Dr. Bhanusali is reluctant to suggest lid scrub to his patients. "I don't generally recommend it given how thin the eyelid area is and how often we see reactions there to ingredients," he said. "Often, dryness and flaking [on the eyelid] can be due to medical conditions like seborrheic dermatitis or contact dermatitis."
After asking Dr. Bhanusali to take a look at the product's ingredients, he said it looked benign but stressed the importance of exercising caution in this area. "In general, eyelids are one of the quickest places to react, so I would caution those with sensitive skin [to be careful]."