Dr. Elsa Jungman Tests Skin Microbiome Swab Test

Now in a pilot program, test expected to debut in 2022.

Tom Branna, Editorial Director05.16.21

Dr. Elsa Jungman is testing a skin microbiome swab test. When it reaches the market in 2022, the test will enable consumers to better understand their skin care needs. According to Jungman, who founded her eponymous skin care line in 2018, the test is a useful tool to help consumers understand their skin care needs. Users swab their skin for a week, send in the results and receive a report on their skin along with product recommendations.


 

The Dr. Elsa Jungman line includes two cleansers and three serums. According to Jungman, her microbiome-friendly line takes a “less is more” approach to healthy skin.

Jungman has a PhD in skin pharmacology and began her career working in R&D for L’Oréal in Paris. Jungman’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.