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Innovation Rooted in Tradition

Discover the story of our innovative origins, learn about Epitheal's values and meet our team of innovators. 

The Epitheal Story. 

At Epitheal, we're driven by a passion for improving skin health. Our company, based in Spiddal, Co. Galway, combines cutting-edge science with a deep respect for the natural world to create innovative, sustainable skin care solutions.

Co-founder Michael McLoughlin, a second-generation pharmacist, was inspired by the therapeutic properties of naturally occurring medicines to develop a new generation of skin healing formulations. Through his work with patients in his pharmacy, Michael discovered that combining certain active ingredients could produce a superior skin recovery compound. This discovery formed the foundation of our company's mission and vision. 

Working alongside Michael, entrepreneur and co-founder J.P. Prendergast has played a key role in advancing Epitheal's research and development efforts. With a PhD focused on salicin and salicylic acid, JP brings extensive expertise to our team, particularly in the biopharma sector.

Today, our team of experts, including successful entrepreneur J.P. Prendergast and newly-appointed Director Patrick McLoughlin, are committed to advancing wellness, prevention, treatments, and cures to help people and animals feel their best. With our patent-pending Epitheal Cream available over the counter and without prescription, we're excited to bring our innovative solutions to a wider audience.

Our Values

At Epitheal, our core values are the foundation of our business, guiding our decisions and actions as we strive to make a positive, measureable impact on society and the environment.

Sustainable Health Innovation



We strive to be at the forefront of health innovation and are dedicated to developing new products and technologies that promote health and wellbeing. Our focus on sustainable practices is driven by a desire to build a healthier future for all. In particular, we are dedicated to reducing the need for antibiotics and steroids through the development of novel solutions.

Improving Health Outcomes



At Epitheal, we are committed to improving health outcomes for people and animals. We prioritize researching and developing solutions that promote health and wellbeing, while also reducing the need for antibiotics and steroids. Our products are designed to improve the quality of life for both individuals and communities.

Commitment to Communities and Society


Epitheal is dedicated to being a responsible, engaged corporate citizen, investing in local communities and sustainability to ensure a positive impact. Our commitment to giving back to the communities in which we operate goes beyond creating jobs and educational opportunities: we're dedicated to promoting cultural aspects, as and preserving the unique environment of our communities.

Our Team of Innovators

Meet our team of innovative leaders and co-founders. 

JP Prendergast

JP is a salicylic acid specialist with a proven track record of building and selling companies, and extensive experience in second-generation bio-refining for the biotech, biomedical, and pharmaceutical industries.

Michael McLoughlin

Michael, a pharmacist with almost 50 years of experience, has developed groundbreaking, commercially successful topical treatments, built an independent pharmacy chain, and founded a number of innovative enterprises.

Pat McLoughlin

With nearly 30 years in pharma, Pat's expertise spans manufacturing operations, regulatory affairs, finance, governance, and distribution. Previous roles include executive positions at Bbaun Ireland, GSK Ireland, and Stiefel.

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