Ryan's Beauty Report: May 2016

Mission: To Get Safe Products in the Hands of Everyone


Our MOST asked for product has finally arrived. MASCARA (my one don't-leave-the-house-without-it product) is here!

"Three years ago we were told it was impossible to make a safer, high performing, mascara. We were told questionable and harmful ingredients were the only way and we were laughed at when we said that had to change. There's this funny thing about us women today. We don't like to be harmed. We don't like to be laughed at and we don't like to be told we can't do something. So we got to work and did the impossible. We created the most rigorous ingredient selection process in the beauty industry and we used it to create a truly breakthrough, lengthening mascara, that is safer and still delivers fantastically long lashes. It's the biggest thing we've ever done. Beautycounter believes no woman should ever be harmed by making her own choices, living her own life or showing her own beauty. NOTHING is impossible."

Sun Safety - How does your sunscreen measure up?

As the temperatures heat up, don't forget your sunscreen every day. I have some great options if you're interested, but as my main goal is to educate you to make safer choices, PLEASE check and make sure your current sunscreen is not on the EWG's Hall of Shame. And if you only do ONE thing this summer, please ditch the SPRAY sunscreens! I know they're easy to apply to squirmy kids, but it is not worth the potential health risks.

The NEVERLIST Decoded: Ingredient Spotlight

At Beautycounter, we've banned more than 1,500 ingredients setting a new health and safety standard—all while ensuring our products perform, and that they're as indulgent as any luxe shampoo, lipstick or oil in the market. We've created a NEVER LIST of the worst offenders and each month highlight one ingredient on our list to learn more about ingredients to avoid when shopping.

Polyethylene glycol (PEG compounds): PEGs are widely used in cosmetics as thickeners, solvents, softeners, and moisture-carriers. Depending on manufacturing processes, PEGs may be contaminated with measurable amounts of ethylene oxide and 1,4-dioxane, which are both carcinogens. Found in: creams, sunscreen, shampoo.

Do you ever ask yourself this question?

What Else Would I Do?

Free Mascara, Anyone?

*If you book a casual Beautycounter gathering with friends (or an online social) in May, June or July you will receive a free mascara as a thank you, in addition to the perks from our generous hostess rewards program.

Online socials are super easy and casual! It's a one hour event on Facebook, you invite your friends, and I handle the rest. I do giveaways, share info, and answer questions. They are really fun and informative, and you earn free and 1/2 off products!

In-person get-togethers are equally low-key and easy! Invite your friends (5-6 people in attendance is great), open a bottle of wine, people can come in yoga pants, and I come with my products for an hour or so for a fun and casual girls' night. Super easy!

*If you're interested in finding a date in May, June or July email me and we will make it happen!

With love and gratitude,

Thank you for your support and business! If you need help placing an order or are interested in getting a discount on your next order by hosting a few friends over to learn about better beauty (or online via Facebook), I'd be honored to talk!