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Summer Skincare and the Secret of HOCl

by Matthew Wexler

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Saturday July 10, 2021
Originally published on June 24, 2021

While many of us are cautiously optimistic as vaccinations roll out and businesses reopen, we've all felt a fundamental shift in how we take care of our bodies. Our skin, in particular, has taken a beating. And with Summer upon us and layers of sunscreen and other protectants, a high-quality skin spray is essential as part of a daily skincare regiment.

Briotech is a one-stop-shop for common skincare woes from head to toe. A global leader in the production of Pure HOCl (Hypochlorous Acid), the brand offers a collection of products that harnesses the power of this essential part of the human defense system by using cutting-edge technology to produce and stabilize it for home use. And after more than a year of masks and other skin irritants, Briotech's Topical Skin Spray is simple and effective in calming angry skin as a daily pore-refining toner, an anti-aging remedy in support of fine line and scar reduction and as a refreshing, hydrating mist.

What is HOCl?

Our white blood cells naturally produce Hypochlorous Acid as a key part of our natural defense system, fighting pathogens, infection, and inflammation. Made outside the body — using only water, electricity and salt — manufactured HOCl can offer all of the same benefits. Think of Briotech's versatile Topical Skin Spray as a go-to product for a healthy lifestyle.

It's important to recognize that there is also a connection between skin conditions and infection.

"Skin that is susceptible to skin conditions, like eczema or acne, harbors more bacteria and therefore is prone to more infections," said Dr. Suzanne Friedler, a dermatologist with Advanced Dermatology PC in a interview. Those with sensitive skin concerned about adding a new product to their regiment can find relief knowing that HOCl naturally occurs in the body. So, essentially, you're amping up what Mother Nature has already provided.

Because of its versatility, HOCl can be optimized for a wide range of applications from formulations for sanitization and disinfection, to fog air cleansing, and even for oral hygiene mouthwash. With Summer upon us, Topical Skin Spray by Briotech is, perhaps, one of the most useful products trending right now:

A Quick Refresh — Spending an entire day running errands or socializing with friends or family? Keep a travel size in your purse or fabulous fanny pack.

Maskne — Masks won't be completely disappearing anytime soon, particularly if you plan on traveling. A pump or two can cleanse and deodorize your mask and also offer a fast refresh when you land after that long-awaited overseas flight.

Tattoo Care — As previously reported on EDGE, tattoo culture in the LGBTQ community continues to grow. But how you take care of your new body art is essential. Briotech's Topical Skin Spray is considered by many to be one of the best tattoo aftercare products to help reduce redness, inflammation, and scabbing, which can contribute to ink loss.

Post-Piercing — As with tattooing, post-piercing treatment is crucial to prevent infection and scarring. Renowned piercer Elayne Angel says, "Briotech is different from other aftercare products commonly used in the body art industry. Briotech works by replicating and supporting [the body's] natural immune function... it is totally benign, non-irritating, non-cytotoxic, unlike many other cleaning products."

Scars — Studies confirm that gender-affirming surgeries improve mental health. Top surgery is a significant procedure, so patients must take extra care to ensure their scars properly heal in addition to a doctor's guidance. HOCl activates tissue collagenase enzymes, which are responsible for affecting the behavior of the fibroblast cells that lay down fibrous scar tissue. Through this likely mechanism, HOCl reorganizes scar fibers, affects scarring, and may lighten or softens existing scar fibrous tissue.

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Matthew Wexler is EDGE's Senior Editor, Features & Branded Content. More of his writing can be found at Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @wexlerwrites.