About Kate Ryan Skincare

Can I find Kate Ryan products in stores?

For our clients located in or near Dayton, Ohio, find selected KRS products in the Healthy Living Department at all Dorothy Lane Market locations:

 

Oakwood -  2710 Far Hills Ave. Oakwood, OH 45419 (937) 299-3561

Washington Square -  6177 Far Hills Ave. Centerville, OH 45459 (937) 434-1294

Springboro -  740 N Main St. Springboro, OH 45066 (937) 748-6800

 

Online:  You’ll find our entire line on this website; select products can be found on Amazon.com and TheNaturalHart.com

What is your guarantee?

It’s Simple. We want you to be completely happy with our products and service. All of our products are 100% guaranteed. If any product doesn’t meet your expectations, we want you to return it. Please see our Returns Policy for more information.

How do I know where to buy authentic Kate Ryan products?

We take great pride in providing high-quality products, packaged and shipped to you with care. Our authorized sales outlets, in addition to this website, are Amazon.com, The Natural Hart.com, and at Dorothy Lane Market retail locations in Centerville, Oakwood and Springboro, Ohio.  

Where are Kate Ryan products made?

KRS products are proudly made in the USA in a facility that meets all FDA requirements.

We produce all of our products in small batches and ship them directly to our clients.

Do you offer samples?

We do not offer samples, as packaging them requires large production quantities, which is not in keeping with our small batch, fresh ingredients philosophy. We envision offering trial/travel sizes of several of our client favorites in the near future. Stay tuned!

Products & Ingredients

Do Kate Ryan products contain parabens?

All Kate Ryan products are paraben-free. Our formulas are also free of harsh chemicals, artificial fragrances, dyes and useless fillers.

Are your products tested on animals?

Definitely not. And we use ingredients that would under no circumstances be tested on animals at any time during the production process. We proudly display the cruelty free logo on our website.

What is the color of your Vitamin C Serum?

The yellow/amber color of our Vitamin C Serums (both Daytime and Night Formulations) is derived from a host of additional nutritive ingredients. Vitamin C is just the beginning of the nutrition in our Vitamin C Serums. We believe that no single ingredient can provide all the nutrients our skin needs for clarity, radiance, anti-bacterial and antioxidant protection, moisture balance and healthy regeneration. Keeping with that philosophy, our “C Serums” contain 22 beneficial, active ingredients, in addition to Vitamin C! KRS Vitamin C Serums are so much more than “just a C Serum” – they are super serums for your skin! If you research ingredients in other brands, including some of the most exclusive and expensive, you will find KRS Vitamin C Serums provide tremendous value/benefits for your skincare purchase. We select our ingredients based on the results they provide.

Kate Ryan Skincare uses three, very stable forms of Vitamin C, beginning with Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate at 20% concentration. It’s a costly ingredient, which is why it’s hard to find in skincare products. We use it because of its stability (longer shelf life without oxidation) and the fact that it is oil soluble, which makes it excellent at penetrating deep into skin layers. Many other forms of Vitamin C impact the surface skin only. The real work in skin repair and anti-aging happens beneath the surface; most notably collagen building and cell repair. The other forms of Vitamin C that you will find in KRS serums are Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate and Ascorbyl Palmitate — also stable forms of Vitamin C Ester, with potent antioxidant protection.

Many Vitamin C Serums are clear or nearly so in color because they contain Vitamin C and few other ingredients. The beautiful amber color of our serum comes from some of these very beneficial active ingredients:

Phloretin, a flavonoid, is responsible in part for the antioxidant activity of apples. Phloretin is light orange in color.

Lycopene, a potent antioxidant, is especially beneficial for protecting the skin from free radical damage caused by UV exposure. Lycopene is naturally very dark reddish/orange.

Green Tea EGCG is a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals. Green Tea is brownish in color.

Tetrahydrocurcuminoids are potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory. They are excellent for improving hyperpigmentation. This ingredient is yellow in color.

What forms of Vitamin C do you use and what are the concentrations?

Vitamin C Daytime Repair Serum

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate – 20% concentration

Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate – 3% concentration

Ascorbyl Palmitate – 0.5% concentration

Vitamin C Night Repair Serum

Textrahexyldecyl Ascorbate – 20% concentration

Ascorbyl Palmitate – 0.5% concentration

What is the correct order to apply my products?

