Q&A: Gentle Eye Makeup Remover for Blepharitis? (16th September 2010)

Q: I suffer from Blepharitis and dry skin - can you recommend a suitable Eye Makeup Remover?

A: Blepharitis is a condition where the rims of the eyelids become inflamed (red and swollen), which can result in symptoms such as burning, soreness or stinging in the eyes, crusty eyelashes and itchy eyelids. Blepharitis can be caused by a bacterial infection, or it can be a complication of a skin condition such as seborrhoeic dermatitis or rosacea. There is no cure for blepharitis, but establishing a daily eye-cleansing routine can help control the symptoms. More severe cases of blepharitis may require antibiotics so please always consult your doctor.

For a gentle cleanser/eye makeup remover I'd recommend our Aloe Vera and Seaweed Gel with a touch of Lavender Hydrolat. Aloe Vera is a very effective humectant and Seaweed is packed with vitamins and minerals which help fight infection. Both ingredients will really help to intensify and maintain moisture levels around the eyes. You might also like to try our new Aloe Vera, Elderflower & Seaweed Eye Gel.
The British School of Aromatherapy at Base Formula Ltd

5 Responses to Q&A: Gentle Eye Makeup Remover for Blepharitis?

  • Carina De Ridder
    Carina De Ridder on 8th November 2011 at 4:35 am said:

    Dear Julie,
    Suffering from blepharitis and being allergic to many chemicals I am looking for an eyemakeup remover .I read about your aloe vera and seaweed gel makeup remover on your website which sounds great . I live in Australia ,is there anywhere i can get your product here please? I don't have a credit card so can't buy online.
    Thanking you for your time
    Carina De Ridder

  • sharonlovett

    Hi Carina. Glad you found our blog of interest. Unfortunately we don't have a stockist in Australia. We do have a lot of customers in Australia who buy this Gel from us from us but as far as we are aware none of them are retailers who sell on! Do you have any one who would order for you? Where abouts in Australia are you - the only thing I could do is see if we have any other customers in that area who might be able to let you have some of theirs!

  • Joanna

    I suffer with Blepharitis too, I make my own make up remover with Cornflower hydrolat, sweet almond oil and castor oil, very gentle and works a treat

  • sharonlovett

    Thanks for this recipe Joanna! Sure others will find it extremely useful!

  • Joanna

    That's ok, I think it's 100ml of Cornflower, 100ml of Sweet Almond and 50ml of Castor Oil, nice and conditioning too! Adjust if you don't want to make too much! I found the recipe on the net and have used it ever since.

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