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Skin Care by the Decades: Your 30s, 40s and 50s

What is a good skin care regimen for someone in their 30s through 50s? We’re continuing our Skin Care by the Decades series with science-based skin care truths and tips for thirty-, forty- and fifty-something women and men  — from Dr. Shoná Burkes-Henderson, Associate Principal Scientist.


Retinol 101

Pure retinol is dermatology’s gold-standard ingredient to prevent and reverse visible signs of aging. Decades of scientific study by universities and dermatologists around the world have supported the remarkable benefits of this ingredient, demonstrating its ability to deliver healthier, younger-looking skin.

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Skin Care by the Decades: Your 20s

How should you take care of your skin in your 20s? Dr. Shoná Burkes-Henderson, Senior Scientist, Clinical Research, kicks off our Skin Care by the Decades series by giving you the facts about the ideal skin care routine for twenty-somethings, ingredients to look for in your products and more scientifically based skin care tips.

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Skin Benefits of Vitamin C + Vitamin E

Vitamin C is great for skin. So is vitamin E. Put them together, and you’ve created something truly extraordinary. Their dynamic interaction improves antioxidant performance and boosts benefits, defending skin against premature aging.

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Skin Care Routines 101

Get the answers to common questions about the importance of having a skin care routine no matter what your lifestyle is from Dr. Cristi Gomez, Director of Product Safety & Environmental Toxicology, and David Gan, Senior Principal Scientist, Skin Research & Technology.

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Safe Skin Care Facts

What makes Mary Kay® products safe for you and easy on the environment? Get expert insights about Mary Kay’s safety standards and the healthy habits you can cultivate to care for your skin from Dr. Cristi Gomez, Director of Product Safety & Environmental Toxicology.

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Hydration How-To

Healthy, hydrated skin can be yours with the right tips and products. Discover the importance of hydration (also known as moisturization), key ingredients that help quench your skin’s thirst and debunked hydration myths.

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Skin Care Ingredient Glossary

Ever wonder what’s powering your Mary Kay® skin care products? Peruse our selection of top tier ingredients — from enriching vitamins to potent antioxidants and every extract in between — to discover what’s inside the innovative formulas you love. Learn more about how these effective ingredients deliver proven results.