Founding Team

Dr. Brian Jegasothy
Co-Founder

Hylunia was co-founded 30 years ago by Brian Jegasothy, MD, former Chairman, Department of Dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh, with anti-inflammatory products, free of inflammatory ingredients, and endocrine disruptors. Hylunia’s products contain no preservatives, no parabens, no fragrance, no lanolin, no alcohol, no dyes and no propylene glycol. The plant-derived wasabi, olive leaf, and citrus extracts, ethyl hexyl glycerin, caprylyl glycol, and capryl hydroxamic acid are combined to help in product preservation. The products are formulated with healing in mind and are non-occlusive in nature. Hyaluronic acid is used to supply the oxygen and hydration needed for wound healing and absorption of water-soluble effective ingredients. To know more about Dr. Brian Jegasothy Please visit: Brian V. Jegasothy


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Dr. Lingam
Co-Founder

In 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. They found that with respect to the skincare products available in the marketplace, 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 antioxidants, vitamins and plant peptides. To know more about Dr. Lingam please visit www.drlingam.com

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Alice Thiel
Co-Founder

Alice Thiel, president of Skin Care Association of America is also one of the directors at Hylunia Skincare. Alice was born in a small town of Kalinowo, Poland, later Philadelphia became her new home. In 1962, Alice and Peter(her husband) opened their first salon, Peter's Tres Chic. In 1973, they bought skincare equipment from Europe and added the concept of "the complete service salon" to their existing business and it became a success. She became a member of an elite body named C.I.D.E.S.C.O in 1988.
Alice, in the midst of raising children, built a home and the shopping center where the business is now located, Plaza III West Shopping Center in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Her children are active members of their family business. She is now, grooming her fourth generation to augment the family's profession.