Products to Watch: October 2021

Products to Watch: HRG’s 5 best bets from October 2021

Discover which products stood out from the 103 product launches in October.

As the industry winds down an unexpectedly busy year, suppliers continue to launch new products to the market. In October, companies introduced 103 new products in the health, wellness and beauty categories. Hamacher Resource Group’s new product team evaluated nine products in the health category, 80 in the wellness sector and 14 for the beauty aisle to highlight five that could be a boon for retailers that stock them. Here is what they found.

1. Applied Biological Laboratories Cough, Cold, Sore Throat
Applied Biological Laboratories claims Biovanta Lozenge is the first 100% natural drug with an FDA moniker that treats the underlying cause for throat pain and brings cells back to their original integrity. Lozenges are made from naturally derived ingredients, including acetylsalicylic acid, organic menthol, lactoferrin, lysozyme and aloe. 

2. Medtech Products’ Feminine Care
Monistat Maintain Feminine Cleanser is formulated with boric acid to gently cleanse away odor and discharge without irritation. The wash is gynecologist tested, fragrance free and contains a pH-balanced complex to support a healthy pH, to be safe for everyday use. The product comes in a 10-oz. package.  

3. Arcadia Consumer Healthcare Hair Care
Nizoral Deep Moisturizing Conditioner offers triple action hydration for hair that is dry from the use of dandruff shampoo. It’s formulated so it won’t strip the ketoconazole off the scalp. The trademarked formula, which is infused with peppermint complex, tea tree oil, and vitamins E, C and B5, is free of sulfates, parabens, artificial fragrances and dyes. Nizoral Deep Moisturizing Conditioner comes in a 9.4-oz. bottle.

4. Telebrands Pain Relief Cream
Hempvana has added a new topical pain relief cream with 4% lidocaine and double the hemp seed oil to provide maximum-strength pain relief, quickly. The 4-oz. size nongreasy cream is vegan and cruelty-free, as well as free of phthalates, parabens and gluten.

5. Arcadia Consumer Healthcare Foot Care
Opti-Nail 2-in-1 Nail Repair + Antifungal from Arcadia Healthcare is designed to be an easy to use, two-step treatment for both the nails and the skin around the nail affected by fungus and athlete’s foot. The triple action formula is formulated to kill fungus, stop itching and burning, as well as restore and smooth skin that improves nail and skin appearance in as little as two days. The two-part system comes in .169-oz. bottles.

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