What is hypochlorous acid?

What is hypochlorous acid?

What is hypochlorous acid and why does it sound too good to be true?

Imagine that there was a naturally occurring cleanser, harmless to humans, animals and nature, that was able to kill almost all known germs without any nasties, toxic chemicals or safety warnings. Well, there is.

Hypochlorous acid, the single ingredient in Within Skincare's Miracle Mist, is one of the most effective known biocides and is the same chemical produced by the mammalian immune system to kill invasive organisms and fight infection. It is also known as electrolysed water and is made when electricity is used to change the chemical structure of salt and water, turning it into nature’s most super powerful anti-microbial.

What makes hypochlorous acid so great?

Our Within Miracle Mist Hypochlorous acid is gentle yet incredibly powerful helping to soothe the skin and is ideal as a double-cleanse as part of your normal routine to help support healthy skin, especially for those with skin concerns.

Our Miracle Mist is authorised as a cosmetic but hypochlorous acid is also used as a biocide for other applications due to its efficacy:

  • Kills harmful bacteria (99.9999%), spores (99.9%) and viruses (99.99%) on contact
  • Fast acting within seconds
  • pH neutral, non-irritating, non-sting (ideal for even sensitive skin)
  • Non-sensitising to skin and eyes
  • Alcohol free
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-viral

If hypochlorous acid is so great for the skin, then why don’t we all know about it?

The simple answer is that we should know all about it.  However, whilst hypochlorous acid is relatively easy to manufacture in an unstable format, it only has a very short shelf life and is therefore not suitable for many applications. We source our Miracle Mist hypochlorous acid from our parent company Aqualution who are the market leaders in the science, manufacture and application of hypochlorous acid. Aqualution has engineered ground-breaking technology to enable it to manufacture completely stable packaged hypochlorous acid that stays stable once opened and with a shelf life of 12 months minimum.

What hypochlorous acid should I buy?

As Aqualution is the global leader in the science, manufacture and application of hypochlorous acid products sourced from them, such as our Within Miracle Mist, is the purest and most effective hypochlorous spray you can buy for use on your skin.