BLDG Active Kids
What we think
Originally formulated as a natural wound care spray for athletes to speed healing and reduce infection (which is used for in Hospitals around the country), what’s got us super stoked is its use as a doctor-recommended, face-safe antimicrobial spray.
The active ingredient is HOCI, a molecule naturally produced by our bodies to fight infection and promote healing. In 2016 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved products whose main active ingredient is hypochlorous acid for use in treating wounds and various infections in humans and pets, This is not only a clean but new technology as well (source)
Where did it come from?
BLDG was started by a couple of action and outdoor enthusiast friends (you may have met them at events like Xterra, GoPro Man Games, or Ironman’s over the last 3 years) and was recently acquired by the new consumer division of their supplier who makes HOCl products for the medical industry, which are used by Hospital's around the country for wound care.
How much is it?
While the price seems steep ($30 per bottle), you get 500 pumps from each bottle, which should last one person about 100 days. Keep in mind that you might initially be purchasing as a face spray, but it also functions the same way Neosporin, Peroxide, Betadine, Aloe, After Itch (insect bites) does for wound care and my teenagers have gone crazy over it for treating their acne (they swear it works better than anything else they have tried). I'm confident it will become an essential part of your emergency kit.
How do I use it?
Mist it all over your face. I use 4 to 5 sprays on my face. You will be tempted to rub it around your face (a natural reflex from years of applying sunscreen), but don't do that because you shouldn't touch your face immediately after spraying.
What is an antimicrobial?
Antimicrobials are substances—natural or synthetic—that slow or kill the growth of any microorganism. Microorganisms include bacteria, viruses, protozoans, and fungi. HOCl is a known natural antimicrobial and functions as a preservative within Active hydrogel.