After a day in the summer sun, give your skin a chance to relax and recharge with soothing HOCI in the form of our multi-benefit Foundational Face Mist.
Lazy weekends at the shore, exotic ports of call, pool days and long nights - it’s officially summer. And with this celebratory season comes the ever-tricky balance of maximizing the benefits of vitamin D while minimizing sunburn.
"A sunburn is an inflammatory reaction to excess damaging ultraviolet radiation. It is a radiation burn,” explains dermatologist Dr. Sejal Shah in the article The Correct Way to Treat a Killer Sunburn. So a sunburn is not actually related to heat, or the temperature while you’re in the sun. According to Dr. Saira George, MD a dermatologist at the Anderson Cancer Center, “Blood vessels dilate to increase blood flow and bring immune cells to the skin to help clean up the mess.” This manifests in the redness, swelling and inflammation that we associate with sunburn.
Enter Hypochlorous Acid (HOCI for short). This revelation in summer skincare soothes sunburned skin.
Many post-sun ingredients and products contain extra-strength ingredients that worsen burns and cause skin irritation. Because our bodies produce HOCl as the first line of defense to protect our skin, it is a natural and safe skin booster. "Hypochlorous acid-based products like S'eau Primas' Foundational Face mist not only will soothe your sunburned skin but also purify skin by fighting bacteria and reducing inflammation,” says Dr. Shah.
"Hypochlorous acid-based products like S'eau Primas' Foundational Face mist not only will soothe your sunburned skin but also purify skin by fighting bacteria and reducing inflammation,” says Dr. Shah.
One of the reasons we first fell in love with Hypochlorous Acid was the après-sun benefits we saw for ourselves while on a beach vacation. We may have been spritzing for the refreshment factor, but it helped our skin get back to a healthy state in record time. All of the benefits we experienced anecdotally on that trip are backed by science – proving that HOCl for after-sun care is the real deal.
Wishing you a happy, sun-soaked summer - without any of the burn.