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Marie’s 23 Questions are designed to raise the profile of experts in the skincare and cosmetic industry.

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The skincare field and beauty industry is often known to be superficial; at SkinScience, we want to shine a light on leaders who are authentic and those who bring depth while raising awareness of what they do and who they really are.

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Kelly George is the Founder of Kelly George Aesthetics.  In just 3 years Kelly George Aesthetics has become one of the leading skin and anti-ageing destination of its kind. Kelly has successfully built her brand and seen rapid growth within her business. Kelly’s career in the medical aesthetics industry started in 2006 within a marketing role for one of the top pharmaceutical companies.   

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Now, as a Registered Cosmetic Nurse, Kelly has more than 12 years’ experience in the industry.  She has successfully combined her business and marketing abilities with her clinical skills to drive what is considered one of the most successful anti-ageing clinics in Australia.

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Follow Kelly George

  • Instagram: @kellygeorgeaesthetics
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Kelly George answers Marie’s 23 Questions 

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1. In your opinion, what is the biggest challenge facing the cosmetic skincare industry?

Social Media – people with very little knowledge can present themselves as “experts”. Consumers don’t know who’s reputable and who’s not. Don’t believe everything you see on Instagram!

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2. Name one thing on your bucket list.

Living in New York City for a period.

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3. Do you have any regrets in your life, what are they?

Bleaching my hair when I was 17! Yellow hair was not a good look on me.

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4. What is your greatest extravagance?

Champagne. I never buy sparkling wine. It doesn’t need to be a special occasion for champagne in our house!

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5. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?  

“Literally”. I also terribly overuse exclamation marks in texts!

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6. What is your current state of mind?

Excited – I’m sitting in the Qantas Business Lounge waiting to board a flight to LA!

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7. What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?

Wear Sunscreen – not just on your face, hands get old too!

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8. What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Being in a CLEAN room, on a comfy lounge, with my hubby, both my kids, my dogs, a bottle of champagne and an Adam Sandler movie playing in the background.

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9. What is your greatest fear?

Not being able to protect my kids from the world if ever necessary.  

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10. Which historical figure would you most like to meet?

Princess Diana.

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11. Which living person do you most admire?

My 11-year old son – he is the kindest person you’ll ever meet.

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12. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I’d like to stress less.

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13. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Creating the life I have – which is the life I always wanted growing up.

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14. What do you most value in your friends?

That they understand I’m busy, but know I still love them.

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15. Who are your heroes in real life?

The doctors from “Botched” (@drdubrow, @drpaulnassif) – I would work for them for free just to be in their presence!!

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16. What is your motto?

No-one needs to frown!

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17. Describe yourself in one word.

Driven.

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18. What is your favorite skincare product?

Retinol.

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19. What excites you about your career?

Helping people! When a patient has suffered from a serious skin condition for years and I can resolve it, it is genuinely life changing for them and I LOVE being able to do that for people.

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20. How do you relax after a stressful day?

A glass of wine and my dogs on my lap.

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21. How does your background shape your outlook?

My background is the reason for my drive and determination, and because of my background – my goals are big!

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22. What is your favorite part about being a business owner?

Creating a brand and a culture within my clinic that everyone loves – people always say they love coming to the clinic because it “makes them feel good”. That’s what I envisaged and I’ve made it happen.

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23. What do you look for in the people you hire?

There are so many things that can be taught, but you can’t teach honesty, reliability and passion – so those things are a must!

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