Mary Kay, Inc. is a privately owned direct selling company that sells cosmetics products directly to consumers, using a sales system called multi-level marketing.  According to Direct Selling News, Mary Kay was the sixth largest direct selling company in the world in 2011, with net sales of USD 2.9 billion.

Mary Kay is based in Addison, Texas, outside Dallas. The company was founded by Mary Kay Ash in 1963. Over the last 50 years, Mary Kay has continued to re-vamp their look and their products to keep up in the ever changing cosmeceutical industry.

Mary Kay has an entire line of products aimed at anti-aging.  One of these products is the Mary Kay Eye Cream TimeWise Age Fighting Cream.

The one thing Mary Kay Eye Cream TimeWise Age Fighting Eye Cream has going for it is that it isn’t too expensive.  So if it doesn’t work for you there is no worry about wasting a lot of money.  The product is $26 for a .65 oz tube.  That’s a plus.

Unfortunately this eye cream doesn’t seem to have too many pluses.

Of course the harsh elements of nature are hard on our skin.  Not to mention our less than stellar lifestyles that most of us lead.  Not wearing sunscreen or getting enough sleep, not keeping hydrated or giving our body the vitamins and minerals it requires plays havoc with our appearance.

And unfortunately the thin and delicate skin beneath your eyes is the first place in which harsh reality shows.  Fatigue, stress and overexposure to sun shows around the eyes and Mary Kay Eye Cream Timewise Age Fighting Eye Cream supposedly nips the consequences of aging in the bud.

Mary Kay claims that this product is hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, oil-free, ophthalmologist-tested and clinically tested.

According to Mary Kay, they conducted a clinical study and 9 out of 10 women experienced younger looking skin.  9 out of 10?  That’s pretty impressive.

Unfortunately this isn’t the case and this eye cream isn’t going to do much more help moisturize your skin.  This is something that any old cream will do.

This deep and rich cream was designed to seriously reduce the appearance of fine lines, crow’s feet and wrinkles.  It just doesn’t have the ‘wow’ factor.

Now it does have a nice texture and consistency, which make it slide on nicely and absorb quickly into your skin.  This leaves your skin nice for makeup application.  It doesn’t feel oily or greasy and won’t clog pores, so this should be a good product for anyone with natural oily skin or anyone who is prone to breakouts.

But unfortunately that’s pretty much all it does.  Keep in mind, that this product is only sold through direct sales reps.  You cannot walk into a retail location and pick up this product.  You have to find a sales rep in your area, who will most likely request that you host a party and she will probably pressure you into buying an entire line of TimeWise products.

You’re likely better to head in another direction with your money and find a cream that lives up to your expectations.