As some of you might know, this past month I signed up to be a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant. I knew about Mary Kay and had seen my friends use their products, but never used them myself. After doing a little bit of research on the company and it’s products I thought it might be a good fit for me!
After talking to a friend’s mom about her 22 years of experience with Mary Kay, my best friend and I took the plunge and decided to start our own adventures with the company! There are so many perks to being a Mary Kay consultant and I would love to talk with anyone who wants to learn more or sign up to be a consultant!
After receiving my starter kit I had the chance to try out some of their most popular products and fell in love! I thought I would share my favorites with you, starting with skin care, arguably some of their most popular products:
The Clear Proof line is Mary Kay’s acne system. The entire line includes a cleanser, toner, moisturizer, serum, treatment gel, and charcoal mask. This line is amazing for young skin that suffers from acne and breakouts without drying, harsh ingredients–and super affordable compared to systems like Proactiv!
The pore-purifying serum is one of favorite products in the line! At only $17 this serum is affordable and not only helps fight acne, but also minimizes the appearance of pores and reduces oils. I apply this every morning under my moisturizer to prevent breakouts and it really works!
The acne treatment gel is pretty self explanatory, but my favorite thing about it is that it’s only $10! Despite it’s drugstore price point, it works wayyy better than any treatment I’ve tried from the drugstore. I will put this on at night before bed if I have any large breakouts that need a little help going away ; )
You guys, this charcoal mask is the REAL DEAL. At $24 it comes in slightly cheaper than the Origins charcoal mask that I like and it comes with more product–a win in my book! When you apply this mask you can literally see the mask working to pull out the oils and impurities in your pores and blemishes. Every time I find my skin breaking out, I will use this mask and the other Clear Proof products and watch my problem areas disappear! I promise you will not regret getting this mask!
The next line I’m going to talk about is the TimeWise collection that is packed with anti-aging ingredients! This is probably the most versatile skin care line the Mary Kay offers. Anti-aging skin care products are soo amazing for your skin at any age and I think it’s better to start young to prevent premature lines, wrinkles, and signs of aging. This line is tested to be effective for sensitive skin, including those with rosacea. It is also available for both dry/normal skin and combination/oily skin.
The 3-in-1 cleanser is the first step in the TimeWise system. I use the cleanser for combination/oily skin to make sure the oils on my skin all get washed away. I think my favorite thing about this product is that the smallest amount goes a long way–I know this tube will last me forever! It has small beads that gently exfoliate the skin to get rid of dullness to reveal a bright complexion. This cleanser is also packed with age-fighting ingredients for the most youthful looking skin!
The TimeWise age-fighting moisturizer has been a game changer for me. It has always been a struggle for me to find a moisturizer that can sufficiently moisturize my skin without leaving it greasy, but this one does the job. The normal/dry formula works well for me in the harsh Minnesota winters, but I know the combination/oily formula will be great in the humid summer months!
The last two products I want to talk about are the day and night solutions. These two products are the icing on the cake! The day solution has SPF 35 which helps prevent sun damage that can lead to premature aging. I love that this product is specifically made for your face so you don’t have to worry about it clogging your pores or making you breakout. In fact, this product is extremely lightweight on the skin and doesn’t have that potent smell that you typically associate with sunscreen products. The night solution is like a time machine in a bottle! It is made with antioxidants that renew and refresh the skin while you sleep.
I hope you guys enjoyed this post and hopefully I’ve sparked your interest in Mary Kay. I really want people to realize that this company is not just for “old ladies with poofy hair.” The products contain amazing ingredients that really work and benefit your skin. Stay tuned for my favorite makeup products that I’ve tried so far! Don’t be afraid to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to learn more about the company, it’s products, or becoming a consultant!