Kari Gran’s skincare system is a ritual of love for self and skin. Love, because the ingredients are pure and natural. Love, because it contains only three high-quality products, minimizing unnecessary product overload. Love, because she teaches you how to use each product to its fullest.
The way we use our products determines if we get our money’s worth out of them. Haphazardly tending to one’s skin may be something that teenagers can get away with, but in our twenties and beyond, our attitude of self-care becomes evident on our faces. Proper care of the skin, with its implied self-love, reveals itself through radiance that no pricey luminizer can mimic.
Easy and luxurious, Kari Gran’s skincare system is comprised of a Cleansing Oil, a Hydrating Tonic, and an Essential Serum. You’ll also need a facial towel. By following up Kari’s Cleansing Oil facial massage with a warm towel, skin will come to life in your own hands.
See for yourself the skin-love ritual created by Kari Gran:
What this video makes clear is that it doesn’t take an expensive spa visit to begin the process of attaining beautiful skin. Hands are an incredible tool to improve skin’s health and vibrance. I am evidence of this principle. I began using Kari Gran’s system immediately following an ill-fated test of a natural-yet-harsh exfoliator (occupational hazard of a beauty blogger—you’d be shocked how many products I test never make it on to The Beauty Proof!). My skin was angry and irritated, as can often happen with overzealous exfoliants. Kari Gran’s gentle but effective system quickly calmed my skin and eased it back into balance.
Where to Purchase
Kari Gran’s full-size Skincare System is available for $140 here.
If you’re not willing to make that commitment, consider the smaller Starter Kit, available for $35.
Inside the Ingredients
Cleansing Oil Ingredients: organic sunflower oil, organic avocado oil, organic castor seed oil, organic lavender oil, non-GMO tocopherol (Vitamin E) from sunflower.
Hydrating Tonic Ingredients: fractionally distilled aloe, organic vegetable glycerin, organic lavender oil (or) rose oil.
Essential Serum: organic camellia seed oil, organic rosehip seed oil, organic sunflower oil, organic jojoba, organic avocado oil, organic sweet almond oil, organic olive oil, organic calendula oil, organic arnica oil, organic lavender oil, wildharvested frankincense oil, rose oil, jasmine oil, sea buckthorn seed oil, ylang ylang oil, non-GMO tocopherol (Vitamin E) from sunflower.
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Castor seed oil is an incredible therapeutic oil, often underutilized in natural skincare products. But its presence is partly what makes the Cleansing Oil so effective. On its own, castor oil would be too harsh for most skin types, but by combining its grime-drawing power with the gentler, nourishing oils of sunflower and avocado, every iota of makeup and dirt is removed without stripping the skin. Oil dissolves oil. That’s the beauty of oil cleansing.
There’s something else very important to note in these ingredient lists: All ingredients have been disclosed. When you find a product that stands by all its ingredients—like this one—that’s a good thing.
Finding the word fragrance on the ingredient lists of other products means the company behind the product has chosen to not disclose all ingredients. Thanks to the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act of 1966, fragrance is considered proprietary information and allowed to be hidden from consumers. So while you see that single word on the label, it may contain any number of secret ingredients.
But here’s the good news: more and more companies are choosing to disclose all ingredients in their cosmetics, thus empowering consumers like you to make a choice with your eyes wide open. Transparency matters. And that’s just another reason I love these products.
Fresh-Mixed in the Palm of Your Hand
By combining the Hydrating Tonic (a liquid) and the Essential Serum (an oil) in the palm of your hand, you’re basically creating your own fresh moisturizer right there on the spot. Pre-combined moisturizing creams and lotions require an adequate preservation system to ensure the product doesn’t go bad. But by leaving the mixing until right when you need it, you get all the beneficial moisturization your skin craves, without extraneous preservative ingredients.
These products are part of my popular guide to natural skin care, Natural Skin Care: 99 Amazing Products to Transform Your Skin.
*This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own.
**Products get makeovers too. Be sure to check if this product has been recently re-formulated before using it yourself.0