Skin Type 101

If you’re like a lot of skin care users, you’ve probably wondered: “What skin type do I have, and why does it matter?” In this article, Geetha Kalahasti, Associate Principal Scientist, gives us the in on what skin types are, how to find yours and how to care for your skin based on your skin type.

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The Importance of Nighttime Skin Care

A natural physiological shift – to put it in scientific terms – happens in skin, taking it from daytime protection to nighttime recovery. Learn how your daytime, and especially nighttime, skin care routines can cater to your skin’s shifting needs. 

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Skin Care Order of Application

Learn the right order for applying your skin care routine from Carrissa Dowdy, Mary Kay Product Formulation Manager, and discover the best way to complete each step so you can make the most of your routine.

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Next-level Dermocosmetic Skin Care

Mary Kay Clinical Solutions® Boosters aren’t a replacement for your skin care regimen — they’re a line of high-performance, solution-specific boosters to add to what you’re already doing. While you may currently be seeing the advanced benefits of serums, boosters help address very targeted skin concerns. Both serums and boosters are essential steps in your skin care routine.

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How Serums Are Made at Mary Kay

Peek behind the scenes with Dr. Lucy Gildea, Mary Kay Chief Scientific Officer, to learn about the serum creation process at Mary Kay and what makes it truly special. Discover where the idea for a serum originates, how it’s formulated, how it’s tested for safety and stability, and the final steps before it hits your bathroom shelf!
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Skin Care by the Decades: Your 60s

How does skin change in your 60s, and what does a good skin care routine look like? Join us as we finish our Skin Care by the Decades series with the truth about how your skin is aging. Learn how you can embrace aging while pursuing healthy skin with science-backed expert advice from Dr. Michelle Hines, Director of Product Formulation and Global Upstream Research.

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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.