Eye Safe Makeup

You shouldn't have to choose between beauty and health. Unfortunately, there are a lot of makeup brands that include harmful ingredients which can damage your eyes and exacerbate dry eye symptoms. These ingredients can cause corneal abrasions, irritation, redness, allergic reactions, changes in tear quality, pigmentation of the skin and iris, and some are even linked to cancer. screening, retinal photography, and digital peripheral vision testing on every patient. We have made these part of our standard of care because we believe everyone deserves them and shouldn't have to pay extra charges when these provide such valuable information for the patient and the doctor.

Check your makeup for the following ingredients:

  • Glitter

  • Loose Mica

  • Loose Mineral Powders

  • Prostaglandins (present in many eyelash growing serums)

  • Fragrance

  • Argireline

  • Acetyl hexapeptide

  • Benzalkonium chloride

We recommend discontinuing use if you find any of these ingredients in your makeup.

Luckily there are some great companies investing in high quality, safe ingredients to formulate eye makeup. Two of my favorites are Twenty/ Twenty Beauty and Eyes Are The Story. Both were created by experts in the eye care field.

After trying both brands, I decided to make Twenty/Twenty Beauty available in my office because of its beautiful options, affordability and commitment to eye safety. Dr. Diane Hilal-Campo, a board-certified ophthalmologist, developed the line and has been an amazing advocate for eye health. We currently carry multiple products that we use ourselves. All products are cruelty free, vegan, ophthalmologist tested, and paraben free. See below to learn more about each one!


Visionary Eye Shadow

Creamy shadow sticks that stay put and do not flake onto the ocular surface, The ingredients work to minimize symptoms of dry eye disease with daily use while promoting softer skin and healthier-looking lashes.

Double Duty Precision Liner

This well-pigmented liner contains castor oil to promote lash growth during the day, as well as ceramides and hyaluronic acid for hydration. It also contains Argan oil which is hydrating and rich in vitamin E and Linoleic acid to nourish and support lash growth. The brush is precise and easy to use. It does not smudge and won’t flake off, stain, or otherwise irritate the eye

Clean Sweep Mascara

Clump-free, lengthening, & conditioning mascara that won't smudge or flake into the eye. I am very picky about my mascara and I have really loved using this product. My eyes are noticeably less itchy when I use this compared to my previous mascara.

Get Growing Lash & Brow Serum

It's hard to pick a favorite out of so many great products but this one might be mine. I naturally have thin lashes and brows but have never wanted to use other lash serums because of the harmful ingredients. This one is soothing and works really well. This serum helps support the growth of thicker, darker and healthier lashes and brows and also works to minimize the symptoms of dry eye disease with daily use. Eyes are soothed and lashes are lustrous with none of the PGA side effect.

Easy On The Eyes Spray

A natural acid found in the body that boasts powerful disinfecting and sanitizing properties. It is used to calm inflammation, quell redness and minimize irritation. It also quiets rosacea.If you'd like to learn more about these products or other Dry Eye Treatments call our office at (740) 761-2020 or schedule an appointment today!

If you'd like to learn more about these products or other Dry Eye Treatments call our office at (740) 761-2020 or schedule an appointment today!

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*** Always patch-test any new product to be sure your skin does not have any sensitivity to the ingredients.

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