Mary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream Review
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Mary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream Review

Mary Kay cosmetics is not exactly thought of as the hippest company around.  But hip doesn’t always mean best, or even particularly effective.  We like to think of ourselves here at Womensblogtalk as equal opportunity critics.  We can love something from Avon and hate something from Juice Beauty.  It’s all the same to us. Quality is quality and if we’ve learned anything, we’ve learned that quality comes in all shapes, sizes, and packaging.

So, when we decided to look into the Mary Kay product line for something to review, we chose the popular and affordable Mary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream.  This super thick and rich cream is designed for very dry skin or even just for the driest of dry patches.  It can be used on your face or your body, wherever you need some extreme hydration.  It helps moisturize the skin, and keep that moisture in where it’s needed to smooth and soften your skin.

Mary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream ReviewMary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream Ingredients and How They Work

The ingredient list for Mary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream is very simple and it’s all about emollients.  Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Parrafin, Beeswax and other waxes, Glycerine, and Menthol.  It’s similar to Vaseline, but more solid and firm from the waxes.

Mary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream is not really about wrinkles and anti-aging.  Not directly anyway.  If you’re skin is very dry, obviously hydration will help inhibit the formation of lines and wrinkles as you age.  But more than that, it’s about hydrating and healing those extra dry areas.  Lots of happy customers have left Mary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream reviews talking about how they use this around their eyes and on their lips.  Lots of others mention elbows, heels, and the backs of hands.

Speaking of reviews, almost all of them are positive.  It seems like everyone can find a good use for Mary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream:

  • “I use this on my dry eczema patches and it heals them overnight.”
  • “I only use this on my lips and eyes… My eye circles are gone and my lips are full and moisturized.”
  • “This is the very best night cream for very dry skin.”

Mary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream Pros and Cons

Advantages of Mary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream

  • It is extremely emollient.
  • Most Mary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream reviews are very favorable.
  • It’s affordable.
  • A little goes a long way.

Disadvantages of Mary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream

  • It is quite greasy, though not as bad as straight Vaseline.
  • It has a very strong scent that many find unpleasant.

Where to Buy

You can buy Mary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream from a Mary Kay representative or online.  The 2.1 ounce tube retails for $13.  It sells for less on Amazon, though we’ve noticed some complaints about what was received was in a jar instead of a tube as pictured, so be aware that there may be something fishy about buying Mary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream at Amazon.


Mary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream is a great little tube to have around.  I you’ve got extremely dry skin, this may become your regular night cream.  More likely though, it’ll be something you use on your hands, lips, and dry patches anywhere when they come along.  As long as you don’t expect anti-aging miracles from Mary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream and you can handle the scent, it should be a welcome addition to your beauty basket.

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Q: I am interested I want to buy your night cream -I joanne

A: Hi Joanne, I don't sell Mary'd have to find a representative still in the business since it's a network marketing business. Check out my favorite moisturizers here if you'd like some alternatives. Thanks! Rachel

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Q: What makes the night cream pink? What dye/colorant do they use? -Katie

A: Hi Katie, there's no telling but probably Red #17, I don't recommend Mary Kay at all because they use alcohol as main ingredients and methylparabens and other known toxic ingredients. Check out Beautycounter for non toxic, fabulous skin care and you can read about my Top 10 faves here. Thanks! Rachel

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Q: Mary Kay no longer uses parabens in any of their products. Recently there have been many reformulations, so please be cautious when making statements about competitor products when you just don’t know. -Ann

A: I don't make arbitrary statements, Ann. I have enough experience in product research to know that when a company doesn't list ALL its ingredients on its own website, then you need to be cautious. Mary Kay only shows the "key" ingredients (how convenient). Take a look at the "key ingredients" in the Emmollient Night Cream - PETROLATUM.  Petrolatum is the only thing listed which is a known carcinogen. I know this particular product is more of a balm... but even a quick search of Petrolatum on explains why it should be avoided unless there is further disclosure on how it's refined (and UK has much higher standards for this type of thing).  If you'd like to share an actual ingredient label of any of their popular products I'll be happy to add that to my review. And what about phthalates, SLS's? My problem is that a consumer can't determine the safety of Mary Kay products (even if it's just their own personal standards) or what's really in it from anything that I could find online. Thanks, Rachel

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Q: Does Mary Kay’s extra emollient night cream have parabens -Careylinda

A: Careylinda, you're paying for vaseline basically. If you look up the ingredients the first ingredient is petroleum, second ingredient mineral oil. Also yes it does contain parabens: propylparaben. Also contains fragrance which is 1,000's of chemicals undisclosed. This cream is complete crap behind a trusted name... just don't use it.  CVS has better brands than this. xo Rachel

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Rachel Vrabel

Rachel is Chief Editor of Women’s Blog Talk and writes reviews across the spectrum of anti-aging, health and beauty. She has an English degree from USF and worked in finance for 15 years before establishing this website in 2011. She loves having a place she can share her inspiration for health and beauty and continue to help others! She lives in South Florida with her husband and her hobbies include beach volleyball, HIIT training and combing the beach for sea glass and shells.


  • Lynn M Cole

    I swear by this product. I have used it for at least 15 years every single night and I honestly think this 64 years old skin looks much better then most of my peers. Then I again I could be deluding myself. ‘ ) I still have the jowls though LoL!

  • John V

    I have been using the extra emollient night cream on my 2 year old granddaughters lips.It is almost a miracle cure for her dry cracking lips.She can show up with a split lip and after about the 3rd application her lips are healed and the scab will usually come off as well.I contacted Mary Kay to make sure using it on her lips on a regular basis is safe.They replied as long as their is no allergic reaction to it that it would not harm her.So now I have tubes everywhere and use it at least once a day on her as a prevenative measure.I bought 24 samples at Amazon for $31 and its worth every penny.I had tried everything even perscription lip balms that were $5 to $25 a tube.I hear it works well on skin too.

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