More and more people are finding they want a more natural approach to controlling dry eye disease. There are many fine eyelid hygiene products with a variety of active ingredients, and some of them are focusing on eliminating potentially irritating chemicals.
But... what if you could eliminate all chemicals?
I've added this product, which was developed by a chronic blepharitis patient, to the shop because I think that there are a lot of people who struggle with sensitivities to various ingredients. Many people with chronic dry eye or blepharitis have little choice about the numbers of things they use, so any opportunity to eliminate additional chemicals can be a good thing. Beyond that, of course, the medical benefits of Manuka honey are becoming much better known, including things like Manuka honey based eye drops.
If you try this product, please let me know what you think! I have not used it personally, but my daughter did and liked it.
Description (from the manufacturer's literature)
The first cosmetic grade Manuka honey eyelid cleanser - the most effective way to clean your eyes!
Our Manuka Honey Eyelid Cleanser contains a cosmetic grade, raw, antibacterial Manuka honey 15+ developed from Leptospermum sp. This potent, all natural cleanser gently removes bacteria, greasy debris and other irritants that live on our eyelids. It is especially recommended for people with blepharitis, demodex and dry eye symptoms.
People diagnosed with demodex, blepharitis and dry eye
Remove makeup. Wash and dry your hands thoroughly before using the product.
Place 1 - 2 drops of the cleanser on a cotton swab. Gently apply the honey on the outside of the eyelid. Repeat on all eyelids. Leave the honey cleanser on the eyelids for 5 to 20 minutes. Apply on the eyebrows if needed. Use a damp cotton pad to gently wipe away the honey first and after that rinse lids and lashes well with water. Use daily in the morning and at night.
1 oz / 30 g
0.34 oz / 10 g
Cosmetic grade, medicinal, raw Manuka Honey (Leptospermum Scoparium Mel), Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) Essential Oil
For external use only
Do a spot test before using
If the honey gets into the eye, expect it to sting a little bit, this is normal. Rinse the eye with water and the stinging will stop.
Do not use if allergic to honey or bee products
Do not wipe directly on the eye, only on the eyelid and surrounding area
Discontinue use if you experience any redness, itching or irritation
Do not use if you have eyelash extension
Do not use while wearing contact lenses
Discard two months after opening
From Marion, 11/14/18: Pricey! I have not tried this BUT...I use Manuka honey on my eyelids, applied overnite. I use Manuka Doctor 20+ and it costs much less. I am sure this product is probably effective and maybe easier to apply than straight honey. I have had decreased inflammation since I started this routine. I wish everyone good luck and to feel better.