If there’s one thing I really hate when it comes to my kids, it’s the pesky mosquito bites! Imagine those reddish, inflamed spots on their arms and legs that leave marks after some time. Arrgggh! Or worse, scars because my kids scratch those annoyingly itchy bites that they have mastered when they became toddlers.
So I searched high and low for a perfect solution to insect bites so that my poor little babies won’t have to suffer from itchiness and eventually marks and scars. I’ve tried the liquid format and the stick and they worked at first but later on lost its effectiveness.
Until one day, I passed by the GIGA kiosk at Robinsons Galleria to buy their insect repellent and got curious with their range of natural products. (Btw, just found out that GIGA stands for “God Is Good! Always”. I love the brand name! 🙂 ) Then I encountered the GIGA Tea Tree Cream. It is used to soothe insect bites and minor cuts and is made of natural ingredients like VCO, Beeswax, Tea Tree Oil, Lavender Oil and Aloe Vera Extract. It has no petroleum products and parabens which are not safe for babies.
GIGA Tea Tree Cream comes 2 sizes: a small 10g tub that costs around P95 and a bigger 60g tub at P540 if I’m not mistaken. Though I remember the first time I bought it, I think it was available only in the small size.
The cream has a pleasant scent of lavender and aloe vera which I love. It’s oily but not sticky and the greasy feel can easily be washed or wiped off. It is smooth to apply and glides softly in the skin.
Come product testing time. The Big Boy was around 2 years old when we first tried this product. He got a fresh mosquito bite that turned into a weal or pantal. I applied a small amount of the Tea Tree Cream on the bite and after about a minute, the pantal flattened to my surprise and the Big Boy didn’t scratch it! Amazing! 😀 It has to be re-applied though because I notice it wears off from the skin after a while. So I need to put on some cream whenever I see the Big Boy beginning to scratch a mosquito bite. Also there was no round dark spot left by the bite on the Big Boy’s skin unlike when we didn’t apply anything and just leave the pantal ’till it goes away.
I also tried it on myself when I got a mosquito bite and it indeed worked wonders! It has a soothing effect that would prevent you from scratching.
Knowing the amazing power of this product, I now use it with the Little Princess as well. The kids are not “scar or scratch-free” though as there are instances when they have already enjoyed scratching an insect especially the annoying mosquito bite before we notice and rub in some cream but at least we now have a scratch-fighting solution. 🙂
Now, even the Big Boy already knows the product to look for when something is itchy. He would say, “Mommy, cream!” While the Little Princess would show any part of her body and ask us to apply the cream whenever she sees this small round tub even if she doesn’t have a mosquito bite. 😀 It’s now a staple in our home and the Big Boy’s school bag. This together with GIGA Baby Insect Repellent Spray and Moskishield, Smart Steps or Bite Block mosquito patches is our total anti-mosquito solution. 🙂
Because of the Tea Tree Cream, I also tried and now use other GIGA products like the Baby Cold Rub, Baby Balm and Massage Rub Cream. I’ve fallen in love with their products! 😀 I’ll try to post reviews of their products that I have tried especially the the Insect Repellent Spray which is one of our faves. 🙂
GIGA products can be bought from kiosks of malls below (got this from their Facebook page). What I have visited so far are their Galleria and Megamall outlets but good thing they are distributed in malls from north to south.
- Fashion Village, Tiendesitas
- Robinsons Galleria
- Robinsons Magnolia
- Ronibsons Place Manila
- SM Dasmarinas
- SM City Cebu
- SM Megamall
- SM Mall of Asia
- Vmall, Greenhills Shopping Center
- Shoppesville, Greenhills Shopping Center
- Lucky Chinatown Mall
- Landmark Makati
- Landmark Trinoma
- Wellworth Department Store, Fairview Terraces
- SM Aura Premier Supermarket
Other GIGA products can be found at their website giga.com.ph.