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Hypochlorous Acid: Skin Care Wellness in a Bottle

Hypochlorous Acid is the hottest new ingredient and rightfully so!

Hopochlorous acid (HOCL) is naturally derived in our bodies to reduce harmful microbes as a first line of defense and skin inflammation while accelerating skin healing. It is known as the master oxidizer, and can kill variety of microbes (certain bacteria, yeast, fungus, and viruses) upon contact. This includes the tiny little bacteria behind acne breakouts and blemishes and maskne, otherwise known as C. acnes bacteria. Within the first 30 seconds of making contact with skin, this acne-causing bacteria is neutralized, and skin function is normalized. 

It ideal for all skin types skin, especially vulnerable, reactive, tired or mature skin types. While it is adept at oxidizing microbes, it is perfect for skin because it’s our naturally-occurring adaptogen to protect our skin cells. 

How Can Hypochlorous Acid Benefit Your Skin? 

The antimicrobial, and skin healing effects of HOCl make it valuable for reducing breakouts, but it’s also immune balancing and soothing, which helps reduce skin redness and improve skin comfort and tolerance in conditions such as eczema and other facial dermatitis.  This is an excellent regimen addition for those with sensitive skin or looking to reduce skin irritations related to stress and environmental shifts. HOCL is also fantastic as an antiseptic that won't disrupt the fragile microbiome of skin. Our clinical strength HOCL comes as Stamina Calming Mist and Stamina Sleeping Serum.

Hypochlorous acid is an Adaptogen

Adaptogens are substances that help to enhance skin resilience and brilliance by fortifying skin barrier, Skin Adaptogens balance skin pH, inflammation, and microbiome, allowing the skin to adapt to stress and revitalize its energy and metabolic resources. Our current lifestyle is generally comprised of less sleep, high stress, and more environmental overexposure. This causes change to the molecular level of skin, and requires us to allow more time and care in our skincare regimen to help our skin restores its delicate equilibrium. Thus, HOCL helps to protect, balance and repair our skin.

The bottom line: Hypochlorous acid is one of those rare ingredient finds that just about everyone can benefit, especially if you are searching to uplift skin strength and endurance, aka skin stamina.

How Else Is Hypochlorous Acid Used? 

Hypochlorous acid is used in many different ways, including prepping skin for aesthetic and cosmetic treatments, for enhanced disinfecting and healing of wounds after procedures, helping heal bedsores, and soothing sensitive, over-irritated skin. 

Recently, it has risen in fame for its use as both a mask and hand sanitizer. HOCl, being the master oxidizer it is, finds and neutralizes the microbes that harm us. This is a dermatological wonder ingredient, because it can do so while restoring the health of our skin.

Are All Hypochlorous Acid in Skin-care Effective?

The most important differentiator of efficacy of Hypochlorous Acid in the skin care products is the manufacturing formulation. A unique laboratory preparation, pH neutral formulating technique, purity of product and concentration of HOCL, impart the clinical skin benefits of the hypochlorous acid. The other significant factor in efficacy is the appropriate packaging of HOCL skincare. To enhance hypochlorous acid skin care product’s shelf-life, the storage and packaging has to be specific to this highly oxidizing agent.

Therefore, it is preferred when a HOCL skin care provider has a scientific and clinical background, such as our Stamina Cosmetics’ founder, a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Marianna Blyumin-Karasik.

How Should You Use Hypochlorous Acid? 

Hypochlorous acid is a highly effective skin toner, skin cleanser, refresher, and anti-redness calming or skin irritation healing agent. So we recommend adding it to your skin routine each morning and night, and re-spray as-needed throughout the day to help reduce the skin breakouts and irritations. Our integrative skin care intention is that introducing Stamina Calming Mist with a mindful daily skin care ritual, aka Stamina Synergy, This includes using its uplifting affirmation, “You Got This” our our product, not only to improve skin health and beauty, but to elevate our mental stamina. 

Our Stamina Calming Mist is easily carried with you throughout the day to spray as-needed for as we navigate challenging times and attune our skin cadence. 

If you would like to learn more about Hypochlorous Acid in Skin Care, see this New Beauty article.

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