I’ll admit–the past month wasn’t the best example of a healthy lifestyle. There were sleepless nights and long hours at work, a not-so-great diet, as well as unhealthy outlets that included going out and dousing my fatigue with alcohol. Ultimately, these things took a toll on my skin. While it didn’t look too bad, redness, dehydrated skin and bags under the eyes were making unwanted guest appearances more often than they should.
So when presented the opportunity to learn more about Mary Kay’s latest anti-aging range, how could one say no? Celebrating their 55th anniversary on this day, the brand has been empowering their clients through their innovative beauty and skincare products.
Soon, I found myself on the way to their headquarters in Shanghai to interview Mary Kay’s principals: Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Lucy Gildea, President of Asia Pacific Region KK Chua and Chief Marketing Officer Sheryl Adkins-Green. The three schooled me on the wonders of the new TimeWise Miracle Set 3D.
Dr. Gildea opened the discussion by sharing something that surprised us all: “We’ve learned that only 20 percent of premature skin aging is caused by the natural aging process. So you know what the rest is due to? Simply living your life.” She was referring to environmental and lifestyle factors that include the following: sun exposure, pollution, diet, stress, smoking, sleep loss, and so on. “It was very important that we created the most powerful skin defense regimen yet,” she added. 5 years of research conducted on over 5,000 women and over 150 ingredient combinations later, it seems that they finally have.
Chief Marketing Officer Sheryl Adkins-Green, President of Asia Pacific Region KK Chua and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Lucy Gildea
“The name TimeWise Miracle Set 3D was inspired by how the products work–they defend, delay and deliver,” starts Adkins-Green. “We were surprised to learn that a lot of young women were complaining about starting to experience skin aging. This was an opportunity for us to provide unique protection. You want to start protecting your skin as soon as possible.”
Composed of TimeWise Age Minimize 3D 4-in-1 Cleanser, TimeWise Age Minimize 3D Day Cream (which happens to both moisturize and protect your skin with SPF 30), TimeWise Age Minimize 3D Night Cream and TimeWise Age Minimize 3D Eye Cream, the products in this range uses their exclusive Age Minimize 3D Complex which features three innovative ingredients: 1.) encapsulated resveratol for antioxidant benefits and boosting collagen production, 2.) vitamin B3 for brightening and 3.) an age defying peptide that supports the skin’s natural collagen and elastin.
This line was also created for those who want a simplified regimen–practically all of us, to be honest. “We designed this range for you to see better results in less time. Traditional skin care takes around 8-12 weeks, but we have consumers saying that they have noticed smoothness, luminosity, resilience and less fine lines and wrinkles as early as 4 weeks,” says Dr. Gildea, adding that for it to be truly effective, they would recommend using the products day and night.
Testing out the products in the morning before heading out. Not included: TimeWise Age Minimize 3D Night Cream.
Having heard this, I excitedly tested the products out for myself. It has been less than a week since using the products, but I already feel my skin going back to what it looked like a few months earlier. Overall, my skin looked and felt healthier and properly moisturized. I even started skipping the foundation again at times.
The confidence I felt brought me back to what Mary Kay’s President of Asia Pacific Region KK Chua was telling us during our interview. “Mary Kay Ash started this company in 1963 with a vision in mind: to create a platform where women can be their very best and achieve whatever they want.” And true to his words, it is the company’s strong values and phenomenal products that has made them stand strong for the past 55 years.