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D2C Skincare for Eczema

Soteri Skin is D2C skincare for chronic skin conditions like eczema. We’re the only non-prescription product proven to provide long-lasting relief for the 30 million Americans who suffer from eczema. How it works: Skin surface pH is constantly in flux, and many of your daily activities can throw it out of balance. People with chronic skin conditions such as eczema have a harder time regulating their skin's pH. Soteri's patented pH/LOCK™ locks skin in at a therapeutic pH for 12+ hours, which is shown to help break the cycle of skin sensitivity, whether you have eczema, psoriasis, or just a bad sunburn. Our formulations are aesthetically elegant (non-sticky, sit well under makeup, etc), safe for anyone to use, and don't require a prescription. Most people see skin health improvements within the first few weeks of application, even for tricky, chronic skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. With Soteri Skin, anyone can enjoy healthy, glowing, pH-enomenal skin!

Team Size:2
Location:San Francisco

Active Founders

Rafal Pielak

My background is in product and business development. I received Ph.D. in Biomedical Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology from Harvard Medical School and went on to complete my postdoctoral fellowship at UC Berkeley. Later I worked for biopharma identifying business opportunities in the rare disease space. Before launching Soteri Skin, I spent 7 years leading a product innovation team at L'Oreal where I helped to launch and grow L'Oreal Tech Incubator in San Francisco.

Rafal Pielak
Rafal Pielak

Jen Wan

I'm a career marketer and startup veteran with 8 years of experience bringing early stage brands to market. I have advised brands such as Lexus, Walmart, AWS, Living Proof, YouTube, and Arm & Hammer. Now that I've launched Soteri Skin, I'm thrilled to be doing what I love, in a field I love, and look forward to helping as many eczema sufferers as possible with our patented skin-boosting technology.

Selected answers from SOTERI SKIN's original YC application for the W22 Batch

Describe what your company does in 50 characters or less.

Medications and skincare for eczema

What is your company going to make? Please describe your product and what it does or will do.

Soteri provides steroid-free OTC medications and skincare products for people suffering from eczema. Our patent-pending formulation uniquely “locks in” the skin surface in a state that is therapeutic for eczema. No other eczema treatment combines healing and preventive capabilities without negative side effects. Our mission is to help people with chronic skin conditions rediscover the joy and confidence of having happy, healthy skin.