Product introductions slowed for the second straight month in November, after showing a modest bump in September. For the month of November, suppliers introduced 74 new products, which is 10 fewer items than the 84 they released in the previous month.
Waukesha, Wis.-based HRG reviewed nine products in the health category, 42 items in the wellness sector and 23 items in the beauty aisle to see which ones stood out as Products to Watch.
Here is what they found:
1. Narcan Nasal Spray 4 mg
Emergent Devices’ Narcan Nasal Spray is now available over the counter to assist in an opioid overdose emergency whether at home, work or on the go. Available in its original prescription-strength, it’s designed to be easy to use—no nasal swabs or needles needed. Emergent claims the spray is safe and can quickly reverse an opioid overdose in minutes when used correctly. It comes in a two-dose pack.
2. Vitafusion Melatonin-Free Sleep Gummy
Church & Dwight’s Vitafusion Melatonin-Free Sleep gummy is formulated with 200 mg of Lutemax 2020 plus passion flower, chamomile flower and lemon balm leaf (in each serving) to help support sleep quality in adults. The product is made with no artificial sweeteners, gluten, high fructose corn syrup, dairy or synthetic FD&C dyes. One bottle contains 40 gummies in a natural tart cherry peach flavor.
3. Tylenol Precise Cooling Pain Relieving Cream
Tylenol Precise Cooling Pain Relieving Cream from Kenvue is formulated with lidocaine (4%) and menthol (1%) to provide maximum strength relief without a prescription, the brand said. The rollerball provides a non-messy application to target external pain. It comes in a 4-oz. tube.
4. Gillette Intimate i3 Men’s Pubic Hair Trimmer
Procter & Gamble said it developed the Gillette Intimate i3 Men’s Pubic Hair Trimmer to be tough on hair but gentle on skin below the waist. The trimmer is cordless, can be used wet or dry and has SkinFirst technology, which has closely spaced blades to reduce skin bulging and help protect sensitive skin. Its Li-Ion battery provides up to 80 minutes of trimming. One
trimmer per package.
5. Hyland’s Naturals Menopause Multi + Youthful Skin Capsules
Hyland’s Naturals Menopause Multi + Youthful Skin Capsule is a multivitamin designed to support daily wellness focusing on women over 50 years old. The capsules are formulated with chasteberry, red clover, ashwagandha and L-theanine to help in the reduction of hot flashes and mood swings. Ingredients biotin, collagen and silica are included to promote supple, glowing skin. One bottle contains 60 capsules.