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This review is from: Jungle Formula Maximum Plus Gel - 90 ml (Personal Care)
I travel regularly to Africa, and have only ever used Jungle Formula as an insect repellant. It works for me- I don't get too bothered by mosquitoes.
I've tried both the body spray version and this gel. On balance, I prefer the gel though both seem to give the same level of protection.
I find the gel less stressful to apply (!) because I know I've covered all exposed skin. With the spray, on the other hand, I kept going over what seemed like the same areas just to be sure that they had an adequate coverage. This may be my OCD rearing it's head, though I did hear other people say exactly the same thing about the sprays.
In addition, I found the spray a lot oilier- so oily that it just sat on my skin. Not a good look, especially in a warm climate. Wasn't so bad when using the gel, but even so I could only put a very light moisturiser on before applying insect repellant, otherwise I got a horrible oily layer on my skin. Be warned though, these products do tend to dry out your skin after a few days of use.
I was a little surprised/worried at what a tiny drop of this gel did to a bright orange chocolate wrapper that I had in my bag. It bleached the area it touched white. I dread to imagine what it does to skin. I also noticed that if you apply it too close to your mouth, you get patches of numb or tingly lips. It does tell you on the bottle not to apply near mouth or eyes...
Final tip: if you spill any of this on the floor, just wiping it will not remove the slipperiness of it. It turns your floor into an ice rink. Mop and bucket job!