Laura Cooksey, LE

Co-Founder of Face Reality Acne Clinic
Laura Cooksey, a nationally-recognized Acne Expert, experienced acne from the time she was a teenager until her mid-thirties when she finally found an esthetician who helped her attain clear skin.

She became a California state-licensed esthetician in 1990 and set out to learn everything about acne that she could. After practicing alone for many years, her dream of opening an acne-only clinic came true in 2005. Inspired by the life-changing results she achieved with her clients, licensed estheticians across the country have become certified in her proven protocol for treating acne.

Meet the Team

Our world-class team of Certified Acne Experts are here to help you every step of the way

Amy Jo Lustan, LE

Clinic Manager, Certified Acne Expert
I’ve been a licensed esthetician for over 13 years. My journey began when I found myself needing a new path in life. I took a leap of faith and tried esthetics. I began my career at a small spa, and I worked my way up to Spa Manager. After 3 years I became an educator. My passion soared as I enjoyed helping others to grow and love themselves.

What brought you to Face Reality? I was excited to utilize my business skills, my educating skills, my love to help guide others, and to work together with a dynamic clinic team to change the lives of those suffering from acne.

Brandon Foy, LE

Lead Esthetician, Certified Acne Expert
In the process of deciding what I wanted to do as a long-term career, I was inspired to become an esthetician while working at a spa. As I was trying to fix my own acne, I really enjoyed the process of finding out which products worked for me and why. I found that this passion quickly expanded to me wanting to help as many other people as possible—the rest is history! After working in a spa environment for a little while, I was itching for something more results and clinically focused which brought me to Face Reality Acne Clinic.

What is your favorite acne to treat and why? My favorite acne type to work on would have to be noninflamed acne. Not only because they are the best extractions, but it also takes a lot of patience and education to treat this acne type specifically.

Desirée Jackson, LE

Certified Acne Expert
After years of struggling with cystic acne, purchasing over the counter products and numerous appointments with dermatologists, I became interested in skincare. I was finally introduced to an esthetician in San Francisco who taught me not only how to take care of my skin, but also how to identify my acne triggers. At the time, I was working in the legal field, but was tired of pushing paper, and with my own skincare concerns, decided to become an esthetician.

What is your favorite part of being a Face Reality Acne Expert? Being a part of the life changing effects and restored confidence of clients has been a rewarding experience. As an esthetician at the Face Reality Acne Clinic, I have not only expanded my passion toward skincare but have also increased my knowledge on the importance of how our daily lifestyles can affect the health of our skin.

Michelle Parker, LE

Certified Acne Expert
I originally became an esthetician because I wanted to become a makeup artist. I was always interested in enhancing someone’s natural beauty so that’s what first caught my attention. But after a few weeks in school my passion transitioned from solely beauty to skincare. I was drawn to Face Reality Acne Clinic because I was looking for a shift in my career as well as in my skin. The atmosphere here is awesome and there’s always an opportunity to expand your knowledge on skin. I know firsthand how acne can negatively affect a person’s self-esteem. It’s an honor to be able to guide my clients through the journey of clear, healthy skin.

Favorite Product Honestly Face Reality has so many great products but I’d have to say my all-time favorite is the L-Mandelic Serum. It can tackle different types of acne lesions, clear up hyperpigmentation, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s a miracle in a bottle!

Alexa Adame, LE

Certified Acne Expert
After years of Mother/Daughter spa days I knew I was bound for a career in Esthetics. I obtained my Esthetician license in 2013 and worked at various waxing studios as well as a luxury day spa. While I loved the relaxing environment, I was itching to perform more results driven treatments. Once I began to struggle with acne, I became determined to learn everything there is to know about treating and maintaining healthy clear skin. I was drawn to Face Reality because the education is unparalleled! After becoming a Certified Acne Expert, I learned that treating acne is not a "one-size fits all" treatment.

What is your favorite part about being a Face Reality Acne Expert? My favorite part is educating clients on the importance of an effective skincare regimen, building confidence, and assisting them in achieving clear skin.

Lisa Boozer, LE

Certified Acne Expert
At a young age, I was fascinated with makeup and how it enhances the appearance. It was this long-term interest that drew me to esthetics school and to my passion for skin! As someone who has suffered from acne since I was 11 years old, I was inspired by the way skin treatments could not only transform the skin but also boost a client’s self-esteem! Here at Face Reality Acne Clinic, I am able to do what I love while supporting our clients on the road to clear skin. It is so rewarding to be a part of this positive step forward in my client’s lives.

What is your favorite part about being a Face Reality Acne Expert? My favorite part about being an Acne Expert is trying to solve the acne puzzle. Everyone’s skin is different, and no two formulas are alike. I enjoy the challenge of solving the mystery, whether it be food triggers or a little change in a home care routine. Everyday brings something different, it’s just about finding the things that work for each client’s skin!

LaToya Ingram, LE

Certified Acne Expert
I became an esthetician because I was obsessed with eyebrows. My goal was to make the world a better place one set of eyebrows at a time. Since going to school and obtaining my Esthetics License, I have come to learn that skin health and skincare are just as important. Skin is a solid foundation to building one’s confidence and self-esteem. Now, my new goal at Face Reality Acne Clinic is to help our clients reach their goals of clear healthy skin one treatment at a time, while complementing them on how great their eyebrows look.

What is your favorite product and why? My favorite product would have to be the L-Mandelic Serum. I love how it gives you just the right amount of exfoliation to help improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation and texture. It truly is liquid gold in a bottle!

Kylee Hwang

Front Desk Coordinator
I am so grateful to be a part of the Face Reality team. I was most drawn into this company because I love that I get to be a part of someone's journey to becoming more comfortable in their own skin. Confidence historically has always been a struggle for me. I really believe that confidence comes in so many ways, shapes, and forms; any little part I can play in someone's journey to feeling and being better is where I want to be!

Favorite Product My favorite product is the Ultra Gentle Cleanser. As a kid I used to have severe eczema, and I grew up needing to be paranoid about products I use on my skin. I have grown out of eczema, however I still remain conscious of what goes on my skin, and I have not found a cleanser that makes my skin feel as good as Ultra Gentle!