The way we treat our skin is changing—finally. Women are standing up to unrealistic beauty standards and are questioning the use of chemicals and toxins in products they put on their body. That’s probably why 69% of women between the ages of 35-54 reported “going green” by choosing more natural products for their skin care regimen.
Co-founder Kari Gran was frustrated too, which is what led her to develop a line of skin care products and makeup that contains simple, naturally derived ingredients that never include known toxins or unnecessary fillers. The mission is clear: to simplify the skincare journey for every generation and provide an edited line of essentials that balances timeless ingredients with a mindful, modern sensibility.
Best Natural Ingredients for Skin Care
When it comes to skin care, mother nature knows best, and the products we put on our face should reflect a holistic approach. There are so many natural ingredients that contain beneficial, moisturizing, and protective properties. When mixed together in the right way, they generate potent formulas that keep skin clean, hydrated, and healthy.
Here are some of the best naturally derived and organic ingredients you can put on your skin:
Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil: Extracted from sunflowers, this is a powerful ingredient that offers a multitude of benefits, which is why you will find it in most of our skin care line up. Loaded with Vitamin E, this powerful ingredient packs a (gentle) punch of good-for-you fats and free radical-fighting properties that help to hydrate and nourish the skin. It is also calming, eases redness and irritation, and restores balance. Most of all, sunflower oil simply feels wonderful every time you use it.
Organic Lavandula Hybrida (Lavender) Oil: Lavender has been a long-time favorite in traditional folk medicine, and with recent studies, there could be scientific facts to back it up. For us, the scent of lavender is irresistible and sensory with a soothing, spa-like vibe. Beyond its captivating aroma, lavender oil also delivers moisturizing, rejuvenating and calming properties to your skin.
- Organic Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil: We hope the avocado fad will never fade, and for good reason. Avocado for your toast, neck, and face— we say! Avocado oil contains Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that defends against free-radical damage and helps maintain healthy, strong, and hydrated skin.
- Organic Beeswax: Beeswax acts as a non-clogging physical barrier between your skin and the harsh environment that surrounds it. It is particularly great for your lips, which can be more sensitive to weather and airborne pollutants.
- Organic Camellia Oleifera (Camellia Seed) Oil: While this Asian plant is more popularly known for its tea leaves, the seeds are also valuable in producing a vitamin-rich oil that has a molecular makeup similar to the skin’s natural oils. This provides a unique capability for the oil to absorb into your skin more efficiently, maintaining a healthier, more naturally balanced oil level.
Making Natural Skin Care Ingredients Simple
At Kari Gran, we proudly list the ingredients used in all our lip, makeup, and skin care products. That’s because our products are made using naturally derived, organic ingredients, free of any known toxins. We even list the botanical names alongside every common reference for more insight into exactly where each ingredient comes from (for instance, Mentha Piperita is peppermint). Our goal is to make skin care as simple and straightforward as it should be.
Take a look at our edited line of essentials (cleanser, tonic, serum, SPF), and mineral makeup to see all the ingredients we use in our products and feel for yourself the difference that natural and clean skin care makes.