, 2014

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: KARI GRAN HYDRATING TONIC

Most beauty fanatics are familiar with a toner, but what exactly is a Hydrating Tonic? Our Kari Gran Hydrating Tonic – available in both a rose and lavender scent – is a refreshingly simple blend of soothing ingredients that helps keep skin hydrated. It is made from all natural, wild-harvested, non-GMO ingredients including 100% fractionally distilled aloe vera leaf distillate, organic vegetable glycerin and rose absolute oil or organic lavender oil (pending the scent profile). Most importantly, unlike traditional toners, the tonic contains no alcohol, which only serves to strip and dry out skin. Instead, our beautiful ingredients work together...

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AUGUST 19, 2014

FIVE SIMPLE WAYS TO KEEP SKIN FLAWLESS (NO PURCHASE NECESSARY)

August 19, 2014

FIVE SIMPLE WAYS TO KEEP SKIN FLAWLESS (NO PURCHASE NECESSARY)

We’re not afraid to admit it: skin care products will only get your skin so far. It doesn’t matter what fancy stuff you’re putting on if you’re gobbling down chocolate bars, cramming in sleep and making frequent trips to the wine cellar (don’t get us wrong, if we could do those things and still have flawless looking skin, we’d be All Over It). For skin to look its best the approach has to be holistic. Yes, feed your face quality skin care products (ahem, the Kari Gran system), but don’t forget the best things you can do come naturally and...

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MAY 13, 2014

FROM THE INBOX: CLEANSING OIL METHOD QUESTIONS

May 13, 2014

FROM THE INBOX: CLEANSING OIL METHOD QUESTIONS

We love getting emails from our clients, usually because they’re writing to tell us how much they love us (blush!). But sometimes there are burning beauty questions among the love notes. Today we shed light on questions about our Cleansing Oil – using oil to cleanse the face may seem counterintuitive, but trust us, you’ll never go back. 1. Can the Cleansing Oil be used around the eyes, and is it really taking off all the makeup? How much should I use? Our mineral Cleansing Oil can absolutely be used all around and over eyes (though you know your eyes...

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FEBRUARY 12, 2014

JOLENE HART’S BEAUTY IS WELLNESS CHEAT SHEET: ECZEMA

February 12, 2014

JOLENE HART’S BEAUTY IS WELLNESS CHEAT SHEET: ECZEMA

We are often asked (especially in the cold winter months) what helps with eczema. Jolene Hart’s article, Beauty Is Wellness Cheat Sheet: Eczema, really has it covered: The Beauty Issue:Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitisThis common skin issue (which often flares up during the cold, dry winter) ranges from mild to quite harsh. It can be dry and scaly, moist and blistery, or it can bleed and form rough callouses. It’s common to get eczema near joints (behind knees, inside elbows) and on legs and arms. What You See:Patches of itchy, flaky, red skin— often flaring up at night and when...

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