Heyedrate Lid and Lash Cleanser is a hypochlorous acid cleanser that is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin and eyes. Hypochlorous acid is made naturally by the body by neutrophil cells, and it helps the body fight off pathogens. Originally used as an antibacterial wound care agent, this incredible substance has proven to be beneficial in many areas of healthcare. You'll not only see it used in emergency rooms, but dental and eye care clinics as well.
If you’ve tried everything to heal your blepharitis, meibomian gland dysfunction, and dry eyes and have yet to find an answer, this product is a must-try. By using this spray twice per day, you’ll begin to soothe dry, itchy, inflamed skin conditions and notice a difference in your irritated eyes. Hypochlorous acid works well to deep clean around the eyes, ensuring that the eyes stay clean, hydrated, and moisturized.
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Hypochlorous acid is very easy to use. After you wash your face at night, just close your eyes, and spray it once on each eye. That's literally it! No rinsing is required, and you can just let it dry. If you prefer, you can also gently rub it in with clean fingertips. If the solution gets in your eyes it's not going to cause any harm or irritation. It's safe for your eyes and your eyelids.
If you wear makeup, you're going to want to wash your face and take off your makeup first. For those who like a bit more friction, you can use a cotton round or a cotton ball for application of the solution.
Full Evening Routine if You Have Dry Eye, Blepharitis, or MGD
An eyelid hygiene routine is essential to treating blepharitis, MGD, and dry eye disease. It helps to keep the ocular flora in balance by eliminating the bad bacteria and keeping the good. The following is a full eyelid hygiene routine you can follow nightly to see results:
Remove Makeup and Wash Your Face
Make sure to first remove all makeup, especially eye makeup, using the Heyedrate Eye Makeup Remover Oil. Makeup that sits on your eyes and skin overnight becomes a breeding ground for bacteria, and you also don't want cosmetic chemicals sitting around your eyes all night. You can also use the MediViz Eyelid Wipes for an extra scrub in between your eyelashes. After makeup removal, wash your face with a tea tree face wash. We recommend a tea tree foam wash because tea tree essential oil has so many anti-inflammatory benefits for the skin, and it's been shown to help kill demodex eyelash mites.
Use a Warm Compress
This is now the time to use your warm compress, so heat that up and place it over your closed eyelids for 15-20 minutes. A warm compress will help heat up the oil in your meibomian glands and hopefully help get it flowing again, or keep it flowing like it should. A healthy tear film relies on healthy oil production, and this is one maintenance step that can be beneficial.
What is the percentage of hypochlorous acid in your cleanser?
The percentage of hypochlorous acid in our Heyedrate product is 0.015%. So, comparing to other eye care products, some are 0.01% and others are 0.02%. It doesn't really matter, because it's a parts per million comparison and so it's so small that you're not going to notice a difference.
I use OCuSOFT lid scrub every morning. Does this product replace the lid scrub, or would it be used in addition?
We recommend you use it the way Dr. Jenna does, which is spraying it on a cotton round or a cotton ball and then gently rub on your eyelids and between your lashes. This product can usually replace your eyelid scrub. Some people still like to have the extra friction of an eyelid wipe, and it's fine to use both if desired. We would recommend using our MediViz Eyelid wipes!
Does the Lid & Lash Cleanser help with red, irritated patches on the eyelids?
It absolutely can! This spray is meant to cleanse the skin and mucous membranes. By keeping the skin clean it can possibly help relieve those patches. If you're suffering from eczema or psoriasis, you might need something else in addition to this treatment (even what you're eating can make a big difference).
Is hypochlorous acid just diluted bleach?
We get this question all the time. It is NOT just diluted bleach and, in fact, Heyedrate Lid and Lash Cleanser does not contain any bleach impurities. Some hypochlorous acid products actually do produce bleach as a byproduct, but it is NOT diluted bleach. What you'll see in those products is NaOCl which is sodium hypochlorite (bleach). Our main active ingredient is HOCl, which ishypochlorous acid. Both have a chlorine type smell because of the chlorine that's on the backbone of the molecule. That's the big difference between sodium hypochlorite (which is bleach) and hypochlorous acid, and that's a huge difference in the chemistry world.
Unfortunately, there are other hypochlorous acid formulas out there that have sodium hypochlorite as a byproduct so you'll want to make sure you're using a pure hypochlorous acid formula.
After continuous use of hypochlorous acid can one become immune to it's function or develop a dependency?
That's a great question! This will not happen because it's an antiseptic and it just helps enhance your body's immune response. Therefore, you shouldn't become immune to it and to its function, or develop a dependency. Antiseptics do not develop resistance like antibiotics do.
Does the Heyedrate spray work on styes and chalazion?
Absolutely! You're cleaning up your eyelids and so cleaning up your eyelids will help with styes, chalazions, hordeolum, dry eye, meibomian gland dysfunction and blepharitis.
My eyelashes get dried out when I use the Heyedrate Lid and Lash Cleanser, why is that?
You might have a little sensitivity to one of the ingredients. It does only have two ingredients in addition to water, but even if it is minimal ingredients you might still get dry from it. It does contain sodium chloride, which is just like table salt and can be a little drying. We recommend moisturizing afterward with jojoba oil or another moisturizer that's safe for use around the eyes.
Is there an expiration date for your Heyedrate Lid and Lash Cleanser? How long does each bottle last?
Yes! The expiration date is technically two years past the date of manufacture. We manufacture it all the time so if you're buying a bottle it's likely that the bottle that you're buying was made within a month of you purchasing it.
Our one ounce bottle is a one month supply, depending on how much you use it. We calculated this based on how much comes out in the spray and we calculated based on four sprays per day. The four ounce bottle is then obviously a four month supply.
Can the spray be used on the inside of my eyelids? I have a stye and want to make sure it won't harm the eye.
This will not harm your eyes and it's safe to get in your eyes. However, we don't recommend spraying it directly into your eyes. To treat a stye, simply use the solution as shown in the article and video above. Just close your eyes and spray it on your eyelashes. Rub it in, and let it dry.
Does the Heyedrate spray help with lash extensions?
It does! This is actually great for lash extensions. It contains no alcohol and no oil so it's really safe for cleaning your lash extensions. We have a lot of people that use it for that. Really, anybody that has lash extensions should be using an eyelid cleanser like this!