- Avon ‘skin so soft’ /scotgtish midge
To answer your question, it’s the blue one you want not the pink one, that’s the one they sell everywhere round here.
I found that I had to put so much on to stop them biting they just stuck to me and my skin felt so greasy I stopped bothering. Now I just take piritize if I get bitten. A lot of people find it works well though.
I had some lemon flavoured stuff once that seemed to work quite well, think it was thisPosted 9 years ago
direct from Avon.
Remeber to untick the marketing box though otherwise they keep on sending you lipstick catalogues…Posted 9 years ago
By the way, contrary to what it says here, I wouldnt use it as an mosquito repellent. Only a midge repellent.Posted 9 years ago
Agree, everyones different. Im an insect magnet personally and my bites always blow up. Few years back I had to nasty horse fly bite-infections that knocked me senseless for 6months 🙁
Ive found that deet gets everywhere on me- I cant help using my forearm etc to wipe forehead etc etc subconsciously so obviously worried about getting Deet in my eyes miles from anywhere/any water etc.Posted 9 years agoNickSubscriber
Skin So Soft didn’t work for me or any of our 15 strong party last year up near Spean Bridge, Expedition Plus (Deet) was magic.
We even did a couple of tests wearing one or the other and those wearing Deet could just stand there with midges all around and not get bitten whilst the SSS wearers scratched and slapped their heads, necks and arms constantly.
The other thing that was great was wearing a buff so the buggers can’t get in your hair.Posted 9 years agosnapsMember
Some useful info here, anyone tried any of these products?Posted 9 years ago
We camped at Glenmore (aviemore) last summer and tried SSS, jungle formula and Boots own 75% DEET and the only thing that worked in the evening when the little dastards were swarming was the high DEET stuff. Actually the only thing that worked was sitting inside the tent as Agent Orange wouldn’t have kept them away.Posted 9 years agodruidhMember
As has been said above, SSS isn’t a repellent. They’ll still land on you but then seem to drown in it. This means you have to apply a fairly decent amount. I wonder if some of the naysayers have been perhaps a wee bit stingy in its application? I also can’t figure out why only the Blue one works 🙂
For all its effectiveness, DEET can be hard to manage – e.g. if you have some nice sunnies, you don’t want to apply it to your face.
I just wish that nice lassie from Aberdeen Uni. would hurry up and get her remedy out.Posted 9 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
I’d avoid DEET / Jungle Formula, especially if you’re going to be eating with fingers etc.
The other stuff to get hold of is Stop Bite (website is probably easily google-able) which I think we found in the pharmacy section of Morrisons. Smells a bit like Drambuie, which is not surprising, cos it’s made from Heather and Bog Myrtle. Worked surprisingly well.
Don’t use normal insect rep. – it will attract the blighters.Posted 9 years agoChristowkidMember
Following on from a previous thread about Lyme Disease, someone brought up the possibility of a new product.Posted 9 years ago
It’s Autan Active – meant to give up to 8 hrs protection from mozzies etc ( and 4 hrs from Ticks ). It is a *non DEET* product, and almost non absorbed by the body and sounds safer.
Sorry – haven’t got a link, but google it and read up. It sounds worth investigating, trying, or at least a browse!
It would be interesting to know how it performs in real life as it ‘reads good’
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