Perhaps you’ve heard of hypochlorous acid referred to as “nature’s oldest disinfectant.” Or maybe it sounds familiar from the days when COVID peaked.
That’s because hypochlorous acid is the stuff our white blood cells make to fight off infection and bacteria in our body. This is great news when you’re sick with a cold or dealing with a cut or a scrape, but it’s also a big asset to our skin.
Hypochlorous acid is made from hydrogen, oxygen, and chlorine, which makes it a powerful, versatile disinfectant. This lesser-known ingredient is one to have on your skincare radar—and beyond.
Take a look at some of its benefits below.
Thanks to its antibacterial properties, hypochlorous acid can work wonders for those with skin conditions that tend to lock in bacteria, such as acne and eczema. It’s also one of the few ingredients that pretty much anyone with any skin type can use, since it’s found naturally in our bodies.
Yes, this includes all of you sensitive-skin girlies.
Most skincare products on the market that contain hypochlorous acid are available in a spray or mist formula, making them super easy to use and apply.
If you have a cut, scrape, burn, or any other type of minor skin injury, keeping a hypochlorous acid spray around will come in handy. Doctors often use products with the ingredient during surgeries and when treating wounds to make sure everything stays clean and clear of bacteria.
If you do any googling on hypochlorous acid, you’ll probably find that it’s a common ingredient in bleach. This doesn’t mean you’re stuck using bleach to get your house spotless. Pure hypochlorous acid disinfectant products are a non-toxic way to clean that works just as well as its harsher household counterparts.
Save My Skin Serum
Hypochlorous Acid Face and Skin Spray
SOS Daily Rescue Facial Spray
Tower 28 Beauty
Topical Skin Spray
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