We all want youthful, wrinkle-free skin. But beyond the quest for glowing skin, many of us suffer from annoying chronic skin conditions. Remedies for these niche conditions can be costly and a hassle, on top of your normal skincare regime. So wouldn’t it be amazing if there was one catch-all product that could soothe a number of these things? Enter the powerhouse ingredient that is Thoclor Labs’ medical-grade Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) – safely captured in our GF2 Miracle Mist.
GF2 is suitable for all skin types and layers perfectly under any skincare products – without interfering. What makes it so powerful is that it resets the skin’s DNA to specifically treat chronic, inflammatory skin conditions – characterised by the body's immune system attacking the skin.
Let's look at the top 10 conditions HOCl can improve.
Acne is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that causes spots and pimples. The HOCl super-power in our GF2 product kills the pesky P.acnes bacteria that is causing all the misery. It also removes dead skin cells, reducing the chance of oil glands becoming blocked. It reboots the skin's function, bringing that extra oil back in line, and calms down any inflammation in the skin. Find out how to say goodbye to acne.
Rosacea is a common, chronic inflammatory skin disease of facial skin, commonly seen as flushing in the face after drinking wine or eating spicy food. For some, it also manifests with red, painful lumps that look a lot like acne. Along with avoiding too much sun, managing your stress levels and using a gentle cleanser, we’ve seen great results from clients using GF2. They report a reduction in pain, redness and inflammation with regular use, as well as an improvement in the overall look and experience of the condition.
- Seborrheic dermatitis
Seborrheic dermatitis is caused by an inflammatory reaction to excess Malassezia yeast – an organism that normally lives on the skin’s surface. As the Malassezia overgrows and the immune system overreacts to it, an inflammatory response is triggered that results in skin changes. GF2, containing HOCl (the immune molecule our bodies produce in the white blood cells), has shown remarkable results soothing your skin against the irritation of seborrheic dermatitis whilst supporting healing. Read more about what to expect from GF2 here.
Mask acne is a 2020 thing – caused by friction and sweating when wearing a face mask all day. GF2 Skin Rejuvenation is of great help in destroying germs such as the P.acnes bacteria that causes acne. It reboots the skin’s normal function, normalising oil secretion and reducing the thickness of the dead cell layer on the skin’s surface that causes the blockage of the oil glands. GF2 also calms any redness and irritation on the skin caused by friction.
- Inflammageing causing skin darkening and dyspigmentation
There are many factors causing spots and pigmentation in the skin, the biggest culprit being inflammageing: a constant, chronic, underlying inflammation of the skin that over time leads to tissue breakdown. When the skin’s structure is under attack, a deterioration of its normal function usually follows. Breakdown of the collagen and elastin in the skin leads to wrinkling and it weakens the skin’s barrier function. Skin pigment forming cells, called melanocytes, start to overproduce pigment in an effort to protect the skin. This may result in skin darkening – something that GF2 has been shown to diminish.
- Inflammageing causing environmentally damaged skin
80% of the changes you see in your skin (what we call ageing) are caused by extrinsic factors – things like the sun, bluelight (from all our devices), alcohol, pollution, diet, smoking and an assault from chemicals in cosmetic products. The biggest organ in our body, the skin, is incredibly sensitive to these factors, and may respond by becoming chronically inflamed. When our GF2 is applied to environmentally damaged skin, the genes associated with inflammation, ageing and disease are switched off - skin cells begin to function normally and skin becomes smoother and more tolerant.
Shingles break out when the chickenpox virus is reactivated, and cause a painful rash on the body. This condition usually improves from the application of GF2 due to its anti-viral, infection-fighting anti-inflammatory nature. It’s always best to get a medical diagnosis with shingles.
- Cold sores
When lips get infected with the herpes simplex virus, you get that telltale tingling and blisters around your lips. Hypochlorous acid has the highest US-FDA safety classification possible making it safe to ingest and apply to the skin. It’s completely safe to put on cold sores and you’ll see a fast improvement in healing. In fact, our HOCI is formulated to the correct pH to achieve maximum germ-killing power without any negative impact on the skin, eyes or mouth. For best results apply as soon as you feel that tingle, and reapply once an hour.
Some of us tan, and some of us burn, depending on our skin types. Either way, that healthy glow is actually an inflammatory response to the sun attacking your skin. UV light penetrates into the dermis and damages the cells responsible for collagen and elastin formation, leading to wrinkling and sagging. If you accidentally overdo it, GF2 will soothe sunburnt skin and help cells to repair.
- Dry and red eyes
As mentioned above, GF2 is completely safe to use in your eyes and can help to treat dry eyes – caused by a reduction in oil production from the oil glands situated on the eyelid’s edge. If you suffer from dry eyes, you should consult with your optician as you also need artificial tears to be used in conjunction with GF2. If the glands become infected, the disinfectant properties of our medical-grade Hypochlorous acid may assist the glands to recover, leading to increased oil production and more comfortable eyes.