Hydration How-To

Healthy, hydrated skin can be yours with the right tips and products.

Mary Kay beakers holding pink, orange and red liquids standing against a white background.

Open jar of Mary Kay Hydrogel Eye Patches.

You know that moisturising your skin is an important part of your skin care regimen, but lately you may have been hearing about the need for hydration. What’s the difference between moisturising and hydrating your skin? In short, there is none. Hydration and moisturisation are essentially the same thing. But no matter how you say it, key products that hydrate your skin are integral parts of your skin care routine.


The amount of women who said skin was calmed and instantly hydrated by TimeWise® Moisture Renewing Gel Mask.


A powerful humectant known to moisturise the skin and help with water loss. Found in Mary Kay® Hydrogel Eye Patches.

24-Hour Hydration

The TimeWise Repair® Lifting Bio-Cellulose Mask increases skin’s moisture levels for 24 hours.*

3X Increase

Bio-physical testing showed that skin hydration was immediately more than tripled after application of TimeWise Repair® Volu-Firm® Night Treatment With Retinol.

Shea Butter

Protects, enriches and softens skin. Shea butter is known to contain omega-3s, which are known to help maintain skin’s natural moisture barrier. Find them in Satin Body® Silkening Shea Lotion.

Back-to-Back, 12-Hour Moisturization

Each of the creams in TimeWise® Miracle Set 3D™ moisturises for 12 hours. When used together, that’s all-day hydration!

TimeWise® Age Minimize 3D® Day Cream SPF 30 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen and TimeWise® Age Minimize 3D® Night Cream


Hydration Education

Don’t miss out on moisture because of dehydrating habits and skin care misinformation. Instead, discover debunked myths and lifestyle tips that keep your skin quenched.

Myth: People with oily skin don’t need hydrating products.
Fact: Oily skin can become dehydrated, especially after excessive cleansing. A light moisturiser – or one formulated for oily skin such as Mary Kay® Oil-Free Hydrating Gel – is recommended.

Myth: Dry skin can be improved by drinking water.
Fact: While drinking water contributes to a healthy lifestyle, it won’t immediately improve dry skin. However, including a moisturising step in your skin care routine can help.

Skinvigorate Sonic™ Skin Care System from Mary Kay lying next to bubbles.

Superior products aren’t the only way to increase and maintain your skin’s hydration. Using a humidifier in dry months, during winter or when you spend a lot of time in air-conditioned areas can help you see a difference in moisturisation. Try to avoid taking long showers in hot water to help with moisture retention. Make the most of hydration products by preparing skin with Skinvigorate™ Sonic Skin Care System and regular exfoliation.

Stock Up. Save Skin

Keep on hand as many of these hydrating products as you need for a moisture-packed roster.