Products to Watch: HRG’s 5 notable products from December 2021
Suppliers finished the year strong, with a healthy volume of new product introductions. Refusing to let the holiday season slow them down, companies in December introduced 168 new products in the health, wellness and beauty categories. Hamacher Resource Group’s new product team evaluated eight products in the health category, 43 in the wellness sector and 117 in the beauty aisle to highlight five that could be superstars for retailers in 2022 and beyond. Here are the products they found:
1. Allergan’s Refresh Optive Mega-3
Refresh Optive Mega-3 Lubricant Eye Drop is formulated to work on all three tear film layers to provide lasting relief and comfort for symptoms of dry eye due to meibomian gland dysfunction. The product uses HydroCell technology, a proprietary NaCl-free, glycerin-based solution that is meant to enable hydration and maintain the volume of cells on the ocular surface to prevent further irritation. The single-dose, preservative-free vials are now available in a 60-count value pack.
2. Beiersdorf’s Eucerin Advanced Repair
Beiersdorf has developed a light, fast-absorbing foam to soothe feet and legs, and provide moisture for up to 48 hours. Combining pro-vitamin B5, natural moisturizing factors and ceramides, the Eucerin Advanced Repair Leg & Foot foam is nonsticky, nongreasy and designed to spread easily, even between the toes. The product comes in a 5-oz. bottle.
3. Old Spice Bald Care
The Old Spice Bald Care System by Procter & Gamble is a daily three-step product designed to clean and protect the heads of balding men from shaving irritation, dryness and sunburn. Step one in the system is the Daily Exfoliating Scalp Wash, which exfoliates and cleans, and the aloe it contains is meant to help retain moisture and improve skin integrity. Additional products in the routine include a scalp moisturizer and latherless shave cream. The system comes in 17.9 oz.
4. Coppertone Complete 50
Beiersdorf’s Coppertone Complete sunscreen lotion with SPF 50 is a new multibenefit sunscreen that offers lightweight, everyday protection for the whole family. The sunscreen, which is formulated to protect and nourish all skin types with UVA/UVB protection, comes in a 7-oz. bottle. Designed to be water resistant for 80 minutes, it is free of oxybenzone, octinoxate, PABA, phthalates and dyes.
5. Zarbee’s Baby Cough Syrup
Zarbee’s Natural Baby Cough Syrup is intended for babies between the ages of 12 to 24 months. Free from drugs, alcohol, artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors, dyes and gluten, the 2-oz. size cough syrup was developed with a special blend of dark honey to gently calm and soothe coughs associated with hoarseness and irritation. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.