• Product Promise
  • Recognition
  • Industry Partnerships


At Mary Kay, success lies in providing innovative, high-performing products. In a typical year, Mary Kay Inc. invests millions of dollars in research and conducts hundreds of thousands of tests to ensure that every Mary Kay® product meets the highest standards of safety, quality and performance. From five products in 1963 to more than 200 today, Mary Kay has earned the trust and loyalty of millions of Mary Kay brand lovers for more than 50 years now. We always have, and always will, proudly stand behind our products.

Product Promise
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.

Cutting-Edge Innovation

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.

Mary Kay® products are created with Mary Kay Ash’s personal values in mind to ensure innovative products that people can trust at a price they can afford.


In 1995, Mary Kay Inc. became the first cosmetics manufacturer to be awarded the Star Work Site Designation in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) for its excellent safety record, safety programs and employee involvement. In 1998, 2003 and 2008, Mary Kay Inc. was again recognized for its exemplary safety program and awarded recertification as a Star Work Site.

In the United States, Mary Kay Inc. is a Food and Drug Association (FDA) registered drug manufacturing operation. This allows the Company to manufacture and distribute certain products classified as over-the-counter drugs, such as sunscreens and acne treatment products. The research team keeps abreast of each country’s various government regulatory agencies to ensure that products comply with regulatory restrictions and guidelines.

In 2005, Mary Kay Inc. gave a $1 million endowment to support dermatology research at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas to help stimulate groundbreaking research and help further advancements in the field of dermatology.

All Mary Kay® sunscreen products carry the prestigious Seal of Recommendation from the Skin Cancer Foundation. This means these products have met stringent criteria for safety and effectiveness.

Mira el sello de recomendación de la Skin Cancer Foundation que llevan todos los productos con filtro solar de Mary Kay.

The Mary Kay® TimeWise® Miracle Set® and the TimeWise Repair® Set carry the trusted Good Housekeeping Seal. This means that the Good Housekeeping Research Institute stands behind the quality, safety, and performance of any product that carries this seal.

Mary Kay has been granted the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) Consumer Commitment Code. This code goes beyond the requirements of the law and highlights the proactive and responsible approach to product safety supported by cosmetic companies.


Dermatologists and other medical experts play a vital role in product development. Mary Kay Inc. has developed alliances around the world with leading dermatologists and ophthalmologists in academic medicine and private practice, and these specialists serve as key advisers to our research scientists. As a sign of Mary Kay Inc.'s strong commitment to these relationships, the Company has funded an endowed Chair of Dermatology at one of the most respected medical research institutions, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. In addition, we offer ongoing support to other renowned institutions, including:
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • University of Texas Southwestern Dermatology Department
  • Skin Cancer Foundation
  • Dermatology Foundation
  • Dermatology Nurses Association
  • American Contact Dermatitis Society
  • Women's Dermatologic Society
Mary Kay Inc. ha establecido alianzas con dermatólogos y oftalmólogos reconocidos de todas partes del mundo para fomentar la innovación en los productos.