Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Sunscreen, Avon

The daily deal for Saturday, April 5, 2008

is Avon's Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Sunscreen lotion for $5.99, half of the usual price of $12 for four ounces.

The full name of the product is Skin So Soft BugGuard IR3535® Gentle Breeze SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion-a long name for a product that simply (and effectively) wards off bugs and protects you from the sun. It's water resistant and DEET- and PABA-free.

While it's early to be buying summer skincare products, I stock up on this lotion now and I douse it on my kids all summer long since here in Connecticut we have to worry about Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses, not to mention pesky mosquitoes. I keep one in my car, one in a beach bag and one or two in the backyard.