George the Salon, part deux

George the Salon, part deux

George the Salon, part deux. Okay, so let’s talk skincare … AGAIN. January 2017 marked new beginnings for Alex Duffy in SO MANY ways. Number 1 on that new beginnings list? Skincare.

Say it with me: SKIN-CARE.

Alex Duffy of Duffy Dossier — Time Lapse Facial with George the salon, chicago micro blogger, beauty blogger

Alex Duffy of Duffy Dossier — Time Lapse Facial with George the Salon

And let me tell you, when it comes to make-up’s “foundation” it really DOES start there (and not the cakey look you see on the streets!). This new found realization is my secret to only wearing make up 2-3 times a week.

Moving to Chicago 2 and 1/2 years ago was the best decision I made for my person, but not for my skin. Between the water and the city-air, my face was breaking out ALL OVER the place — to the point of tears and affecting relationships.

But FINALLY it all clicked back in January! It wasn’t until I heard the words from my esthetician, “Your skin is mad at you, she’s angry and needs products with calming-elements.”

Alex Duffy of Duffy Dossier — Time Lapse Facial with George the salon, chicago microblogger, beauty blogger

Alex Duffy of Duffy Dossier — Time Lapse Facial with George the Salon

Q (I pressed further): Okay, so what does that mean?
A: You need to use more antioxidants, floral extracts and layers of moisturizer before bed!*

After that — it was off to the Amazon races … next thing I knew I hit the purchase button on over $300 dollars worth of skincare products in my cart.

  1. Yes, that was a lot of money.
  2. No, I haven’t had to purchase refills yet.
  3. Yes, it’s worked.
  4. So yes (Dad (who is probably reading this and pulling his hair out!)), it was worth it!
  5. Here are all the products I purchased on Amazon: I’m A Real Sheet Mask, Asterwood Naturals — Vitamin C Serum, Rose Hip Oil by Kate Blanc, Mario Badescu Cermiade Eye Cream, Tree Hut Skincare Renewing Night Chamomile Night Cream + Hydrating Overnight Chamomile Mask, Dermalogica Antioxidant Hydramist (for when I’m on the go!) and finally — Dermalogica’s Ultra Calming Mist.

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Alright, alright — let’s get back to the real purpose of this blog post: George the Salon and their amazing Time Lapse Facial.

Q: What is a Time Lapse Facial?
A: This facial combines the anti-aging and rejuvenating powers of Dermaplane, Light Therapy and a Chemical Peel, this 90-minute session will help to rebuild the skin, giving it a smoother texture for a flawless, bright complexion.

Q: WTF is Dermaplaning?
A: Hah! Good question — This high exfoliation, non-invasive treatment is similar to microdermabrasion. It uses a blade to remove several layers of dead skin build up.

Q: And “Light Therapy” and WOAH, what is a “Chemical Peel?!”
A: Light Therapy is the ultrasonic stimulation can boost elasticity, leaving skin taut and toned. And George’s chemical peel includes a chemical or strong enzyme peel depending on the sensitivity of the skin.

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Alex Duffy of Duffy Dossier — Time Lapse Facial with George the Salon

None of this is scary at all — SWEAR!

Try it for yourself, it’s only $250 for 90 minutes. Call George (and ask for Lindsey! She’s the gal who gave me the Time Lapse Facial and is FANTABULOUS!) at 312-923-9444.

xo, Duffy

*Disclaimer! This blog post is written based off of MY skin care woes. Everyone is different and I STRONGLY recommend visiting any expert esthetician from George the Salon to consult with you on what YOUR skin needs!

About Alex

Founder, editor and content creator of DuffyDossier.com, launched June 2013.

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