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Cliradex Light Advanced Foaming Cleanser (1.5 oz)

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  • - $-30.95
  • Regular price $30.95
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    About Cliradex Light

    • Foaming cleanser
    • Preservative-free
    • Contains 4-Terpineol
    • 1.5 oz Net St (42.5g)
    • Current stock expiration: Sept 30, 2025

    Description (Rebecca's)

    May 5, 2024

    I remember when Cliradex first came out - as wipes, that is - the foam came later. This product is credited to the renowned Dr Scheffer Tseng in Florida who has invested so much in the dry eye and lid care world. I've always had a high respect for the product and brand, and would have listed it here in the shop long ago, but it just never worked out with the company's distribution policies. However, now that we've become a PRN customer (as a result of their acquisition of Eye Eco) I'm pleased that we can finally list it here in the Dry Eye Shop.

    Cliradex products are described as containing "optimized concentrations of 4-terpineol without the extra components in tea tree oil that are found in other products and can cause allergic reactions, stinging and irritation to the skin, particularly around the eyes."

    My respect for the product is all about my respect for the expertise of Dr. Tseng. While I think that public perception of the brand tends to lean towards the "potentially irritating" spectrum, I think there's also a much greater chance of it actually working than a lot of the nonspecific undifferentiated TTO stuff on the market, many of which are more marketing than substance.

    Foam vs wipes: Foam is gentler

    The foam is described as being for mild-to-moderate conditions, vs the towelettes which are for moderate-to-severe.

    This makes sense to me as the foam is far gentler than the wipes. However, people with severe symptoms sometimes also have more sensitivities. This is STRONG stuff - at least, the wipes are. If you have sensitive eyes, I would strongly suggest starting with the foam before trying the wipes. 

    The instructions call for dispensing a "dime-sized amount". Hah. My first tentative squeeze produced a handful in about a quarter of a second. I have learned to squeeze very lightly and now i can manage about a teaspoonful at a time.

    Description (Manufacturer's)

    Cliradex Light Foam is a natural, preservative-free eyelid, lash and facial foaming cleanser formulated with 4-Terpineol (T4O).

    Ocular irritation, inflammation, and lid margin disease are associated with poor eyelid hygiene. Unlike traditional cleansers derived from man-made chemicals, Cliradex Light is a natural way to keep the eyelids and skin clean, comfortable and healthy. Cliradex Light is ideal for preventative care, everyday ocular hygiene, and mild-to-moderate ocular irritation.

    Relief from Irritation:

    • Swollen or red eyelids
    • Mild ocular pain or irritation
    • Occasional crusty eyelids
    • Dry or itchy eyes


    1. Start with clean hands and face
    2. Dispense a dime-sized amount of Cliradex Light onto fingertips
    3. Use hands to rub foam into a light liquid
    4. Close eyes firmly and apply to affected area and surrounding facial area
    5. Rub gently into skin until fully absorbed

    Store at room temperature and away from heat.


    Water, isobutane, 4-Terpineol, cocamidopropyl betaine, glycerin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, butylene glycol, allantoin, polysorbate 20, sorbitan oleate.

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