SteriLid is the first antibacterial lid foam designed for lid hygiene, and will be a critical advance in treating blepharitis and dry eye. Blepharitis (an inflammation of the eyelid) and dry eye are characterized by bacterial overgrowth on the lids. Daily lid hygiene is important for everyone, and especially important for patients with these conditions.
Linalool, a key ingredient in SteriLid, is a naturally-occurring liquid distilled from plant oils with wide use in personal care products based on its pleasant floral scent. It is found in many flowers and spice plants, as well as in tea tree oil. Linalool has been formulated into SteriLid to create a ‘gentle-on-the-eye’ eyelid cleanser that cleanses yet, with its pH-matched-to-skin formula, helps maintain the skin oils that have antibacterial properties, and provide the skin with a natural defence.