Skin so soft from Avon
DEET is the only chemical that really works and yes, neat, it attacks some plastics. It is also very readily absorbed and comes out in your urine for 24 hours after you’ve applied it. The Avon product hasn’t changed at all although Avon would like to drop it but can’t because it sells too well. I work in the perfume industry so I know there isn’t anything special in it although the perfume does contain a tiny amount of citronella oil. Having worn it in a very midgey place and seen how it surrounds you with an aura of that green ferny scent my belief is that it just overwhelms the midges’ sense of smell, since it’s odour and CO2 that attract them.Posted 3 years agoStonerSubscriber
what onion said ^
Avon skin soft soft dry oil spray is the one you want. But ONLY for dealing with midges.
It is not a repellent for midges or any other flying beastie.
I think the dry oil spray on the skin either prevents or deters midge’s sinking their chops in. But however it does work, I think it really does work well.Posted 3 years agochrisdwSubscriber
Smidge is good. But some of the super midges still get through. It doesn’t seem to repel them, they still land on you and walk around, but then fly away again (or get smushed).
Its fine through general use, but staying in one place doing some trail maintenance they started to get through. Not sure whether it was just that the sweat washed it off?
Certainly one of the best ones I have used. with the added benefit that it doesn’t contain DEET.Posted 3 years agomatt_outandaboutSubscriber
scotroutes – Member
It is NOT an insect repellant. It will stop midge bites by drowning the little **** in it’s odorous stickiness. Tests (real, proper ones) have shown that it does NOT work against mosquitoes so you’ve no chance of stopping a horse fly.
Try Smidge orPosted 3 years ago
My preferred method for midge avoidance is to ride with someone they like more than me and use them as a sacrificial anode, Failing that Skin so soft works for me. I thought that with nice soft smooth skin the little blighters could not grip onto your skin to bite.
So far this week
Without SSS…2 bites…..With SSS…0 BitesPosted 3 years agoninfanMember
Now, thats not true
midge spp: (not as good as DEET, but about 75% as effective)
mosquito: (caution on small sample size, but about 85% as effective as DEET)
Avon do do a SSS version with IR3535 repellent in too, that CDC regard as effective for mosquitos.
Personally I found that the combination of DEET and SSS was great – as using just DEET tended to sweat/wear off too quickly – deet in SSS also makes the expensive deet 100 go a lot furtherPosted 3 years ago
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