Product introductions once again saw a decrease in October, after showing a modest bump in September.
For the month of October, suppliers introduced 84 new products, which is 16 fewer items than the 100 they released in the previous month. Waukesha, Wis.-based HRG reviewed five products in the health category, 33 items in the wellness sector and 46 items in the beauty aisle to see which ones stood out as Products to Watch.
Here is what they found:
1. Hyland’s Naturals Rest & Fortify Zen Sleep + Immunity Gummy
The Rest & Fortify Zen Sleep + Immunity Gummy from Hyland’s Naturals provides 3 mg of melatonin to promote restorative sleep as well as L-theanine and organic botanicals to calm the mind and body. It contains organic black elderberry, vitamin C and zinc are included for immune support. These gummies are free of the top nine allergens, gelatin, high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, synthetic dyes and artificial flavors. One bottle contains 42 gummies.
2. Clearblue Menopause Stage Indicator Test
Procter & Gamble said it created the Clearblue Menopause Stage Indicator kit as a way to understand more about the stage of menopause a woman may be experiencing. The kit includes five urine test sticks to be used in conjunction with an app, which uses an algorithm that combines the FSH level with age and cycle history to determine the likely menopause stage. Five test sticks come in a package.
3. Olay Super Serum Night Repair
Procter & Gamble’s Olay Super Serum Night Repair offers a lightweight formula that provides results two times faster than a basic serum, the manufacturer said. The serum includes salicylic acid, niacinamide, lactic acids, glycerin and peptides to provide anti-wrinkle and hydration benefits that Procter & Gamble indicated can be seen in as soon as two weeks. It comes in a 1-oz. bottle.
4. NeilMed Sparkling Seawater Saline Spray Extra Strength
Intended for sinus, allergy and cold relief, Sparkling Seawater Saline Spray from NeilMed Products is non-burning and non-stinging. It is formulated with a hypertonic seawater solution of 2.1% with a carbonation level of 0.4%, and the specially designed nozzle is designed to moisturize, lubricate and cleanse dry nasal passages with sparkling saline. The product is all natural, drug-free, preservative-free and is safe to use during pregnancy and for ages 1 year and up. It comes in a 4.3-oz. bottle.
5. Nature’s Truth Electrolyte Hydration Gummies Lemon
Nature’s Truth Electrolyte Hydration Gummies from Piping Rock are formulated to provide a quick and easy way to hydrate, recover and increase energy, the brand said. The gummies are vegan, free from GMOs and gluten. They can be used before, during or after exercise to hydrate and replenish electrolytes more quickly than water alone, the brand said. It comes in a bottle with 30 gummies.