If you’re returning from Memorial Day weekend dotted in mosquito bites and are rethinking your bug-avoidance strategy, good news: This compact, supereffective Repel spray is just five dollars today. “It’s surprising that a non-DEET bug spray could go toe to toe with the chemical-laced options, but here we are,” writes former Cut senior beauty editor Ashley Weatherford of the spray. Its active ingredient is lemon eucalyptus oil, which Great Jones founder (and Strategist contributor) Sierra Tishgart reports smells “pleasant” and avoids the sticky, cloying bug-spray experience that “make me feel like I need to go home and immediately shower.” Plus the four-ounce bottle is small enough to throw in a purse: It’s “not totally out of place if you whip it out while sitting outside at a nice restaurant,” Tishgart says. Mosquitos may have won the battle, but you’ll win the summer.
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