Product introductions continued to rebound, increasing almost 50% in October compared to their numbers in September.
Shrugging off inflation news, interest rate hikes and slower job growth, suppliers unveiled 137 new products, which is a jump from the 90 new items from last month. Waukesha, Wis.-based HRG reviewed six products in the health category, 117 in the wellness sector and 14 beauty items to see which ones stood out as Products to Watch. Here is what they found:
1. Herpecin L Pain Relief
Herpecin L Pain Relief targeted spot treatment from Focus Consumer Healthcare was developed to numb cold sore pain and itch while protecting users from infection. The triple-action formula includes the active ingredient lidocaine, and the product is designed to go on clear without burning or causing irritation. It comes in a .15-oz. tube.
2. Fergon Iron Restore Chewables
DSE Healthcare’s Fergon Iron Restore Chewable Tablet is formulated to improve iron deficiency with no pills to swallow or metallic aftertaste. The orange-flavored tablet was developed to avoid stomach irritation and constipation, and is vegan and gluten free. It comes in a 60-ct. bottle.
3. Mommy’s Bliss h.soothe Hemorrhoidal Cream
Designed by moms for moms, Mommy’s Bliss h.soothe Hemorrhoidal Cream by MOM Enterprises is formulated to provide relief from discomfort while shrinking swollen tissue. It’s crafted with such ingredients as lanolin and glycerin and is free from artificial fragrances, parabens, petroleum, mineral oils and phthalates.
4. Goli Nutrition Ashwagandha Gummies
Goli Nutrition’s Ashwagandha mixed berry gummies are gluten free, non-GMO, plant-based, vegan and made with vitamin D and KSM-66 Ashwagandha. The company said ashwagandha offers a long list of benefits that include such things as improved sleep quality, stress reduction, calmness, endurance support and concentration. The product comes in a 60-ct. bottle.
5. Nair Spa Sugar Hair Remover
Made with just five naturally derived ingredients (plus water), Nair Spa Sugar Hair Remover by Church & Dwight is designed to be gentle enough for underarms and the bikini area. The company said the product is formulated with no perfumes, dyes or parabens and is safe for all skin types. It comes in a 8.5-oz. container.