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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

  • Avocado Power - 5 Ways to Eat the Ultimate Superfood

    People toss the word "superfood" around a lot, but avocados truly are deserving of the title! We've written quite a few articles on the fruit and have discovered that it's an excellent source of healthy monounsaturated fat because it's cholesterol free. The fat content of avocados can help you absorb vitamins that dissolve only...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 08-26-2015
  • Gardening Saving Grace

    Living in a tiny little apartment typically means you have no or very little yard to do any type of landscaping or gardening…at least in my case it does. So I have two little areas in front of my apartment that have some bushes and a few flowers—but mostly just a whole lot of weeds particularly in one area. So my plans are to get out there and pull...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 08-25-2015
  • Amazing Algae - Benefiting Beauty and Health

    I don't know about you guys, but when I think about algae, I picture the stuff that grows on my fish tank. That's not appetizing, and it certainly doesn't sound luxurious! It turns out, though, that algae are a popular health food, dietary supplement and ingredient in high-end skin care products. I've found out a lot of key facts about...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 08-24-2015
  • Sugaring - A Spin on Wax Hair Removal

    Have you heard of sugaring yet? If you haven't, you're bound to soon. This hair removal system is causing a major beauty buzz and is being offered by more and more salons. I was curious about what sugaring involved, so I talked to some experts and did a little research on it. Here's what I found out: - It's not a new hair removal method...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 08-21-2015
  • Back to School Skin Care - 5 Basic Tips

    It's hard to believe that it's nearly time to head back to class! The start of the school year means changes to students' and moms' routines, and for me, it's also the time to recommit to my skin care regimen. You can do the same thing and make this fall the time when you start getting serious about improving the health of your skin...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 08-19-2015
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