Insect repellents are very important for all of us: Nature as an infinite source of inspiration for scientific and technological innovations helped us to develop a new fascinating product to protect you and your animals.
Even the idea of repellent protection was adopted from plants that produce essential oils for combating against insect infestation. Essential oils protect the skin for a very short time; therefore, scientists looked for effective solutions with a prolonged defense against insects.
During the research and development of the Insect Repellent 3535 (IR3535®, Ethyl butylacetylaminopropionate), scientists again took inspirations from nature with the intention to create a molecule with optimized protection and safety.
The naturally occurring amino acid ß-alanine was used as basic module in IR3535®. More than 30 years of investigations and use proved that the modifications done for IR3535® provided a skin friendly substance of high safety. In addition, IR3535® even controls insects via a mode of action which do not affect the insect. These positive attributes led to the use of IR3535® in many products developed specifically for children.