DALLAS, TX (June 26, 2019) – Mary Kay Inc., a global beauty company and leader in skin care innovation, was recently honored by the U.S. Direct Selling Association (DSA) with  the 2019 Product Innovation award for its TimeWise® Miracle Set 3DTM.

“We’re honored to be recognized by the Direct Selling Association as a product innovator,” said Dr. Lucy Gildea, Chief Scientific Officer at Mary Kay. “Mary Kay scientists spent years researching the latest ingredient innovations to develop our newest skin care collection that defends against free radicals and helps delay the onset of premature skin aging from unavoidable environmental and lifestyle stressors such as car exhaust and air pollution.”

The launch of TimeWise® Miracle Set 3Drepresents the latest research and advancements in skin aging, featuring Mary Kay’s patent-pending Age Minimize 3D™ Complex to help protect against age-accelerating free radicals caused by environmental factors. The Skin Research and Technology team at Mary Kay R&D showed Age Minimize 3D™ Complex helps prevent pollution-induced free radicals from forming and reduces the damaging effects of blue light.

“DSA Award winners’ programs demonstrate excellence, creativity, and innovation in responding to the needs of the public, our consumers, our sales force, our members, and our communities. I am pleased to congratulate Mary Kay Inc. on this top industry recognition for their achievements in product innovation”, stated Joseph N. Mariano, president, and chief executive officer, DSA.

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. Recently, the company announced the opening of 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, manufacture 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.

About The DSA

The Direct Selling Association (DSA) is the national trade association for companies that offer entrepreneurial opportunities to independent sellers to market and sell products and services, typically outside of a fixed retail establishment. In 2018, direct selling took place across the United States, generating $35.4 billion in retail sales. More than six million entrepreneurs in the U.S. are selling products or services through the direct selling channel, providing a personalized buying experience for more than 36.6 million active customers.