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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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  • Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month - Don't Skip the Annual

    Did you know that September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month? It's an annual event sponsored by a number of groups like the Society of Gynecologic Nurses and the American Cancer Society. Its purpose is to raise awareness about female reproductive cancers, including ovarian cancer, cervical cancer and endometrial cancer. In honor of the event...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 09-02-2015
  • Beauty Application Appreciation

    Allure The Beauty Expert is always a great site to peruse for stellar beauty advice, information and trends; however, today I found it extra intriguing because I stumbled upon a great page that was called 8 New Beauty Apps You Need to Download Now . It shares their favorite beauty phone apps for everything from booking a haircut to organizing your makeup...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 09-01-2015
  • 5 Healthy School Snacks for Your Kids

    Kids aren't the only ones who hate to see summer end. Getting back into the swing of the school year can be difficult for moms, too, especially when it comes time to do the grocery shopping for school snacks. To help make the transition back to class easier, here are some of my favorite healthy snack ideas to pack: 1. Crunchy Kale Chips . Forget...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 08-28-2015
  • 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
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