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What is Hypochlorous Acid? Why is it Beneficial for Everyday Skin Damage?

Our family has always struggled with skin issues. I had very sensitive skin as a baby and throughout my entire life. When we had our first son, he struggled with painful eczema. We eliminated the personal care products and skincare products with any kind of perfume or possible skin irritant, but still the skin irritation continued. I wish now that we would have known about something as simple as hypochlorous acid, which was discovered by French chemist Antoine Jérôme Balard in 1834. It has a long scientific history, so why are we just now boasting about its broad range of abilities?

This post was brought to you by Active Skin Repair. All opinions are mine.

What is Hypochlorous Acid?

So the official answer is this: Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) is a weak acid that forms when chlorine dissolves in water. It is often used as a disinfectant due to its powerful antimicrobial properties. Hypochlorous acid solution is effective against a wide range of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi. It’s commonly used in various applications such as water treatment, wound care, and surface disinfection. 

HOCI is a naturally occurring molecule that is produced by our bodies’ white blood cells as a way to promote healing. The re-creation of this molecule results in a clinically proven regenerative technology that helps support the body’s natural healing process.

The short answer is this: Hypochlorous acid is a medical grade treatment, but also a non-toxic, natural, no sting, cruelty free, and vegan solution for everyday wound care and skin repair. It is also the main ingredient of Active Skin Repair.

What can you use Active Skin Repair for?

The list is pretty extensive! 

  • effective disinfectant against harmful bacteria
  • wound healing
  • hand sanitizer
  • insect bites
  • rashes
  • sunburns
  • eczema
  • dermatitis
  • preventative skin care product
  • face mists
  • other skin conditions

Who can use Active Skin Repair/hypochlorous acid?

Since this is a product that is safe for all ages and for use anywhere on the body, anyone with sensitive skin or any skin types can use this product without experiencing adverse reactions. Pregnant women, babies, children, and even pets can safely use it.

Other products may have it as an ingredient, but Active Skin Repair hypochlorous acid spray has one active ingredient: hypochlorous acid, and just a few inactive ingredients: Electrolyzed Water (H2O), Sodium Chloride (NaCl), and Phosphates.  This is a product that harnesses the power of the human body and renders outdated wound care products obsolete. Other products are messy, smell badly, and frequently cause pain. Some are even mildly toxic. These negative attributes to skincare are a thing of the past with the multi-functional power of Active Skin Repair.

Which product should I choose?

All of Active Skin Repair products contain the same active ingredient and antimicrobial properties. The difference between products is consistency (spray versus gel) and the application process. 

The spray is a light mist, and the hydrogel has a thicker viscosity, which is more like an ointment. The antimicrobial hand and face is a thinner gel that is in a spray bottle. Basically, you’ll get the same results from both products, so ultimately it is up to your personal preference.

What does hypochlorous acid do for your skin?

Hypochlorous acid products like Active Skin Repair are able to kill bacteria, virus, and fungi.  When applied to the skin, it helps to clean the surface, eliminating harmful microorganisms that can cause infections, acne, or other skin issues. 

Hypochlorous acid promotes wound healing by creating an optimal environment for the skin to repair itself. It helps to reduce the risk of infection in wounds, cuts, and abrasions, allowing the body’s natural healing processes to work more effectively.

The anti-inflammatory properties of hypochlorous acid can help soothe redness, irritation, and inflammation in the skin. This makes it beneficial for individuals with inflammatory skin conditions like acne, eczema, rosacea, or sunburns.

Unlike some other antiseptics or disinfectants, hypochlorous acid is gentle on the skin and typically does not cause irritation or stinging. It is well-tolerated by most skin types, including sensitive or delicate skin. It is a powerful disinfectant that is also gentle on your skin.

Hypochlorous acid helps to maintain the skin’s natural pH balance, which is essential for healthy skin function. By supporting the skin’s acid mantle, it helps to protect against infections and maintain optimal hydration levels.

Regular use of hypochlorous acid can help prevent common skin problems by keeping the skin clean and free from harmful bacteria and other microorganisms. It can be used as part of a daily skincare routine to promote overall skin health and prevent breakouts or infections.

Overall, hypochlorous acid is a versatile skincare ingredient with multiple benefits, including antimicrobial action, wound healing support, anti-inflammatory properties, and gentle cleansing. It can be used by individuals with various skin types and concerns to maintain healthy, clear, and balanced skin.


Where else is hypochlorous acid used?

Hypochlorous acid has a widespread use in many different places, aside from the health care environment and healthcare facilities.

Dental Hygiene: In dentistry, hypochlorous acid can be used as a mouthwash or oral rinse to help reduce oral bacteria and prevent infections. It’s also used in some dental cleaning products.

Veterinary Care: Hypochlorous acid is used in veterinary medicine for wound care, disinfection of animal facilities, and as an antiseptic for animals.

Household Cleaning: Some household cleaning products contain hypochlorous acid as an active ingredient for disinfecting surfaces and eliminating germs.

Eye care: In ophthalmology, hypochlorous acid solutions are used to clean and soothe the eyes, particularly for conditions like blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids) and dry eye syndrome.

Hypochlorous acid’s broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties make it valuable in various applications where effective disinfection and sanitization are needed.

What are the side effects of hypochlorous acid? 

There  are no know side effect of HA because the molecule is innate to your immune system.  It can safely be used on a daily basis with no fear of harmful chemicals or side effects.

Listen to and read these customer testimonials about the healing powers of Hypochlorous acid in Active Skin Repair products.

Where can I buy Active Skin Repair?

Check out the Active Skin Repair website for the ability to buy the products right away, or use the store locator to find them in a store near you. 

Add this product to your first aid kit for home and in the car. Have it handy for sports, turf burn, bike scrapes, splinters, sunburns, and more. This is the perfect product to have handy, especially if you have kids!  Talk to your child’s school nurse and see if he/she will add this product to their first aid kid. Gift a bottle to your child’s teacher with a link to this article so they can stop using alcohol hand sanitizer that burns little ones’ skin and harness the powerful, effective method disinfectant and antimicrobial that is hypochlorous acid.


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