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1.Mosi-Guard Is a long lasting plant based insect repellent that lasts just as long as synthetic repellents like DEET
2.Is kind to your skin because it is plant based and DEET free
3.Has been tried, tested and proven to be effective by leading scientists
4.Repels a range of nuisance and disease carrying insects, saving you from irritation and illness
5.Is suitable for all the family
6.Is manufactured in the UK
Mosi-guard Natural Roll-on is an emulsion. An emulsion is a mixture of two phases that will not mix together under normal circumstances, in this case oil and water. To prevent the two phases from separating we use stabilisers.
1.30% Citriodiol® The active ingredient comes from a botanical oil found in the leaves of the eucalyptus citriodora tree. This is responsible for the repellency of Mosi-guard Natural products. The main component in Citriodiol is p-menthane-3,8-diol or PMD, making up at least 64% of the oil.
2.Aqua Water is used to provide a liquid base for the emulsion.
Minor ingredients (≤ 10%)
3.Isohexadecane A clear, odourless, apolar oil with 99% purity. It has a light velvety skin feel and functions as an emollient. It provides a moisturising effect by limiting water loss from the skin.
4.Diisopropyl Adipate This is the ester formed by combining isopropyl alcohol and adipic acid. Adipic acid is found in beet juice. It acts as a lubricant on the skin's surface and give it a soft and smooth appearance.
5.Steareth-21 A waxy solid derived from fatty alcohols. It is prepared from vegetable oils by hydrogenation. It emulsifies and disperses the oily materials into the water to form a stable emulsion.
6.PEG-8 Distearate and Steareth-2 Waxy solids used as co-emulsifiers for oil-in water emulsions. They work in combination with steareth-21 to form a glossy white lotion.
7.Cetearyl Alcohol A waxy solid derived from fatty alcohol. It acts as an emulsion stabiliser and prevents separation of the oils and water.
8.Disodium EDTA EDTA acts as an antioxidant. Without EDTA colours and odours can break down.
9.Sodium Lactate Aqua A natural salt formed from fermentation of lactic acid and dissolved in water. It improves the stability of the product by creating an undesirable environment for bacteria. The other benefit of sodium lactate is its high capacity for holding water. This will increase the moisture content of the skin.
10.C18-22 Hydroxyalkyl Hydroxypropyl Guar A thickener and emulsion stabiliser that improves the feel and texture of the product by increasing its thickness.
11.Hydrogenated Polydecene, Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate and Trideceth-10 These increase the thickness of the product and improve its feel and texture.
12.Lactic Acid Aqua Used to adjust the final pH of the product.