Do These Green Beauty Products Really Work?
Natural Bug Repellent
THE CLAIM Perfume yourself with this USDA-certified organic blend of oils and it'll ward off bites from the likes of mosquitoes, gnats, flies, ants, and more ($26; intelligentnutrients.com).
EXPERT OPINION"I love it as a repellentit's a good alternative to chemical-based products," says Dr. Fusco, who believes it's the combination of natural oils (including sesame seed, castor, citronella, thyme, clove, cinnamon, and rosemary) that keeps away annoying insects. "I'd apply a few drops to the pressure points."
OUR VERDICT We put the slightly medicinal, slightly herbal-smelling liquid to the ultimate test: a spring trip to India, where "it's mosquitoes galore," said one tester. "I put it on before leaving the house every morning, and got a lot fewer bites than I normally would when visiting."