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Press release - Press release - March 23, 2012

Sharon Kleyne's New Tips on Safe Eye Makeup Application with Dry Eye

Dry Eye Is Increasing Worldwide, says Bio-Logic Aqua Research Founder, and the Public Must Become Educated on Makeup Application and Eye Care

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Dry eye symptoms have become the number one reason for visits to the eye doctor in the United States. With dry eye increasing worldwide, women who wear eye makeup might wonder if makeup could make their dry eye symptoms worse. Health and beauty expert Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua Research, Inc. and host of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio talk show, addressed this question in a recent interview.

Many people who wear cosmetic eye makeup such as mascara and eye liner, says Mrs. Kleyne, could eventually find that these applications make their eyes feel tired and uncomfortable, especially in situations stressful to eyes such as staying up late, spending long hours at a computer, or drinking and smoking.

Dry Eye Prevention and the Tear Film

According to Sharon Kleyne, a common method of relieving eye discomfort and dry eye symptoms is to apply formulated eye drops. Mrs. Kleyne cautions that applying eye drops while wearing eye makeup might not always be a good idea. When you apply eye drops, some of the formulation may end up on the eyelid. If there is makeup on the eyelid, the drops could dissolve the make-up and mix with it. The mixture of eye drops and makeup could then flow back into the eyes, causing additional irritation and redness. Mrs. Kleyne notes that this is most likely to occur when wearing glitter and/or powder that flakes.

Sharon Kleyne and the American Academy of Ophthalmology offer the following tips to on the safe and healthy use of eye makeup. These suggestions should be followed by everyone, whether they have dry eye symptoms or not (

  1. Throw away makeup after three months because bacteria can grow in it.
  2. Never share eye makeup.
  3. If you tend to be allergic, introduce only one new eye product at a time to be sure there is no reaction.
  4. Always cleanse your face before applying makeup.
  5. Never use sharp objects to separate clumped mascara.
  6. Never apply makeup in a moving vehicle or in a situation where you are likely to bounce around.
  7. If you tend to have dry eyes or wear contact lenses, avoid glitter and powder.
  8. Remove all eye makeup before sleeping

Sharon Kleyne's popular radio talk show, Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, is sponsored by Bio-Logic Aqua Research, whose Nature's Tears® EyeMist® is the only all-natural, all water patented eye mist that soothes dry eye symptoms and supplements natural tear film water. Because it is a mist, Nature's Tears® EyeMist® will not cause eye make-up to run. As an extra benefit the mist instantly revitalizes faded makeup colors.

Nature's Tears® EyeMist® is available at,, and selected drugstores nationwide. The product is expected to be available worldwide by the end of 2013.

Listen to the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water Mondays, 10 a.m., PST/PDT. The syndicated radio talk show is heard on Voice America/World Talk Radio, Green Talk Network and Apple iTunes. Go to for written summaries and on-demand replays. Also visit,, "Nature's Tears EyeMist" on Facebook and "Bio-Logic Aqua" on Twitter.

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