The first thing we like to assure all of our clients is that there is no right or wrong way to use your serums. The most important consideration for noticeable results is to use them every day and not over apply, especially under makeup.

As a general rule of thumb, the thinner formulas absorb best when applied first, to clean skin, followed by thicker (more gel-like) serums, and finally oil-based serums and creams.

With your first order, you will receive our recommended regimen based on the products you ordered along with other helpful information. 

What is the shelf life of Kate Ryan products?

Some of the many differences between Kate Ryan Skincare and other skin care products are the quantity of active ingredients in each of our formulas, the potency, and the freshness of our ingredients. Our products are not designed for lengthy chains of distribution, warehouse storage, and multi-year shelf life.

Our promise to each of our customers is fresh, real ingredients that provide noticeable results, while using a minimum of preservatives necessary. We produce our products in small batches in an FDA compliant laboratory and ship directly to you.

We refrigerate all of our products until shipped. Just as with the food you eat, the fresher the product, the higher the nutritional benefit for your skin.

We want you to get the best results, which is why we customize each of our product labels with a suggested expiration date. 

When we set expiration dates for our products, we always take into consideration the different ways customers store and use them. When stored properly (in a cool place, out of direct sunlight), the products will maintain their effectiveness for a considerable time after the expiration date. As a best-case example, if you purchase extra product during one of our sales, and store your extra containers in the refrigerator, you will extend the shelf life by 3-4 months.

The size and type of our containers and method of dispensing also take freshness into consideration. When used regularly, your products should be depleted well before the suggested expiration date. Consistent use of the products provides the best results – your skin responds best when nourished daily.

Do I need to refrigerate my products?

Refrigeration is not required, but we do recommend storing your products in a cool, dark place to preserve the potency of the active ingredients.

How long does it take to see results?

We suggest using your products consistently for noticeable improvements in about three months. However, many of our clients tell us their skin looks and feels healthier within the first few days. The power of excellent nutrition in our Vitamin C Serums and the firming effect of our DMAE Serum manifest much more quickly in skin radiance and tone.

How do I know which products are right for me?

We have suggested regimens on our website based on the skin concerns our clients most frequently raise. The product packages and usage instructions take the guesswork out of knowing which products are best for a particular skin type or condition. Products in the collections can be purchased individually as well.

If you still have questions, please contact us at hello@kateryanskincare.com

We’re always happy to help!

Are your products safe for use during pregnancy?

Our products have not been tested on women who are pregnant or nursing. We always recommend that you consult with your physician before using any topical product during pregnancy or lactation. We recommend avoiding any products containing Vitamin A or its derivatives (Retinoids) while pregnant.

Can I use your products while getting professional skincare treatments?

If you are under the care of a dermatologist, and especially if you are taking prescription medication for a skin condition, wait until the condition has resolved completely and you have been released from treatment before using any of our products.

If you use the professional services of an esthetician, our philosophy is that clients achieve optimum results when you combine a program of regular professional care with a consistent at-home skincare regimen. We believe that using quality skincare actives at home extends the beneficial effects of professional treatments.

As a word of caution, all KRS Serums are formulated at high potencies to produce the maximum benefits for your skin. If you have just had a chemical peel, or if your skin is irritated for any reason, do not use our products until sensitivity has resolved completely.

Which Kate Ryan products are vegan?

Vitamin C Daytime Repair Serum
Salicylic Cleanser
Nutritive Oil Cleanser 
Toner
Hyaluronic Acid Hydration Serum
Retinol Evening Renewal Serum
Botanical Body Oil Blend
Energizing Facial Mist

Shipping & Orders

What is your return policy?

We want you to be completely happy with our products and service. All of our products are 100% guaranteed. If any product doesn’t meet your expectations, we want you to return it. Please see our Returns Policy for more information.

Where do you ship?

Effective September 23, 2020, we must limit order acceptance to US, including APO, and Canadian addresses only. With apologies to our clients in Australia, the UK and Europe, shipments are taking an extraordinarily long time in transit -- an unavoidable situation that is not acceptable to you or to Kate Ryan Skincare. Postal services in many parts of the world are overwhelmed with high volumes due to the pandemic. Express services are simply too costly to be an alternative. We hope to resume service when First Class Mail International once again becomes a viable option.  We appreciate your understanding and look forward to serving you again. For Canadian customers, your order may be subject to duties and/or taxes that are not included in our prices.

How can I learn about special offers?

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