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Mary Kay Products?

Has anyone used Mary Kay products? What do you think of them? Worth investing in?

I have some bad skin problems... To the point I haven't been able to wear foundation in 2+ years. My skin is SUPER dry. The only way I can describe it is that it looks like it snows on my face. My skin is flaky and when I put on makeup it looks like my skin is shredded. I hate it, my face constantly feels dry and tight no matter how much I moisturize!!!

I don't use a lot of products- just plain Dove soap to cleanse, aquaphor to moisturize, and a microdermabrasion cream or some sea salt (which I'm out of right now) once a week to exfoliate. I even occasionally break open a vit E capsule and slather it all over my face.

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NDFanatik

Asked by NDFanatik at 2:24 AM on Feb. 1, 2010 in Beauty & Style

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  • So one of my friends does the Mary Kay products. I went to her and asked her to recommend some products and told her what's going on. She recommended these to me-

    http://www.marykay.com/skincare/agefighting/10026940/10026940/default.aspx
    http://www.marykay.com/skincare/agefighting/10026925/10026925/default.aspx
    http://www.marykay.com/skincare/agefighting/10026919/10026919/default.aspx
    She's going to send me some free samples of the stuff she recommended since investing in them can be rather pricey.

    And I was also looking at these-
    http://www.marykay.com/skincare/classicbasicskincare/10900500/10900500/default.aspx
    http://www.marykay.com/skincare/classicbasicskincare/10106100/10106100/default.aspx
    http://www.marykay.com/skincare/classicbasicskincare/10536400/10536400/default.aspx
    http://www.marykay.com/skincare/classicbasicskincare/10106600/10106600/default.aspx

    Anyone by chance used any of these?
    NDFanatik

    Answer by NDFanatik at 2:24 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • And also, has anyone had major problems with dry flaky skin and moisture issues? If so, how do you handle them???
    NDFanatik

    Answer by NDFanatik at 2:25 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • Before buying or selling any body care products, it is important to check the safety of the ingredients. I like the Skin Deep database maintained by the Environmental Working Group (the folks who publish the guide to pesticides in produce). www.ewg.org


    Avon and Mary Kay, among others, make a big public show of their support of breast cancer research and victims, yet refuse to stop using cancer causing ingredients in their products.

    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:55 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • I have several suggestions for dry skin. FIrst, are you drinking enough water (at least 64oz a day) and eating healthy fats?

    I use a milk cleanser by Beauty Without Cruelty, and a moisturizer by Lush. In the winter, if my face is really bad, I use coconut oil at night.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:57 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • When my skin gets dry and flaky I use the Aveda moisturizing mask. I wash my face then apply that and leave it on all night. in the morning I wash like normal and apply a regular moisturizer...I do this everynight in the winter....

    As far as mary kay...I never really cared for there products...I like aveda a philosophy...
    Soniam301

    Answer by Soniam301 at 12:01 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • I use the age fighting moisturizer and felt a difference in my skin in just less than 2 wks. I have never had a complaint about any of their skin care products. I'm not saying that because I sell mary kay, but have used their product for a long time and everything I have used works great. Good luck to you! hope you find something that helps you!
    Tiffany237

    Answer by Tiffany237 at 7:35 PM on Feb. 2, 2010

  • just letting you know i sold mk and it is a scam..... nothing works we will tell you anything to get anyone to buy it and we make 50% of your price! minus an 8.00 shipping fee.
    joycegina

    Answer by joycegina at 8:48 PM on Feb. 2, 2010

  • I sell beauticontrol-I love the products, and they are the only thing that works for me.
    Stop using soap on your face. Exfoliating once a week is enough.
    You likely shouldn't be using aquaphor or vitamin E on it either, it may be making things worse for you.
    I recommend cleanser, but our cleansers are more lotion based. Don't use astringents on your skin. Moisturize twice a day. Dont use oil based foundation, use mineral foundation.
    And I don't think Mary kay is a scam, they just don't have as many solution based products. Saying Mary Kay is a scam insinuates that olay and all the other skincare lines are scams. They aren't-you get what you pay for.
    romanceparty4u

    Answer by romanceparty4u at 2:24 AM on Feb. 4, 2010

  • Please check out Arbonne products, they will definitely help you. www.marywozniak.myarbonne.com or www.arbonne.com.
    Our products are botanically based and are truly amazing. Let me know if I can help you.
    marywoz

    Answer by marywoz at 8:22 PM on Feb. 4, 2010

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