Avenova Reviews and Avenova Alternatives, Like OTC Heyedrate Cleanser

Avenova Reviews and Avenova Alternatives, Like OTC Heyedrate Cleanser

Jun 05, 2020Dr. Jenna Zigler
Irritated eyes and eyelids affect at least 30 million Americans right now. Due to this staggering amount of people that need help with these conditions, a flood of new products have come to the market in recent years.  

We have used many eyelid hygiene products and have found a hypochlorous acid eyelid cleanser to be the most effective in supporting the health of the eyes and eyelids.

Here, I compare two popular hypochlorous acid eyelid hygiene products on their ability to clean eyelids and help support the eyes.

Heyedrate Lid and Lash Cleanser, an OTC Hypochlorous Acid Eyelid Cleanser

Released in June 2017, Heyedrate Lid & Lash Cleanser is one of the first over-the-counter hypochlorous acid eyelid cleansers, with comparable ingredients to Avenova below.  

This is currently my "go-to" product. It is very gentle and I have had great success with my patients.

  • Heyedrate Lid & Lash Cleanser's 3 Ingredients: Pure Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) 0.015%, electrolyzed water (H2O), Sodium Chloride (NaCl)
  • Safe for contact with skin, eyes, and for ingestion
  • Shelf Life: 2 years after manufacture date
  • Sizes: 1 ounce, 2 ounce Glass Bottle, and 4 ounce Glass Bottle


    Avenova is the first prescription, FDA-approved, non-detergent based, non-antibiotic product shown to be successful in the treatment of such common eye conditions as irritated eyes and eyelids.

    I used this in my clinic for over two years and had great results. I now use the Heyedrate Lid & Lash Cleanser, due to a lower price and the fact that it is easier for patients to obtain.

    Overall, Avenova is a great product and we always recommend that if your doctor has prescribed it for you and it's working, you continue using it.

    • Avenova's 2 Ingredients: Neutrox (pure hypochlorous acid, 0.01%) in saline
    • Safe for contact with skin, eyes, and for ingestion
    • Shelf Life: 30 days after opening
    • Size: 20ml.


    FAQs About Avenova Hypochlorous Acid Eye Spray Solution

    What is comparable to Avenova?

    Avenova is a hypochlorous acid eyelid cleanser. There are quite a few similar cleansers on the market, although the way Avenova is manufactured makes it unique when compared to many of them. While many others use small amounts of sodium hypochlorite in their formula, a byproduct of bleach, Avenova claims they do not. Another alternative that does not use sodium hypochlorite is Heyedrate Lid and Lash Cleanser.

    Is Avenova over the counter?

    Although Avenova was available only with a prescription or through your doctor’s office for years, it is now available on Amazon in the 20mL variety. You can still get the 40mL through your doctor’s office or pharmacy.

    Is there a generic for Avenova?

    At this time, there is no generic for Avenova, although there are many other similar alternatives on the market.

    How much does Avenova cost?

    With a prescription but without insurance, 40mL Avenova will cost around $300 at your pharmacy. You can purchase the 20mL version on Amazon for around $30, although you are unable to use any insurance benefits to pay for this.

    We, Eye Love, LLC, are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. MediViz and Heyedrate branded products are made by our company, Eye Love, but we truly believe that our products are the best on the market! It is important to know that our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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