Trek Sensitive Insect Repellent is a great alternative to traditional DEET products. A strong, non-toxic, long lasting and non-sticky, it is a great all rounder suitable for use in areas with tropical diseases like Malaria.
Trek Sensitive Insect Repellent has been designed to be an effective biting insect repellent, which is gentle on the skin and without the downsides of some other repellents such as being harmful to plastics etc. Supplied in a familiar pump spray bottle this double-strength formulation (20% Saltidin) is proven to be as effective as 50% DEET and will offer good protection even when faced with the greatest of biting insect attacks. Now recommended by the CDC and the WHO as an effective alternative to DEET.
It is available in an economical, family-friendly 100 ml version. All Saltidin-based repellents are fully compliant with the EU Biocidal Products Directive and suitable for use by those with sensitive skin, children over two years and pregnant women.
How to Use:
Apply throughout the day and evening as required by spraying directly onto exposed areas of skin (such as neck, wrists and ankles) taking care to avoid the eyes, mouth and palms of the hands that could cause ingestion of the product. Can be used on children over 2 years of age and pregnant women.
Can be used on adults and children over 2 years. Provides 12 hours protection, however this can vary depending on perspiration and activity.
We offer free delivery* on all mainland UK orders and we aim to dispatch orders within 24-72 hours (please allow for weekends, bank holidays and busy periods). These turnaround times are a guide and our advice is to order your anti-malaria treatments at least two weeks before going on holiday. If you need it any sooner please do not be put off from ordering, it might be worth a quick phone call to us to check whether we can meet your expectations.
Orders are sent out via UK Standard Delivery (usually Royal Mail Tracked 2nd Class), but upgraded services to shorten transit time are also available, where we use Express Delivery at £3.99 (usually Royal Mail Tracked 1st Class) or Express Premium Delivery at £6.99 (DPD or Royal Mail Special Delivery).
Next Day postage options are only available Monday to Thursday are unable to guarantee a Saturday delivery. Please note the Premium Express delivery option does not mean your order will be processed any faster.
We may need to contact you regarding Online Consultations, so please provide a valid email address and telephone number. It is your responsibility to ensure that you provide the correct and complete medical information.
We will not be held responsible for any losses to you the customer if your order does not arrive in time.
*Orders have to qualify for free delivery, currently, all orders over £29 qualify, all orders under £29 are subject to postage and packaging fees as detailed above.
Unfortunately, due to UK rules and regulations produced by the MHRA for distance selling pharmacies like Travelpharm, we are unable to ship products outside the UK.
We understand that you may want, at times, to return an item you've purchased from us. To make this process quick and convenient for you, please read the policy below.
We regret that we cannot, by law, accept returns of any medication. If you return a medicine to us all we can do is dispose of it correctly for you as it cannot be resold. This is to ensure the integrity of the UK medicine supply chain.
Of course, if we have made a mistake or if the product is faulty or damaged, we will accept returns as long as you contact us within 10 days of receiving the order and we have received the product back within 30 days. Please give us a call or contact Travelpharm via the contact us page if you wish to return an item due to an error made by ourselves as we will need to thoroughly investigate why the error occurred. This is our obligation as a registered UK pharmacy.
Once we have received the returned item we will refund the amount paid or resend the product.
If for whatever reason you are not satisfied with any other item you have purchased from us, you may return it if you notify us within 10 days of receiving the order and we receive the product back within 30 days. Once we have received the returned item we will refund the amount paid or resend the product.
All returned products must be in their original packaging, unopened and in a re-saleable condition. We only accept returns for products that have been purchased through us.
Any return which does not meet the conditions set above will not be refunded or replaced.
For further information on returns or to request a refund/return, please contact us.
Insect repellents should be applied to all exposed parts of your body, paying particular attention to arms, legs and ankles. These areas are particularly prone to mosquito and insect bites.
If applying insect repellents to your face, place some of the insect repellent in the palm of your hand and apply to the bridge of the nose, cheeks and jaw line only.
This varies from product to product. A as rule of thumb if travelling to a tropical destination you should use a product containing a minimum 50% DEET and this should provide sufficient insect bite avoidance for up to 12 hours. Non-DEET alternatives like Saltidin can can also last up to 12 hours. Unfortunately this is in laboratory conditions and in reality more frequent applications will be required particularly if the conditions are hot and humid or you are going swimming.
As a rule of thumb, one 100ml bottle will last two adults who apply only in the evening on a two week holiday.
Some do, and the rest are passable. Lets face it none of them are going to smell great. Insect repellents made by Lifesystems tend to smell the best in our opinion. Generally DEET based insect sprays tend to smell the worst with non-DEET alternatives containing Saltidin, like Trek Sensitive and Lifesystems Natural Plus smelling better.
If asthmatic or prone to breathing problems do not buy an aerosol type spray, buy lotions, creams and pump sprays instead.