Hypochlorous Acid - HOCl

What is Hypochlorous Acid?

Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) is a molecule found in our own white blood cells, which activates the immune system’s ability to heal itself.

HOCl was discovered in 1834 by the French chemist Antoine Jérôme Balard, and was used during the World Wars to heal and disinfect wounds on battlefields. Despite its potent benefits, scientists struggled to make the formula shelf-stable, preventing wider adoption in the 20th century.

How it Works

Only in the last 20 years have scientists understood how to stabilize the molecule, making it viable for mass consumption. In recent years, Hypochlorous Acid has become a mainstay in medical settings as a superior, non-toxic agent for cleaning and healing wounds.

Scientists have just begun to understand Hypochlorous Acid’s powerful benefits for skin just recently. The same chemical action that makes HOCl a remarkable healer of wounds also makes it a remarkable solution for a range of common skin concerns.

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A well-documented antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, Hypochlorous Acid is equally powerful in defending skin against environmental stressors, soothing stressed-out skin, and repairing damaged skin. It has been shown to be effective at combating skin issues like eczema, acne, rosacea.

Even for healthy skin, Hypochlorous Acid helps to balance the skin’s pH level, bring oxygen to the skin and better absorb other active ingredients, including moisture. It also aids in repairing and maintaining the skin’s moisture barrier. Hypochlorous is proven to be non-irritating and safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin.