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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

  • Homeopathy - The Basic Principles

    I don't know about you, but I'm hearing about homeopathy more and more these days. More people I know are making appointments to see homeopaths, and I've noticed homeopathic supplements on the shelves at my local drugstore. If you're like me and not very familiar with homeopathy, it's an alternative medical system that was developed...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 07-31-2015
  • Matcha Green Tea - An Antioxidant Powerhouse

    Is matcha taking over the world? I think it might be! I saw it or heard it mentioned at least a dozen times this week. Up until today, I knew matcha had something to do with tea and that I enjoyed the matcha latte I had a local coffee shop. Beyond that, the beverage that's taking the world by storm was a mystery to me. I did a little research to...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 07-29-2015
  • Spoon Fed Interior Design

    For as long as I can remember I have designed my home (make that my tiny little apartment) look as cute as possible with virtually no help (or all that much money). By that I mean I see a color of paint- I buy it; I find an old vintage chair- again, I buy it; I realize I need a desk so I look for an affordable one- and voila, I buy it. Problem is, these...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 07-28-2015
  • Summer Sandals - Wedges and Gladiators

    Summer sandal season is in full swing with wedges and gladiator sandals competing for the honor of top 2015 warm weather footwear look. Both of these styles of sandals are great additions to a summer wardrobe, but they each look best with different types of ensembles. Read on to learn which look to put with what. 1. Wide Leg Trousers: Wedges! Flowing...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 07-27-2015
  • Cosmetic BFFs - Foundation and Concealer

    Concealer and foundation! They're facial cosmetics and they can be your best friend, too. Although most women wear concealer and foundation, I realized recently that a lot of ladies don't really know a lot about them. Here’s the scoop on this face-friendly duo. General Concealer and Foundation Tips - Apply your foundation first to promote a...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 07-24-2015
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