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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!


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  • Top 5 Sunscreens for 2015

    Warmer days are on their way, and after being cooped up all winter, you're sure to want to take advantage of the sunshine and get outdoors. That means it's time to pick out your sun protection for the spring and summer seasons. There are hundreds of sunscreen options out there, and many people find it difficult to figure out just what to look...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 03-25-2015
  • Tropical Toes and Hands: A Click Away

    Love all things polished? And by polished I’m talkin’ about gorgeous lacquered fingernails and toes! If you’re crazy for manis and pedis you’re going to love a super nail blog I often peruse called, Nailed It. Check out the well-manicured (I know, I know! Pardon the pun!) blog’s March 23rd post, OPI Hawaii Collection and Tropical Tips , and you’ll be...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 03-24-2015
  • 5 Ways to Cope with PMS

    When a woman seems cranky, people will sometimes tease that she must be "PMS-ing." While those words are meant to be funny, PMS symptoms are no joke! PMS can cause everything from mood swings to difficulty concentrating, bloating, headaches, or fatigue. To make matters worse, what you experience the week or so before your period can change...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 03-23-2015
  • Capers - A New Superfood

    If you've ever ordered lox with a bagel and the fixings or feasted on chicken piccata, you've likely encountered capers before. Those tiny green savory buds add a unique dimension to dishes with their flavor, and research has shown that they also add some healthy nutrients to your recipe. What Is a Caper? Many people refer to capers as "caper...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Gina on 03-20-2015
  • Top 5 Mood-Boosting Foods

    Ever teased that you were eating "comfort food" while indulging in something like mac and cheese or chicken pot pie? A lot of classic, homey dishes get that honorary title, but it turns out that there may actually be some foods that can comfort you and improve your mood. While there's still a lot more to be learned about the connections...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Gina on 03-18-2015
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