HYLUNIA – THE ORIGINAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY SKIN CARE – SINCE 1988

To create a safe, anti-inflammatory, plant-based, vegan, non-toxic, preservative-free, gluten-free, GMO-free skincare product loaded with plant-derived Hyaluronic acid, plant peptides, plant stem cells, antioxidants and vitamins that all work together perfectly to restore your skin to its natural balance one would need to have deep scientific knowledge and experience in many fields. These include, dermatology, pathology, aesthetics, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, microbiology, biochemistry, aromatic science, color science in addition to practical lab experience in formulation, production and manufacturing. Thus, it is a highly interdisciplinary process that is quite technical. This is why Hylunia put together a diverse team of experts with a combined experience of more than 200 years from the very beginning.

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Under the leadership of Dr. Brian Jegasothy, the team discovered that “continuous inflammation, including sub-clinical inflammation was the root cause of skin irritation and premature aging and that it may potentially contribute to chronic diseases such as eczema, chronic conditions such as acne, pre-mature aging, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disease, arthritis, diabetes, Alzheimer’s & strokes.” They discovered that 99.9% of skin care products have ingredients that are harmful to the body in the long term.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Inflammation can alter your DNA.

 

INFLAMMATION – THE SECRET KILLER

Inflammation can be defined as the natural response of a healthy immune system in its attempt to restrain pathogens and free radicals from entering the body. Although inflammation is a necessary measure in the process of repairing the body, continuous inflammation leads to premature aging and can lead to chronic diseases as it ultimately alters your DNA.

In severe cases of chronic inflammation, fine lines and wrinkles start appearing sooner than they should. As a result, the skin starts to lose its elasticity along with its moisture content, rapidly leading to dry and dull skin.

 

TYPES OF INFLAMMATION

 

ACUTE INFLAMMATION

Occasional injuries are part and parcel of our day-to-day activities. Inflammation is beneficial, when the body summons its immune system to heal such minor bruises. Such cases of acute inflammation generally last up to several days and is essential to the body’s natural healing process. Think of it as the body’s way of sending internal support to the wound site by increasing the flow of plasma and leukocytes to eliminate pathogens.

 

CONTINUOUS INFLAMMATION

Here’s the thing, everyone experiences inflammation at one time or another and we need it to survive. But persistent inflammation that damages the skin and the body is called continuous inflammation and it is a sign that something has gone seriously wrong with your health. Instead of protecting and healing the body like it should do, continuous inflammation breaks down your body and makes you older, frailer and causes disease and illness.

 

SUB-CLINICAL INFLAMMATION

Usually, inflammation occurs with visible symptoms such as red rashes and swelling. But there is yet another type of inflammation that takes place at the cellular level that we refer to as sub-clinical inflammation. These micro inflammatory spots cannot be seen with the naked eye and requires a microscope to be detected. Here, the skin is inflamed on the inside and chronic inflammation alters the DNA, leading to pre-mature aging.

 

MAJOR CAUSES OF INFLAMMATION

  • 1) Toxic Chemicals
  • 2) Medications
  • 3) Polluted Air
  • 4) Lack of Sleep
  • 5) Stress
  • 6) Diet
  • 7) Sun Exposure
  • 8) Alcohol
  • 9) Cigarettes

 

FREE RADICALS & THEIR FOLLY

Free radicals are known to be a key cause of inflammation. These free radicals are unstable molecules in our body that cause damage to our tissue and organs because of their erratic behavior. A free radical is an activated molecule caused by the sun, stress and inflammatory ingredients such as processed foods.

They are ‘free’ because they are missing a critical molecule, which leads them to pair with another molecule. In such cases, antioxidants step in to save the day by donating an electron to stabilize free radicals.

It is a good idea to take precautionary measures against inflammation and get your antioxidants from a variety of sources. The best sources of antioxidants are fresh vegetables, fruit, tea, wine and certain supplements.

 

STRESS & AGING

Life is quite stressful in general for most people due to their inability to respond appropriately to life situations. And putting yourself in constant duress everyday can trigger the production of cortisol in your body. Cortisol is the hormone your body secretes during emergencies and fight or flight situations. Beware, because having high levels of cortisol in your body for extended periods of time can become toxic and damaging to your delicate immune system in the process.

 

In fact, the more you are under continuous stress, the more cortisol does your body produce. These receptors send incorrect signals to produce inflammatory responses such as age spots, melanoma, breakdown of elastin and collagen fibers, causing irreversible DNA damage.

 

“Happiness is the best anti-aging medicine.” – Dr. Lingam

 

As leading scientists and experts on inflammation, Hylunia discovered inflammation is caused mainly by four kinds of stressors.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS

Inflammation can be triggered through inhalation of polluted air, harmful UV rays from the sun and excessive intake of unhealthy food. These environmental factors have been shown to promote oxidation, followed by the release of inflammatory agents such as cytokines and erythrocytes.

Endogenous carbon-dioxide deoxygenates haemoglobin, thereby increasing the fraction of haemoglobin reacting with nitrite to form methaemoglobin together with release of superoxide and nitric oxide. Macrophages may then recognize and engulf these cells, causing inflammation.

In fact, the more you are under continuous stress, the more cortisol does your body produce. These receptors send incorrect signals to produce inflammatory responses such as age spots, melanoma, breakdown of elastin and collagen fibers, causing irreversible DNA damage.

 

TOXIC STRESS

Call it habit or what you will, but we live in a society where we choose our own poison. Whether it’s a glass of wine, a cigarette pack or some other toxins, these substances can severely damage your lungs, liver, colon and skin. Lifestyle changes are usually enough to shake off the long-term effects of toxic stress, but a good detox can do wonders for you along your way to recovery.

Toxic stress can take a toll on your hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis and contributes to inflammation, a key factor to pathogenesis of diabetes and associated complications.

EMOTIONAL STRESS

You cannot enjoy life when you’re unhappy and unhealthy. Interpersonal stress in social relationships are among the biggest risk factors for emotional stress. It is mainly of psychosomatic origins and manifests as the inability to relax or have a clear and calm mind.

The effects of stress on the body has been studied extensively and it has been found that experiences of social threat and adversity regulate components of immune system involved in inflammation. Pro-inflammatory cytokines are produced as a result and in turn cause profound changes in behavior such as mood swings, fatigue and depression.

 

SLEEP DEPRIVATION

The average human needs about 8 hours of sleep in a day to function properly. Any loss of sleep, especially during night, can have a huge impact on your physical and mental health.

Chronic sleep deprivation prevents the body from getting the much-needed downtime to recuperate DNA repairs and inhibit chronic inflammation. Modern living with its fancy screens and gadgets consumes the mind with non-stop activity, leaving very little time to catch up on sleep.

 

BRINGING BACK BALANCE

Hailing from a family of Ayurvedic physicians and trained as a rocket scientist, Dr. Lingam has developed solutions to combat inflammation using ancient Ayurveda and modern science. These solutions address the mind, body and beauty to deliver wellness and balance your life.

All Hylunia Skin Care products contain plant derived Hyaluronic Acid that hydrates the skin and helps to retain the required levels of moisture in the skin.