long lasting insect repellents


who likes to keep mosquitos away? we do. 

Summer months bring with them warm temperatures, relaxing evenings on the patio, hike in the woods and those pesky mosquitos! Nobody likes the buzz of mosquitos around them, but unfortunately, they are a fact of life in many parts of the world, and it is important to protect ourselves from their bites and the diseases they may carry.  

what are insect repellents?  

Common insect repellents may contain a variety of active ingredients, among which DEET is the most common. over the last few years, consumer preference has shifted to alternatives such as Picaridin and PMD, as they are free from some of the disadvantages associated with DEET such as greasy skin feel, unpleasant odor, hazard to certain synthetic fibers and lenses. In recent years. insect repellents containing essential oils have also grown in popularity. 

how long do they work?  

Common insect repellents offer protection between 2 to 8 hours, depending on the type and concentration of the active ingredient, and require frequent reapplication. They may wear off even faster while playing sports or swimming, as they rarely offer protection from abrasion or water.  

long lasting insect repellents 

Ashland presents innovative polymer – Klucel™ hydroxypropylcellulose that extends the protection time of Picaridin and PMD based insect repellents by up to 30%. Additionally, this polymeric film former improves the rub resistance and water resistance of insect repellents, making them suitable for active use and lifestyles such as for outdoors, sports and beach.  

new claims 

  • longer lasting efficacy of active
  • improved rub resistance
  • improved water and sweat resistance
  • suitable for outdoors, sports and active use

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