2. FORMULATED WITHOUT PETROCHEMICALS, PARABENS, PHTHALATES, MINERAL OIL, KNOWN TOXINS, PRESERVATIVES, OR SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCE
3. ONLY TESTED ON HUMANS, NEVER ANIMALS
THE BENEFITS OF ORGANIC SKIN CARE
When it comes to our organic skin care, we use only the finest, naturally derived, organic, wildharvested, and non-GMO ingredients. We don’t make promises we cannot keep or suggest that you can miraculously transform yourself. We do believe, however, that your skin will instantly feel better, more supple, softer, and fresher after using our skin care products that are packed with natural, nourishing ingredients. Good for the body and the endocrine system, our oil-based products are void of toxic chemicals and they work with your skin’s natural oil production to balance out your beautiful complexion.
Our skin care line is packaged in sleek dark violet glass bottles that block light and protect the delicate oils, mimicking the “cool, dark place” required for natural-based ingredients. Each bottle is marked with an expiration date to guarantee freshness. At Kari Gran, we want to teach people to develop healthy routines and encourage a mindful, natural, safe approach to beauty.
Hand-poured in small batches, our products are made with natural ingredients to ensure freshness. This can sometimes allow for subtle variations during production.
For instance, lavender grown in rocky volcanic soil may have a slightly different scent than lavender grown in the rich black soil of a river valley. As an essential oil, Lavender also matures, adding complexity to its scent with time. If you have a finely tuned sense of smell, you might detect a very slight difference in the fragrance of our Hydrating Tonic, Essential Serum or Cleansing Oil, depending on the source of lavender used in our essential oils from one batch to the next.
ESSENTIAL OILS & FATTY ACIDS
We select only the most effective, multi-functional naturally-derived and organic botanical oils that are safe and skin-compatible. With a focus on hydration, and supporting and strengthening the skin’s delicate barrier, our premium essential oils including organic lavender and ylang ylang, imbue the skin with beneficial, enhancing properties.
Oils like organic avocado, camellia, rosehip seed and more enrich the skin with essential fatty acids, including omegas 3,6 and 9 – innate components of healthy, supple and resilient skin.
EXTRACTS, VITAMINS & MINERALS
Along with plant oils that naturally contain vitamins A, E and C, we also chose organic sea buckthorn extract from sea buckthorn berries known as a superfood for the skin. It’s been widely scientifically studied overtime and has been shown to help protect the skin with a high antioxidant and Vitamin C content.
We also employ skin-friendly minerals like non-nano zinc oxide in our sunscreen as a broad spectrum UV filter, to help protect against damaging sun rays, and mica and iron oxides in our mineral makeup to achieve our desired color palette versus conventional colorants like FD&C dyes.
LEARN TO READ LABELS
Many beauty products are full of ingredients that are potentially harmful to your health. Parabens and toxins can mess with the body and are known hormone disruptors. Remember, what you put on your skin is absorbed into your bloodstream. Key ingredients to avoid include anything that ends in “paraben”, phthalates (synthetic fragrance), polyethylene glycol (PEG) and propylene glycol, just to name a few.
PRACTICE WAYS TO MANAGE STRESS
Stress hormones inflame the skin. Over time, those stress hormones can cause acne and accelerate wrinkles. Yoga, meditation, walking or any form of exercise are great ways to manage stress, lower blood pressure and, in turn, help your skin.
STAY AWAY FROM MINERAL AND PETROLEUM OIL
Manufacturers use mineral oil and petroleum in products because it’s inexpensive. However, mineral oil can cause numerous skin problems and interferes with the body’s own natural moisturizing process. Mineral oil molecules are large, and do not easily absorb into the skin — instead, the oil just sits on top, clogging pores, preventing skin from absorbing water and oxygen, and not allowing it to eliminate toxins. Opt for products with natural plant and essential oils.
REMEMBER YOUR VITAMINS
A diet rich in vitamins and minerals helps combat the natural aging process that decreases the skin’s elasticity and alters pigmentation. The best way to consume vitamins and minerals is in their natural state. Eat nuts and berries, which contain antioxidant vitamins that speed up the skin’s natural repair system and inhibit further damage.
NO TO SUGAR, YES TO FATTY ACIDS
Skin is built from the inside out, so what you eat impacts your “glow factor.” Sugar breaks down collagen and elastin, the proteins that make skin look radiant and youthful. Skin loves essential fatty acids like omega-3s so we suggest gravitating toward salmon, blueberries, flaxseed and walnuts whenever you can. They are the building blocks for healthy skin membranes and also help produce the skin’s natural oil barrier, which is critical to keeping skin hydrated, plump and youthful.
SHIELD YOUR SKIN FROM THE SUN
Simply put, sun exposure wreaks havoc on skin. Use sunblock every day, with an SPF 15 minimum. Kari ideally recommends a sunblock that is 100% mineral based broad spectrum UVA+B and free of nanoparticles.
CLEANSE AND MOISTURIZE DAILY
It’s essential to implement a daily cleansing ritual to remove dirt and bacteria from the skin. Moisturizing is also important to maintain your skin’s natural moisture levels while keeping it soft and fresh with a healthy glow.
HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE
Water helps keep skin looking and feeling great. Nourish your skin from the inside out by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
GET YOUR BEAUTY SLEEP
A good night’s rest plays a big role in your complexion. Sleep deprivation can reduce the skin’s ability to stay hydrated and supple, leading to a dull, dehydrated appearance. Turn in early and avoid caffeine several hours before bed.