Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl): An Alternative Sanitizer to Alcohol

Alcohol wipes, hand sanitizer gels & sprays are rising in demand. But your sensitive skin might need a more hydrating sanitizing option.

The CDC recommends alcohol-based hand rubs to be at 60-95% alcohol when it comes to sanitizing in health care. More specifically, a sanitizing solution is most optimum at 75% alcohol to kill most common bacteria and viruses.

However, one setback of alcohol hand sanitizers is that they have a drying effect. Therefore, they are not suitable for people who experience sensitive skin issues, such as eczema or contact dermatitis. This is verified by the World Health Organization: they list dryness, irritation, redness, itching and cracking to be an unfortunate side effect of overusing alcohol-based sanitizers.

MEDIKURIN’s HOCl to the rescue!

MEDIKURIN’s water-based Hand Sanitizer Sprays use Hypochlorous Acid to keep your hands germ-free without any drying effects

You could prevent these side effects by applying a layer of moisturizer after a certain amount of uses, but, honestly, switching to a less irritating product is a better option. One good option that’s just as effective as alcohol is MEDIKURIN’s water-based Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) Hand Sanitizer Spray!

Produced from electrolyzed water, Hypochlorous Acid is the active ingredient in MEDIKURIN sanitizers and disinfectants. Hypochlorous Acid is also a natural germ-killer that can be found in our very bodies, making it a safe and highly effective antibacterial ingredient.

Read more about how MEDIKURIN products kill germs the non-toxic way here: Hypochlorous Acid: Nature’s Germ Killer

Make the move from alcohol to Hypochlorous Acid today for a highly effective sanitzing solution that’s non-irritating and contains no synthetic fragrances or preservatives. Here’s what MEDIKURIN’s customers have to say about their experience using our hand sanitizers.

“MEDIKURIN’s Hand Sanitizer Spray contains a mild yet pleasing chlorine scent which I believe was the result of the HOCl (read up more on this, it kills bacteria way better than alcohol). The bottle was big and I will be using it with my family.”

Chun. W, MEDIKURIN Hand Sanitizer Spray user

“It’s difficult to find alcohol-free sanitizers that are still effective in the market. I’m glad I found MEDIKURIN’s Hand Sanitizer Spray… because alcohol-based sanitizers are not suitable to be used at a petrol station, as they are highly flammable.”

Christine. L, MEDIKURIN Hand Sanitizer Spray user

“MEDIKURIN’s Hand Sanitizer Spray is good for me because I need a sanitizer that has no unpleasant fragrances, as my nose and skin are sensitive to synthetic fragrances. Although it does have a hint of chlorine scent, the smell dissipates after a minute or two, leaving no unpleasant smells or stickiness on the hands.”

Eddie C, MEDIKURIN Hand Sanitizer Spray user

You can learn more about MEDIKURIN Hand Sanitizer Sprays here: MEDIKURIN Hand Sanitizer Spray

Here is a quick table comparing MEDIKURIN’s Hypochlorous Acid to alcohol.

MEDIKURIN’s Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) Alcohol 
pHpH 5-6pH 3-7
Flammability Non-flammableHighly flammable
Side effects Non-toxic, non-irritatingNausea, irritation to skin, eyes, or throat
EffectivenessKills 99.9% bacteria, viruses, fungi and spores, even in low concentrations Kills common bacteria, viruses, and germs at optimally at 75% concentration

Hypochlorous Acid has also been clinically tested and EPA-approved to be an effective disinfectant! Read more about it here: Hypochlorous Acid: EPA Approved, Clinically Tested

HOCl: The non-drying, non-irritating sanitizer for sensitive skin

While alcohol disinfectants are a well-established disinfectant ingredient, MEDIKURIN’s Hypochlorous Acid Hand Sanitizer Sprays are an ideal choice for people who are looking for a non-toxic, non-irritating sanitizing solution! This is because HOCl products are generally clinically-tested and EPA-approved to kill 99.9% bacteria, viruses, fungi, and spores, even in low concentrations.


Hand Hygiene Recommendations.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Accessed August 5, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/hand-hygiene.html.

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