Proven® Picaridin Insect & Tick Repellent Lotion

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  • Longer lasting, 14+ hour protection
  • Repels mosquitoes, ticks, flies & gnats
  • Picaridin based, DEET free
  • Odorless & hypoallergenic
  • Safe for the whole family
  • Non-oily, non-greasy, non-sticky
  • Won’t harm your clothing or gear


Proven® is a Picaridin-based, insect and tick repellent lotion that provides longer-lasting 14+ hour protection from mosquitoes and ticks, and 8+ hour protection from biting flies, stable flies, black flies, gnats, chiggers, sand flies, no-see-ums, and midges. Because Proven uses Picaridin instead of DEET, the lotion is not sticky, oily, or greasy. And it won’t harm your clothing, fabrics, or gear.

Picaridin is a synthetic compound derived from the natural compound piperine, found in the group of plants used to produce black pepper. Picaridin disrupts an insect’s sense of smell so you become invisible to them, providing protection from mosquitos that may transmit vector-borne diseases like West Nile Virus, Zika, Malaria, Yellow Fever, Encephalitis, Dengue, and Chikungunya and ticks transmitting diseases including Lyme Disease, Powassan Virus, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and Tularemia.


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Proven is a 20% Picaridin formula that’s safe and effective, and DEET free. While DEET works effectively, it’s a neurotoxin with possible adverse health effects, has a strong, pungent odor, leaves an oily feel on the skin, absorbs at a higher rate into the skin, and is a plasticizer that damages clothing, plastics, and gear. Picaridin is approved by the EPA and recommended by the CDC and World Health Organization to provide long-lasting protection that is safe for adults, children over 2 months, pregnant/nursing women, and pets, when used as directed. Picaridin is a healthy alternative to DEET, so you can feel good about using insect repellent. Proven has a nice light feel and no smell that disappears on your skin, so the bugs do too.

Picaridin is safe to use on your skin, on clothing, on plastics, and around backpacking, camping, and fishing gear. Proven is hypoallergenic so it’s safe for everyone. Plus, it’s odorless to keep the critters and bears away. The compact 2 oz (60 ml) travel-size is perfect for backpack trips, while the larger 6 oz (180 ml) bottle is enough for the whole family. Proven is made in USA in an EPA-approved facility with ingredients sourced from USA and Germany.


Compare Picaridin DEET Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus
   Concentration 20% 30% 30%
   Mosquito Protection 14 hr 8-10 hr 6 hr
   Tick Protection 14 hr 8-10 hr None
   Absorption Rate Low 6% 18% No data
   Skin Feel Clean Oily Oily
   Odor None Chemical Lemon
   Neurotoxin No Yes No
   Damages Clothing & Gear No Yes No
   EPA Registered Yes Yes Yes



Formula: Odorless lotion

Active Ingredient: Picaridin (20%)

Inactive Ingredients: Deionized Water (diluent), Glycerin (humectant), Ethanol Denatured (solvent), Lipovol MOS-130/Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (emollient), Carbopol 2984 <0.5% (thickener), Pemulen TR-1 <0.5% (emulsifier), Sodium Hydroxide 50% Solution <0.5% (pH control)

   Net Volume Size (WxH) Weight
   2 fl oz (60 ml) 2.2 x 4.5 in. (5.6 x 11.4 cm) 2.5 oz (71 g)
   6 fl oz (180 ml) 3.1 x 6.5 in. (7.8 x 16.5 cm) 7.2 oz (204 g)



  • DO NOT apply directly on face. Apply on hand first then rub on face and neck. Avoid eyes and lips and use sparingly around ears.
  • Keep away from eyes to avoid serious irritation. In case of eye contact, flush with water for several minutes and seek medical help.
  • DO NOT use on lips, cuts, wounds, irritated or sunburned skin, or on skin conditions.
  • Discontinue use and consult a doctor if irritation or rash occurs.
  • FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. To avoid possible illness, DO NOT ingest. If swallowed DO NOT induce vomiting. Sip water and get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
  • Keep out of reach of children. Adults should apply on children.
  • Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling.
  • Flammable. Keep away from heat, sparks, open flames, hot surfaces, and ignition sources to avoid igniting fire.
  • Store in a cool, dry place out of reach of children. Store above 32°F (0°C).
  • Use of this product does not eliminate all risk of contracting a mosquito or tick-borne illness.

In no event shall Litesmith, LLC be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, or special consequential damages, to property or life, whatsoever arising out of or connected with the use or misuse of its products.