Sawyer Insect Repellent, Controlled Release 20% Deet - 4 fl oz lotion
"The single most important improvement in insect repellents since the discovery of Deet. It will change the way you use insect repellents." - Dr. Wm. Forgey, "Father of Wilderness Medicine"
The most significant improvement in Insect Repellents since the advent of DEET, one application of Controlled Release formula can be effective for up to 20 hours against mosquitoes (including the transmitter of West Nile Virus ) and 17 hours against ticks. Controlled Release is the new technology in Insect Repellents which will change the way you use insect repellents.
Sawyer Controlled Release formula uses a patented Sub Micron Encapsulation process by which DEET is captured inside a Micale protein. As shown in the diagram below, each microscopic particle of protein contains chambers which hold the DEET. Over a period of up to 24 hours your skin slowly dissolves the protein particles. As the particles are dissolved, DEET is released from the chambers for evaporation (the function which keeps the bugs away). At any point in time you may simply wash the remaining formula off your skin with soap and water.
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