Buggy beaches, ponds, and muggy marshlands are all game with this water-resistant, biodegradable, mineral-based repellent that's also a broadband SPF sunscreen (which means it shields UVA and UVB). It has an effective mix of critter-repelling organic ingredients like castor oil, citronella, lemongrass, cedar, rosemary, and geranium mixed with some moisturizing organic olive oil and beeswax. It takes a little extra rubbing for the uncoated zinc oxide to absorb and you will smell like a field of lemons, but who cares when you're bite- and burn-free at the end of the day? [$17 for 2.9 oz; badgerbalm.com]
Best for: The beach, ponds, and lakes.