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Products to Watch: HRG’s 5 best bets from June 2022

HRG’s new product team pored over 100 new products that were launched in June — comprising of 26 health items, 23 wellness products and 51 beauty debuts — to find these five standouts.

Product introductions slowed again in June, as inflation, rising gas prices and continued supply chain issues rattled the economy. As a result, suppliers unveiled 100 new products in June, less than half of the total from May. Waukesha, Wis.-based HRG reviewed 26 products in the health category, 23 in the wellness sector and 51 for the beauty aisle to see which ones stood out as Products to Watch. Here is what they found:

1. Clear Eyes Once A Day Allergy Itch Relief 
Manufactured by Prestige Consumer Healthcare, Clear Eyes Once A Day Allergy Itch Relief Drops is a prescription-strength product that contains olopatadine, a prescribed ingredient for itch relief, the company said. The drops are formulated to work in minutes and provide all-day relief from indoor and outdoor allergens, including pet dander, ragweed, pollen and grass. It’s available in a 2.5-ml bottle.

2. Dulcolax Chewy Fruit Bites 
Sanofi said Dulcolax Chewy Fruit Bites is a new option for constipation relief. The fruit-flavored laxative bites have a thin outer shell and soft center. They are formulated to work naturally with water in the body without stimulants and in as little as 30 minutes. It comes in a Cherry Berry flavor in a 30-count bottle.

3. CeraVe Hydrating Makeup Removing Plant-Based Wipes 
L’Oréal’s CeraVe Hydrating Makeup Removing Plant-Based Wipes are designed to cleanse and gently remove dirt, oil and makeup — including waterproof mascara — without disrupting the protective skin barrier. Biodegradable, compostable and created with three essential ceramides, the wipes are free from surfactants, parabens, sulfates, alcohol and fragrance.

4. Hawaiian Tropic Mineral Translucent Sunscreen Powder Brush  
Hawaiian Tropic Mineral Translucent Sunscreen Powder Brush by Edgewell Personal Care offers a convenient way to apply and reapply sunscreen throughout the day. Formulated with 100% mineral actives, the powder offers broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. It is dermatologist-tested, free from parabens and oxybenzone, and is vegan and PETA-certified cruelty free. It comes in a 0.15-oz. bottle in SPF 30.

5. Allegra Hives  
Sanofi’s Allegra Hives tablets eliminate the application mess of topical creams and are designed for nondrowsy, minimization of symptoms of hives from the inside for 24 hours. The company said it is the only FDA-approved product to reduce hives and relieve itchiness from hives. One bottle has 30 180 mg tablets.

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