By Quinn Kelly Wicked Local South/Mariner, Marshfield, Mass.
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Entrepreneur Kris Ravenscroft dealt with illness in her 20s that was brought on by stress and burnout. After overcoming her ailment, she became a certified nutritional therapy practitioner and started to embrace self-care. That is where her new product, "Glitter Tea" has its roots.
Cohasset continues to be a birthing center for small businesses, especially of the women-owned variety.
Today, Beauty Gourmet, an emerging food and beverage company founded by Cohasset's Kris Ravenscroft, launches with its debut product, Glitter Tea.
Glitter Tea is a sparkling beverage that is ayurvedic, adaptogenic and antioxidant, according to a press release for the company.
The beverage is made with non-toxic plants that help the body to resist stressors, and is the first in the United States to feature Saberry, a powerful "beauty from within" amla extract.
Amla has a long-dated use for hair and skin health, as well as full body wellness, according to the release.
The sparkling tea is designed for women eager to add "better for you" options to their everyday diets while still satisfying their low calorie, low sugar, low caffeine preferences, but is meant for all to drink, the release notes.
"We put 'beauty' nutrients into women's everyday foods and beverages," Ravenscroft said, "allowing them to create an effortless foundation of wellness so they can stay healthy and always look and feel their best regardless of responsibility."
Packaged in what Beauty Gourmet describes as a "fashion-forward glam can," Glitter Tea is currently offered in three flavors: Grapefruit Ginger Green Tea, Black Cherry Rooibos Tea and Peach Vanilla White Tea. These teas are available for purchase by the case online at www.beautygourmet.com.
Beauty Gourmet founder Kris Ravenscroft is a seasoned startup executive and entrepreneurial mentor. Ravenscroft created Beauty Gourmet shortly after her departure from Hingham-based Phase One Medical. She and her husband had been working at the medical device company, the focus of which was the development and commercialization of interventional radiology and vascular access products, before exiting in 2017. Soon thereafter, Beauty Gourmet was born.
Ravenscroft had dealt with illness in her 20s that was brought about by stress and burnout. After overcoming her ailment, she was moved to become a certified nutritional therapy practitioner and embrace the significance of making self-care a top priority.
After allowing her personal wellness to fall by the wayside during the time leading up to her departure from Phase One Medical, Ravenscroft was "inspired to create a company that was dedicated to making self-care an effortless and pleasing integration in women's everyday lives," the release states,
Now, roughly two years after its initial foundation, Ravenscroft's Beauty Gourmet is coming to market.
Ravenscroft has a pedigree in the startup industry. In addition to serving as CEO of Beauty Gourmet, she also serves as the lead organizer for Startup Boston. A promoter of fundraising equality and the power of women supporting women, Ravenscroft has pledged that a portion of Beauty Gourmet's revenue will go toward providing grants for fundraising material creation to help other female founders follow in her footsteps to entrepreneurial success.
"The demands that are being placed on modern women are nearly impossible to meet, and women's wellness is a conversation we need to be having," Ravenscroft said. "At Beauty Gourmet, we put beauty nutrients into women's everyday foods and beverages, allowing them to create an effortless foundation of wellness so they can stay healthy and always look and feel their best regardless of responsibility. Moreover, by providing fundraising grants for female entrepreneurs, we hope to plant seeds of success for founders whose great ideas might otherwise be overlooked." ___ Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.