Ben's Tick and Insect Repellent has been proven effective against ticks, mosquitoes and other biting insects that carry diseases such as Lyme disease, EEE and West Nile Virus. Ben's unique water-based formula lasts up to 8 hours, contains 30% DEET, and is more gentle to your skin than alcohol-based repellants. The compact 1.25 oz. pump bottle is the perfect size for backpacking, hiking, or fishing.
Ben's 30 contains 30% DEET in a specially-designed water-based formula. Unlike many DEET-based repellents, Ben's 30 does not contain alcohol. Alcohol tends to open the pores of one's skin, causing more of the active ingredient (DEET) to be absorbed--not a desirable outcome. Also, alcohol evaporates quickly in comparison to water, which reduces the effective protection period. In summary, the Ben's water-based formula provides longer-lasting protection that does not dry out the skin.