FAQ: What are the Mace Brand Pepper Spray Formulas?

This is a question that we receive often here at Mace® Brand.

We have a variety of different pepper spray formulas for several different kinds of Mace® Brand pepper spray models, but you may be wondering what is the difference between all of our formulas?

We are here to give you that answer.

OC Pepper

Oleoresin capsicum (OC) is a naturally occurring substance derived from hot peppers. OC Pepper causes an intense burning sensation to the skin, eyes and throat upon contact. Mace® Brand defense sprays are available in different strengths to satisfy virtually every requirement.

*This is not a comprehensive list of pepper sprays that have OC; ALL Mace® Brand Pepper Sprays contain OC Pepper. Please visit Mace.com for more information.


Tear Gas

Tear Gas is a lachrymatory agent, or lachrymator, which stimulates the corneal nerves in the eyes, thereby causing profuse tearing and pain, an intense burning sensation to the skin and shortness of breath. Common lachrymators include CN tear gas (omega-chloroacetophenone) and CS tear gas (ortho-chlorobenzalmalononitrile).


Blended Sprays

Mace® Brand Triple Action formula combines OC Pepper, CN tear gas and UV dye. The advantage of this formula is that it that you don’t have to hit the attacker in the face; even if you hit them in the chest, the tear gas will affect your attacker.

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Animal Sprays

We also manufacture products for use as deterrents against dogs and bears. Our Muzzle® K9 Pepper Spray and Bear Spray are EPA registered products and are effective, humane, non-lethal canine and bear deterrents.

UV Dye

The majority of Mace® Brand Defense Sprays include a UV Dye. This is an invisible marking dye which may help police identify you attacker using an ultraviolet light to show that the individual has in fact been sprayed by pepper spray.

*This is not a comprehensive list of pepper sprays that have UV. Please visit Mace.com to see if your favorite Mace® Brand pepper spray contains UV dye!

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