About Karen

Karen Dean Hines President/Founder of I Can Breathe Science & More is a woman from humble beginnings. She was reared on a farm in south Alabama where she learned integrity, honesty, and empathy for those bludgeoned by circumstances beyond their control.  Armed with the aforementioned attributes, exemplified by her parents.  Karen went on to gain a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor concentration in Chemistry from Alabama State University.  There Karen was educated by men and women who where unapologetically proud of their authenticity. This environment would continuously shape her approach to her personal life and her career as a cosmetic scientist.  Her career as a cosmetic scientist began in 1993 at Bronner Brothers in Atlanta, Georgia.  At Bronner Brothers Karen learned the core principles of formulating products for men and women of color. This knowledge would propel her career forward to work for the following notable brands: Loreal/Softsheen, JM Products the makers of Isoplus and McBride Research Laboratory the makers of Design Essential. Finally, in October of 2020 Karen decided to place the full weight of her twenty-nine years of formulation experience into something she could authentically call her own.  I Can Breathe Science & More is a business that represents integrity, creative freedom and honesty. 

The following creative works gives Karen the knowledge and pedigree to lead I Can Breathe Science & More:

• Bronner Brothers NU Expression
• Bronner Brothers Pump It Up Super Hold Gold
• Isoplus Natural Remedy
• Isoplus Natural Collection
• OGX Biotin & Collagen
• OGX Awaphui & Ginger
• OGX Coconut Water
• OGX Tsubaki
• Design Essential Almond & Avocado Shampoo
• Design Essential Agave & Lavender Blow-Dry Styling Primer

Education: BS Biology & Chemistry Alabama State University 1991 MBA  Strayer University 2013