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— Karen  Black —






— Karen  Black —

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August 26, 2020


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I never thought it to be achievable to come to be a skin therapist, let alone operator of my own boutique skin clinic in New Zealand, Marlborough. I actually did accounting in college, to have a career in administration and bookkeeping.  Considered the ‘safer’ option to find employment according to career guidance….


Anyway, my passion for travel took over, and my first work experience happened to be in France’s tourism sector, followed by Ireland. Shortly after, I landed my dream job as a flight attendant back in Belgium, flying for Virgin Express and later KLM, Dutch Airlines.


Through work and travels, luxury cosmetics were always at my fingertips. It must be something inherent, but I have distinctive memories of classic, heavy, gold case lipsticks, Eau de perfumes, the smell of powders, and creamy blush in my Momoe’s bathroom. Safe to say, I enjoyed getting my hands on the latest cosmetics and promising skincare. 

BUT All that glitters is not gold … My skin started to become out of balance, and I began to experience dryness and irritation.

I met my husband in my home country of Belgium, and in the next few years, we traveled lots for work between Japan, Hawaii, Belgium, and New Zealand. We settled later in New Zealand with our young family, and I needed to re-access work and lifestyle options.

I loved reading about the latest skincare. My bathroom looked impressive, but not my skin. I battled with lousy skin for far too long through a combination of my lifestyle and the wrong skincare. It had become significantly impaired and sensitive that I knew something had to change.

 What better way to improve my skin than to understand it from a beauty and skin therapy point of view. I retrained, studied, and researched to find that I am truly passionate about skin therapy, particularly corneotherapy. Since then, I’ve been honored Dermaviduals Corneotherapist of the year for 2019-2020 at the Dermaviduals in clinic awards.

My postgraduate training and ongoing learning through studies and attending global seminars have set me apart as an expert skin therapist.

I firmly believe for a therapist, education and training is the best way to stay updated and informed to choose safe products and practice with integrity.

I advise and consult women struggling with the skin through Corneotherapy, the progressive inside-out approach to skin conditions, and age management. I give you the facts on what you need to know while transforming how you think about cosmetics, keeping your skin happy along the way. I have practiced and nurtured corneotherapy for more than 10 years, and consciously stepped away from the anti-aging hype to a more long term solution. This beauty movement is a skin journey, incorporating inside-out skin health, giving you sustainable and realistic results towards age-management and inflammatory skin conditions.


I want to share my know-how and expertise with you, so you have the opportunity to make your own informed choices. 

Through understanding your skin and what it needs, we can create a sustained skincare routine that is more than just a quick fix but a complete change. 


Let’s solve the mystery together of what’s hiding beneath YOUR skin.

Taking care of your outside to give you confidence inside.


Karen xx

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