NEW YORK, May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With concerns over the dangers of mosquito-borne illnesses mounting and the summer months here, it's more important than ever to protect yourself and your family from exposure to bugs and bites. One of the best known ways to shield your skin from potentially harmful (and always itchy and annoying) insect bites is to use bug repellant products. Avon offers a wide variety of highly effective, DEET-free, insect-offing options with the Skin So Soft Bug Guard collection.
"Families around the country count on products in the Skin So Soft Bug Guard portfolio to provide trusted protection against bug bites," says Meg Lerner, Vice President, North America Beauty and Fashion & Home for Avon. "We want to give our Avon Representatives and their customers as much peace of mind as possible so they can stay safe as they enjoy the summer and the great outdoors."
Avon's Skin So Soft Bug Guard has been helping families stay bug bite free for over 17 years. These exclusive patented, time release formulas are suitable for the entire family and include ingredients that are effective alternatives to DEET. The portfolio of products target every family's needs, whether it's hiking at dusk or laying poolside during the day, ensuring long lasting protection.
SKIN SO SOFT BUG GUARD
SKIN SO SOFT Bug Guard Plus Picaridin ($14-$20): Protect your family when mosquitoes are most active, during dawn and dusk, with this effective, dependable insect repellent. Formulated with specialized time-release technology, these non-greasy, DEET-free formulas provide long-lasting protection against deer ticks and mosquitoes – repelling deer ticks that may transmit Lyme disease and mosquitoes that may transmit West Nile Virus. They're also fast-drying, pleasantly scented, and contain Vitamin E. Bug Guard Plus Picaridin is available as an Aerosol Spray, Pump Spray, Bonus-Size Pump Spray, and Towelettes.
SKIN SO SOFT Bug Guard Plus IR3535® Expedition™ SPF 30 ($14-$20): This double-duty formula provides 2-in-1 protection by shielding skin from the sun and repelling pesky insects during the daytime. Formulas are hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested, non-greasy, DEET-free (contains the active ingredient IR3535® as an alternative), and fortified with Vitamin E. Expedition is available in an Aerosol Spray (SPF 28), Pump Spray, and Bonus-Size Pump Spray.
SKIN SO SOFT Bug Guard Plus IR3535® Lotion SPF 30 ($14): Get dual protection from sun and certain bugs with this SPF-enriched insect repellent. The water-resistant formula is perfect for use while participating in water sports, effectively repelling bugs like mosquitoes and deer ticks while helping to prevent sunburn. Hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, DEET-free (contains the active ingredient IR3535® as an alternative), and PABA-free, the formula also contains Aloe and Vitamin E. Available in two scents: Gentle Breeze and Cool 'N Fabulous.
SKIN SO SOFT Bug Guard Anti-Itch Spray ($10): Just in case you forgot your Bug Guard and you have an annoying, itchy insect bite, this formula soothes and provides temporary relief to itching insect bites and sunburns (does not repel insects).
Where to buy: Available exclusively through Avon Representatives. To locate an Avon Representative call 1-800-FOR-AVON or visit www.avon.com.
About New Avon LLC
New Avon LLC is the leading social selling beauty company in North America. The company generated over $1 billion in revenues during 2015, and has nearly 400,000 independent sales Representatives in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. New Avon's product portfolio includes award-winning skincare, color cosmetics, fragrance and personal care products, featuring iconic brands such as Anew, Avon Color, Mark, and Skin So Soft, as well as fashion and accessories. Avon has a 130 year history of empowering women through economic opportunity, and the company also proudly supports the Avon Foundation for Women in its efforts to end breast cancer and domestic violence. Learn more about New Avon and its products at www.avon.com.
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