Hydrosil Dry Eye Gel 15ml
We can never guarantee results as everybody has different skin. However, Hydrosil Dry Eye Gel is designed for use on very dry and irritated skin around the eyes and many of our customers use it on their eyelid dermatitis and eczema.
The Dry Eye Gel contains an active natural ingredient called Cardiospermum which research along with customers feedback tells us works well on reducing dry and itchy skin around the eyes.
As with all products please do a patch test first.
If the itchiness is causing your scalp to flake then check out the type of flakes you have as this can help identify what is causing them.
If the flakes are small and white it could be that the dryness is a skin reaction to a chemical in your shampoo in which case try our Hydrosil Scalp Shield Shampoo and Scalp Tonic.
If the patches of dryness are red or grey and raised and itchy and the flakes are grey or silver it may be that you have scalp psoriasis in which case our Oregon Shampoo would be better as it is designed for scalps prone to psoriasis.
This blog link may help you to determine what is causing your itchy scalp.
We would also recommend asking a doctor to look at your scalp and check the cause of the dryness.
This is a very difficult question to answer as everyone's skin is different and it also depends on the severity of your eczema. Also bare in mind that Hydrosil Dry Eye Gel is not a medication, and so it has to work in harmony with your skin's natural pace.
However most people tend to see an improvement in 2-3 weeks, though if your eczema is very severe this may take longer. You should also make sure that you are not using any other products around your eyes that may aggravate them, in particular make up removers, cleansers that contain chemicals or eye make up that contains glitter or very bright colours. Waterproof mascara can also be an irritant and is also problematic to remove as requires harsh cleansing or make up removers that contain detergents to dissolve the mascara.
In addition many chemical sun creams can also irritate the skin around the eyes if its prone to eczema, as can concealers containing SPF's. It's best to use pure mineral SPF's and mineral based concealers.
We would never recommend that you stop any prescription medication in favour of our products. However if you have already decided to do this and you are experiencing worse symptoms this could be due to your skin reacting to coming off steroids. This is very common and symptoms can get significantly worse for a period, especially if you have been taking them for some time. People can go on develop a condition called 'red skin syndrome' after stopping steroids, where by their skin is very red and inflamed and sometimes it can even blister.
If you are experiencing worse symptoms after coming off steroids we recommend you see your doctor for advice.
Here are some tips and advice on when and how to use the Hydrosil products and how to get the most out of them
Our suggested regimen for Hydrosil products;
AM: If showering wash with Dry Skin Moisturising Wash. Apply Hydrosil Dry Skin Gel to larger areas of affected skin straight after bathing while skin is still slightly damp. Apply Hydrosil Turmeric Butter & Hypoallergenic Milk Salve to smaller areas of very sore harder to heal skin such as hands, elbows, knees and patches in crook of arms and elbows and behind ears. Apply Dry Eye Gel and then Dry Eye Concealer to skin around the eyes and on the eyelids. Dry Skin Gel and/or Turmeric Butter & Hypoallergenic Milk Salve can be applied to the face before cosmetics.
PM: If showering in evening wash with Dry Skin Moisturising Wash.. Apply Dry Skin Gel to larger areas of affected skin straight after bathing. Apply Turmeric Butter & Hypoallergenic Milk Salve to smaller areas of very sore harder to heal skin such as hands, elbows, knees and patches in crook of arms and elbows and behind ears. Apply Dry Eye Gel to skin around the eyes and on the eyelids. Dry Skin Gel and/or Turmeric Butter & Hypoallergenic Milk Salve can be applied to the face.
- Remove make up as soon as possible when getting in after the day’s events. Even if you are going out in the evening try to remove day make up as it will be contaminated with dirt and bacteria. Re applying clean make up for evening wear.
- Try to avoid using make up remover to remove make up. Use a moisturing water free cleaner such as Kalme Cleanser or use a gentle facial oil such as rosehip or squalene to remove make up.
- Apply Hydrosil skin products while skin is still slightly damp after bathing. If possible wrap skin in towel or bathrobe for 10-15 minutes after applying skin products.
- Wear long hair off your face when sleeping
- Avoid heavily scented shampoos and conditioners. A leave in conditioning balm is better.
- Always patch test products before use to check for skin reactions
- Try to avoid wearing synthetic or tight clothing next to skin of affected areas. Choose cotton undergarments if possible.
Hydrosil Turmeric Butter & Hypoallergenic Milk Salve is not vegan as it contains donkey milk. It is however vegetarian.
But we made an error!
The small vegan badge on the back of the tube was printed in error (it should have been a vegetarian badge) as most of our other products are vegan.
Because of this error we have made it as clear as possible on our website descriptions and in our published and easily accessible ingredients lists at point of sale that the product contains donkey milk from an animal source.
Here is the ingredients list published on our website;
Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Dicitrate/Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Butter, Glyceryl Stearate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Coco-Caprylate, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Salicylic Acid, Citric Acid, Tocopherol, Bisabolol, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Sodium Phytate, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Donkey Milk, Beta-Carotene, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Maltodextrin, Sorbic Acid. Please note this is product is vegan formula except for the donkey milk.
Here are the badges on our website for this product;
We have in no way tried to deceive people that the product is vegan as we fully respect how important it is to be clear on this matter. In fact the donkey milk ingredient is an ingredient that we actively and openly promote as its particularly beneficial for eczema and allergy prone skin. It is not an ingredient that we are trying to hide.
We have discontinued our Defensil Rescue Serum but it has been replaced by our Hydrosil Turmeric Butter & Hypoallergenic Milk Salve with Cardiospermum.
We hope this helps your skin even more.
We recommend using our Oregon Conditioner in conjunction with our Hydrosil Scalp Shield hair products.
The Oregon Conditioner is a highly moisturising conditioner for very sensitive scalps.
Unlike either the Hydrosil Scalp Shield hair products or the Oregon Shampoo, its contains no 'treatment' actives, just highly moisturising, scalp calming ingredients with no chemical of perfumes and has been tested for use on very sensitive scalps.
Hydrosil Dry Eye Gel
Hydrosil Dry Eye Gel is a light natural eye gel designed for calming and relieving very dry, itchy and flaky skin around the eye. Hydrosil Dry Eye Gel contains an extract of Cardiospermum Halicacabum, which is a natural phytosteroid taken from a common Sri Lankan vine.
Eczema and dry, itchy skin around the eyes is very common. Eye eczema is typically a form of contact eczema, usually triggered by contact allergies to cosmetics, as well as sun creams, contact lens solutions and other anti-aging beauty products.
Hydrosil Dry Eye Gel can be applied daily to dry, itchy skin around the eye and is ideal for use under make-up and is FREE from parabens, perfumes MI and SLS and is 100% vegan.
What is Cardiospermum?
Cardiospermum is a South Asian vine extract known for its potent anti-inflammatory actions on skin prone to eczema.
Several previous studies have confirmed its ability to reduce inflammation and itching of the skin. One study found that not only does Cardiospermum reduce skin inflammation it also destroys the bacteria that can make eczema flare ups worse. The study, published in the Journal of Medical Plant Research, found that out of six medicinal plants tested for their anti-bacterial actions, Cardiospermum was found to be the most effective at fighting common skin bacteria that often gets into open eczema sores making the condition worse.
The trial on a skin gel containing Cardiospermum extract was carried out by a UK doctor, on 50 people. The trial found that the Cardiospermum Gel was both more effective and significantly more pleasant to use than all existing treatment the patients had tried. 66% of the patients said they intended to continue using the gel in preference to their previously preferred treatments.