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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.

Scientific Bibliography

The Super Moisturizing Serum
The Super Moisturizing Serum

by Team ELSI May 08, 2019

Sensitive skin is on the rise. 

Studies show that approximately 1 in 2 people in developed countries report having some degree of sensitive skin. Many factors can increase your risk for skin sensitivity, including climate & environmental stressors, mental health, and childhood eczema. However, perhaps the most significant driving factor for increased sensitive skin around the world is simply, cosmetic products.

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.