Years ago, when my mother and I heard a rumor that a side effect of Avon’s Skin So Soft bath oil, was repelling bugs, we bought it by the caseload. I would literally bathe in it andwas bite-free all summer! Mind you, Avon never claimed it was a bug repellent, but they have taken full advantage of the rumor and for years have made a Skin So Soft bug repellent. This summer, Avon has expanded the line to help you stay protected from the season’s sun burn and bug bites. Now we’re talking. A new classic combination. Avon’s classic Skin So Soft Bug Guard collection keeps most insects away while delivering SPF protection and is safe for the entire family. It repels bugs like mosquitoes, gnats, sand-flies and no-see-ums for up to 8 hours. It’s hypo-allergenic, dermatologist-tested and safe for children.
No matter where your summer plans take you, Avon will allow you to embrace the great outdoors with a vast selection of outdoor products. Find the perfect formulas for your family:
Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus IR3535® Expedition™ SPF 30* ($14-$16): This double-duty formula provides 2-in-1 protection by shielding skin from the sun and repelling certain pesky insects like mosquitoes and deer ticks. Formulas are DEET-free and are formulated with Vitamin E. This formula is available in an Aerosol spray and Pump spray and repels mosquitoes for 8 hours. The pump spray is now available in bonus and travel sizes too.
Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Picaridin ($14-$16): Protect your family when mosquitoes are more active – dawn and dusk – with this strong, dependable insect repellent. These DEET-free formulas provide long-lasting protection against deer ticks and mosquitoes. Repels deer ticks that may transmit Lyme Disease. Repels mosquitoes that may transmit West Nile Virus. Bug Guard Plus Picaridin is available as an Aerosol Spray, Pump Spray, or Towelettes (16 pack).
Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus IR3535® Lotion SPF 30 ($14): Get dual protection from sun and certain bugs with this SPF-enriched insect repellent. The formula effectively repels bugs like mosquitoes and deer ticks while helping to prevent sunburn. Hypoallergenic, DEET-free and PABA-free, the formula contains Aloe and Vitamin E.
Skin So Soft Bug Guard Anti-Itch Spray ($10): Just in case you forgot your Bug Guard and you have an annoying, itchy insect bite, this formula soothes and provides temporary relief to itching insect bites and sunburns (does not repel insects).
– Lauren Dimet Waters
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