What is the opinion of Reddit about the
SkinSmart Antimicrobial Facial Cleanser Spray to Remove Viruses and Bacteria Around Eyes, Nose and Mouth, Fight Maskne, 8 oz Spray Non-Irritating Hypochlorous Spray?

A total of 5 reviews of this product on Reddit.

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6th Jan 2022

Hypochlorous acid sprays like the one from Skinsmart it helps to kill bacteria throughout the day. I spray it on my mask and my face maybe twice throughout the day.

Also try to brush your teeth/use mouthwash after eating if at all possible. If you get a pimple, put a hydrocolloid patch on it so that it’s not rubbing against the mask and being directly exposed to the environment of the madk. Anything that will decrease bacteria in the area really helps. I work in a medical setting and have to wear N95 masks all day and these have really helped so far!

2 points

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14th Jul 2021

I think I might have just the thing. I was looking for something I could use to prevent maskne recently, and I found this spray. It kills viruses and bacteria on your skin using a chemical called hypochlorous acid. It’s 99.9% water, so it just seems like a spritz of water on the face, and has only four ingredients, none of which are fragrance. The concentration of hypochlorous acid is 180 ppm. Back in August 2020, a 200 ppm concentration was found to even be effective at killing COVID-19 on hard surfaces. Source. I’ve used it on my face a few times in the last day (It came in the mail yesterday so I’m still new to it) and haven’t experienced any irritation or dryness as a result, even as someone with rosacea. Apparently the human body naturally produces hypochlorous acid anyway, so it’s really unlikely to irritate. How well it actually works I can’t say, but it’s really affordable, 8oz for $14, and should last quite a while, so I think it’s worth a shot!

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27th Feb 2022

Hope you see this and are also in the US. They are a small company and super nice.

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23rd Dec 2021

I apologize for how delayed my reply is. The SkinSmart hypochlorous acid spray is designated as safe for use on the face, eyelids, and eyelashes by the US FDA. I found the brand when it was recommended by a board-certified dermatologist who has a YouTube channel, where she discussed how this product is useful in management of eczema. SkinSmart sells the same product, just with different labels to make it marketable for different types of consumers, and the label used on the bottle for this listing specifically mentions its FDA approval for use on the eyes. They are transparent in their listings that this is all the same product, just with different labels and listings to make sure all audiences that benefit from hypochlorus acid are reached.

The page you sent me doesn’t go into any detail about what would be dangerous about miniscule amounts of sodium hypochlorite, and it’s distinctly written by a manufacturer of a hypochlorous acid cleanser designated for the eyes. It’s even disclosing their Amazon affiliation at the bottom, so it’s not even reputable. In Review of Optometry, Dr. Paul Karpecki OD writes: “All HOCl formulations are safe regardless of the purity level. Without the sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) balance, the equilibrium shifts and the pure products are unstable.” Dr. Karpecki is one of the leading dry eye experts in the world, so I trust he is correct when he specifies that the bleach byproduct is small enough of a percentage that it only serves to stabilize the product.