Tuesday, May 15, 2018


Did You Know that all of Avon's insect repellent formulas are dermatologist-tested, Deet-free and they contain Vitamin E?! 
Get ready for the summer with a bug repellent that has sunscreen - The Bug Guard Plus IR355 Expedition editionIf you spend a lot of time outdoors, especially where there are a lot of bugs, mosquitoes, sand flies or other annoying insects, make sure to stock up on Bug Guard Plus Sunscreen and/or spray.

You can choose from the Pump Spray or Family Size Pump Spray with SPF 30 - which repels mosquitoes for up to 8 hours and deer ticks for up to 10 hours or you can choose the Aerosol Spray SPF 28 repels mosquitoes for 8 hours and *deer ticks for 12 hours.                                                           
*Repels deer ticks that may carry and transmit Lyme Disease.
✓  Deet-free  
✓  SPF 28 & SPF 30  
✓  Dermatologist-tested  
✓  Hypoallergenic  
✓  With vitamin E
✓  Protects against mosquitoes, deer ticks, gnats, no-seeums, 
     sand flies and biting midges 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018


If you are outdoors often or if you have kids who are going to summer camp and also enjoy outdoor activities, it is important to protect from mosquito bites and annoying bugs that are out in big numbers during the hot summer months. 

One of the best ways to fight off the bugs and mosquitoes and protect from harmful UV rays is to use an insect repellent with SPF protection.  One of Avon's top-selling product lines is Skin-So Soft Bug Guard Plus.  It is deet-free and instead, contains contains PicaridinSkin-So-Soft Bug Guard Plus effectively repels mosquitoes, deer ticks, black flies, sand flies, gnats, no-seeums and biting midges.

The CDC recommends the use of insect repellent to reduce your risk of bug bites (including mosquitoes, ticks, and some flies) that can spread diseases (including Zika, dengue, and Lyme disease), many of which cannot be prevented or treated with a vaccine or medicine. (Source: Mommy Warrior blog)

By using Bug Guard Plus insect repellent and sunscreen you are helping to take steps to prevent bug bites.  Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus is an EPA-registered insect repellent and is free of harsh chemicals, such as deet.

Use Insect Repellent
Use EPA-registered insect repellents for protection against mosquitoes, ticks, and other bugs. Other repellents protect against mosquitoes but may not be effective against ticks or other bugs.

These ingredients are helpful in protection against mosquitoes and more...
  • Picaridin (also known as KBR 3023, Bayrepel, and icaridin)
  • Oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE) or para-menthane-diol (PMD)
  • IR3535
  • 2-undecanone (methyl nonyl ketone)

IR3535 -  is an ingredient that provides repellency against a broad range of biting insects, including mosquitoes, deer ticks, black flies, gnats, no-seeums and biting midges.

When used as directed, EPA-registered insect repellents are proven safe and effective, even for pregnant and breastfeeding women.


• Repels mosquitoes that may transmit West Nile Virus
• Repels deer ticks that may transmit Lyme Disease
• Repels mosquitoes, deer ticks, black flies, sand flies, gnats, no- 
  seeums and biting midges
• Provides SPF 30 protection
• PABA-free and DEET-free
• Non-greasy
• Vitamin E and Aloe
• Pediatrician tested

Insect repellents are one part of a more comprehensive program to control mosquitoes that transmit diseases such as dengue or Zika. Avoiding or preventing bites can help prevent transmission of dengue and any other vector-borne diseases.  ( Source:  CDC.gov)

Tips for Babies & Children

an adult male applying insect repellent to a child's face
  • Always follow instructions when applying insect repellent to children.
  • Do not use insect repellent on babies younger than 2 months old.
  • Do not apply insect repellent onto a child’s hands, eyes, mouth, and cut or irritated skin.
    • Adults: Spray insect repellent onto your hands and then apply to a child’s face.
  • Do not use products containing oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE) or para-menthane-diol (PMD) on children under 3 years old
(Source: Epa.gov)

Show those bugs Who is the Boss! Protect your family with America's #1 Deet-free repellent.