Name: Buzz Free Zone Gel
Overall Rank: 10/10
What Is Buzz Free Zone Gel?
Buzz Free Zone Gel is an organic and vegan,all-natural mosquito repellent. It’s a light, non-greasy gel made from the best ingredients Mother Nature has to offer:
- Aloe Vera
Geranium and Basil work together to create an effective deterrent for mosquitoes, but that’s not all. The Lemongrass is a real turn off for ticks and wasps as well. While the Aloe Vera base is soothing and nourishing to the skin.
It’s vegan, gluten-free, palm oil-free, and Halal compliant.
What’s In It?
Aqua; Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera); Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium); Ocinum Basillicum (Basil); Cymbbopogon Flexuosus (Lemongrass); Xanthham Gum; citronellol; geraniol; linalool; Phenoxyethanol; Ethylhexylglycerin; Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
What’s Not In It?
Mineral oil; parabens; silicones; palm oil; non-naturally derived products; non-vegan or chemically-grown products
Karma Skincare is a UK based company that uses nothing but the power of plants and minerals in all their skincare products. Their range includes anti aging face creams and oils, cleansers and toners, insect repellent and a soothing after bite gel. They also have a magnesium muscle rub to help ease aches and pains. Each product is lovingly hand-blended and packaged.
A few words from the owner:
“If you put something good on your skin then your skin will respond and glow”
“If you put chemicals or animal-derived ingredients on your skin, your skin will complain and cause you problems”.
All Karma Skincare products are chemical and cruelty-free.
You may think this review is biased, I don’t often give something 10 out of 10. So I just want to stress from the get-go that I’m not promoting this product for monetary gain. It’s just something I really, really believe in.
I first discovered Buzz Free Zone Gel a couple of years ago when I was preparing to spend a month in Thailand. I’d been doing a bit of research on mosquito repellent and was a bit bummed out by what I’d found. Most of what was available were full of chemicals and the consensus was that repellents had to contain DEET to be effective.
DEET, or diethyltoluamide, was developed in 1944 by Samuel Gertler and was originally used as a pesticide. It’s supposed to be used on skin and clothing but has been known to have toxic side effects in some situations, affecting the skin, brain and cells of both humans and animals. Was this really something I wanted to be putting on my body every day?
Thanks, but no thanks.
A friend recommended that I check out Karma Skincare for their all-natural products and that’s when I came across Buzz Free Zone Gel. I loved the idea of a repellent made from organic, natural ingredients, with no DEET. I order two bottles straight away.
This gel is absolutely amazing. Not only is it 100% effective (I was in Thailand for a month and only had one bite, on the eyelid, a spot I’d missed with the gel) but it also smells divine. I use it here in Portugal in the summer and every time I smell it it takes me straight back to Thailand. The essential oils give off such a delicate perfume you don’t need to use anything else.
Applied to clean skin, the gel is instantly absorbed so you can get dressed straight away. It stays effective until you wash it off, but unlike the other repellents that contain DEET, you don’t feel the need to wash it off as it’s so gentle on the skin. My skin feels so soft and moisturised when I use it that I don’t bother using any other moisturising products. It’s so gentle that I have no worries about using it on my baby too.
All in all I gave this product a 10/10 because I totally think it deserves it. I have nothing bad to say about it. I love the fact that we can use nature to fight nature and I will continue to use it on me and my family for as long as I need to.