Research Updates

Mary Kay’s ability to sustain and grow its business depends greatly upon its ability to develop, protect and maintain strong brands and innovative products. As a global intellectual property rights owner, Mary Kay has established an IP Policy to provide procedures and processes necessary to protect and preserve its IPRs across its international markets.

With over 1,600 patents, Mary Kay has invested millions of dollars in scientific and product research and development. For decades, we have dedicated ourselves to women’s empowerment and continue to support women lead projects in science innovation. In 2022, 77% of patents issued included female inventors.