Popular brands of mosquito repellent that can be applied to the skin to keep mosquitoes at bay include OFF! and Cutter, which are available at most grocery stores and drugstores. Most popular mosquito repellents contain DEET or picaridin as an active ingredient.
In addition to the brands that contain DEET or picaridin as primary active ingredients, there are natural repellents that do not contain chemicals and are effective in repelling mosquitoes from the skin. These include oil of lemon eucalyptus, IR3535, oil of citronella and catnip oil. These repellents offer varying protection times ranging from 20 minutes to seven hours.