Care Plus Icaridin
Finally… a DEET-FREE Insect Repellent that Really Works
Icaridin provides effective, long-lasting protection against a broad range of biting insects including:
- Black flies
When used as directed, this pest control product repels ticks that may carry Lyme disease.
Icaridin is the common name of the compound Hydroxyethyl Isobutyl Piperidine Carboxylate that is used in topical insect repellents. It's an odourless and almost colourless liquid, known as an effective insect repellent. Icaridin, also known as Picaridin, is the active ingredient in Care Plus™. It is a synthetic replica of the natural compound piperine, found in pepper plants.
Icaridin repels insects and makes them less likely to bite. It works in the same way as DEET by blocking the insect’s sense of smell to the presence of humans. Care Plus Icaridin 20% provides 12 hour protection against mosquitoes and ticks, and 10 hours of protection against black flies. Studies show that Care Plus Icaridin at a 20% concentration repels mosquitoes and ticks at least as well as DEET 30% and provides longer-lasting protection.
Gentle on your gear
Care Plus™ is not greasy or sticky, making it the perfect solution for outdoor work and sports. Icaridin is also gentle on apparel and gear.
It won’t damage clothing, backpacks, sunglasses, watches, fishing line or other synthetic items.
- Non-scented, non-irritating
- Can be safely used on adults and children 6 months and older
- Not greasy or sticky
- The perfect solution for outdoor work and sports
- Provides effective, long-lasting protection against mosquitoes, ticks and black flies
Directions for use: Hold 15-20cms from skin while spraying keeping nozzle pointed away from face. Slightly moisten skin with a slow sweeping motion. Apply sparingly, not under clothing and only when necessary. Do not apply directly to face or to excessively sunburned skin.
To Apply to Face: spray hands and apply avoiding eyes and mouth. Apply sparingly around ears.
Medicinal Ingredients: 20% Icaridin
Supervise applications on children. Do not apply to the hands of smaller children. Do not use on infants under 6 months of age. Avoid contact with eyes, mouth, cuts, wounds or irritated skin. Flammable, do not store near heat sources, sparks or open flame. Do not smoke while applying
Ingredients in Care Plus Icaridin 20%
- Water | 15-40%
- Ethanol (Ethyl Alcohol) 64-17-5 | 15-40%
- (Icaridin/Picaridin/Saltidin) 1-piperidinecarboxylic acid, 2-(2-hydroxyethyl)-,1 -methylpropyl-ester 119515-38-7 | 10-30%
- Polyethylene Glycol 25322-68-3 | 10-30%
- Aloe Vera | 0.1-1.0%
Can Icaridin be used in combination with sunscreen?
Yes. Sunscreen should be applied first. Wait 20-30 minutes before applying Icaridin.