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Meet the Stratum Corneum

Meet the Stratum Corneum

by Team ELSI May 05, 2019

While you see and feel your skin surface everyday, its intricate five-layer structure is always hidden from your naked eye. When you apply products to your skin, you’re mainly interacting with the stratum corneum. It’s the outermost layer of your skin, so it’s the only thing between your body and all that surrounds it. 


Meet the Skin Microbiome

Meet the Skin Microbiome

by Team ELSI April 26, 2019

Your body is its own little planet, and your skin is home to millions of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses.


Why you should stop taking your skin for granted.

Why you should stop taking your skin for granted.

by Team ELSI April 26, 2019

As a startup founder, it’s not uncommon to have well-meaning people ask questions that doubt your very reason for being. As a scientist working to create change in the beauty world, those comments are even more prevalent. There’s one particular question that I hear over and over again: