Care Plus™ has been a market leader in insect repellents in
Europe for over 25 years. This respected brand is now available in
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.
Developed by Bayer in the 1980s and used very successful in Europe,
Icaridin first entered the U.S. market in 2005. It has been licensed in
Canada since 2012.
Above all, Icaridin is highly effective in repelling biting insects while also being DEET-free, and gentle for the whole family.
Care Plus™ Icaridin 20% provides 12 hour protection against
mosquitoes and ticks, and 10 hours of protection against black flies.
Studies show that Icaridin at a 20% concentration repels mosquitoes
and ticks at least as well as DEET 30% and provides longer-lasting
Icaridin provides effective, long-lasting protection against a broad range of biting insects including:
When used as directed, this pest control product repels ticks that may carry Lyme disease.
Care Plus™ is not greasy or sticky, making it the perfect
solution for outdoor work and sports. Icaridin is also gentle on apparel
It won’t damage clothing, backpacks, sunglasses, watches, fishing line or other synthetic items.