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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

  • Every Day Nutrition

    As I’ve been getting older and feeling much more fatigued these days-- I’ve found myself reading many more nutritional advice type articles, wellness blogs and healthy living magazines. I suppose I’m searching for something easy or perhaps a magic vitamin or pill that will transform my life—get me up, make me go outside and perhaps take a walk, or in...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 10-06-2015
  • Endless Warmth - The Floor-Duster Coat

    There's nothing like a long, flowing coat to put an elegant finishing touch on an ensemble! While the floor-length duster never really goes out of fashion, this season it's one of the hottest trends in outerwear. You'll see these long feminine coats covering the silhouettes of off-duty models, actresses and everyday ladies everywhere. Don't...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 10-05-2015
  • Campaign for Healthier Babies Month - What It's All About

    Did you know that October is Campaign for Healthier Babies Month? I'll admit it--I didn't know either. When I found out, I was curious to learn just what that meant, so I did a little research. It turns out that there is a lot involved with the campaign, so I wanted to share some information about it with you guys. What Is Campaign for Healthier...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 10-02-2015
  • Transitioning the Workout - Top 5 Indoor Exercises

    Fall gives me such mixed emotions! I love that soon I'll be able to break out my tall boots and sweaters, but I'm a little less excited about chilly mornings getting in the way of my runs. If you're like me and fond of exercising outdoors, you don't have to despair about the unavoidable arrival of colder weather. There are a lot of fun...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 09-30-2015
  • Makin’ Faux Bacon

    Ever heard of tofu bacon? I know I hadn’t. However, BlogHer’s Featured Member Post by Lady Ace on September 17, 2015 was a recipe for exactly that. The post titled, How to Make Tofu Taste Just Like Bacon or Foolproof Tofu Bacon actually impressed me enough to go ahead and try it. And believe you me—I love me some real bacon! It turned out that the meatless...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 09-29-2015
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