Anti-Insect Icaridin

Care Plus® Anti-Insect Icaridin

A mosquito bite can cause malaria and yellow fever. Care Plus® has been developing effective products against insect and tick bites. Avoid unpleasant and threatening diseases and apply an insect repellent to your skin.

Care Plus® Anti-Insect Icaridin is based on Icaridin, also known as Saltidin, Picaridin or KBR 3023 and is effective against various types of mosquitoes that can cause diseases like malaria, zika virus, yellow fever and dengue
In addition, the World Health Organisation recommends this active ingredient as an insect repellent. The active ingredient is sec-butyl 2-(2-hydroxyethyl) piperidine-1-carboxylate (CAS No. 119515-38-7).

Care Plus® has put a new formula and application form on the market: Care Plus® Anti-Insect Icaridin Aerosol. The innovative aerosol has a pleasant, fresh scent, spreads the product evenly and is easy to apply. This allows difficult-to-reach areas to be treated. Care Plus® Anti-Insect Icaridin Aerosol contains 20% Icaridin.

The advantages at a glance:

  • New formulation based on Icaridin in a new application form.
    Easy to apply and ensures good distribution.
    Suitable for children from 3 years of age.
    Offers up to 6 hours protection against (tropical) mosquitoes and up to 4 hours against flies.
    Suitable for all destinations.
    Recommended by the WHO.

Care Plus® Anti-Insect Icaridin is registered by Tropenzorg B.V. as a biocide and meets all requirements regarding safety for humans and the environment and effectiveness in use, provided that the product is used as prescribed. Read the label before use. The availability of Care Plus® Anti-Insect Icaridin depends on local Biocides regulations.

Care Plus® Anti-tick

Tick bites can cause Lyme disease and tick-borne encephalitis (meningitis). Care Plus® Anti-Tick spray provides great protection against ticks and works up to 6 hours.

Care Plus® Anti-Insect Natural

Care Plus® Anti-Insect Natural is based on lemon-eucalyptus extracts and contains Citriodiol. Lemon-eucalyptus is the only natural ingredient suitable as an insect repellent with proven effectivity by scientific (field) studies.

Care Plus® Anti-Insect DEET

Care Plus® DEET is the strongest insect repellent for the skin. The active substance is effective against various disease transmitters, such as (malaria) mosquitoes and ticks. DEET provides up to 10 hours of protection against stings and bites.

Prevent insect bites with Anti-Insect Icaridin!

An insect bite is not just unpleasant, it can also cause severe health problems. Insects can transmit diseases such as malaria, dengue and yellow fever. You can contract Lyme disease through a tick bite. Plenty of reasons to optimally protect yourself and your family against insect and tick bites! Would you prefer to buy a product without DEET? Choose Care Plus® Anti-Insect Icaridin or Anti-Insect Natural.

How do you use Anti-Insect Icaridin?

Cover the skin as much as possible with clothing before going outside. Wear long trousers, a top with long sleeves, closed shoes and socks.

Use Anti-Insect Icaridin to apply to uncovered skin. Care Plus Anti-Insect Icaridin Aerosol ensures an even application and allows the treatment of hard-to-reach areas. For your face, apply a small amount to your fingertips and apply evenly across your face. Wash your hands and apply the product to the back of your hands. Always keep the fingers free of product with regard to eating and drinking.

Which Anti-Insect product do you choose?

There are several effective ingredients against mosquitoes and ticks such as DEET, lemon eucalyptus oil and Icridin. If you want to protect yourself against insect bites, choose a product that contains one of these ingredients. DEET is an effective mosquito repellent, but a product with a high concentration of DEET (40% or 50%) is not suitable for young children under 13 years old. Are you looking for a mosquito repellent suitable for young children? Choose Care Plus® Anti-Insect Icaridin, suitable for children from 3 months.

What are the advantages of Icaridin compared to DEET?

You cannot or prefer not to use a mosquito repellent with DEET? Care Plus® Anti-Insect Icaridin is an excellent alternative. Anti-Insect Icaridin is suitable for children from 3 years old, has a pleasant scent and feels comfortable on the skin. The added advantage of this mosquito repellent is that it does not effect synthetic materials, such as sunglasses, photo and film equipment and varnished table tops as opposed to products with DEET).

What does Anti-Insect Icaridin protect against?

Care Plus® Anti-Insect Icaridin is an effective repellent for (tropical) mosquitoes and horseflies. Another great advantage is that this product is suitable for children from 3 years old. Care Plus® Anti-Insect Icaridin protects your skin against mosquitoes up to 6 hours and against horseflies up to 4 hours.

What is the active ingredient in Anti-Insect Icaridin?

Care Plus® Anti-Insect Icaridin contains sec-butyl 2-(2-hydroxyethyl) piperidine-1-carboxylate (CAS No. 119515-38-7). Care Plus® Anti-Insect Icaridin Aerosol contains 20% Icaridin. The effectiveness of this insect repellent has been scientifically proven in laboratories and field studies.

Care Plus® Anti-Insect Icaridin is registered as a biocide by Tropenzorg B.V. and meets (when used in accordance with instructions) all requirements regarding effectiveness as an insect repellent and safety for humans, animals and the environment.

Is it safe to use when pregnant or breastfeeding?

Vulnerable groups such as pregnant women, women who breastfeed and children under 3 years of age should not use Icaridin. In these cases, use Care Plus® Anti-Insect Natural, based on lemon eucalyptus extract (Citriodiol®). This strong insect repellent can be used for children from 3 months. If this alternative is available, use DEET (30% maximum).

Which variety should I use?

In addition to Anti-Insect Icaridin and Natural, there is also Anti-Insect with DEET with several varieties ranging from 30% to 50%. The selection guide below may help you choose the right product.

Care Plus® Anti-Insect with DEET

Deet is the strongest insect repellent for the skin. The active ingredient is effective against a variety of disease transmitters, such as (malaria) mosquitoes and ticks. DEET provides up to 10 hours of protection against stings and bites. DEET is recommended for destinations where there is a risk of  chikungunya, malariadengue, zika virus, yellow fever and West Nile virus. DEET is suitable for all destinations, both far away and closer to home.