Why Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl)?

Why Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl)?

Hypochlorous acid (also referred to as HOCl) is an acid that is naturally produced as part of our immune system during phagocytosis, and has a has a low pH. HOCl has a variety of consumer applications as a disinfectant that kills many different types of bacteria and fungus on the skin surface. Our Microcyn® Technology leads to superior safety and efficacy compared to other HOCl products on the market, and also guarantees it's potency for the life of the product (generally 18-24 months). With virtually no side effects, our customers use our line of products as often as needed to cleanse the skin, relieve irritations, and restore your well-being. 

Is Hypochlorous Acid natural?

Yes – hypochlorous acid is naturally produced by your white blood cells so that you can defend against infection and bacteria. If you are injured and have a cut or wound on the skin, or have surgery that leads to scarring, your body uses naturally produced hypochlorous acid to kill harmful germs, fungi and bacteria.

What is Sonoma's Triple Mode of Action?

Our products have a Triple Mode of Action and profound impact on infection, inflammation and scarring. They are anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and regenerative.

  • Anti-microbial - In-vitro and clinical studies of Microcyn Technology breaks down the biofilm along with having impressive anti-pruritic, anti-microbial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Anti-inflammatory - A powerful anti-inflammatory, our products treat common conditions while reducing infections, itch, pain, scarring and harmful inflammatory responses.
  • Regenerative - A gentle and safe solution that increases blood/oxygen flow to the wound, resulting in faster, more effective healing.

Our products are gentle on the skin. Unlikely most disinfectants that contain alcohol or another astringent cleaning agent, Sonoma's pure hypochlorous acid formulations on gentle when applied - they do not sting and do not cause additional irritation when applied or on wound sites. 

To learn more about Sonoma's clinical studies and approvals, you can read over 100 peer-reviewed articles here or view our regulatory approvals here.

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