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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

  • State-of-the-Art Hair Removal - The Latest De-Fuzzing Options

    Whether it's a fuzzy upper lip, stubbly growth under your arms or difficult-to-remove hair along your bikini line, unwanted facial and body hair can be a real beauty challenge. Manufacturers are always coming up with new ways to help make the dreaded task of hair removal simpler and more effective. Here's a look at some of the newest hair removal...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 01-28-2015
  • Golden Glow Good

    Normally I wouldn’t share an old post that was intended for a particular holiday or event; but I felt Image Skincare blog’s New Year’s post is far from redundant. Though the talented writers and skin care experts at were sharing how to look gorgeous on NYE, the directions for obtaining the gorgeous glow can apply to any day. That’s...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 01-27-2015
  • Faux Fur - Animal-Friendly Fashion

    Year after year, fur remains a feature in couture fashion, making appearances on the runways around the world. With its warmth and luxurious texture, fur offers plenty of appeal, but many women are against wearing fur because of its effect on animals. Many designers now offer stylish alternatives made from luxury quality faux fur, and these fashions...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 01-26-2015
  • Lip Treatments – Protect Your Mouth Against the Winter Elements

    Winter is well underway in many parts of the country with biting winds and freezing temperatures making it necessary to bundle up when heading outdoors. Even if you take steps to protect yourself from the risks of frostbite and exposure, winter weather can still be hard on your skin. The lips are particularly susceptible to weather-related damage, but...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 01-23-2015
  • Top 5 Healthy Diets

    With the New Year upon us, it's the perfect time to get a fresh start by adopting a healthier diet. There's certainly no shortage of free and pay-for-service diets to pick from if you want to lose weight and improve your health, but which ones actually work? After studying the most popular diets out there today, I found five that are recommended...
    Posted to Beauty Research (Weblog) by Karen on 01-21-2015
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