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good all rounder
on 27 April 2011
Being prone to itchy mozzy bites I have tried and tested a few repellants over the years. This one was quite a good all-rounder
This turned up just in time for my trip to the Med a few days ago and having just purchased another make I thought it would be good for a compare and contrast.Whilst the season for mozzys has only just begun, they are around and they are just as hungry.
The tube is easy to keep hold of even when your hands are slick and is secured with a twist top cap. In the warmer temperature the lotion becomes a little thinner so some care is needed when squeezing the tube if your don't want an overload. The instructions and warnings are written in a very small font, but there is the usual warning about not getting it into eyes, avoid contact with certain surface textures. It claims to be safe if getting it onto some fabrics and advises not to apply under clothing. It also says it is safe for children over 6 months.
The lotion is a white colour and applies easily to the skin. It doesn't immediately soak up and a small amount spreads easily. There is a slightly oily texture to the skin and I had a feeling that it would remain greasy and shiny, but whilst a very slight shine to the skin remains, the lotion does soak in and dry. You are left with only a slightly noticeable residue on the skin which completely disappears after about 10 mins. My fingers remained slightly oily, but that is probably down to the fact that they had repeated applications as I applied the lotion.
The smell is not unpleasant or overpowering and when dry, unless you put your nose to your skin, you wouldn't know you had it on.
The first night away I used the lotion on my arms legs and face. I woke up in the morning with a bite developing on my neck - the one exposed place I forgot to lotion up!
Second and third day/night I applied it all over exposed parts properly and remained bite free. On the forth day I found a bite developing on my ankle.
So 4 days away and 1 bite that got through the lotion - I am not complaining, I have certainly had worse with more expensive repellants. I have yet to find one that guarantees a bite free day and night, but this lotion seems to be about as good as you can get without the toxic smell or wastage of a spray. I will be happy to convert over to this product in favour of my usual spray.