Frequently Asked Questions
What is Icaridin?
How does Icaridin work?
Can Icaridin be used on children?
When used as directed, Icaridin 20% can be used by adults and children 6 months and older. Icaridin is virtually odourless and its non-greasy formulation is gentle on the skin. Irritation and allergic reactions are very uncommon. Icaridin-based products have low acute toxicity by all routes.
Can Icaridin be used in combination with sunscreen?
Does Icaridin harm the environment?
When was Icaridin developed?
Are Icaridin, Picaridin, Saltidin and Bayrepel the same?
What is Care Plus™ Icaridin 20%?
Care Plus™ Icaridin is the brand name of an insect repellent that contains 20% of the active ingredient Icaridin.
The brand Care Plus™ is the market leader in insect repellents and travel health protection in Europe.
It is now available in Canada.
Does Care Plus™ Icaridin work for all insects?
Icaridin works very well against mosquitoes, ticks and black flies.
Is Care Plus™ Icaridin 20% as effective as DEET30%?
Research indicates that Icaridin 20% is as good as, or better than DEET 30% in repelling mosquitoes, ticks, black flies and other biting insects.
And, it’s safe to use on children as young as 6 months.
Does Care Plus™ Icaridin 20% really last longer than DEET 30%?
Icaridin provides long lasting protection of up to 12 hours for Icaridin 20%.
By comparison, DEET provides up to 6 hours for DEET 30%.
Why is Care Plus™Icaridin not as well known as DEET-based brands?
While DEET has been around for over 50 years, Icaridin is a relative newcomer in North America, entering the U.S. market in 2005 and approved by Health Canada in 2012.
In Europe, where Icaridin has been available for over 25 years, it is the best -selling insect repellent.
What are the 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%
Where can Care Plus™ Icaridin be purchased?
Care Plus™ Icaridin can be purchased at select pharmacies, outdoor and sporting goods retailers, and travel medicine and vaccination centres.
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