With the magic touch experienced by some of the most radiant A-listers (Gwyneth), Dr. Karyn Grossman runs a booming dermatology practice in Santa Monica and visits NYC every month to keep her East Coast loyalists aglow. Extending her professional know-how to at-home skin care, Hollywood’s favorite doctor launched KARYNG last year, a concise product range with her singular approach and method: 90% nature, 10% science.
The line up is all core essentials. Think only the basics on steroids: cleanser, serum, eye cream, night cream, and daily SPF. Party of five, we’ve arrived. More importantly, when an idea to collaborate with KARYNG came about, we knew one lucky reader had to score the entire bundle. Keep reading as at the end of the post, I will direct you to an instagram feature with instructions on how to enter.
What’s it all about?
Combining ingredient innovation with scientific advances, KARYNG utilizes nourishing plant extracts and the repairing powers of Retinol to create the proprietary blend called Pro-Verte™. This patent pending fusion of antioxidants delivers anti-inflammatory and skin restoring benefits. A fantastic gateway into Retinol, the formulas are potent yet gentle; they refine and brighten without peeling, dryness or irritation. All you have to do: follow directions! My top three favorites below.
Retinol Renewing Serum
If you’re like me and constantly battling uneven skin tone, enlarged pores, and the reality of gravity, you need Retinol in your life. Every dermatologist will agree that this derivative of Vitamin A (in addition to or other than sunscreen) is your go to anti-aging ingredient. Designed to work overtime while you sleep, the KARYNG serum is your bedtime solution. It’s lotion like consistency is made possible by moisturizing Shea Butter, soothing Echinacea, and strengthening Ceramides. Applied to freshly cleansed skin, it absorbs in seconds and layers great under any night cream. $95 (30ml)
Revitalizing Eye Cream
Loaded with peptides and my all time favorite ingredient, Niacinamide, the KARYNG Revitalizing Eye Cream is suitable for day and night. Creamy but far from heavy or greasy, it maintains the firmness of the delicate skin around the eyes as it nourishes for hours. The happy medium texture provides a great base for a concealer (if you must) and helps to minimize any potential puffiness while you sleep. Major props for the airless pump dispenser! $70 (15ml)
Complete Broad Spectrum SPF 50
Fans of all physical sunscreens, listen up. The KARYNG SPF 50 is lightly tinted, available in two shade options, offers sheer coverage with a soft satin finish, and delivers flawless, even tone, all while safely protecting against UV rays. Keep in mind that the Light/Medium option is pretty fair upon blending. I much prefer the Medium/Dark for my skin tone. Be prepared for a healthy bronze glow, but it’s so subtle, you’ll simply look healthy. Helpful tip: I apply this tinted moisturizer with my fingers, but I use a makeup sponge to finish and blot the excess pigment. This is a game changer. $75 (50ml)
Bookending the KARYNG range are the Replenishing Cleanser (soft foaming gel face wash that works brilliantly on its own as well as with any sonic device) and the Restructuring Night Cream (a rich repairing formula that friends my combination skin during the colder months). All products are formulated without parabens, dimethicone, petroleum, synthetic fragrances, or pesticides. Environment and skin friendly, jars and bottles even come packed in responsibly-sourced paper boxes.
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*The above post is part of a paid collaboration with KARYNG, which in no way influenced my opinion of the product. Giveaway prize provided and shipped by the brand.