Chrissanthie- Guest Blog Post by Gertie Hubbard


My name is Gertie, Sales and Marketing Representative for Chrissanthie, and I would like to introduce you to Chrissanthie Cosmetics Anti-Aging Eye Care (Lid Cleanser)
Chrissanthie was invited to talk at the upmarket Gallagher Estate at the Lashboomworld Conference, in Midrand, South Africa two years ago  The presentation cast light on the subject of Blepharitis. What? Who? How?

Who is behind this?

Dr Chrissie Cockinos is a director of Chrissanthie and Ophthalmologist at the Sandhurst Eye Centre in Johannesburg's pristine suburb of Sandhurst she is the Founder of the Chrissanthie Eyelid Cleanser she, believes that Chrissanthie product can add value, and assistance to your beautiful business of making women more glamorous and attractive and keeping them healthy in their methods of eye care.

Chrissanthie’s Aim

Eyelash extensions have become very popular recently and that there is a strong association between Blepharitis and lash extensions.
Chrissanthie Lid Cleanser “An eyelid cleanser that facilitates the mechanical removal of crusting on the eyelids arising from conditions such as blepharitis
Our aim is to educate personnel and Eye lash technicians Make-up Artist Microblading and Permanent Makeup beauty Industry
Please watch our first Webinar by DrChrissie Cockinos, co-founder of Chrissanthie Cosmetics


What is Blepharitis? Who is at risk of developing this condition? Why and how do we prevent and treat it?

Blepharitis is an eye infection of the eyelid, and eyelash follicles and occurs in at least 33-50% of the adult population. Eyelash extensions and mascara Lash Extender have a definite association (cause) with Blepharitis. This condition causes scratchy , red and teary eyes. People with extensions think that If they don't touch the false lashes and eyelids and wet them, or wash them, they will last longer"....Wrong!!!...It’s quite the opposite. Your clients should be washing their eyes with a gentle, hypoallergenic,  soapy and water based cleanser containing a natural antiseptic like tea tree oil  at least 2-3 times a week.. Blepharitis can be passed on from client to client so the best thing for you as a technician  is to , inform your clients of these things and educate them on how to look after their lashes and this includes washing them 3 times weekly.

You don't need to be reminded to adhere to proper hygiene practices in your salon and to always sanitize your tweezers and equipment after each client. It’s a good habit to get into using disposable tools as much as possible to avoid cross contamination, using a new drop of glue for every client and a fresh clean set of tweezers for each client is also a great practice to get into.

Our product

Eyelash extensions and mascara Lash Extender have  a definite association (cause) with Blepharitis, and if not detected in time can be passed from client to client!! By using Chrissanthie LID CLEANSER and applying the following method, for all your clients before you do the eyelash extensions, and after….. You can fight  Blepharitis!!!!!  Please follow our page

Why should you use Chrissanthie and invest in Chrissanthie Lid cleanser. First We believe your Clients are worth it!!!

What is blepharitis?

Blepharitis is a common condition that causes inflammation of the eyelids. It usually affects both eyes on the edge of the eyelids and although rarely serious, it can be an annoying and recurring problem. Eyelash extensions have become very popular recently. There is a strong association between Blepharitis / eye infection and allergies with applying Eye Lash extensions/permanent Make-up if proper eyelid hygiene is not maintained

What causes blepharitis?

Blepharitis can be associated with a skin condition such as acne rosacea (oil gland malfunction) or a bacterial infection (staphylococcus). Eye make-up/Eyelash Glue or Tattoo ink as it contains several ingredients and chemicals, that can sometimes cause blepharitis through an allergic reaction..

What are the signs of blepharitis?

Dry, sore or red eyes are common symptoms. Burning, itching or the feeling that something is in your eye can also be experienced. You may notice an oily discharge or scaly, thickened skin around your eyelids.

