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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

  • Metallics – The Latest Non-Color Statement

    When you think of neutral hues, white, black, gray and brown likely come to mind first, but there is a whole other spectrum of neutral colors with which to experiment. Like black and white, metallic colors like gold, silver and copper can be paired with many other colors to create beautiful ensembles. Metallics are a very popular look for Summer and...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 07-28-2014
  • Sarah Jessica Parker – From Sex and the City to the Fashion Main Stage

    At the age of 49, Sarah Jessica Parker is considered one of Hollywood's leading ladies and has become a true fashion icon. After appearing in the TV sitcom "Square Pegs" in the early 1980s and having roles in a number of movies in the years that followed, Sarah achieved major fame with her starring role in "Sex and the City"...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 07-25-2014
  • Top 5 Summer Hair Styling Tips

    Summer's muggy, humid weather can pose risks for bad hair days, leaving many women dreading their daily styling routines. You don't have to be fearful of the hot summer days when you have the right tricks up your sleeve and the right products and tools to help you style your hair to perfection. Read on to discover five great ways to keep your...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 07-23-2014
  • Cool Fun Affordable Fashion

    I may have written about J’s Everyday Fashion Blog before because it’s one of my favorite spots to sit and chill and see what J has put together for those of us who are just everyday people who live on a budget, but still want to look fashion forward and polished. But if I haven’t, or you’re not familiar with her site; I’m here to tell you—you should...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 07-22-2014
  • A Different Angle – Geometric Prints

    From the bold angles of 1920s art deco to the Spirograph-inspired forms of the 1960s to the irregular squares and blocks of the 1980s, geometric prints have found their way into haute couture fashion again and again over the years. For Summer 2014, all of those geometric looks are back in a big way with designers reviving and reinventing them in the...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 07-21-2014
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