The world is reopening. We got you covered

The world is reopening. We got you covered


As the world begins to slowly open up, you might feel bold and brazen, ready to run out those doors. Or, you might just feel the opposite: anxious and overwhelmed, wanting to stay put, doors closed. No matter where you are on the spectrum, you’re likely coming to the conclusion that there are just going to be external forces that will be out of your control. To that end, you’re also probably thinking about your checklist of “dos,” “don’ts,” and “to-dos” that will help make you feel comfortable when you’re out and about (and maybe back in the office!).

At Ellis Day Skin Science, we aim to support your resilience and self-care. That also means helping you cross off items on your “things I’m worried about” list. When it comes to supporting your defenses, while keeping your skin healthy, we got you covered.



This month, InStyle released an article “Why Having a Proper Skincare Routine Is Extra Important During the Coronavirus Pandemic”, which featured our active phage serum, Wild Resilience™. Our VP of Science, Dr. Nathan Brown, talked about the skin microbiome and how keeping it healthy can strengthen our skin barrier from unwanted microbes and pathogens. “More specifically, the bacteria and fungi in the skin microbiome can use their energy to produce antimicrobial peptides that help maintain skin health by preventing pathogens from growing. These good microbes can also stimulate skin cells to produce antimicrobial peptides that destroy viruses. If the skin microbiome is out of balance, then these good microbes cannot protect us from pathogens very well."

Wild Resilience™ Active Phage Serum helps protect the skin around your most vulnerable mucus membranes, i.e. your mouth, nose, and eyes, by targeting bad bacteria and rebalancing the skin microbiome.

This active serum can also help those of you who might be suffering from “maskne” or “mascne” -- the newly-coined term to describe increased breakouts and blemishes due to wearing masks. As discussed in more depth in our article “Wearing a mask and 'maskne': tips for skincare survival during COVID-19,” masks can wreak havoc on our skin because it creates an environment where bacteria easily grow due to increased temperature, mechanical irritation from mask fabrics, and internal stressors that lead to greater production of oil on your skin. Wild Resilience™ helps target this bacteria, keeping your skin microbiome in balance.



In addition to Wild Resilience™, which supports the skin microbiome on your face and back, we’ve just launched our brand new product Wild Pure™ Gentle Hand Sanitizer. We know that as you get back into the world, keeping a compact bottle of hand sanitizer with you at all times will be a must, so we’ve crafted a formula of which we are proud. Wild Pure™ has enough alcohol content to be 99.9% effective against germs, yet is formulated to be gentle, non-drying, and clean, so it causes the least amount of damage to your skin microbiome. Our formula contains 100% vegan ingredients like pure bergamot oil to alleviate stress and support an elevated mood, aloe vera juice for moisturizing benefits, and geranium for a light, pleasant smell.

As a science-based skincare company, striving to elevate the conversation about improving the skin microbiome with phage science, we have felt conflicted about harsh hand sanitizers. While we see the need to protect ourselves from pathogens like COVID-19, we also recognize that harsh alcohols can cause our skin microbiome to become unbalanced, leaving skin dry and cracked, weakening the defensive role that your skin plays against viruses and other pathogens. 

Wild Pure™ aims to strike a balance between being strong enough to kill pathogens, gentle enough to use multiple times each day, and convenient enough so you have one less thing to worry about. Each compact bottle should last you one month, containing 300-350 sprays (100 uses).



So, yes, the world is reopening. And yes, it’s scary when you can’t observe with your own eyes the microbes that live among us. But, no matter what, we’re here for you.

Through the end of May, we’re offering 20% off all orders with code RESILIENCE20, and free 2-day shipping on orders over $40. We’re also offering a 30-day money-back guarantee on all first orders of Wild Resilience.

If you have questions about your skin health, phage science, or how viruses affect your skin especially in this stressful time, just email us at We look forward to hearing from you. 


About Ellis Day Skin Science

We believe that modern skincare must be grounded in true microbiome science. We believe the answers are in the wild, natural world, which includes the surface of your skin. 

At Ellis Day Skin Science, we pioneer natural phage-based products that target and kill bad bacteria associated with inflammation, damage, and aging, and enable good bacteria to flourish. By doing so, we aim to reset your microbiome for optimal skin health.

We use cutting-edge science to leverage nature, creating products that are just as kind and conscientious as they are effective, so that all can feel empowered with balanced, clear, radiant, and resilient skin.

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