New Mary Kay Products

A few new products have been unveiled at Mary Kay’s annual seminar.  First is a new “all natural” line of products called Mary Kay Naturally. It includes purifying cleanser, exfoliating powder, nourishing oil, and moisturizing stick. They say the ingredients are “naturally derived,” with the fine print mentioning “at least 90% of ingredients are derived from natural sources.” There is also a Skinvigorate Sonic being introduced. What do you think about these new products?

(Thanks to BestDecision and enorth for bringing these to my attention!)

40 Comments

  1. IrshTxn

    My phone has plastic and metal parts. Plastic is derived from petroleum products, which are natural, and metal is, of course, naturally occurring and then mixed to create alloys. So I guess my phone is all-natural too?

    1. THANK YOU! I was going to say, tobacco is derived naturally but how things are processed and preserved are where the harm comes. If you use natural ingredients, and use harmful preservatives, you’re cancelling out the benefits of the healthy and healing components. It is mind-boggling. (or as my nephew says “mind-bottling” haha)

    1. Carrie

      Leaping Bunny is absolutely useless. Pay PETA a few hundred $$ and boom. Certified. It’s all self reported so it means nothing. See Wet n Wild selling in China and posting technicalities to claim cruelty free.

      1. BestDecision

        Sorry, but everything else states otherwise. “There are no costs associated with applying or becoming certified by the Leaping Bunny Program, which includes being listed in all versions of our shopping guide.”

        1. Laura D Steed-yost

          The product that are made in the USA are not tested on animals while we do have a manufacturing plant in China which china’s law only let companies test on animal over there. We have made a impacted on their economy over there for women and are working on getting things changed. We do not get China products ever.

              1. TRACY

                I personally think it makes sense to test on animals before on people.

                My only gripe with this issue is that MK consultants are not truthful when they say “MK does not test on animals.” Yes they do. Tell the truth. In China, it’s required. So just own it.

              2. Lazy Gardens

                So you would volunteer to be the first to have a new product with never-before used ingredients applied to your skin?

                There’s a saying in regulatory agencies: behind every regulation is a body count.

          1. BestDecision

            Laura, since you’re not even a Director, I’ll forgive you for naively believing what yours has told you. You make WAY more net income doing what you do in nursing than you’ll make in MK. Trust me.

      1. Lazy Gardens

        They do in China, because it is required by Chinese law.

        In most other countries, as long as the ingredients are on a list of previously tested and approved ingredients (there are a couple of them, but the treaties and trade agreements say what lists are acceptable) they can be used with no further testing. So an ingredient may have tested and approved 20 years ago by a company that no longer exists, but the results were accepted.

        Where it gets complicated with China is for them to accept the USA/Canada and EU lists, the Chinese list of approved ingredients would have to be accepted … and to be blunt, their ability to keep a clean list is doubtful.

      2. Char

        Whether or not they test on animals is irrelevant to it being a pyramid recruiting scheme. Getting caught up in the actual products is merely a diversion in MLM. What’s important is, who is primarily ordering product and why.

        Testing on animals is important to consumers. If this was about actual retail customers, MKC wouldn’t use the MLM system which has an attached “opportunity”. This is needed to convince people (consultants) to buy products.

      1. BestDecision

        You actually think MK can negotiate with CHINA about animal testing?! You really need a course in world history and current international studies. I’m sorry, but you’re completely brainwashed by MK I’d thats what they’re telling people.

      2. Michele, you just got schooled. You are wrong about MK testing on Animals. MK obscures the truth to its consultants.

        Ask yourself: Why does the company quibble about the fact they test on animals? What else are they keeping from me? Why does the company withhold information from consultants?

        Ask yourself these questions and think deeply about how to answer these questions for yourself.

        Try asking these questions to your recruiter or your Sales Director. Listen to their answers. Do they seem to be quibbling about the answers? Are they withholding anything from you? Are they avoiding answering all together?

        Consider what and how information is provided to you by MK, NSD’s, SD’s, and other consultants.

      3. enorth

        “they are working with the Chinese government to change that”

        You are embarrassingly naive. Do you think the Chinese government cares about testing on animals? Do you think the Chinese government cares about Mary Kay?

        Get your head out of your butt and wake up to reality. It’s almost 2020.

    1. MLM Radar

      They’re still selling Botanical Effects? I thought those were discontinued long ago.

      Six years ago I was at a women’s retreat and someone stocked the bathrooms with Botanical Effects samplers. Worst. Stink. Ever.

      Maybe those samplers had been left in a car trunk in the hot sun, or maybe Botanical Effects just naturally smelled like decomposing swamp scum. I don’t know. All I do know is that I scrubbed for 15 minutes trying, unsuccessfully, to get the stink off of my hands and face.

  2. enorth

    These “new” products must be a real let-down.

    The Clarisonic was hot around 2011 and, with so many copy-cats, people who wanted a sonic brush already have one by now. MK’s “spinning” brush has been out for about…six years?

    Anyone can buy “natural” products anywhere for less money. Olive oil? Castor Oil? Beeswax?

    Move along, folks, nothing to see here.

  3. Neverpink

    Facial oils have been around for a long time. The stick thing looks a little unsanitary and uncomfortable to use. The spin brush is old hat by now, and I wonder at its effectiveness. Not surprised MK is behind the times yet again.

  4. enorth

    “The spin brush is old hat by now”

    Yep, and so is the sonic brush. When MK’s brush debuted (and knowing it wasn’t a sonic brush), I asked a MK consultant on Facebook if MK’s brush used “sonic technology.”

    It took her some time to answer (she probably had to check with her up-line.) Her response: “It has two speeds.”

  5. enorth

    “The spin brush is old hat by now”

    Yep, and so is the sonic brush. When MK’s brush debuted (and knowing it wasn’t a sonic brush), I asked a MK consultant on Facebook if MK’s brush used “sonic technology.”

    It took her some time to answer (she probably had to check with her up-line.) Her response: “It has two speeds.”

  6. Coffee Queen

    They need to stop selling in China to be cruelty free.

    I only shop brands that are cruelty free and do not sell in China.

    Also, the trend now is double or triple cleansing, not sonic cleansing. So not new.

    And the natural products, still not as good for you as other brands whose ingredients I can pronounce and are 100% plant derived.
    Sketchy marketing at best.

    1. BestDecision

      Agree with you 100%. I’d rather buy cruelty-free, and that’s where they’ve missed the boat…again. They could’ve tapped into a REALLY big market that isn’t being covered by their competitors and given their sales force a fighting chance to move.

      MK has always been way behind on technology and trends.

      Late to the minerals game.
      Late to the microdermabrasion game.
      Late to the paper mask game.
      Late to the Clarisonic game.
      Late to the vitamin C game.
      And still late to cruelty-free.

  7. Wow, this thread was trolled hard… or perhaps sock puppeted. So desperate to hide the Pink Truth from potential victims. I really like this week’s newest forum members who introduced themselves by letting everyone know that PT helped them see the light and avoid falling victim to MKult’s product-based pyramid.

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