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 of doing unto others as you would have them do unto you. Today, these steadfast values remain at the heart of everything we do, including our passion to provide innovative beauty products at affordable prices while creating an open-ended business opportunity for Mary Kay entrepreneurs worldwide. Our philosophy is simple – deliver on every product promise that we make.
We Discover What Women Want
By constantly combing the globe for the latest ingredients, technology and innovation, our dedicated team of scientists are able to continually develop and deliver cutting-edge skin care, bold color cosmetics and fragrances. Mary Kay partners with top makeup artists, trendsetters and fashion designers worldwide, enabling Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants to provide the irresistible products women want coupled with personalized service. This insight allows our company to not only deliver what women want today, but also to develop the products they’ll want in the future.
From inspiration to formulation to distribution, each new Mary Kay® product passes through a series of stringent research and consumer testing procedures. To date, Mary Kay Inc. has more than 1,300 patents for products, advanced technologies and packaging designs in its global portfolio. This milestone validates Mary Kay’s status as one of the top innovators in the direct selling and cosmetics industries.
The Mary Kay Satisfaction Guarantee
We believe that customer satisfaction isn’t a one-time event, it’s a life-long commitment. Mary Kay Inc. has developed partnerships around the world with leading dermatologists, ophthalmologists and other medical professionals in academic institutions and private practice. Through collaborations with experts and ongoing exploration and evaluation of advancements in technology, our dedicated team of scientists are able to continually develop world-class products. At Mary Kay, we stand behind each and every product sold by members of our independent sales force with the Mary Kay® Satisfaction Guarantee. For details, click here.
Mary Kay Does Not Support Animal Testing
Mary Kay is committed to the elimination of animal testing and is a strong advocate of utilizing alternative methods to substantiate the safety of our ingredients and products. We do not conduct animal testing on our products or ingredients, nor do we ask others to do so on our behalf except when absolutely required by law. For more than two decades, we have been a global leader in helping to develop alternative testing methods for product safety. This commitment continues today, in partnership with global regulatory agencies that manage cosmetic safety, with animal advocacy groups and with leading animal alternative researchers.
Pink Doing Green
Knowing our actions today will affect the quality of life of future generations, Mary Kay continuously seeks opportunities to improve our environmental performance and strives to find ways to be even more sustainable and green. We call it Pink Doing Green®. With a U.S. recycling program and implementation of responsible transportation and energy consumption practices, Mary Kay has earned numerous environmental awards and remains a corporate leader in resource conservation.