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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

Sensitive skin: the good, the bad and the ugly
Sensitive skin: the good, the bad and the ugly

by Team ELSI October 29, 2019

This post will give you a clear understanding about your skin and answer the question "Why must you care so much about your skin?" along with a few quick tips to help you minimize any skin sensitivity and let your skin be happy!

How to spot hidden ingredients in your cosmetics that can irritate your skin
How to spot hidden ingredients in your cosmetics that can irritate your skin

by Team ELSI October 10, 2019

This post will give you a few quick tips to help you better understand what’s inside all those bottles under the bathroom mirror - so if you do find yourself with any skin issues you’ll have a better chance of isolating your personal “troublemaker” ingredients. 
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.