Product Reviews: Mary Kay Skincare {+Video!}

Mary Kay boxI had such a fun surprise last week! A friend of mine from high school sent me a goody box FULL of yummy Mary Kay samples. I had so much fun going through everything that I thought I would go ahead and share the awesomeness with you!!! So, here’s a quick product overview of the Mary Kay skincare products I tested out, AND be sure and catch the full video review below!!!

You can also go directly to my friend’s websites to see the full line of offerings from Mary Kay: & September’s Mary Kay page

(click the item names to go directly to the product page on the website)

Mary Kay Microdermabrasion set.jpgTimeWise Microdermabrasion Set

Mari!yn rating: 10 ROCK STARS!!!

I naturally gravitate toward any face scrubs of all shapes, sizes, and colors! So, this is the first thing I grabbed when I opened up the fun MK goody box from September! I LOVE the first step of this two-step process. First, you scrub your face with the finest, most yummylicious face scrub EVER, then you move on to step two and replenish with a lovely, light, nourishing serum. It’s a wonderful combination that I am definitely adding to my weekly skincare routine!

Mary Kay Serum C.jpgTimeWise Replenishing Serum C

Mari!yn rating: 7 ROCK STARS!!!

I love the way the Vitamin C Serum feels on my skin! It smells great and makes my skin feel so soft and smooth. The one issue I have with it is that I cannot wear it in the daytime if I am going to be putting makeup on, as it causes my base makeup to flake. As noted in the video: I do not currently wear Mary Kay makeup, so that may be the issue. I’ll have to try the Mary Kay line of foundations and see if it agrees with the Serum C base. Even if I can only wear it without makeup, I still love this product and the way it makes my skin feel!

Extra Emollient Night Cream.jpgExtra Emollient Night Cream

Mari!yn rating: 8 ROCK STARS!!!

This stuff is CLASSIC Mary Kay! I mean, come on, ladies…it’s even pink! I remember my grandmother used this pink goop every single night and her skin looked decades younger than her age! It’s a little heavy for me to wear every night, but I’m trying to get past the heaviness and always remember the long-term goal: younger, healthier, more glowing skin!

TimeWise Night Treatment w Retinol.jpgTimeWise Repair Volu-Firm Night Treatment with Retinol

Mari!yn rating: 9 ROCK STARS!!!

When I think of a great night cream, this is the kind of product I’m thinking of! I love the way this night cream feels on my face and how smooth it makes my skin feel. I also have a Retinol obsession, so I love that it has the added age-correcting joy of Retinol included without the irritation that some harsher creams have on my sensitive skin. This is definitely a great go-to night cream!

wpid-PhotoGrid_1386223114174.jpgTimeWise Repair Volu-Firm Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Mari!yn rating: 8 ROCK STARS!!!

As a lifetime Oil of Olay girl, I love this day cream and think it’s comparable in feel and agreeability with my favorite foundation makeup choices. However, I love this MORE than the OoO comparable product because this has a higher SPF than my standard daytime moisturizer so I get more protection from the harmful sun along with great moisture for my skin!  I had trouble finding the product link to this item on the MK site, so here are two other day creams that are comparable: TimeWise Age Fighting Moisturizer Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 & TimeWise Day Solution Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35.

TimeWise Repair Volu-Firm Eye Renewal Cream

Mari!yn rating: 7 ROCK STARS!!!

This eye cream feels really great and is great to wear at night. However, for me it’s a little heavy to wear during the day, which is something that I prefer to be able to do with my specialized eye creams. The Eye Renewal Cream does feel wonderful and full of creamy luxuriousness, though, so it’s definitely still a great overall product!

TimeWise Lifting Serum.jpgTimeWise Repair Volu-Firm Lifting Serum

Mari!yn rating: 6 ROCK STARS

This serum feels lovely, it smells lovely, and it’s light and wonderful on my skin. I give it a lowest rating of all the Mary Kay products I’m reviewing in this segment simply because I feel it’s an unnecessary addition to the skincare routine. I prefer to have a moisturizer that’s going to also do the “lifting” and firming without adding yet another step in my skincare regimen or another layer of stuff to my face. ALSO, as I noted in the accompanying video, using this product for only a short time it’s difficult to tell how great the long-term results would be; they may very much outweigh the one neutral (not negative…just neutral) thought I have on the product. It is still a lovely product, and certainly has applicability in someone’s skincare routine.

TimeWise Foaming CleanserjpgTimeWise Repair Volu-Firm Foaming Cleanser

Mari!yn rating: 10 ROCK STARS!!!

This cleanser is making it into my daily routine!!! It does a super terrific job of cleaning the gunk and grime of the day off my face, while also having the added bonus of being non-drying…even to my super sensitive face and EVEN in these cold wintery months when the heaters are running and the shower water gets cranked up hotter than usual! Awesome product! Totally on my wish-list!!!

Satin Hands.jpgSatin Hands Fragrance-Free Hand Cream

Mari!yn rating: 10 ROCK STARS!!!

Hands-down (hahahaha), this is the ONLY hand cream/lotion/moisturizer I can stand to use! I want my hands to feel soft and smooth without the greasiness that countless products on the market leave behind. Satin Hands is completely different! I don’t know what Mary Kay did to formulate it, but it WORKS!!!

So, overall, I’m calling this box of goodies a BIG WIN!!! I fell back in love with some products that I had forgotten about and I found some other products that I will be adding to my skincare regimen ASAP!

Mary Kay as a company has done an amazing job of keeping their products fresh and relevant, while also staying true to the ultimate vision of Mary Kay Ash. I’m impressed!

And, to my friend, September James: Thank you for thinking of me! Your gift of kind words and MK testers came at a time when I needed a “lift”! You’re a ROCK STAR in my book!!!

Until next time, my friends…

Make it a great day,


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