My husband and I have recently been traveling in various parts of Europe during their summer. Fend became our best friend!
This product really worked as we put it to the test in an area that was experiencing a particularly bad season for mosquitos.
Gentle on the skin, non sticky and not smelly for the win.
Highly recommend ✔️
Not sticky and smelly like other products - highly recommend
Fend gets 5 stars for so many reasons. Firstly, it works! Secondly, it goes on so easily when wrestling little humans and doesn't smell which is a big win, especially with toddlers. And finally, it's gentle on skin. My son suffers from eczema so a gentle but effective repellent is hard to come by. You won't be disappointed. The current size is great for the handbag or travelling but my only request would be that they had it in more sizes!
This not only works perfectly, but it smells so good that I wore it on my wedding day! The lotion spreads easily over the skin so a small pump goes a long way. It also lasts all night if you tend to get mozzie bites while you sleep.
Really great for babies, nice texture and doesn’t irritate sensitive skin. 2 month old had been getting bitten in bed at night by mozzies but fend is definitely fending them off.
Fend really is a cut above the rest! So relieved to have a product I don’t have to hesitate putting kn my baby and kids. Love the smell and so nice to apply. Never thought I would say that about an insect repellent!
Best insect repellent I’ve ever used.
Perfect for adults and kids!
From opening the beautiful packaging to lathering the soft cream onto my skin, it is a lovely experience using Fend. I love knowing I’m not putting toxic ingredients onto my skin, and I love that I don’t smell toxic when wearing it! The cream is so nice to apply, it smells nice and absorbs quickly into my skin without leaving a weird feeling and scent.
Thanks to its travel friendly bottle I now take it whenever I travel.
Highly recommend. Thanks for bringing it to Australia Fend!
It's nice to find a naturally based insect repellent that smells and works great. Fend not only keeps kids safe from insects but also from nasty chemicals. Highly recommend!
Love this product, my toddler son loves it too. Smells amazing, works a treat and love the packaging.
Smells delish. Not greasy, oily or yuck like many we have tried in the past. Safe for our bubs - and very much needed in our jungle like backyard. Haven’t had a nibble from a mozzie since we started using it! Guests who try it always ask about it as they love it, too. We keep a bottle in the nappy bag, near the garden and in car. Die hard Fend fans.
LOVE the smell of this insect repellent and how easy it is to get on my two kids. It’s effective and I don’t have to worry about all the nasties - as there are none! Also did I mention I love the smell? Even us adults love putting it on as our skin doesn’t feel sticky after applying.
We use fend everyday in the warmer months AB’s its I credible not only for adults but also kids! I absolutely love the consistency. It doesn’t feel sticky or doesn’t leave a smell. I feel confident using it on ny kids everyday knowing its natural. The packaging is beautiful too. Would definitely recommend. Its become a staple in our family!
It is so nice to have finally found a mossie repellant that works and isn’t full of toxic ingredients. It even smells good! It will be our go to for the summer
We live right by a creek in the Northern Rivers and Fend has been a firm favourite on warm evenings sat outside on our terrace. All our friends love the scent and we can’t live without it now!
We used Fend in summer when we had a new bub. It was great. Love that it doesn’t contain anything toxic and it smells great. It’s a staple in my handbag in summer now.
How it works.
Fend uses an active ingredient called ethyl butylacetylaminopropionate.
It's hard to say, but it's a gentle amino acid that is friendly to skin and the environment.
On its own it is short-acting, so Fend uses extracts from algae and mushrooms to hold it in microscopic bubbles.
These bubbles release the active gradually over hours and keeping you protected for longer.
Inspired by nature. Backed by science.
Arm-in cage study: AEDES AEGYPTI
PARTICIPANTS: 10 participants - 4 women, 6 men - aged 18-60.
SPECIES: 55 female mosquitoes aged 5-10 days of species Aedes Aegypti.
RESULTS: 0 stings were recorded by 14 hours. Stings were recorded on 4 of the 10 participants at 15 hours.
CONCLUSION: Considered satisfactory for repellent action to mosquito species Aedes Aegypti during a period of 14 hours after application.
Arm-in cage study: AEDES ALBOPICTUS
PARTICIPANTS: 10 participants - 5 women, 5 men - aged 18-60.
SPECIES: 55 female mosquitoes aged 5-10 days of species Aedes Albopictus.
RESULTS: 0 stings were recorded by 13 hours. Stings were recorded on 3 of the 10 participants at 14 hours.
CONCLUSION: Considered satisfactory for repellent action to mosquito species Aedes Albopictus during a period of 13 hours after application.
Arm-in cage study: CULEX QUINQUEFASCIATUS
PARTICIPANTS: 10 participants - 5 women, 5 men - aged 18-60.
SPECIES: 55 female mosquitoes aged 5-10 days of species Culex Quinquefasciatus.
RESULTS: 0 stings were recorded by 14 hours. Stings were recorded on 3 of the 10 participants at 15 hours.
CONCLUSION: Considered satisfactory for repellent action to mosquito species Culex Quinquefasciatus during a period of 14 hours after application.
Arm-in cage study: ANOPHELES AQUASALIS
PARTICIPANTS: 10 participants - 6 women, 4 men - aged 18-60.
SPECIES: 55 female mosquitoes aged 5-10 days of species Anopheles Aquasalis.
RESULTS: 0 stings were recorded by 13 hours. Stings were recorded on 4 of the 10 participants at 14 hours.
CONCLUSION: Considered satisfactory for repellent action to mosquito species Anopheles Aquasalis during a period of 13 hours after application.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the potential of adverse skin reactions caused by topical use.
PARTICIPANTS: 54 participants - 43 women, 11 men - aged 19-63.
METHODOLOGY: The repellent was applied to hypoallergenic adhesive strips. Strips were applies to the same location on participants 3 times per week for 3 weeks.
RESULTS: No side effects (erythema, edema, papule or vesicle) were detected in the area of application, and no participants reported sensations of discomfort during the study.
CONCLUSION: A primary irritation index of 0.0 out of a possible 8.0 at is sufficient to classify the repellent as 'Toxicity Category IV - Very Low Toxicity'.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the potential of adverse skin reactions caused by exposure to UV light following topical use.
PARTICIPANTS: 35 participants - 28 women, 7 men - aged 18-63.
METHODOLOGY: The repellent was applied to hypoallergenic adhesive strips. Strips were applied to participants for 24 hours. When removed, the test area was immediately exposed to 4 J/cm2 UVA light to test for discomfort or clinical reactions. Tests were repeated on the same area 3 times per week for 2 weeks.
RESULTS: No side effects (erythema, edema, papule or vesicle) were detected in the area of application.
CONCLUSION: The product did not cause photosensitisation and was not shown to be phototoxic and support the 'hypoallergenic' appeal.