Essential Balm1 review
“Wow. What a lovely scent. Plus, just a little bit of balm warmed up on my fingers and pressed into my skin really gives me the moisture I need. Now I use this as a weekly plumper on the days when I need it.”
- Lori M.
HOW TO USE ITBlend with your mineral makeup for daytime dewiness, or layer a serum over the balm in the evening to seal in moisture. A true multi-tasker, Essential Balm melts into any routine.
Avocado, Almond, Arnica, Calendula, Frankincense, Green Tea, Jasmine, Jojoba, Lavender, Olive, Rose, Rosehip, Sea Buckthorn, SunflowerFull Ingredient List
Camellia Oleifera (Camellia Seed) Oil*, Rosa Canina Fruit (Rosehip Seed) Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil*, Beeswax*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive)*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower)* & Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive)* & Arnica Montana (Arnica) Oil*, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Extract*, Lavandula Hybrida (Lavender) Oil*, Boswellia Sacra (Frankincense) Oil**, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Oil, Jasminum Sambac (Jasmine) Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Oil*, Tocopherol (Non-GMO Vitamin E from Sunflower)
ABOUT THIS BRAND
What started out as a hobby making luxury lip balms in her kitchen turned into a luxury makeup and skincare line in 2011, after Kari was diagnosed with an autoimmune thyroid disorder. With a newfound clarity of purpose, Kari synched up with her longtime friend and business partner, Lisa Strain to launch a no-nonsense, pure and functional skincare and makeup line using only organic, wildharvested and non-GMO ingredients. Universally anhydrous, each product in the tightly edited system is formulated without water, fillers or synthetic preservatives and is designed to multi-task to reduce clutter and promote simplicity.
Consisting of 5 skincare formulas, Kari Gran is slow beauty that promotes simplicity rather than catering to marketing cycles. Affectionately referred to as ‘The Little Black Dress’ of eco-skincare, Kari Gran makeup invites us to ‘wear our skin’ with the same ease, comfort and grace as our favorite LBD.
A moisture bomb...with a lovely scent
My skin went through a very, very dry stage and it seemed that nothing would plump up my skin. I happened to have the Kari Gran Essential Balm from a prior BH order and it seemed like it would be rich enough. So, I incorporated it into my evening routine as the last step. Wow. What a lovely scent. Plus, just a little bit of balm warmed up on my fingers and pressed into my skin really gives me the moisture I need. Now I use this as a weekly plumper on the days when I need it.