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  • Formulating with hypochlorous acid

    Posted by FlawlessTouch on May 3, 2024 at 5:34 am

    Has anyone formulated with hypochlorous acid? Looking through the forum it was raised 18 months ago and the response was basically wtf, why would anyone do that… but it is now appearing all over the place and dermatologists are recommending it as a treatment for acne, dermatitis, wound care and as a hand sanitiser. I’ve found some papers with findings that suggest it is very beneficial in increasing the speed of wound healing. However I can’t find anything about actually formulating with it?

    PhilGeis replied 2 weeks, 2 days ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Adamnfineman

    May 3, 2024 at 9:37 am

    I second this query. There are some interesting, borderline OTC, claims that I would love for the FDA to take a look at.

  • PhilGeis

    May 3, 2024 at 11:45 am

    This is sodium hypochlorite, chlorine bleach, at acid pH - drop the pH too low and you have chlorine gas. It’s very reactive. The articles claiming effect refer to NaCl/process “stabilized” hypochlorous acid.

    There are products marketed with the technology. Here’s one, it “removes” bacteria. Don’t think that would stand up well to potential FDA scrutiny - or ethics of many.

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