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12/11/2022

HRG’s five notable products from November 2022

For the month of November, suppliers introduced 249 products, which is almost double the amount they introduced in October.
Nigel F. Maynard
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Product introductions saw a huge jump in late 2022 as Wall Street rebounded and inflation pressures eased slightly.

For the month of November, suppliers introduced 249 products, which is almost double the amount (137) they introduced in October. Waukesha, Wis.-based HRG reviewed 62 products in the health category, 66 in the wellness sector and 121 items in the beauty category to see which ones stood out as Products to Watch. Here is what they found:

1. DenTek Fresh Protect Disposable

Dental Guards Medtech Products’ DenTek Fresh Protect Disposable Dental Guards are ready to use, no boiling or biting required. The manufacturer claims the guards reduce bacteria buildup over time. Designed for comfort, the ultra-thin material is crafted to be strong, durable and protect all teeth, not just molars, from grinding, the company said. Available in one size for all users, the product comes in a 32-ct. pack.

2. Coppertone Every Tone Sunscreen

Lotion SPF 50 from Beiersdorf Made for all skin tones, Beiersdorf’s Coppertone Every Tone is a lightweight, broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen lotion that is designed to blend in clear and remain water resistant for 80 minutes, the maker said. Formulated with vitamin E, the lotion is free from oil, fragrance, oxybenzone, octinoxate, PABA and phthalates. It comes in a 7-oz. bottle.

3. Afrin No Drip Severe Congestion

12-hour Spray Bayer’s Afrin No Drip Severe Congestion 12-hour Spray is designed to deliver fast, powerful congestion relief from colds and allergies, the company said. It’s formulated with oxymetazoline and menthol to shrink nasal membranes in a no-drip bottle design. Bayer said the spray provides relief for 12 hours. It comes in a 15-ml bottle.

4. Motrin Arthritis Pain Reliever Gel

Motrin Arthritis Pain Reliever Gel from Johnson & Johnson is a nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory topical gel that the brand said has been clinically proven to relieve joint pain, reduce stiffness and improve mobility associated with arthritis. Developed to be nongreasy and fragrance free, it contains 1% of diclofenac sodium at full prescription strength. The bottle is 1.76 oz.

5. CleanLife No Rinse Foaming Body Wash

CleanLife’s No Rinse Foaming Body Wash is a ready-to-use product that is designed to leave skin clean, refreshed and moisturized without water, the brand said. The paraben and alcohol-free formula can be applied to a clean cloth and used to eliminate odors on adults and children. The wash can be a solution when there is a lack of facilities, physical limitation, discomfort or fear of bathing. The company said the product is safe and effective as a perineal cleaner as well. It comes in 8 oz.

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