Mosquitos were my biggest enemy last summer. As I said, I almost went to the ER in July 2022 because my ankles were throbbing and swollen from bites for a couple of days. I would have tried anything to ensure this never happened again. The Kinfield wipes felt like just the right choice, especially since they're supposed to protect you for up to three hours, and I could stick them in my purse whenever I knew I would be outside.
Once my skin passed the patch test (I rubbed a little bit on my face and arm and waited for three hours to make sure I didn't experience any weird reactions, like swelling, tingling or a rash), I applied it all over my arms, legs, stomach, neck and face right before I went to tan at the pool.
My initial reaction? This stuff smells strong! Although some buyers have mentioned a strong vanilla scent, I thought it was more of a citronella and lemongrass overload. It's not exactly unpleasant, but these wipes are not for you if you're sensitive to essential oil-like smells. Even after the three-hour test, it still smelled like I had just rubbed it on. (No need for perfume because you will smell like the plants.)
After two hours of tanning and swimming in the pool, I noticed I didn't have one bite. My ankles were smooth, my skin was itch-free and I was so happy I didn't have to rush back home for some aloe vera. I even went back to the same restaurant where I had experienced those vicious outdoor mosquitos, and I still didn't get any bites.
Since then, I've been using the wipes every time I know I'm going to be outside for a couple of hours, and I've noticed that reapplying them every two to three hours does help to keep me protected throughout the day.
While summer is coming to an end, I have some vacations lined up over the next few months, so you better believe I have the Golden Hour wipes ready to go, since I feel like they make me practically bulletproof. And that means I can finally live out the hot girl fall/winter I deserve...because hot girls shouldn’t have to visit the ER over bug bites!