products to watch jan 2024

HRG’s five notable products from December

HRG reviewed 13 products in the health category, 38 items in the wellness sector and 27 items in the beauty aisle to see which ones stood out as Products to Watch.
Nigel F. Maynard
Editorial Director
Nigel

Product introductions ended the year on a high note in 2023, seeing a modest increase in December after two straight months of declines. Introductions hadn’t seen an increase since September.

For the month of December, suppliers introduced 78 new products, which is four fewer items than the 74 they released in the previous month. Waukesha, Wis.-based HRG reviewed 13 products in the health category, 38 items in the wellness sector and 27 items in the beauty aisle to see which ones stood out as Products to Watch.

Here are the ones to watch:

1. Zarbee’s Children’s Gentle Bedtime Chamomile Gummy 

Zarbee’s Children’s Gentle Bedtime Gummies are a non-melatonin, drug-free supplement designed to help children unwind and relax before bedtime, the brand said. It contains chamomile, which is believed to promote mind and body relaxation. Zarbee’s claimed that when kids three to 12 years of age take a serving 30-60 minutes before bed, sleep hygiene will improve. The product is available in a Raspberry Lemon flavor and in a 30-ct. pack.

2. Bactine Max No-Mess Roll-On

Wellspring said it launched the new Bactine Max No-Mess Roll-On as an anesthetic liquid that is designed to numb pain and itch quickly. It was developed to ease pain associated with minor burns, bug bites and sunburn. The roll-on contains lidocaine and aloe vera and comes in a 2.5-oz. bottle.

3. Gold Bond Healing Sensitive Body & Face Lotion

Gold Bond Healing Sensitive Body & Face Lotion by Sanofi contains seven moisturizers and three vitamins to help restore skin’. Sanofi said the product is clinically shown to heal, moisturize and soothe dry, sensitive skin while also being hypoallergenic and fragrance-free. It comes in a 13-oz. bottle.

4. Coppertone Every Tone Invisible Finish Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF 55

Beiersdorf is expanding its Every Tone line with the addition of Coppertone Every Tone Invisible Finish Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF 55. The sunscreen is designed to be transparent on skin, non-greasy and lightweight. It will appear clear on all skin tones, Beiersdorf said, adding that it is water resistant for up to 40 minutes. Developed with dermatologists from Skin of Color Society, the product is free from oxybenzone, octinoxate, PABA, parabens and phthalates. It comes in a 2-oz. tube.

5. Neutrogena Reusable Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser Kit

The Neutrogena Foaming Facial Cleanser Starter Kit from Kenvue comes with a reusable pump bottle and face wash concentrate that provides users with a sustainable packaging option and 96% biodegradable formula to clean the skin. The concentrate is formulated with seven ingredients, is non-comedogenic and is free from parabens, phthalates, sulfate-surfactants, alcohol, mineral oil and soap. One cleanser comes in a kit.

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