I’ve been using my Kari Gran starter kit for a little over a week now and I figure it was plenty of time for me to give you my accurate thoughts on this luxurious yet simplistic product line. Kari Gran was so kind to send me their Starter Kit which features a two week supply of their cleansing oil, hydrating tonic, essential serum and also the peppermint tinted lip whip and it’s safe to say I’m addicted!! Kari’s story is sadly like so many others that begin in the green beauty world, after being diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder in her twenties, Kari began taking a closer look into what was really in her beauty products. She found herself yearning for products that were simple yet elegant, not long after the “little black dress” of eco-skin care was born. Teamed up with her longtime friend and business woman Lisa Strain, the two developed and launched Kari Gran Skincare and continue to develop products and run their line from a dowtown Seattle loft. I absoluetly love that this line stems from two strong woman who work together to create healthy and beautiful products for other woman, it sends such a beautiuful message, don’t you think?! Now onto my thoughts…..

Kari Gran Cleansing Oil: Simply divine. This golden elixer has worked wonders on my skin since it is now officially “cold” here in SoCal. My skin has been drier due to the weather changes and this has brought life back into it, and leaves my skin with this undeniable glow!! If you have chronic dry skin or aging skin this is a MUST-HAVE!!! With lavender, avaocado and sunflower seed oil, this cleanser is designed to be massaged into the skin then steamed off with a hot wash cloth! Your skin is SO SO soft after doing this!! This ensures the oil is saturated into the skin and really hydrates the right way!! I’m telling you ladies this is pure luxury right here!! Retail: $30 (killer price for luxury!!)

Kari Gran Hydrating Tonic: This tonic is pretty straightforward. Its a hydrating boost for your skin that can be used after cleansing, to set makeup or as an afternoon boost! Available in rose or lavender (i chose rose & love!) it’s made with distilled aloe so your skin is really getting that extra hydration instead of the common harshness many toners can have. You can’t go wrong with this! Retail: $35

Kari Gran Essential Serum:  With a blend of 15 plant and essential oils your skin cannot go wrong with this serum. What I like most about this is that it’s super customizable. You can mix this with a mineral powder to create your own tinted moisturizer or mix with the tonic to make a basic moisturizer, the possibilties are endless really! It absorbs well and can be used day and night (double up at night!) Again, this is a straightforward good-for-you serum that is so gentle you can use on eye area too! I think this serum would work for all skin types (even oily) but for dry skin double up the pumps!! Retail: $60(30mL) $95(50 mL)

Kari Gran Peppermint Tinted Lip Whip: As of right now, this is my all time favorite lip balm. The whipped texture makes it literally melt into your lips and last, and the soft pink tint is easy to wear and extremely flattering for any skin tone!! As with the rest of the packaging;  its sturdy, sleek and extra chic. Beeswax, castor seed, oile and calendula oil is giving you that hydration boost that lasts! They also offer other flavors and shade options. Retail: $15

I highly recommend Kari Gran skincare and their Starter Kit is an amzing way to try their line at an afforable price ($35). For those new to green beauty and eco-friendly skincare Kari Gran makes its simple for you. The line is not overwhelming and gives you your basic components to create a nontoxic routine that your skin will love! Did I mention the dark glass packaging is AMAZING!!! Kari Gran skincare truly is the “little black dress” of eco-skincare, and I’m hooked!! Find products at http://www.karigran.com


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