Does Magic Molecule actually work? The results after 14 days!

November 30, 2023 (updated April 9, 2024) — Written by

This all-purpose healing catalyst is having its My Big Fat Greek Wedding Windex moment and you best believe the hype. Hypochlorous acid (the active ingredient in Magic Molecule) has long been used by doctors and surgeons to treat wounds BUT this is one of the first times it’s been made available to use at home. I tested Magic Molecule on my son’s eczema and saw results in just weeks. Come check out the before and after pics! 

A woman holding up a bottle of Magic Molecule.

By: Lisa Fennessy

This post is sponsored by Magic Molecule, an FDA-approved, patented all-over healing solution created using an ingredient created from our own bodies. As always, The New Knew only works with brands who we trust are making the world a better place.

I’m going to try and keep this review under 1,000 pages because I LITERALLY could go on and on about how versatile and effective this product is. It’s totally made a difference in my son’s life and as a mom, it’s become a staple in my bum bag—and if that’s not saying enough, keep scrolling to witness me count the ways. 


What is Magic Molecule?

The first time I heard about the concept of Magic Molecule, I felt like I was talking to the dad in My Big Fat Greek Wedding who preached that any ailment from psoriasis to poison ivy could be cured with Windex. 

“Last night my toe was as big as my face,” he says, suggesting that Windex would solve this problem too.

This guy walked around with a full bottle of Windex on his hip like he was a shot slinger carrying a bottle of tequila at Señor Frogs. Rachet. 

However, unlike, spoofing on what MBFGW director calls an “old-world Greek tradition” that involves not using “the proper medicine for a corresponding ailment”…Magic Molecule is the REAL DEAL version of this. And it actually works. 

How does Magic Molecule actually work?

Let me start with the big picture and then zoom in. In simple terms, imagine your body as a fortress. Sometimes it gets little invaders like bacteria or germs trying to sneak in and cause trouble. Hypochlorous acid is like your body’s superhero defender.

It’s a special liquid made by your body that’s really good at fighting off those invaders. When you get a cut or a scrape, your body can produce hypochlorous acid to create an environment that’s tough for the bad germs to survive in. It’s like a powerful shield that helps your body heal faster and keeps infections away.

And surprise, surprise, the active ingredient in Magic Molecule is—drumroll please— hypochlorous acid. 

And since inflammation, irritation, and bacteria are at the root of most everyday skin issues it can be used to treat over 50 skin ailments including bug bites, sunburn, zits, eczema, psoriasis, diaper rash, skinned knees, shaving nicks, curling iron burns, infected cuticles, styes, and more.

A woman sprays Magic Molecule onto her arm.

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What are the ingredients in Magic Molecule?

First of all, using hypochlorous acid as a healing catalyst is not a new discovery. It has long been used by doctors and surgeons to treat wounds and gently care for post-surgery skin. However, what IS new is that now hypochlorous acid has been made available in a safe and effective solution to be used at home too. 

Here’s a look at the ingredients in this FDA cleared solution that is produced in a FDA registered facility in the US: 

  • Hypochlorous acid 0.018%
  • Ionized water 99.918%
  • Sodium chloride (salt) 0.06%
  • Hypochlorite ion 0.004%

I was personally surprised when I looked at this ingredient list and saw that hypochlorous acid only took up 0.018% of this solution. All you need is a little to make the magic happen! I was also surprised to find out this is actually a higher concentration than the competition.

Magic Molecule explains, “Until recently, hypochlorous was notoriously hard to bottle as its unique molecular structure gives it an extremely short shelf life. But, after years of extensive R&D, our team cracked the code. Through a proprietary electrochemical process, we’ve bottled hypochlorous acid for daily use to help alleviate life’s everyday ailments.” 

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What can you use Magic Molecule for?

I mentioned earlier that Magic Molecule can be used to treat over 50 skin ailments but I was specifically excited to try it on my son Quinn’s eczema. 

He’s had eczema since he was a tiny baby. I have pics of him at 4 weeks old with eczema on his little cheeks. At the time, I thought it was just irritation from feeding 24-7 but looking back I can see it was his eczema that he still is managing today. 

We know now that his eczema is somewhat triggered by dairy and we *try* to limit his intake as much as possible but telling a kid he can’t eat pizza at his friends birthday party or get an ice cream cone with his cousins on Friday afternoon just doesn’t fly all the time. SO we do the best we can here.

We’ve also tried (what feels like) all the external creams and treatments. And I’ve dabbled with remedies on polar opposite ends of the medical spectrem like trying topical steroids and even rendering beef fat to make my own tallow balm.

All of this to say, Magic Molecule says it’s effective on anything that’s red, itchy, painful, or irritated so I was excited and ready to give it a try to see if it could provide my son some relief. 

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Magic Molecule before + after pics 

I introduced Magic Molecule to my 10-year-old son Quinn and his first question was, “Is it going to sting?” I’m like, IDK but if it does you can jump in the shower and rinse it all off right away. He was okay with it but turns out we didn’t need that option because YAY, it didn’t sting at all. 

So he continued to point out all the places he was “itchy” like his neck, behind his knees, the inside of his elbows, his armpits and we went to town. 

