Dr. Shoná Burkes-Henderson, Senior Scientist, Clinical Research kicks off our Skin Care by the Decades series with an interview featuring skin care facts and tips for twenty-somethings! If you haven’t reached or have joyfully passed your 20s, head over to our article about why you need a skin care routine to learn how you can best care for your skin at any age!


If you’re concerned about reduced collagen production, add an antioxidant-rich vitamin C serum to your daily skin care routine! We recommend TimeWise® Replenishing Serum C+E®! This serum includes three distinct and powerful sources of vitamin C (including ascorbic acid, or pure vitamin C) to help improve skin clarity and support your skin’s natural production of collagen. It’s also a great serum to use if you want to reduce the look of fine lines.

Early use of SPF will help prevent sun damage, and this routine will hydrate the epidermal skin layer all day. All of this helps promote visibly smoother skin and reduces multiple skin aging concerns later in life.
If you want to upgrade your regimen with more age-fighting benefits, then add a retinol product to your routine to help combat the first signs of aging. Retinol increases cell turnover and can help improve the overall skin texture and tone of your skin. Apply at night and avoid the eye areas, where you should apply eye cream instead.

Retinol reduces the appearance of wrinkles, helps increase skin firmness and elasticity, and improves skin tone evenness and radiance. 
Product Suggestions: TimeWise Repair® Volu-Firm® Night Treatment With Retinol and the Clinical Solutions® Retinol 0.5 Set both contain forms of this powerhouse ingredient.

Hyaluronic acid provides skin hydration and helps plump fine lines.
Product Suggestions: The TimeWise Repair® Volu-Firm® Set contains the Volu-Firm® Complex, which features a skin-volume-supporting peptide that helps maintain natural hyaluronic acid.*

Antioxidant-rich vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) supports skin’s natural repair process and natural collagen production, which make the ingredient a vital component of skin health. 
Product Suggestion: TimeWise® Replenishing Serum C+E® is a vitamin C serum that contains three forms of vitamin C and vitamin E.


Mary Kay offers the TimeWise® Miracle Set 3D™ for normal-to-dry skin and combination-to-oily skin. You can even choose a TimeWise 3D® Foundation formula for oily skin or dry skin.

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Depuff & Hydrate

Place the shimmery, pink Mary Kay® Hydrogel Eye Patches under your eyes for 20 minutes of hydrating, depuffing bliss.

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Fight Fine Lines

TimeWise® Age Minimize 3D® Eye Cream
 helps improve multiple visible signs of aging and fatigue, including the appearance of dark circles, undereye puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles.

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Cool & Soothe

Revive a tired-looking appearance with Indulge® Soothing Eye Gel. This cooling, soothing gel contains botanical extracts. It even increases skin moisturization by 130%.

Skin Care For Twenty-Somethings

Whether you’re just looking for the basics or want to add a few anti-agers to your routine, connect with a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant today so she can help you love your skin for your 20s and for life! Here are some of the top skin care products we suggest for women in their 20s!

Dr. Shoná Burkes-Henderson, Senior Scientist, Clinical Research, enjoys spending time with family and friends, and reading. Her go-to foundation is TimeWise® Matte 3D Foundation in Bronze C160!
Kristen Reed-Belveal, a writer from Dallas, Texas, loves puns, studying the Bible for daily encouragement and using Mary Kay® CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in Deep with Mary Kay Chromafusion® Highlighter in Honey Glow when she’s craving a little glow.