How to use Aelo's Eyelid Cleanser
Aelo - Eyelid & Eyelash Cleanser
Even if you don’t have dry eyes, eyelid hygiene is an excellent way to start taking care of your eyes, and preserving your eyesight. Use our eyelid cleanser for dry eyes or part of your daily practice eye care!
Our ingredients are all safe and effective, and they can help to keep the delicate skin around the eyes clean, hydrated, and protected.
- Aqua (Water): The most common ingredient in skincare products, water is used as a solvent and carrier for other ingredients.
- C12-16 alkyl glucoside: A mild surfactant that helps to cleanse the eyelids without stripping away natural oils.
- Sodium lauroyl sarcosinate: Another mild surfactant that helps to remove dirt, oil, and makeup from the eyelids.
- Zingiber officinale (ginger) root extract: A natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that can help to soothe and protect the delicate skin around the eyes.
- Sodium hyaluronate: A humectant that helps to attract and retain moisture in the skin, keeping the eyelids hydrated and soft.
- Panthenol: A form of vitamin B5 that has moisturizing and soothing properties.
- Citric acid: A natural preservative that helps to keep the cleanser fresh.
- Hexylene glycol: A solvent that helps to keep the cleanser's consistency.
- Caprylhydroxamic acid: A natural preservative that helps to keep the cleanser fresh.
Our hero ingredient in this list is sodium hyaluronate. Sodium hyaluronate is a natural substance that is found in the body. It is a humectant, which means that it attracts and retains moisture. This makes it an excellent ingredient for eyelid cleansers, as it can help to keep the delicate skin around the eyes hydrated and soft.
The other ingredients in the list are also beneficial for the skin around the eyes. They are all mild and non-irritating, and they help to cleanse, soothe, and protect the skin.
- Aelo Eyelid & Eyelash Foam Cleanser (50mL bottle)
When to Use
- Use every AM to brighten the eyes and remove any sleep crust.
- Use every PM to remove pollutant and debris from your day.
For best results, use the Aelo Electronic Eye Mask or Aelo Self-Warming Eye Mask once a day after cleansing your eyes to promote the expression of natural oils, which act as natural lubricants for your eyes.
How To Use
Video demonstrations coming soon!
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and rinse with water.
- Dispense 1 or 2 pumps of Aelo's eyelid and eyelash foam cleanser onto clean fingertips or cleaning brush provided.
- With eyes closed, gently brush onto eyelids and eyelashes in a horizontal and circular motion.
- Rinse with clean water.
- Our formula is compatible with eyelash extensions.
- The formula is 100% oil free and pH balanced.
Why do we need to cleanse the Eyelids and Lashes?
Prevents eye infections:
Our eyes are vulnerable to bacterial and viral infections, such as conjunctivitis (pink eye) or styes. Proper eye cleaning can significantly reduce the chances of these infections. By gently washing our eyes, we eliminate harmful bacteria, viruses, and excess oil that can accumulate on the eyelids, preventing their migration into the eye itself. This simple practice serves as a proactive measure to safeguard our eyes from potential infections.
Reduces dry eyes:
Cleaning the eyelids and lashes can help stimulate the production of tears and alleviate symptoms associated with dry eyes. Removing debris and crust that accumulate along the lash line improves the function of the meibomian glands, which produce the oily component of tears. Consequently, daily eye cleaning promotes tear film stability, reducing dryness, itching, and the feeling of grittiness.
Prevents meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD):
The eyelids and lashes can accumulate dirt, debris, and bacteria throughout the day. These particles can block the openings of the meibomian glands, preventing the secretion of the necessary oils. By cleansing the eyelids and lashes, you can effectively remove these impurities, reducing the likelihood of gland blockage.
MGD is often associated with inflammation of the eyelids and the surrounding areas, known as blepharitis. Regular cleansing of the eyelids and lashes can help reduce inflammation by removing irritants and bacterial toxins. This can alleviate symptoms such as redness, itching, and discomfort.
Improves the health of the eyelashes:
Throughout the day, dust, dirt, and other particles can accumulate on your eyelids and lashes. If left uncleansed, this debris can clog the hair follicles of your lashes, potentially leading to lash loss or stunted growth. Regular cleansing helps to remove these impurities and keep your lashes clean.
Promoting lash growth:
Just like the hair on your scalp, eyelashes can benefit from a clean and healthy environment for optimal growth. Removing any buildup or blockages on the lash line can promote better circulation and nutrient delivery to the hair follicles, supporting lash growth.
Aid in dry eye treatment effectiveness:
Proper cleansing of the eyelids and lashes is often recommended as a part of the comprehensive management of MGD. It can enhance the effectiveness of other treatments, such as warm compresses, meibomian gland expression, and medications. By removing debris and reducing inflammation, the treatments can penetrate more effectively and achieve better results.
Enhance Contact Lens Comfort:
Contact lens wearers are more susceptible to eye infections due to the potential for bacteria and other debris to accumulate on the lenses. Proper cleaning of contact lenses and thorough eye cleaning before and after wearing them are vital to maintaining eye health. Regularly cleaning the eyes ensures a clean environment for the lenses, preventing discomfort, redness, and the risk of complications.
Eyelash Extension Aftercare
As an optometrist, we have seen both great and bad lash extensions. From an eye doctor's perspective, the difference between the two is eyelid and eyelash hygiene.
Proper aftercare is the most important factor in lash extension success. The cleaner your eyelid margins and eyelash follicles are, the more likely your extensions will stay healthy and look beautiful.
To learn more about how to maintain proper eyelid and eyelash hygiene, visit our eye cosmetic cheat sheet.