We keep a bottle by his bed and one at the front door so he gets hit twice a day. Once in the morning before he leaves for school (if he’s in the mood because sometimes he doesn’t feel like “getting wet”) and once in the evening before he goes to bed. 

Honestly, even after just a couple of days he said his spots felt better but this is what they looked like after two weeks. 

Before and after of an eczema spot.

There is for sure less inflammation, less irritation and less redness. But the thing that matters to me the most is that he feels more comfortable. 

A before and after pic of an armpit.

Is hypochlorous acid safe to use on your face?

So with this info in my pocket and living with an active 10 and 11 year old, YOU KNOW I’m not leaving the house without a bottle of Magic Molecule. I immediately added a travel size to our car first aid kit and one to my everyday bag because scrapes, cuts, bee stings…hands in car doors…you know the drill. 

A woman slips Magic Molecule travel into her bag.

But then I started to think…if this is so healing, could I use this as my facial mist? Wait. Could THIS BE THE swap for the acne remedy of my childhood Proactiv®? Would this cure my plantar wart? Is this the end-all-be-all for kp or “chicken skin”???? If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it still make a sound?! I NEED TO KNOW! 

Magic Molecule explains, “Hypochlorous targets and removes harmful bacteria in order to protect your microbiome without any negative effects. It’s completely safe and actually helps restore your skin to protect your body. Magic Molecule won’t affect any other product in your current routine. Since it doesn’t leave a residue, you can spray it throughout the day, even over makeup.” They continue…

✔️Safe to use on even the most sensitive skin

✔️Safe for all ages, including infants one-month and up.

✔️100% clean, non-toxic, all-natural, vegan, and cruelty-free. (And we agree!) 

✔️Free of alcohol, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, oil, talc, and fragrance

✔️No sting no matter where you spray it.

What sets Magic Molecule apart from other brands?

So glad you asked! Magic Molecule’s formula is FDA-cleared and produced in an FDA facility with a patented bottling process unlike most other brands that sell similar formulas. Their bottling process also provides shelf stability up to 24 months, longer than any other brand!

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Have you tried Magic Molecule? What did you use it on and did it work for you? 

xo, lisa in cursive

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What does Magic Molecule smell like? 

I don’t smell anything when I use this product. BUT some people say they smell a “pool water” smell. Magic Molecule says, “When hypochlorous interacts with bacteria on skin, the proteins in the cell membrane release a scent similar to ‘pool water’. Don’t mind the smell, that means it’s working.”

How often can I use it?

We use it twice a day on Quinn’s eczema but Magic Molecule says you can “spray The Solution as often as you want and for best results, spray liberally onto your skin. Because Magic Molecule is alcohol-free, it won’t dry out or damage your skin. In fact, it will help increase hydration.” 

Is Magic Molecule FDA-cleared?

Magic Molecule’s formula is FDA-cleared and produced in an FDA facility with a patented bottling process, making it as safe as it gets. 

Is Magic Molecule safe to use?

Magic Molecule explains, “Magic Molecule is an exact replica of the compound that exists in our white blood cells (made as part of our immune defense response). It’s safe enough for every skin type. You could even drink it.”

How long does it last? When does it expire? 

Each bottle stays shelf stable up to 24 months which means it can work effectively longer than the competition.

Does Magic Molecule work? 

It’s working to provide relief for my son’s eczema but don’t just take my word for it. Check out the hundreds of positive reviews here

What can you use Magic Molecule on? 

Zits, bug bites, acne, eczema sunburns, blackheads, whiteheads, psoriasis, infected cuticles, knee scrapes, curling iron burns, cat scratches, rashes, nicks from shaving, ear piercings, tattoos, inflammation, athlete’s foot, blisters, the list goes on!

By Lisa Fennessy

Lisa is the founder of The New Knew. Passionate about clean beauty, organic eats and nontoxic lifestyle, Lisa writes to create awareness. Conscious consumerism and informed decisions will impact the marketplace, our health and THE WORLD!


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    OMG this came just in time. I was going to contact you about eczema, I’ve had a continuous flare up especially on my hands since July and nothing (I’ve tried everything) has helped. Keeping my fingers crossed that this will help! Thanks so much.

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      Lisa Fennessy

      Hi Donna! I hope this works for you too, keep us posted! xo, Lisa

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    I’ve been dealing with a rash too and nothing has helped… so if I have the force of nature set to make my own cleaner, can I use that on my skin too? Thanks for your research and help!

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      Lisa Fennessy

      Hi Ryan! This would be better answered by Force of Nature. Let us know what they say!

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    What is the difference between this and Tower 28 SOS?

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      Lisa Fennessy

      They look similar. I don’t have a way to compare them (percentage wise) but my question for Tower 28 is how long is that solution good for? Typically this type of solution is only active for about 2 weeks. Magic Molecule has invented a way (patent pending) to make it shelf stable for 2 years…so I’m curious about that!

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    I have had psoriasis in a private area for a few years – it’s super itchy and the skin will sometimes get very flaky. I got an ad for Magic Molecule and have been using it since last Summer. It makes a HUGE difference. Not nearly as itchy, (it used to wake me up every night), and the skin doesn’t flake anymore. I spritz it on every night and have also used it on cuts and athlete’s foot. It’s amazing.

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