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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!


What's New

  • Moor Mud - A Dirty but Beautiful Secret

    A lot of celebrities are talking about getting dirty, not in the bedroom but at the spa. Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow and many other famous ladies are talking about beautifying their complexions with mud sourced from shrubby, wet landscapes called moors. Even though there's currently a buzz surrounding this dirty little beauty secret, it's...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 04-17-2015
  • Farmer's Market - It's What's in Season

    Farmer's markets are beginning to open up all across the country, bringing plenty of fresh, delicious produce to cities and suburban areas. Hitting the market is a great way to stock up on fruits and vegetables for your weekly menus, and you can feel good about buying directly from growers and supporting small businesses. If you're new to farmer's...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 04-15-2015
  • Let my skinny self out—or not!

    If you like mommy blogs and like to hear the truth…whether it’s something you want to hear or not…then by all means peruse one of my favorite blogs, Scary Mommy. I love the writings of mom, nurse and all around super woman Joni Edelman. It’s funny because when you read her blog you feel like a slug because she has so much energy that you practically...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 04-14-2015
  • Weight Bearing Exercise – Get Strong This Beach Season

    Cardio is king for many people who are trying to work out regularly or climbing back up on the healthy bandwagon. The downside to having the same workout routine and only focusing on cardio is it can become boring and working out the same muscle groups and neglecting others may cause injury. Mixing up the same old same old with weight bearing exercise...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 04-13-2015
  • Top 5 Ways to Reduce Stress

    You've probably heard about all of the risks that stress poses to your health and well-being. I've read that it can affect everything from your sleep to your heart health. Sadly, you can't avoid stress entirely. Just a day of running errands or completing chores around the house can leave you feeling tense and stress; however, from what...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 04-10-2015
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