A Tale of Two Benadryls
Alright, so mosquitoes like me. I have at present 47 mosquito bites on my legs alone (I counted, so this product review could be as accurate as possible). I need stuff that makes them stop itching. Benadryl. I should own stock in the bitch.
That gel on the left? Amazing. Works great, despite the fact this particular bottle (which, in a moment of desperation, I found half-empty in the cabinet under the bathroom sink) “expired” in 2011. The spray, just purchased today? Is for shit.
They have the same active ingredient, in the same amount, and yet the spray manages not to deliver the same relief I was accustomed to with the gel. More to the point, the spray (which is supposedly actually less sticky than the gel, if labels are to be believed) is like spraying hair spray on your skin. I feel fucking disgusting right now, but more to the point — I still itch. Fuckdammit.
The spray bottle says “fast” relief, by which they mean “Gone in 60 Seconds” fast – by which I mean that it works great, for about a minute. Not so the gel. The gel is like rubbing your skin with smiles and petrichor.
In conclusion: Buy the gel. Don’t buy the spray. The spray sucks. And not in a good way.