Repel® insect repellents
Repel has been an iconic Kiwi brand for over 30 years and remains the top performing New Zealand made insect repellent.
Our DEET and Picaridin based formulas are alcohol free, non-greasy, have a pleasant fragrance, are water resistant and contain antiseptics. They also meet WHO (World Health Organisation) and CDC (Centre for Disease Control) recommendations so you'll have peace of mind knowing you're protected at home or overseas. A recent Australian study confirmed our DEET insect repellents provide 100% protection against Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the main carrier of Zika, dengue and yellow fever.
So whether you’re travelling, camping, tramping or simply looking for a repellent to use around home, Repel is all you need. Visit our new website for Repel insect repellents at www.repel.co.nz.
Repel Tropical Strength Insect Repellent Stick 30g (DEET)
Repel Tropical Strength Stick is an optimum strength personal insect repellent containing 30% DEET and complementary antiseptics.
Dual-Actives: Protection for up to 6 hours before the need to re-apply. Solid gel application-type. High melting point.
100% effective against the Aedes aegypti mosquito - the primary carrier of Zika, dengue and yellow fever viruses. Aedes aegypti can be found around the world including the Pacific Islands and South East Asia.
Repel Tropical Strength and Ultra Insect Repellents will safely and effectively repel mosquitoes, sandflies, fleas, biting flies, ticks and other blood sucking insects.
Our DEET-based products should be your repellent of choice to protect against the Zika virus, dengue fever, Chikungunya, malaria, Ross River fever, West Nile fever and other diseases transmitted by the bite of infected insects. Results from a recent independent study show our DEET-based insect repellents offer 100% protection from the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the primary carrier of the Zika virus which can be found throughout the Pacific Islands and around the world.
Optimum levels of DEET recommended by the World Health Organisation and Centre for Disease Control are between 30-50%. DEET percentages higher than 40% are considered to be no more effective and will increase the likelihood of skin irritation and rashes.
IMPORTANT TRAVEL ADVICE
When visiting areas where mosquito borne diseases are endemic, it is recommended that clothing is also treated with Permethrin to ensure complete protection. Permethrin treated mosquito nets should also be used for sleeping if there is a chance that mosquitoes may be present.
Most Repel Tropical Strength products come in a handy size for travelling and can be carried within on-board luggage when flying. DEET is a strong plasticiser that can distort or harm some plastics, synthetics and other materials. In case of accidental leakage always store DEET-based insect repellents separately in a zip-lock bag before stowing in luggage. When possible, store upright and make sure cap is screwed on tightly. Wash hands after using.
Features and benefits
WATER AND SWEAT RESISTANT
Repel is water and sweat resistant so the effectiveness won’t easily be diminished by water and perspiration. This is important for use in hot and humid environments or when working, exercising, swimming, etc.
DURATION OF PROTECTION & SAFETY
Repel products are created with a special silicon formulation. This silicon works to act as a layer on the skin and supports the DEET. This allows the DEET to fully dissipate allowing improved effectiveness and very importantly, helps to minimise the amount of DEET that is absorbed into the skin.
ALCOHOL FREE – NON-FLAMMABLE – TRAVEL SAFE
With the exception of Repel Super Aerosol, Repel insect repellents contain no alcohol making the products less “drying” to the skin, non-flammable and travel safe. This is extremely important to air travellers and the health conscious.
FORMULATED WITH ANTISEPTICS
Repel contains chloroxylenol, terpineol and lavender oil; all have known antiseptic, antibacterial and antiviral properties. This is especially effective when applying Repel Insect Repellents in tropical areas where antiseptic properties are most useful.
LIGHT, PLEASANT FRAGRANCE & NON GREASY ON THE SKIN
If an insect repellent smells nice it’s more apt to be used. Insect repellents in the “olden days” were nasty; oily and smelly. Not so with Repel! The lavender oil and terpineol both act to enhance the fragrance, as well as offering other benefits.
CONVENIENT HANDS-FREE APPLICATIONS
All Repel insect repellents come in convenient hands-free applications unlike some other gels and lotions which are available which need to be rubbed onto the skin increasing the risk of DEET absorption if hands are not washed thoroughly after application.