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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

  • Chakras - An Explanation for the Lay Person

    If you take yoga, purchase aromatherapy candles or bath products or browse wellness articles on the Internet, you're likely to encounter the word "chakra" at some point. I know I seem to be seeing it more and more. Like most people I've talked to, I had a vague understanding that chakras were somehow tied to parts of the body and were...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 05-29-2015
  • Massage 101 - A Guide for Beginners

    Recently on a girls' night out with my best friends, the subject of massage therapy came up. I was shocked to hear that none of the ladies gathered at the table had ever gotten a professional massage before. When I asked them why, they all had their own reasons, but it became clear that they simply didn't know all that much about professional...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 05-27-2015
  • Have I got the Anti-Aging Scoop for You

    I became very interested a while back as I was reading an article not long ago on the booming industry of more and more men being both curious as well as quite active (just as we women are) in terms of anti-aging when it comes to getting cosmetic skin care product regimens, treatments, laser hair removal and injectables, such as fillers and Botox. But...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 05-26-2015
  • 5 Ways to Trim and Flatten the Belly

    Summer is nearly here and that means breaking out the bathing suits and those teeny tiny cropped tank tops. It also means that many women will be looking at their midsections and feeling less than confident about slipping into their summer swimwear and clothing. The belly is a common trouble zone for women, and if those spam-type online banner ads are...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Gina on 05-22-2015
  • The Lumber Sexual - Loving the Scruff

    Beards! They're popping up on the faces of Hollywood celebrities and everyday men of all ages. The lumber sexual look is all the rage, and it seems the bigger the beard is, the better. One thing I've realized from talking to men I know who are considering ditching their stubble in favor of some sexy scruff is that a lot of guys just aren't...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Gina on 05-20-2015
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