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

Hidden Layers: How Hormones Impact Your Skin
Hidden Layers: How Hormones Impact Your Skin

by Team ELSI March 18, 2020

How our skin looks and feels at each stage of life is a reflection of many factors - but there’s one in particular that is consistently part of our lives but often goes unnoticed: hormones. 
Love & Support at risk groups during COVID-19
Love & Support at risk groups during COVID-19

by Team ELSI March 12, 2020

In an effort to bring a moment of stress relief, comfort, a smile or a simple act of kindness we are offering to send a free full size serum (only pay $5 for shipping) to anyone in the high-risk group from the current COVID-19 outbreak.
Behind the Science:  Let's Start Over Serum
Behind the Science: Let's Start Over Serum

by Team ELSI March 03, 2020

Welcome to our second edition of Behind the Science - an inside look at the research and innovation that serves as the backbone behind everything we do at ELSI. Our second episode is a Serum Q&A with our founder, Dr. Elsa Jungman.  Watch as we dive into questions behind our ELSI's serum, what it's like to be the first US skincare brand to be certified Microbiome-Friendly and see why we can't stop talking about Marie Kondo.