Does Avon’s Skin So Soft Bath Oil
Really Work as an Insect Repellent?
Does it Really Protect Against Mosquitoes or is it an “Old Wives Tale”?
Our Mothers and Grandmothers have sworn by it, and even a Google search on the topic will give you thousands of results as well as a 101 more uses for the bath oil! I’ve been asked so many times from my customers whether the Skin So Soft Mosquito myth is really true? I had to get some answers! I needed to know!
But after searching the Internet I came up with no more info than what I started with. I found many websites with comments from users who had sworn that the Skin So Soft product worked for them as a bug repellent, but at the same time, there were the same amount of reviews that said it didn’t work. So a bit confused, I ditched the Google search and went straight to the source. Who else but Avon themselves would have the answer. I couldn’t find any information on the Avon.com website but with a little digging I found it on my Avon Representative pages!
So to clear the air once and for all on the Avon Skin So Soft Insect Repellent myth here is the official statement directly from Avon.
“Skin So Soft Bath Oil is not an insect repellent. It is a moisturizing bath and body oil product.”
“Skin So Soft Bath Oil is a moisturizing bath oil, not an insect repellent. Therefore, it is not registered as such with the EPA, and we may not make insect repellent claims about it. Please see the complete line of Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Insect Repellents for all your bug repellent needs.”
So there it is, Avon has not confirmed nor denied the rumor but in so many words has said “It’s Just a Bath Oil!”
Now that’s not to say Avon doesn’t have an Insect Repellent line, in fact they took full advantage of the the Skin So Soft Bath Oil buzz and came up with a great repellent from what else, their Skin So Soft collection. Avon’s Skin So Soft Bug Guard is an 8 hour insect repellent that provides protection from mosquitoes, gnats, sand flies, no-seeums and biting midges. It’s hypoallergenic, and dermatologist-tested. It comes in a variety of products to choose from for the whole family and is safe for children.
Avon Bug Guard uses a patented technology and is DEET-Free it’s active ingredients are:
Picaridin which is an effective alternative ingredient to DEET. It has a low odor, with a light, clean feel. Picaridin, also known around the world as KBR3023, or Bayrepel (trademark of Bayer AG) was developed by Bayer. Picaridin has been used worldwide since 1998, and is one of the best selling active ingredients contained in insect repellent products in Europe.
IR3535 is a non-greasy, effective repellent that protects against a broad range of insects. It is a gentle formula does not have to be washed off after use or returning from the outdoors.
Both ingredients are highly effective that allow Avon flexibility when developing new repellent products and both meet Avon’s high standard for product performance.
For more info about Bug Guard Picaridin & IR3535 ingredients,
Frequently Asked Questions & How to Select & Use
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Skin So Soft Bug Guard can be purchased at the Avon website. Click for current prices and to purchase at Avon.com.
I’d love to hear your experience with either Avon Skin So Soft Bath Oil or Avon Bug Guard.
Has it worked for you? How do you use it? Leave your comment below.