Types of blepharitis

Blepharitis can be divided into three groups. There may be significant overlap of the signs and symptoms among the groups.
•Seborrheic blepharitis is the technical term for ‘oily’. This kind of blepharitis is associated with overactive sebaceous (oil) glands. People with seborrheic blepharitis also often have dandruff of the scalp, asthma, hayfever, allergies or a skin condition called acne rosacea.
•Infective blepharitis is often caused by staphylococcus, a type of bacteria that is normally found on the skin around your eyes, and may result in crusty deposits around the eyelids and sticky tears.
•Meibomian gland dysfunction is when the glands at the back of the eyelids secrete an oily substance that forms part of the normal tear film. If the glands are not functioning correctly and produce a secretion that is too thick, they will become clogged, resulting in the eyelids becoming inflamed and more susceptible to infection.

How is blepharitis detected?

An ophthalmologist/ optometrist can determine if you have blepharitis by examining your eyes with a special microscope called a slitlamp.Assessment of your eye surface, tear film and eyelid margins allows the ophthalmologist/optometrist to classify the type of blepharitis present. The ophthalmologist/optometrist can then draw up the right treatment plan and care regime for your client.

Is blepharitis contagious?

Blepharitis can be very contagious. Care needs to be taken to stop the infection from spreading to your other eye or to other people. Always wash your hands before touching your eyelids. Wash your hair and face daily, wash your eyelids nightly and avoid cosmetics.


If the cause of blepharitis is cosmetics, cessation of use of the particular type of make-up is recommended. Blepharitis is more commonly a long-term condition requiring ongoing maintenance. , a simple cleaning regime with Chrissanthie Eyelash Lidcleanser is all that is required to reduce the severity of future occurrences.

Cleaning regime

1) Daily warm compresses with a clean, warmed wash cloth to soften the oily, sticky or crusty substances on the eyelids are recommended. Cleansing is an essential part of treatment .
2) Pump Bottle method ...Eyelash Clients Only add two drops of the Chrissanthie Lid Cleanser with water into a pump bottle and it precisely pumps the cleanser into a foam ! Making it a perfect daily makeup remover & eyelash extension cleaner ! (Foam simply works better for bigger area and liquid works better for small area)
3) Always wash your hands before handling the eyelids.
If eye drops or ointments are necessary, they should be applied after both the warming and cleansing steps. Lubricating eye drops or vitamin supplements may also be recommended by your Ophthalmologist /optometrist to promote on-going ocular health.
So ladies it is important to keep your lashes clean and wash regularly this will not only improve the life span of your lashes, but for signature sets it helps to keep the fans nice and open if lashes are not cleaned fans will close not giving you the full effect we created for you. Also cleaning your lashes stops any bacteria build up therefore preventing eye infections this product is of of the best lid cleansers on the market and should be an important part of your cleaning routine ladies...
*Chrissanthie Lid Cleanser has been extensively tested by Ophthalmologist, Dr Chrissie Cockinos, ensuring that the vast majority of people will be able to use it without any adverse reaction.




Do your research

Please do your research on the Lash Artist /make-up and beauty therapist you choose and make sure they are licensed, experienced and Certified!!
If proper sterilization and disinfection guidelines are met, permanent cosmetics/ and Eyelash extensions should be completely safe.
Always refer your client to an ophthalmologist/Optometrist if you not sure of the condition.
If you are any of the above proud Artist /Technicians Chrissanthie invites you to please like this article/ page to agree to the above contents and to create awareness in this exciting ,lovely beautiful industry.
Also don't forget if you are using Chrissanthie lid cleanser... post your reviews on this page .

For more info on Chrissanthie Founders…

Many Local and overseas distributors/ salons came on board at the conference and they were amazed to hear about Blepharitis, If your distributors isn’t on board yet, advise them about stocking Chrissanthie lid cleanser , according to some client responses , Chrissanthie Lid Cleanser is been long overdue, in the eye lash industry  .   Please read the information below carefully, before making your decision. Your reputation is hard to build and easy to have torn down - don’t let something so preventable give your brand a bad reputation!

Should you need more info please go to our page to use any picture you like if you wish to stock Chrissanthie just send me an email back and we can send you a pricelist

Many Thanks!!

Gertie Hubbard

Cell NR 0794249109

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