Ann S. Lee, Founder
Dr. Ann Lee founded DERMAESTHETICS in 1988, making it one of the only Korean-American skincare brands in the United States. With a strong understanding of holistic Korean skincare ingredients along with a PHD in cosmetic chemistry, Dr. Lee has managed to alter the perception of corrective skincare. For the past 35 years she has worked around the globe at the highest levels of contract formulation and manufacturing with some of the world’s most famous brands, chemists, actors, models and celebrities.
Dr. Lee’s work recognizes health and beauty equally, by fulfilling the desire and demand for skincare made with the highest-quality, safe, and results-driven ingredients. She created the science of beauty for DERMAESTHETICS: clinically tested and scientifically proven formulations employing the purest and most highly concentrated actives and extracts. These elements coupled with the latest advances in biotechnology unveil healthier, vibrant skin.
Growing up in South Korea’s countryside paved the way for Dr. Lee’s respect for nature as well as an appreciation and understanding for the health and beauty properties contained in plants. Her strong aesthetic sense prompted a move to the United States to pursue her career as a cosmetic chemist. Her passion for DERMAESTHETICS encompasses all aspects of the business, including its visual representation. She believes the visual appearance of a product, as well as the retail environment, are huge factors in shopping for beauty products. Having a brand that could hold its own in terms of quality and design alongside the established brands in doctor’s offices, spas, department stores and designer boutiques is essential to her success.
Lincoln H. Lee, VP of International Business Development
As director of global operations at DERMAESTHETICS, Lee oversees the company’s overall operations and growth, covering more than 20 countries worldwide in addition to the company’s educational efforts. He is responsible for new product development, sales and distribution, while maintaining the highest quality control standard for products.
His strong financial background makes him especially apt in directing, marketing and negotiating in the major markets of China, Korea, Vietnam and Japan. Lee also heads up DERMEASTHETICS’ educational efforts for several educational institutions, including MUD, Cinema Make Up School, Loyola Marymount University, University of San Diego, UCI Medical Center and various esthetic and advanced esthetic institutions across the world engaging in skincare topics and legal compliances.
Prior to joining DERMAESTHETICS, Lee worked for various legal and financial institutions in the private equity and investment banking industries, Ministry of Legislation Republic of Korea, CGV Entertainment and U.S. film industry. He also served as the director of the Beauty MBA Program at Pacific States University, Los Angeles. Lee currently sits on various advisory boards for mobile start up technologies, emerging skincare and device companies and consults for privately held beauty brands.
Lee earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics with an emphasis in Accounting and a minor in Asian American Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in International Business from the California State University of Northridge as well as executive certifications from the Thunderbird School of Business and a Juries Doctorate and LLM in Taxation at the University of San Diego.
Mila Lopez, Director of Operations
As Director of Operations at Dermaesthetics, Mila is responsible for the strategic leadership, direction and coordination of the day-to-day operations in fulfillment, logistics, and sales operations. Her focus is on process optimization and team development across multiple business units to position the company for growth. Additionally, she is leveraging her background in software to open additional channels of online distribution to facilitate the company’s expansion into new markets.
Prior to joining Dermaesthetics, Mila led implementations of technology solutions, modernizing and automating business processes across various operational functions within the Media and Entertainment industry.
Mila holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance with a minor in Economics. She earned her Master of Business Administration in Management from Pepperdine University.
Misha, Esthetician, Educator & Sales Manager
Misha has over 26 years of experience within the beauty industry and holds a license in Cosmetology from Korea.
After immigrating to the United States 13 years ago, Misha has continued to develop her expertise within the beauty industry. She joined Dermaesthetics five years ago as Educator and Sales Manager of the Korean American sales division of the company.
Her focus is on the growth and development of the sales team and the global expansion of Dermaesthetics’ proprietary K-Fit Technique, a blending of the best of Asian and European skin improvement systems.
She enjoys working with her clients and educating the public about the latest advanced beauty trends, professional treatments, and holistic skin care best practices.
Sunny, Esthetician, Educator & Account Manager
Sunny has over 20 years of experience in the beauty industry and holds a Nail Technician Certification from Christian Beauty School in Manhattan, New York. She gained extensive experience in nails, waxing, and foot therapy and has additionally worked as a florist and beauty consultant.
Her love for all things beauty, skin care, and fashion, led her to a career in the beauty industry and she joined Dermaesthetics in 2016 upon earning a Cosmetology License in California. She’s an esthetician and educator at Dermaesthetics and trains clients and professionals on healthy skin care practices and Dermaesthetics professional line of products.
Kristine Seganti, Esthetician, Regional Education Manager
Kristine Seganti is not only a Dermaesthetics’ Regional Education Manager, she is also a trusted and sought-after skin care expert and Aesthetician loved by men, women, and teenagers. Driven by her inquisitive passion for skin care and people, Kristine continues to make learning and growing a top priority – from attending classes at top aesthetic trade shows and conventions to teaching. Her unique approach to skin care is sure to capture the attention of both industry professionals and consumers.
Meme, Esthetician, Educator & Account Manager
Meme Phan has over 10 years of experience in the beauty industry, beginning her career as a make-up artist. After learning about make-up ingredients and the effects on the skin, she decided to combine her passions for makeup and skin care. In 2013, Meme earned a diploma in Esthetics from Academy Beauty College. Since then, Meme has attended additional advanced skin care and esthetics courses in the science of the skin. Meme is also the founder and owner of Skincare By Meme, an advanced skincare and beauty services business.
In 2018, after years of using DERMAESTHETICS professionally on her clients, she joined DERMAESTHETICS as the company’s lead International educator. She provides advanced training on a monthly basis at DERMAESTHETICS HQ and travels internationally to educate and train professionals on DERMAESTHETICS’ product line.
Heidi Corral, Esthetician, Educator & Account Manager
Heidi Corral is a Dermaesthetics Account Manager, Educator and professional Aesthetician based in the Los Angeles area. Heidi brings a strong background in Health and Wellness. Her health conscious approach to aesthetics and passion for educating has made her the go to person for ”natural”aesthetics. With more than 10 years experience as Aesthetician, entrepreneur and educator, Heidi is known for working in diverse demographics and is passionate about finding healthy alternatives and helping her clients and students discover and celebrate their unique aesthetic edge.