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Insect repellent inspired by nature.

The first insect repellent you'll actually want to use.

Long-lasting, safe and non-oily lotion.

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All-day protection.

At 14 hours proven protection, Fend is the most effective DEET-free repellent available.

A natural slow-release system keeps the repellent on your skin, not in it.

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Safe for the whole family.

Unlike harsh chemical repellents, Fend sends a strong "buzz off" signal to bugs without harming you, the planet, or even the insects.

It's safe for use on babies 2 months and up, and for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers.

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Pleasant to use.

A soft touch finish that won't leave you feeling oily.

Our hypallergenic lotion leaves no trace except a subtle, pleasant fragrance.

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  • Long lasting protection

    14 hour peace of mind.

  • Safe for babies 2 months and up

    Safe for the whole family.

  • Reef and ocean friendly

    Fully biodegradable.

  • Hypoallergenic

    Kind to sensitive skin.

  • Non-oily

    No oily, icky residues.

  • Pleasant feel and smell

    Subtle & fresh fragrance.

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How it works.

Fend starts with an active ingredient called ethyl butylacetylaminopropionate.

It's a mouthful to say, but it's a naturally-occurring amino acid that is perfectly safe for human use.

The problem... it's short-lasting, meaning to stay bite-free would need frequent re- application.

This is where the magic comes in.

To slow the repellent being absorbed into the skin, Fend uses extracts from algae and mushrooms to hold it in tiny capsules that break down and gradually release the active over time, keeping you protected for longer.

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Inspired by nature. Backed by science.

Arm-in cage study: AEDES AEGYPTI

PARTICIPANTS: 10 participants - 4 women, 6 men - aged 18-60.

SPECIES: 55 female mosquitoes aged 5-10 days of species Aedes Aegypti.

RESULTS: 0 stings were recorded by 14 hours. Stings were recorded on 4 of the 10 participants at 15 hours.

CONCLUSION: Considered satisfactory for repellent action to mosquito species Aedes Aegypti during a period of 14 hours after application.

Arm-in cage study: AEDES ALBOPICTUS

PARTICIPANTS: 10 participants - 5 women, 5 men - aged 18-60.

SPECIES: 55 female mosquitoes aged 5-10 days of species Aedes Albopictus.

RESULTS: 0 stings were recorded by 13 hours. Stings were recorded on 3 of the 10 participants at 14 hours.

CONCLUSION: Considered satisfactory for repellent action to mosquito species Aedes Albopictus during a period of 13 hours after application.

Arm-in cage study: CULEX QUINQUEFASCIATUS

PARTICIPANTS: 10 participants - 5 women, 5 men - aged 18-60.

SPECIES: 55 female mosquitoes aged 5-10 days of species Culex Quinquefasciatus.

RESULTS: 0 stings were recorded by 14 hours. Stings were recorded on 3 of the 10 participants at 15 hours.

CONCLUSION: Considered satisfactory for repellent action to mosquito species Culex Quinquefasciatus during a period of 14 hours after application.

Arm-in cage study: ANOPHELES AQUASALIS

PARTICIPANTS: 10 participants - 6 women, 4 men - aged 18-60.

SPECIES: 55 female mosquitoes aged 5-10 days of species Anopheles Aquasalis.

RESULTS: 0 stings were recorded by 13 hours. Stings were recorded on 4 of the 10 participants at 14 hours.

CONCLUSION: Considered satisfactory for repellent action to mosquito species Anopheles Aquasalis during a period of 13 hours after application.

Dermal Irritability

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the potential of adverse skin reactions caused by topical use.

PARTICIPANTS: 54 participants - 43 women, 11 men - aged 19-63.

METHODOLOGY: The repellent was applied to hypoallergenic adhesive strips. Strips were applies to the same location on participants 3 times per week for 3 weeks.

RESULTS: No side effects (erythema, edema, papule or vesicle) were detected in the area of application, and no participants reported sensations of discomfort during the study.

CONCLUSION: A primary irritation index of 0.0 out of a possible 8.0 at is sufficient to classify the repellent as 'Toxicity Category IV - Very Low Toxicity'.

Photosensitisation

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the potential of adverse skin reactions caused by exposure to UV light following topical use.

PARTICIPANTS: 35 participants - 28 women, 7 men - aged 18-63.

METHODOLOGY: The repellent was applied to hypoallergenic adhesive strips. Strips were applied to participants for 24 hours. When removed, the test area was immediately exposed to 4 J/cm2 UVA light to test for discomfort or clinical reactions. Tests were repeated on the same area 3 times per week for 2 weeks.

RESULTS: No side effects (erythema, edema, papule or vesicle) were detected in the area of application.

CONCLUSION: The product did not cause photosensitisation and was not shown to be phototoxic and support the 'hypoallergenic' appeal.