Does Avon Skin So Soft work as a mosquito repellent?

Does Avon Skin So Soft work as a mosquito repellent?

Can you recommend a sensitive mosquito repellent? Can you recommend a mosquito repellent that doesn’t include DEET? Does Avon Skin So Soft work as a mosquito repellent? These are just some of the questions I get asked on a regular basis.

Being targeted by midges and mosquitoes can really spoil your holiday, your lakeside campsites trip or your family friendly festival, especially if you react badly to the bites. However mosquito repellent doesn’t always smell very nice and often stings too. If you’re getting dressed up to go out it isn’t always the ‘perfume’ you want to put on either.

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Now this post isn’t a medical advice post. I can’t guarantee if you use any of the things we use you won’t get bitten. We regularly do get bitten when we forget to use repellent, so much so that my daughter nearly didn’t get on a plane back from Lanzarote as she had so many bites they thought she had chicken pox – and whether you can fly with chicken pox is a whole other blog post!

Flying with Chickenpox…

So what can you use?

Avon Skin So Soft is not marketed as a mosquito repellent. It’s sold as spray infused with natural oils, including jojoba, which has been formulated to help lock-in moisture, leaving your skin soft and smelling great.

But many claim that Avon Skin So Soft does work as a mosquito repellent.

You can read some incredible reviews of Avon Skin So Soft over on Amazon where you can also buy it too.

Bought this for a holiday , partly as I know Avon products are good quality and then as it was recommended by friends. It was. A very good dry oil moisturiser as well as a useful insect repellent. I normally get bitten by everything, but using this I had no insect bites at all. I agree with the reviewer who disliked the initial smell, but I found the scent vanished within a couple of minutes.
I’m still using it at home as a general moisturiser, it’s so good.

busy person

5.0 out of 5 stars Useful and good value.
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While Avon Skin-So-Soft is definitely not as effective as DEET-based repellents, and I wouldn’t use it at all when we were travelling to Africa and Malaria was an issue, but in my experience it definitely does a decent job of repelling mosquitoes.

The reason Avon Skin So Soft could work as a mosquito repellent is possibly due to one of its ingredients, icaridin. Icaridin works similar to DEET, but most reviews say it doesn’t last as long. The other reason some suggest it works is due to the use of citronella in the ingredients which again repels mosquitos.

If Avon Skin So Soft isn’t for you and you need something stronger, why not check out Lifesystems Mosquito Repellent.

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9 thoughts on “Does Avon Skin So Soft work as a mosquito repellent?”

  1. I served 20 years in the Army in various places. I spent a lot of time in the woods. I have been eaten alive by mosquitoes even under a mosquito net. After 10 years in, I descover Skin so Soft and started using it. Rarely did I get mosquito bites thereafter. I sing it’s praise for those days of relief!!

  2. Never been bitten as much in my entire life after using this product in Cape Verde.

    Literally covered from head to toe – I was advised by a friend to try this but never ever again. Don’t know why anyone can think it works as a repellent I am covered in bites


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