For more than 20 years, Karen’s specialty has been in creating head-to-toe personal care products based on green science and functional medicine principles.
She has been honored with membership of two prestigious organizations: Society of Cosmetic Scientists and The Institute of Functional Medicine.
Karen recently received a US patent for a new all-natural acne treatment serum and method using clinically-tested plant-based prebiotics that also has anti-aging benefits.
Her recently published book Skinisms is the first in-depth study on the subject of skin microbiome. It also details a lifestyle program for healthier, more youthful-looking skin. This unique and accessible guide is packed with advice on keeping your skin looking radiant and glowing, whatever your age. Of note, she recently became a USA citizen.
How it All Started
About 25 years ago, Karen was about to lose her hairdresser and rather than let that happen, a decision was made to open a hair and beauty salon as a side venture. A chance meeting transpired with some seriously talented chemists and a new venture was born. Soon thereafter, it became clear that their interest was in the products business having experimented with making small-batch products for use on clients in the salons. That was the start of a passion to make the best certified professional skincare products that even a doctor would use. It took a few years of
R & D to develop ingredients and manufacturing methods, and Karen herself became a bonafide chemist! Today, she has amassed over 250 formulations, not just in skincare, but, makeup, baby products, supplements, perfumes, candles, hair care and other specialty concoctions!