our philosophy

WE'RE AN ALL-INCLUSIVE BEAUTY BRAND THAT SIMPLIFIES SKIN AND LIP CARE FOR WOMEN AT EVERY AGE AND EVERY STAGE.
At Kari Gran, we consider ourselves the anti-beauty, beauty company. We believe that beauty is not measured by an age, a dollar sign, or a stereotype and that women are not figures to be fixed, but to be celebrated. When it comes to caring for yourself and your skin, we champion healthy prevention over critical correction. Our voice in the industry is not one to boast a routine of over 30 complicated products. Instead, our ethos is centered around creating natural, eco-luxe products that provide simple, elegant solutions for your everyday personal care at any age or stage.

ingredients matter

All of our hand-poured products are made using only the finest naturally derived, organic, wildharvested and non-GMO ingredients. Our oil-based system harnesses plant and essential oils to gently and safely nourish the skin. The products do not have any added water to ensure you’re only getting the ingredients that matter in a potent and effective state.

At Kari Gran, we choose to formulate without parabens as we stay away from ingredients that are linked to harmful diseases or are known to disrupt our body’s natural processes.

Why Eco-Luxe

Made without petrochemicals, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, chemical additives, known toxins, preservatives or synthetic fragrance. We test on our lips, not animals.

We also think beauty means protecting our earth’s beautiful resources. A higher commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability is integrated into our lives at home and at the office, including recycling, using less packaging and pushing our retail partners to do the same.

“I began searching for natural alternatives. After finding an abundance of what I’ll call “earthy” products and plastic packaging I was left yearning for something simple, elegant and subtly scented” - Kari
the beginnings
Meet Kari the Inventor and Lisa the Instigator

Meet Kari the Inventor and Lisa the Instigator

Created by Kari Gran and Lisa Strain, friends and entrepreneurs, both with a need that nothing out there could satisfy, decided to trade in their day jobs for a DIY skin and lip care mission turned major must-have.

After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder in her late-twenties, Kari started to think about the connection between what she put on her skin and her health. As a diehard beauty junkie, Kari wanted performance products that were also kind to her skin. Unable to find something in the market that met her conscious standards, she developed a natural, back-to-basics routine that made sense for her skin’s needs.

With premium organic and naturally-derived ingredients, safe formulas, and simple applications, the products truly spoke for themselves. Kari used her own system each day and would share with her friends who fell in love with the ease and effective nature of her products. It was Lisa who inspired Kari to move beyond her kitchen where she made her first batches to create a beauty brand all women could love. Today, the dynamic duo continues to make waves in the beauty space, offering products that defy convention and speak to the real needs of every woman.