I do have some experience with Skin so Soft, since I worked as a canoe guide in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota (big bad bug capital). And I do agree that the DEET products are the only thing an active person can use to keep the buggers away. However, after I settled into camp (after putting up the tents, fires, changing shoes, cooking, etc), and it was time to read or relax, that's when I pulled out the Avon product. If you are NOT MOVING (as in not sweating and breathing hard), this gentle product did keep mosquitoes at bay from my hands and face.
Of course, it's really just best to camp in a sunny, breezy spot and retreat to your netted tent at dusk.
I tried to avoid DEET products where possible, since it is so toxic. But it DOES work so well; it's hard to resist. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />