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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

  • To Women's Hearts - National Wear Red Day

    With Valentine's Day being in February, it's normal to see people wearing red, but on one special day of the month, the color stands for something other than the romantic holiday. On Feb. 5, men and women across the country will sport red apparel and accessories in observance of National Wear Red Day. Read on to learn about the annual event...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 02-05-2016
  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Gifts 2016

    Valentine's Day is fast approaching! Do you know what you're getting your valentine for the occasion? Have you been offering subtle hints about what you might want to receive? Gifts of beauty are always a great choice, and I've tracked down some great ones that are perfect for this romantic time of year. Here are my top 10 picks for 2016...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 02-03-2016
  • New Year's Resolution Check - How to Stay on Track

    We're more than a month into 2016. How are you coming along with your New Year's resolution? Now is the perfect time for some self-reflection and for taking action to get back on track if you need it. To do so, follow these simple steps: 1. Take an Honest Look at Your Progress. Spend some time thinking about where you are right now on your progress...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 02-01-2016
  • That's Bold - How to Wear the Chunky Statement Necklace

    Have you seen all of the cute chunky statement necklaces that are in the stores right now? Those flashy pieces can really add something unique to an ensemble, but some of my friends have said they're scared to try wearing them because they're so bold! I say embrace the big necklace trend! You can pull it off with ease by keeping these tips in...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 01-29-2016
  • Sporting a Chill - The Latest Trends in Cold Weather Active Wear

    Your active lifestyle doesn't take snow days, does it? If you're anything like me, you may be willing to brave the cold to keep running, walking or exercising outdoors, but that doesn't mean that you're willing to freeze for the sake of fitness! Fortunately, there are some really stylish winter activewear clothing and accessories in...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 01-27-2016
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