The story of our birth

“Although human subtlety makes a variety of inventions by different means to the same end, it will never devise an invention more beautiful, simpler, or more direct than does nature, because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.” Leonardo da Vinci

In 1988, Hylunia Skin Care was launched to give the freedom of choice to people of all skin types and ages who want to prevent free radical damage to their skin and live a healthy and balanced life. Hylunia’s core purpose is to benefit humanity. Below is the story of how this company that runs on altruistic principles was born.

The year was 1987. A beautiful baby girl was born to a rocket scientist who came from a family of Ayurvedic doctors. Her doting parents found that their baby girl’s skin was reacting badly to the standard baby skin care products in the market. Dr. Lingam and his wife searched for something gentler, safer, and non-irritating in the stores and pharmacies but to no avail. Of course, Dr. Lingam was not discouraged. Not only did he come from an illustrious line of Ayurvedic specialists, he was also part of an esteemed group of scientists, physicians and research chemists. Dr. Lingam sought the help of his friend, Brian Jegasothy, MD who was a part of this inner circle (and formerly Chairman, Department of Dermatology, University of Pittsburgh, USA). A research team headed by Dr. Jegasothy was soon formed to fulfill the quest for a skin care product that was non-irritating, non-inflammatory and gentle on a baby girl’s infant skin. This research team had a combined experience of over 200 years and consisted of accomplished dermatologists, scientists and physicians.

Dr. Lingam, Dr. Jegasothy and their team had a vision to develop an irritant free skin care line that would tap into Mother Nature’s own healing power to keep the skin safe, soft and radiant. This team, guided by Dr. Jegasothy’s scientific research knew something that most skin care lines did not seem to know or care about. Dr. Jegasothy had discovered the relationship between continuous inflammation, disease and aging.

The key discovery of this research team’s intense work over 6 years:

“Continuous inflammation is a key precursor to disease, and the root cause of premature aging and may even be linked to cancer!”

The team also discovered that most skin care products in the market contained ingredients that caused inflammation of the skin and endocrine disruption. Also, because the ingredients were animal derived in most cases, they required the use of harmful preservatives such as parabens to increase their shelf-life. Further, to enhance the psychological and sensory appeal of the products various kinds of chemical dyes and synthetic fragrances were used in most skin care products. So, in essence there was no connection between the actual needs of the human skin and the factors that attracted most consumers to certain skin care products. In other words, most of the benefit was psychological while causing severe physiological damage which could later show up in the form of deadly diseases. This discovery greatly alarmed Dr. Lingam and his team of scientists. The team was then inspired to form Hylunia Skin Care in 1988 to enable people of all ages and skin types to protect, preserve and pamper their skin with powerful anti-oxidants, vitamins and plant peptides.

From that day to this day, Hylunia continues to be committed to its core purpose, core values and philosophy. We have done so for 30+ years and will continue our commitment into the future.