News Briefs


Caress touts new packaging, product scents via pop-up experience

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Caress recently launched new, innovative packaging across its portfolio and three new product scents – Rejuvenating Mango & Almond Oil, Soothing Aloe Vera & White Poppy Body Wash and Refreshing Raspberry & Pink Pepper Body Wash.

To spotlight those innovations with consumers, Caress looked to engage with them in a new way, landing on a marketing tactic it had never done before: a physical pop-up experience.

The outcome was a three-day, immersive experience held in April in downtown Houston. It welcomed more than 2,000 attendees, according to the company.


Voltaren helps caregivers recognize their value

caregiver embracing loved one

Today, more than 50 million people in the United States provide unpaid care for loved ones of various conditions and abilities. But many of these people don’t recognize themselves as caregivers or their impact on their loved ones’ lives.

Voltaren Arthritis Pain Gel is on a mission to help unpaid family caregivers recognize their value and renew their own journey of physical health.

To do this, Voltaren conducted an "Acts of Care" study with real-life caregivers on how they perceived their value—before and after hearing from their loved one. Utilizing an EMOTIV EPOCX EEG headset that measured brain responses in real-time, caregivers began to recognize their impact after hearing from the loved one they provide for. In fact, the brain mapping showed caregivers saw up to a 36% increase in their overall wellbeing after hearing from their loved one.

For more information about supporting caregivers, click here.


Cheetos intros Cheetos Flamin’ Hot Smoky Ghost Pepper Puffs

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Cheetos is turning up the heat. 

The brand is introducing a hotter-than-ever snack that rivals the heat index of other Flamin’ Hot Cheetos with the added burn, smoky flavor, and hint of sweetness that can only come from one of the world’s spiciest peppers.

The company said the smoky-flavored Cheetos Puffs feature a slow-building heat and would take snackers by surprise.


Lenny & Larry’s launches 4-oz. version of The Complete Cookie Strawberry Shortcake

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Lenny & Larry's is debuting a 4-oz. version of The Complete Cookies Strawberry Shortcake at 7-11, Giant Eagle, Hy-Vee and Fresh Thyme shelves nationwide.

After the 2-oz. variation sold out online in less than three weeks, the company introduced the new size. 
The vegan Strawberry Shortcake flavor combines naturally flavored strawberry bits and white chips into one soft-baked cookie. The cookie features 16 g of plant-based protein and 10 g of fiber. All ingredients are non-GMO.

The brand noted that its Complete Cookies products do not use dairy, soy, eggs, high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners.


Spascriptions intros Blemish Control


Spascriptions is unveiling Blemish Control, which is designed to provide a gentle routine for acne-prone skin.

The company notes that you can minimize breakouts without stripping the skin barrier in four steps to cleanse, exfoliate, treat and moisturize.

The oil-free Blemish Control regimen features a Clarifying Cleanser, Pore Clearing Scrub, Blemish & Dark Spot Treatment and Soothing Moisturizer.

The products contain gentle skin-clearing acids, ceramides, vitamin C, papaya, aloe and more for skin health and self-care. The products are available for purchase online and select retailers.


A&D Medical Premium + Wide Base weight scale debuts


A&D Medical is introducing a new product.

The A&D Medical Premium + Wide Base weight scale is designed for individuals that are elderly, obese, pregnant or have limited mobility or balance issues.

It is designed for safety with an extra wide base to prevent tipping and supports up to 550 pounds, the company said.

An optional scale tray ensuring stability and accuracy on uneven surfaces like carpet is available.