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Winter travellers face foreign insect danger

Published: 13/11/2009

» Travel & Leisure

Now there’s frost on the ground and dark afternoons in the UK, there really is nothing better than packing a suitcase with summer clothes for a winter time holiday.  But research from natural anti-insect range incognito has discovered that whilst people always remember to pack swimwear, sunglasses and sun cream, warding off biting and stinging insects is often low down or even non-existent on the list when heading off to sunnier climes –especially at this time of year.

 

Says incognito founder and recent Dragon’s Den contender Howard Carter; “mosquitoes and other small insects are unfortunately prevalent all year round in warmer countries including parts of Europe, and travellers need to remember to protect themselves against the possibilities of contracting potentially fatal insect-bourn diseases such as malaria and dengue fever or they could be bringing more back than a sun tan.” Howard himself contracted malaria despite taking anti-malarial drugs and a Deet-based repellent in Dec 1998, which provided him with the inspiration to create the range.

 

The incognito range of products which includes a spray, moisturising after sun lotion, shampoo, incense sticks, lemongrass and citronella soap, along with an innovative loofah soap, all contain the same, deliciously fragrant organic Citronella found only on the island of Java, amongst other strong natural ingredients.  This provides increased protection against bites over ordinary citronella as insects have yet to build up any tolerance to it.

 

The range contains no harmful ingredients such as DEET, parabens or synthetic additives. It is also suitable for use on all the family including babies and has a light, fresh fragrance well suited for both men and women.  The entire range is kind to the environment and certified by the Vegan Society apart from the loofah soap, contains honey.

 

Celebrities including X Factor judges Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell (who both use it in the Caribbean), as well as Davina McCall, Ewan McGregor, Elle McPherson, Derren Brown, Anneka Rice and Charley Boorman all love and use the incognito range regularly on their international travels.

 

incognito products are available to buy all year round in the UK at Harrods (including Gatwick and Heathrow), John Bell & Croydon, Planet Organic, Whole Foods and in Ireland at all branches of Sam McCauley’s. Or direct through the website.   www.lessmosquito.com