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:


A Journey to Seoul’s Best Beauty stores

A Journey to Seoul’s Best Beauty stores

by Team ELSI April 21, 2019

For 2 weeks during the fall 2017 I backpacked solo in South Korea. 


Why you should complete your Beauty Routine with Facial Yoga

Why you should complete your Beauty Routine with Facial Yoga

by Team ELSI June 21, 2018

“Not only is Facial Yoga incredibly relaxing, it can help take everyday stress and tension off you face, leaving you with a glowing skin.”


Best Face Moisturizers for Dry, Sensitive Skin - What a Skin Scientist Recommends

Best Face Moisturizers for Dry, Sensitive Skin - What a Skin Scientist Recommends

by Team ELSI May 02, 2018

What moisturizer should I use? How do I pick a moisturizer suitable for my dry and sensitive skin? What’s the difference between creams, oils, serums and mists? As a skin scientist with a passion for gentle products I look at moisturizers a bit differently...


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Choosing the Best Yoga Mat for Your Practice

by Team ELSI April 05, 2018

Are you looking for a mat that is comfortable, long-lasting and affordable? Have you just started yoga and want a beginners mat? Perhaps you are looking for the perfect non-slip mat for hot classes? My hope is that this guide will help you in you research for the perfect mat. 


How Yoga Sparks Your Inner Beauty

How Yoga Sparks Your Inner Beauty

by Team ELSI December 20, 2017

For all the yogis out there, I think we all have met at least one: that teacher or student that shines with radiant beauty from within. It’s easy to wonder, what is their secret?


What you should know about cleaning your skin

What you should know about cleaning your skin

by Team ELSI December 01, 2017

I often get asked how to clean your skin without damaging it. My golden rule is “don’t clean your skin too much”. Through my experience as a skin scientist and when I had the opportunity to work on the skin microbiome


Learn to Slow Down through Yoga and Beauty Rituals

Learn to Slow Down through Yoga and Beauty Rituals

by Team ELSI October 28, 2017

Through her yoga practice, Elsa met Karin Karlsson, a San Francisco yoga instructor. Karin, a Swedish native, moved to San Francisco in 2016 to pursue her dream of teaching yoga. Their friendship quickly developed as they realized that they both had a passion for skin health and natural skincare products.