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I'm thrilled to help you attain and maintain the most flawless skin possible. I love the beauty industry and will work diligently to keep you well informed on not only tried and true regimens and products, but also share with you new discoveries in anti-aging, acne therapies, and all aspects of achieving luminous skin as well.

After 25 years in the beauty biz as an aesthetician, nurse in dermatology, skincare journalist, and providing expert advice for a major skincare website, I decided it was time to share my experience and secrets. I couldn't possibly do this alone though. 

Thankfully, I have the help from my good friend Gina, my skincare sidekick! She is a "skincare junkie," who has tried a zillion and one products. I joke with her and tell her she needs to start Beauty Anonymous meetings… My name is Gina….and I'm a skin productaholic! After battling acne for years, Gina now has a peaches and cream complexion and is eager to share her secrets for achieving clear, brilliant skin.

In addition to skin care, we’ll be covering all kinds of other topics related to health and beauty. The sky is the limit!

We all know how exciting it is when Oprah picks her favorites and shares them with us. Right? But YOU our fortunate readers are even luckier! Oprah may be rich, but we have connections! We get to try hundreds of beauty products. Ah yes, it's a tough job, but somebody has to do it. So I say you all deserve the benefits as well. I will no longer keep these secret weapons to myself. Enjoy and welcome to Beauty Research by Karen!


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  • 5 Tips for Surviving Black Friday Shopping

    Are you guys planning to shop on Black Friday this year? I read that more than 250 million people have the exact same plans, and you know retailers are gearing up to draw in their fair share of the crowds with big sales events. Stores will be hectic, but that doesn't mean that shopping on the big day has to be stressful. Follow these tips to make...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 11-25-2015
  • Nineties Vigor

    While searching high and low for a way to get rid of some of the blubber on my backside (Why anyone would deliberately want a bigger booty by adding implants to the mix is beyond me!...sorry…I digress…Anyway…) I stumbled upon a great website and blog called, Fit Bottomed Girl. Their slogan, Keeping a Lid on the Junk in the Trunk, resonated quite profoundly...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 11-24-2015
  • 5 Ways to Prepare the Thanksgiving Turkey

    I don't know about you guys, but I love mixing up Thanksgiving dinner a little every year. One way I do that is by choosing different ways to make the turkey. It's amazing how different preparation methods change the entire main course for your dinner. If you want to try something new this year, you can opt for one of these preparation methods...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 11-23-2015
  • Sweet Potatoes - A Low Glycemic Holiday Classic

    On the hunt for a great side dish to serve this holiday season? Make sweet potatoes part of your meal! Not only do sweet potatoes add color to the dinner plate and a slightly sweet flavor to a meal, but they're also packed with nutrients. I've always loved sweet potatoes, but recently I decided to learn a little more about what makes them healthy...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 11-20-2015
  • 5 Tips for Lightening Your Thanksgiving Dinner

    Thanksgiving dinner is a meal you look forward to all year, and it doesn't have to be one that you feel guilty about eating. By making lighter versions of your favorite Thanksgiving classics, you can enjoy your dinner to the fullest and not have to dread stepping on the scale after the holiday passes. Here are five of my favorite ways to make Thanksgiving...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 11-18-2015
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