Any oils could harbor bacteria, including the oils secreted by our own body. This is why eyelid hygiene is important. Quite often an extra wash with soap & water is recommended. A specialized product like Cliradex towelettes/foam is able to provide a deep cleaning topical solution, in addition, the 4-terpineol will clean the debris and oils on your eyelid. Leaving your eyelids refreshed and clean. You can use eye creams to moisturize the skin around your eyes, but we recommend waiting at least 15 minutes after using Cliradex before you begin your skincare routine and then you only should apply it to the orbital part of your eye and not directly on the eyelids.