Yes. TotalSTOP is suitable for sensitive population groups, including children, pregnant women and allergy sufferers. However, ensure to always follow the label directions.
Reapply if necessary after 12 hours for protection from mosquitoes and ticks and 10 hours for protection from black flies.
Yes, TotalSTOP is water-resistant and is perfect for use during water activities like swimming, kayaking, boating, fishing, etc.
TotalSTOP is odourless and does not have any harsh chemical scents like deet.
TotalSTOP is DEET-FREE unlike other insect repellents in the market.
The active ingredient in TotalSTOP is Icaridin, which is non-toxic and safe for use on humans, infants, and animals.
Not only is it proven to be more effective than the market-leading products, but it's also non-sticky, and odourless.
TotalSTOP provides long-lasting, 12 hour effective protection from mosquitoes & ticks, and 10 hour protection from black flies.
It also provides long lasting protection against:
Extensive laboratory and field tests confirm the broad effectiveness of Icaridin as the main active ingredient. Icaridin is reliable and provides long lasting protection against:
No. TotalSTOP utilizes an active ingredient that repels insects and ticks without killing or harming them.
Yes, TotalSTOP is gentle, non-oily or greasy and is odourless which is perfect for individuals with skin sensitivities, allergy sufferers and children 6 months or older.
Yes, TotalSTOP is suitable for sensitive groups, including pregnant and breastfeeding women.
TotalSTOP is safe for people with skin sensitivities. For serious skin allergies, please check with your dermatologist.
Yes, you can use TotalSTOP on the face. Avoid eyes, mouth, and excessively sunburned skin.
You can use TotalSTOP on mildly sunburned skin. Avoid application on excessively sunburned skins or open wounds/injuries.
Fabric & Gear Compatibility
TotalSTOP is compatible with plastics, metals and many other materials, meaning there is no damage if the active ingredient comes into contact with recreational and household items, including fishing lines or nail polish!
Yes! TotalSTOP is compatible with all textiles including: rayon, spandex, elastic and other synthetic fabrics and fibers. We recommend applying TotalSTOP to all exposed skin areas and your clothing.
No, TotalSTOP does not stain clothing or any surfaces.
Packaging & Disposal
Yes, TotalSTOP's foil packaging is 100% recyclable. Just recycle the foil package with your other recyclable items in your blue curbside pickup bins.
TotalSTOP Wipes are 100% biodegradable and fully compostable. They can be disposed of with other organic waste and placed in your curbside green food waste bins.
Icaridin is considered to be the repellent of the first choice by the Public Health Agency of Canada's Canadian Advisory Committee on Tropical Medicine & Travellers for 6 months to 12 years of age.
Yes, Icaridin is also know as Picaridin.
According to National Pesticide Information Centre, the US EPA classified picaridin as "not likely to be carcinogenic to humans" based on dermal exposure.
Icaridin is not considered a skin irritant by National Pesticide Information Centre.
Icaridin is safer and more effective than DEET. Icaridin repels and deters insects, so insects move away from the chemical and do not feed if they encounter skin or clothing that has been treated.
The active ingredient in TotalSTOP is Icaridin. Icaridin has been well tested and is recommended by WHO, CDC, and EPA-Registered as a safe, effective, and more pleasant alternative to DEET.
Icaridin application on the skin does not cause any side effects. If accidentally ingested, common symptoms include ocular irritation, pain, vomiting, and oral irritation. Most Icaridin poisoning cases have been managed outside healthcare facilities. However, in case of accidental ingestion, we recommend checking with local Health units.
Yes, there have been several studies conducted on Icaridin.
Icaridin is a synthetic compound derived from the natural compound piperine found in black pepper plant.
Icaridin reliably protects against Malaria Prophylaxis, Dengue Fever, Zika Virus, Chikungunya Virus, West Nile Fever, Meningoen Cephalitis.
Yes, Icaridin is ideal for individuals with sensitive skin or allergies.
Icaridin was first developed in the 1980s by the German company, Bayer AG
Icaridin has been sold in Europe and countries like Australia since 1998 [source], and is currently an approved registered ingredient in 40+ countries.
The Environmental Working Group recommends Icaridin over Deet because it has shown no neurotoxicity. [source]
There has been no evidence of any allergic reaction to Icaridin even in people who have shown a previous reaction to Deet. Icaridin has been shown to be an acceptable alternative for people with sensitivity to Deet. [source]
Icaridin does not kill insects, but it blocks their ability to sense their prey. It also creates a barrier so that if an insect does land on skin, it is unable to bite.
Half-life is how long the amount of a substance can go until it is half of what it was in the beginning. Icaridin was found to have a half-life of 4.1 hours, while Deet had 2.9 hours. [source]
Yes, Icaridin does have a higher CPT than Deet. The average CPT of 20% Deet is 4 to 4.5 hours against ticks. While the average CPT of 10% Icaridin is 5 to 8 hours. [source]
Less than 6% of Icaridin is absorbed into the human skin. Because it is easily metabolized, it mostly leaves the body via urine within a day. [source]
The optimal concentration for Deet is 50%, while 20% of Icaridin gives optimal protection from insect bites. [source]
Studies have shown that insect repellents with as low as 10% Icaridin content can protect against tick bites for up to 5 hours. [source]
Lyme disease is caused by tick bites, and since Icaridin protects users from tick bites, it also serves as a preventive measure against Lyme disease.