Just like CBD skincare routines changed the game for sensitive skin types, hypochlorous acid boasts a laundry list of skincare benefits — like fighting acne, soothing eczema, healing wounds, improving scarring, and more — while boasting near universal tolerability for virtually all skin types.
Beyond its skincare benefits, there is another reason we think that hypochlorous acid is the must-try skincare active of summer 2020, and it all boils down to COVID-19. The global pandemic has changed the way we live our lives, run our businesses, and tend to our daily, personal hygiene (hand sanitizer, anyone?). So when the EPA registered hypochlorous acid as a COVID-19 fighting disinfectant, taking additional steps to ensure the availability of hypochlorous acid to consumers, our interest was piqued. “It appears to be virucidal in concentrations above 50 ppm,” Dr. Kelly Killeen MD, a Beverly Hills-based double board-certified plastic surgeon, tells TZR. Improving our skin while protecting against COVID-19… honestly — what could be better?