Product introductions fell sharply in May amid renewed concerns about the economic climate over the next year. Though inflation fell for the ninth straight period in April, for the month of May suppliers introduced only 89 products, which is half of the 178 new items they released in the previous month.
Waukesha, Wis.-based HRG reviewed nine products in the health category, 48 in the wellness sector and 32 items in the beauty aisle to see which ones stood out as Products to Watch. Here is what they found:
1. NasoClenz Nasal Cleansing Kit
Silicon Valley Innovations said its NasoClenz is an antiseptic cleansing kit for the nose. Designed to be used at home or on the go, it offers a simple alternative to rinses and sprays. The kit contains cleansing wands that are alcohol-free with a non-staining antiseptic gel. The product’s potential uses include seasonal allergies, CPAP users, during travel or nasal hygiene. It comes in a travel pack.
2. Cetaphil Healthy Renew Day Cream SPF 30
Cetaphil Healthy Renew Day Cream SPF 30 by Galderma Laboratories is designed to hydrate and smooth the look of fine lines while protecting skin from damaging UV rays. The formulation includes highly purified peptides, vitamins B3 and B5, and botanical extracts to hydrate up to 48 hours, the company said. It comes in a 1.7-oz. bottle.
3. Airborne Immune Essentials Gummies Orange
Reckitt’s Airborne Immune Essentials Gummies were developed for immune support with 400mg of vitamin C, antioxidants and an herbal blend, the company said. The gummies have a streamlined formula for everyday use and come in a 132-ct. bottle.
4. Dr. Scholl’s Odor-X Probiotic Foot Spray
Scholls Wellness said that its Dr. Scholl’s Odor-X Probiotic Foot Spray is formulated with a blend of essential oils to provide a naturally derived solution for persistent foot odor and to cool
and soothe feet. The company claimed that the spray would immediately eliminate odors while also restoring the skin’s healthy microbiome with probiotics to rebalance the bacterial environment on feet. It comes in a 4-oz. spray.
5. Neuriva Ultra Capsules
Neuriva Ultra Capsules by Reckitt were designed to offer seven benefits, the maker said: mental alertness, reasoning, concentration, memory, learning, focus and accuracy. Reckitt said the formulation is backed by science and includes naturally sourced and clinically tested ingredients such as cognivive, neurofactor, phosphatdylserine and vitamin B6 and B12. It comes in a 60-ct. bottle.