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Dry Eye Gel for dry and irritated skin around the eyes



Dry Eye Gel is a natural gel for calming and soothing red, itchy, dry or inflamed skin around the eye and on the eyelids.

In women, cosmetics and make up remover products are largely responsible for irritation, redness and itchiness around the eyes.

In addition other eye conditions that affect men and women as well as children including eczema, contact dermatitis, blepharitis, rosacea, dust mite allergens and other air born allegens, contact lens solution, hay fever, washing powder allergies from bedding and pillows and some food allergies can also cause skin around the eye and on the eyelids to become itchy, red, swollen and dry.

Few itchy or dry skin remedies are suitable for use in the delicate and thin skin around the eye as most contain steroids or are too harsh for in this area.

Skin Magazine reviewed Skin Shop’s Cardiospermum Dry Skin Eye Gel, which is a light non-steroid gel that contains a plant extract of Cardiospermum, which comes from a vine grown mostly in South American regions and both its seeds and leaves have been used for centuries for use on skin allergies.

What’s the evidence Dry Eye Gel works?

Two UK trials and more than 12 published research trials have been carried out on Cardiospermum due to it’s medicinal effects on inflammatory skin conditions of the skin including eczema and dermatitis, so the research behind the main ingredient in Dry Eye Gel is convincing.

What is Dry Eye Gel like to use?

Our tester  found the Dry Eye Gel to be a light non-sticky formulation. It was pleasant to use on very sensitive, itchy, red and dry skin around the eye and was instantly soothing and cooling.

How long does it take the Dry Eye Gel to work?

Our tester found the eye gel worked immediately to reduce itching and irritation. The gel soothed  inflammation after 24 hours and dryness and redness were improved within 3-4 days. Wrinkles and under-eye creases from dry skin were less visible and softer after two weeks of use.

 Value for money?

The tube looks small when you get it but in fact we were suprised to see that it holds 15ml. When you use the gel you have to use very little as it goes a long way due to the light gel formula. Our  tester found it lasted far longer than they thought it would. And at under £7 a tube  it’s not expensive, especially for an eye product.

Marks out of 10!


Dry Eye Gel costs £6.95 for 15ml and is available from www.skinshop.co.uk



  • Diane Branch

    How can I order this in the us?


    I occaisionally get Eyelid Exema and recently have found the skin under my eyes has been really dry, sore and itchy .I decided to try this Dry Eye Gel and bought it from Victoria Health as it had less postage charges than other sites. I have been really delighted with the results after only three uses, skin is back to normal which is fantastic. Hopefully it will work as well next time I get Eyelid Exema.

  • Trude M

    I received this product in the post today after 2 months of weepy eyes that of late has turned into eyelid eczema. I have spent a fortune on other creams of late; E45, Aqueous, antifungals, new makeup (now not wearing any!). My lids were so sore, weepy and cracked today, and when I put the gel on, I felt no burning at all, like with most other stuff. I have applied it a few times today, and the difference is massive. I know it’s early days, but this looks to be the product that works for it. I just want to get it under control again so I can feel a bit more human.

  • KM

    I am experiencing Eyelid eczema and have not found a single non-steroidal cream that will settle it. I am worried as I have had eczema around my eye for over a year. It goes away if I apply hydrocortisone cream but I do not want to continue relying on a steroid to settle it down as I am worried about glaucoma and the long term effects on the sensitive skin around my eye. I have just purchased the Dry Eye Gel and am really hoping for good results!

  • connie

    Would this be safe for a 6yr old child ?

    • Rory

      Yes. It is fine for a 6 year old. But you should patch test all new products before using them.

  • Non Taylor

    This Dry Eye Gel has been an absolute godsend. After trying all sorts of other creams which purported to relieve eye eczema (some of which exacerbated the problem) this is the only product to relieve all signs of redness, soreness, cracking skin, puffiness and weeping eyes. I continue to use a small amount daily and have not had a flair-up since. It’s such good value and not a steroid in sight!

    • Rory

      That’s great news. It’s fantastic when you can find a natural product which works with your skin.

  • jemma

    i put this on and it really stings! am bearing with it to see what happens

    • Rory

      If you have sensitive skin then and it is already dry and inflamed then even the mildest ingredients can cause a reaction. If it does react I would send it back for a refund. I know that Skin Shop do offer full refunds.

  • claire

    I have M.G.D. meibomian gland dysfunction ( means when I blink my eyes don’t produce the oil to lubricate ) so my eyes are permanently bloodshot , also the skin around them looks dry, wrinkly, red sore , very ageing also they itch & burn then peel !!! like others posting only relief has been from hydrocortisone cream , a long term no no on face never mind around the eyes . This product is amazing used now for two days the difference is apparent and the skin around my eyes is nearly back to normal ,they will always be bloodshot but at least looking more normal . A must try !!

    • Rory

      That’s great news. It’s fantastic you have found something that has helped.

  • claire

    PS ; is it ok to continue using this gel regularly instead of my normal eye beauty moisturiser ? Thank you .

    • Rory

      Yes. I understand that it is designed to be used as a regular eye skin moisturiser.

  • Margaret freeman

    I am reading the very good results people are having with using dry eye gel. Do I have to buy it on line. Would really like to get a tube of it.thanks so much

  • Sara

    Dry eye gel is safe for any side effects and is this is a permanant cure


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