The French Founder behind ELSI, Elsa Jungman, Ph.D.
Skin & Clean Beauty Expert
“At 18, I suffered from a toxic shock syndrome that sent me to intensive care. It made me lose skin layers all over my body, and my skin became extremely sensitive.
All the products that I tried were too irritating. The frustrating journey to find a product that worked, led me to become a scientist and expert in skin health. Throughout my experience, it’s been my mission to empower women to build strong future for themselves. “
Elsa Jungman has a Ph.D. in Skin Pharmacology and began her career working in R&D for L’Oréal in Paris.
Dr. Elsa’s passion for researching began while contributing to peer reviewed journals at age 25 and has continued as she’s worked with renowned dermatologists and leading brands all over the world. In 2015 she moved to San Francisco where she learned about the skin microbiome and its importance for skin health.
She made it her mission to be an advocate and resource for promoting a healthy skin ecosystem. She worked towards that vision by becoming a mentor for biotech startups as well as an expert for the Clean Beauty Council at Credo Beauty. After years of providing recommendations to companies, clients and friends, Dr. Elsa is proud to share her own line of conscientious skincare.