The active ingredient in some relief products is ammonia, which can dry out your skin and promote the growth of bacteria. Even in low concentrations, ammonia can irritate your eyes and cause your skin to burn and swell.
The primary active ingredient in StingEze insect bite relief products, however, is the topical pain reliever Benzocaine, a milder, more effective alternative to ammonia. It's commonly used in a variety of other skin care products like sunscreens and anti-itch creams.
In addition to Benzocaine, StingEze contains three other key ingredients:
Phenol — Relieves pain, kills germs and reduces the risk of infection
Camphor — Inhibits the growth of bacteria and provides a cooling effect
Propylene Glycol — An organic compound that helps prevent the skin from drying
All of these key ingredients come together to create a highly effective insect bite relief product that stops pain, relieves itching and reduces swelling — all without irritating your skin.