Avon calling - mossie repellant

tried to find it in previous posts but can't. So, whats the proper name of the Avon cream stuff that also keeps the mossies at bay (they're as big as wasps here - honest).
Trevelez said:
Avon Skin So Soft
Trev I bet you have the softest skin!..mmm :wink:
Skin So Soft works with the Scottish midges and they are very resistant to most of the branded goods. So Soft will ease any bites you do get. Otherwise, any anti-histamine will ease the bites. Hydro-cortisone cream will kill the itch. Sorry not much about how to keep the bstards away but I find that whatever I use, there is always one midge that gets through
I do Avon - if any one wants anything then PM me - Skin so soft works a treat. :D
take garlic supplement pills, just like every one else they'll stay away :)...

...your skin will excret it and the buggers will stay away
So Soft, works a treat and it softens up the skin after a couple of

days smothered in camo cream

Garlis pills have some effect as well

but when your washing your uniform put a bit of tea tree oil in the wash

and that also repels the little bastrds
Some of the biggest and loudest mossies that I encountered was on Soltau TA. The repellant we had only attracted them more. I am now back in the Tropics and I find that Citronella Oil works fine. It is available from Chemist for applying to skin, also available in candle form, oil to be burnt in lamp, and as an indoor plant.
Which bloody Skin so soft product do you use, there's dozens. I've worked out it isn't the waxing or cellulite cream but there are too many choices..
jarrod248 said:
Does it work ? My Mother bought me some I'm always bit to hell and always get infected and weeping. DEET 100% (Or almost) does help but not enough to escape from being bitten.
That's not mossie bites that's your skin melting. 100% deet does that.
gallahad said:
Have you seen the tennis racquet shaped electronic mosquito zapper? Powered by 2 AA batteries it works well.
Oh yes very tactical and especially useful while asleep out in the field.
The Avon stuff is the green moistureiser(?), it doesn't stop them bothering you, but they don't bite.
Skin so Soft - Woodland Glade

There's also this if you fancy trying it. Didn't do much for me but it really arrsed the local dogs off
Anti-MAL 3.0 - Mosquito & Rat Repelling Software

Computer program that is bug free.
Travellers can beat the misery of mosquitoes with a computer program that paralyses the insect's wings by emitting a high-frequency sound.
The program has been so popular that the internet holiday company holiday.co.uk is planning to make it available to anyone who buys a flight or holiday from it next summer.
The brainchild of a Thai company, Anti-Mal 3.0 can be downloaded free. About 130,000 people have already taken advantage of it, 50,000 in the first three days of its availability.
An upgraded program also sees off cockroaches by irritating their antennae.
David Newbury, 35 a telesales manager from Essex, recently used the software while on holiday on the Red Sea. "It really works," he said. "I turn the laptop on in my room with the program running and I haven't seen a single bug since".
The man who created the program, Saranyou Punyaratanabunbhu, said: "I dare say that the mosquito-repelling success rate is around 90 per cent!"
Because of the impracticability of carrying a laptop on holiday, scientists are now working on a hand-held version.

More info here:
Download software

All you've got to do is find space in your Bergan for the laptop :D...

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