August 10, 2019
As one of the world’s leading skincare innovators in the direct selling and cosmetic industries, Mary Kay continued its decades-long commitment to skin science research by revealing the results of a study to improve skin barrier function and facial redness at the Annual Meeting of the Dermatology Committee organized by the Chinese Association of Integrative Medicine. Mary Kay was also a sponsor of the event, which took place August 8-11 in Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China.
“Mary Kay scientists spend years doing skin research to develop solutions for real people, and real needs,” said Dr. Lucy Gildea, Chief Scientific Officer at Mary Kay Inc. “Part of our commitment is to take an active role in the beauty and scientific communities through our participation in global dermatological conferences, where we can share and learn from other scientific experts to help us develop more effective and innovative products.”
Mary Kay China’s Sr. Manager for Medical Affairs, Dr. Jenny Jiang, shared research results of strategies to improve the skin barrier function and facial redness. These findings may provide important insights to understanding sensitive skin. Attendees included the country’s top dermatologists and esteemed executives from cosmetic companies.
Mary Kay’s Research and Development team is comprised of distinguished scientists who hold doctorates and other advanced degrees across multiple disciplines: skin biology, cell biology, chemistry, biochemistry and more. The team is dedicated to conducting ongoing breakthrough research and sharing impactful findings related to skin health with the scientific and beauty communities at large.
Every year, Mary Kay conducts hundreds of thousands of scientific tests on products and ingredients to ensure the highest standards of safety, quality, and performance. Mary Kay holds more than 1,500 patents for products, technologies, and packaging designs in its global portfolio. Last year, the company opened a more than $100 million state-of-the-art manufacturing and R&D facility in Lewisville, Texas.
About Mary Kay
One of the original glass ceiling breakers, Mary Kay Ash founded her beauty company more than 55 years ago with three goals: offer rewarding opportunities for women, provide irresistible products and make the world a better place. That dream has blossomed into a multibillion-dollar company with millions of independent sales force members in nearly 40 countries. Mary Kay is dedicated to researching the science behind beauty and to manufacturing cutting-edge skin care, color cosmetics, fragrances and nutritional supplements. Through The Mary Kay FoundationSM, the company has awarded more than $78 million to cancer research and domestic violence shelters. Mary Kay Ash’s original vision continues to shine—one lipstick at a time.