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Kari Gran

Essential Serum

This potent serum, packed with natural actives, including 15 nourishing plants extracts and essential oils, deeply moisturizes and visibly firms and brightens skin.

1 fl oz

Why you'll love it

  • Adjusts to your skin upon application
  • Deeply moisturizes skin for a visibly supple complexion
  • Super-concentrated formula means a little goes a long way

About this brand

We’re obsessed with Kari Gran’s hydrating lip whips – they’re luscious and luxe and smell heavenly. It’s hard to try Kari Gran and not fall in love! Their hand-poured products use only the finest naturally derived, organic, wild-harvested, and non-GMO ingredients.

Kari Gran and Lisa Strain co-founded the company in 2010 after Lisa convinced Kari to move beyond the small batches of clean, eco-luxe products she was making in her own Seattle kitchen. Kari, a self-described “beauty junkie,” had been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder and gotten interested in clean beauty when she realized that what she puts on her skin affects her health.

  • Fabulous clean products include the hydrating, heavenly lip whip
  • Made without petrochemicals, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, chemical additives, known toxins, preservatives or synthetic fragrance
  • Cruelty-free
  • Commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability includes recycling and using less packaging – and encouraging retail partners to do the same
  • Based in Seattle, Washington

From Kari Gran:

“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.”

All Kari Gran products:

  • Are made with premium organic and naturally derived ingredients
  • Arrive in beautiful, eco-luxe packaging
  • Contain no added water to ensure ingredients are in a potent and effective state

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Key ingredients

Sea buckthorn extract

Protects from environmental damage

Camellia oil

Deeply moisturizes

Avocado oil

Makes skin more resilient


Certified Organic Camellia Oleifera (Camellia Seed) Oil, Certified Organic Rosa Canina Fruit (Rosehip Seed) Oil, Certified Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Certified Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Certified Organic Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Certified Organic Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Certified Organic Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Certified Organic Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Extract, Certified Organic Arnica Montana (Arnica) Extract, Certified Organic Lavandula Hybrida (Lavender) Oil, Wildharvested Boswellia Sacra (Frankincense) Oil, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Oil, Jasminum Sambac (Jasmine) Oil, Certified Organic Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit Extract, Certified Organic Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Oil, Non-GMO Tocopherol (Vitamin E from Sunflower)

Allergen info

May contain nut-derived ingredients

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Customer Reviews

Based on 94 reviews
Love this serum!

As an older woman (67) my skin is more delicate. This serum, combined with the Rose Hydrating Tonic, has made my skin feel better than it has in years. I no longer even need as much lotion because my skin is not as dry has it have been before this dynamic skin-care combo.

Lynda Shenk

My skin feels wonderful, not greasy and easy to layer

The best serum

This is, by far, the best serum I have ever used. It feels like silk on the skin, and has a light and beautiful smell. After a lot of searching, I’ve found a winner, and I’m so glad that Naked Poppy helped me to narrow it down.

Talia S. via karigran.com

Best serum I’ve tried in a while!

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