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Mary Kay Inc. Caps Off Landmark Scientific Credentialing Year at 73rd Society of Cosmetic Chemists Meeting

December 20, 2019 GMT

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 20, 2019--

In 2019, Mary Kay Inc. continued its decades-long commitment to skin science research by revealing the results of multiple groundbreaking studies and fostering academic discussion with industry peers at scientific symposiums around the globe. Most recently, Mary Kay was in New York City for the 73 rd Society of Cosmetic Chemists Meeting, where the brand sponsored, collaborated, and explored applications of skin microbiome with leading experts in the field.

“New research suggests that microbes play an important role in overall skin health, and as leading skincare innovators, Mary Kay is heavily invested in further exploration of their impact,” said Dr. Lucy Gildea, Chief Scientific Officer at Mary Kay. “We have a commitment to take an active role in the beauty and scientific communities through participation in global dermatological conferences like the Society of Cosmetic Chemists Meeting, where we can share and learn from other scientific experts to help us develop more effective products.”

The Society of Cosmetic Chemists Meeting convenes over 1,300 attendees from some of the top cosmetic and personal care brands and manufacturers. Participants are encouraged to engage with speakers presenting the latest research and innovations of interest to cosmetic scientists, exchange ideas with peers, and reconnect with colleagues from around the globe.

Mary Kay sponsored the educational session at the meeting, including topics Quorum Quenching: the New Way to Keep Microbiome Under Control, Exploring New Applications in Personal Care: Balancing our Skin Microbiota, Global Microbiome Effects, and Temporal Variation of the Facial Skin Microbiome.

Additional 2019 Scientific Research and Credentialing

The 73 rd Society of Chemists Meeting is the latest event in a series of Mary Kay presentations with the scientific and academic communities that reinforce the brand’s longstanding commitment to advancing skin health research and development. 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.

In 2019, Mary Kay focused on three pillars in its commitment to skin health, including pollution; skin barrier health and sensitive skin; and the understanding of skin aging and strategies to intervene:

Pollution and Skin Health

Skin Barrier Health and Sensitive Skin

Understanding of Skin Aging and Skin Health and Strategies to Intervene

About Mary Kay

One of the original glass ceiling breakers, Mary Kay Ash founded her beauty company more than 56 years ago with three goals: develop rewarding opportunities for women, offer 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 investing in the science behind beauty and manufacturing cutting-edge skin care, color cosmetics, nutritional supplements and fragrances. Mary Kay is committed to empowering women and their families by partnering with organizations from around the world, focusing on supporting cancer research, protecting survivors from domestic abuse, beautifying our communities, and encouraging children to follow their dreams. Mary Kay Ash’s original vision continues to shine—one lipstick at a time. Learn more at MaryKay.com.

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KEYWORD: TEXAS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SCIENCE RESEARCH HEALTH CHEMICALS/PLASTICS COSMETICS MANUFACTURING RETAIL OTHER HEALTH

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