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50 Years of Success



Charming. Spirited. A one-of-a-kind success story.

If you think about it, Mary Kay Ash was one smart cookie. Over the years, there have been many successful business leaders but none as unique as Mary Kay Ash, Founder of Mary Kay Inc. When she founded her Company in 1963, she was a pioneer who wanted to change the lack of opportunity that was available to women at the time. Her accomplishments left an unforgettable mark on American business and opened the door for women around the world to experience success on their own terms. And her mission to enrich women’s lives still drives the Company’s goals today.

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A Company With Heart

Mary Kay Ash founded her Company on the Golden Rule and emphasized the importance of giving back to others. It is part of the Mary Kay heritage, and it is an honor to continue Mary Kay Ash’s legacy of making a difference.

From the Mary Kay® Satisfaction Guarantee and the earth-kind efforts of Pink Doing Green® to the support of women and children through the Beauty That Counts® program and the overall mission of Pink Changing LivesSM, Mary Kay is dedicated to honoring the Golden Rule and enriching lives around the world.

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Discover a company you can believe in.


Products You Can Trust. A Company You Can Believe In

In 1963, Mary Kay Ash founded her Company on the personal values that guided her life – integrity, honesty and an unwavering belief in the Golden Rule and in the power of touching lives. Today, these values remain at the heart of everything we do, including our passion for developing products that can awaken a woman’s true beauty inside and out. Our philosophy is simple: We will deliver on every product promise that we make. Because we proudly stand behind the quality of our products and the real benefits they provide, there are millions of women who can say “I love my Mary Kay!”

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More Reasons to Love Mary Kay

Building a trusted relationship is all about sharing a connection. And that starts with a proven track record. These are just a few of the Company facts that might surprise you … and help you get to know the real Mary Kay. Get ready to be wowed!

  • Mary Kay is the 9th best-selling skin care company in the world.
  • Mary Kay is the 15th best-selling color cosmetics company in the world.
  • There are more than 3.5 million Independent Beauty Consultants worldwide.
  • Mary Kay® products are sold in more than 35 global markets.
  • Mary Kay supports charitable efforts to bring an end to domestic violence against women and children and to fight cancers that affect women.
  • Mary Kay consults with The Doneger Group, a global leader in fashion and beauty trends, to develop of-the-moment color cosmetics that you can offer your customers throughout the year.

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More reasons to love Mary Kay.


An industry poised for growth


An Industry Poised for Growth

You may have heard the term “direct selling” before but wondered what it really means. Direct selling is simply a way to sell products or services directly to customers, away from a retail or store location. A direct sales business allows you to connect with your customers one on one, in groups and through online sales, catalog sales or by phone.

Although there are many kinds of direct selling businesses, Mary Kay is an example of a strong, successful and prosperous direct selling company that has received numerous awards from the Direct Selling Association and has been a shining example to other direct sellers for 50 years. Mary Kay is well-known around the world for setting the highest standards, not only for product quality and customer satisfaction but also for truly enriching the lives of the Independent Beauty Consultants.

Plus worldwide, the beauty and personal care direct selling industry is projected to grow 4.4 percent through 2015. It just goes to show that even in today’s challenging economy, people need to feel good about the way they look. And not every industry will experience such positive growth potential.

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