Product introductions continued their see-saw pattern in 2022 — up one month and down the next. The introductions increased again in September, as job growth remained strong and consumer spending continued to drive retail sales data. For the month, suppliers unveiled 90 new products, which is a jump from the 59 they offered in August. Waukesha, Wis.-based HRG reviewed 37 products in the health category, 33 in the wellness sector and 20 beauty items to see which ones stood out as Products to Watch. Here is what they found:
1. Delsym No Mess Vapor Roll-on Ointment
The Delsym No Mess Vapor Roll-on from Reckitt includes 100% natural active ingredients, including camphor, eucalyptus oil and menthol. Featuring a roll-on applicator that keeps hands clean during use, the cough suppressant/topical analgesic is safe for consumers as young as 2 years old, the brand said. The ointment comes in a 1.76-oz. size.
2. O’Keeffe’s For Healthy Feet Pain
O’Keeffe’s said its new For Healthy Feet Pain Relief Cream is podiatrist-approved and designed to relieve, soothe and hydrate feet instantly. Formulated with 4% lidocaine and cooling peppermint oil, the skin protectant is designed to offer relief from pain, itching, irritation and dryness. It comes in a 3-oz. tube
3. Carmex Daily Care Minis Lip Balm
Carma Labs has introduced Carmex Daily Care Minis moisturizing lip balms in an on-the-go size. The lip balms offer SPF 15 and are designed to be water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. Each pack has four different flavors.
4. Olay Regenerist Hyaluronic + Peptide 24 Duo Pack
Procter & Gamble’s new Olay Regenerist Hyaluronic + Peptide 24 Duo Pack includes a face wash and a gel face moisturizer that the company said is formulated to hydrate skin for 24 hours. The fragrance-free cleanser is designed to deep clean to remove dirt, oil and impurities, while the gel face moisturizer includes hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and peptides. It’s also made without synthetic dyes, fragrances, parabens, mineral oils or phthalates. The Face Wash comes in a 5-oz. size and the Gel Face Moisturizer comes in 1.7 oz.
5. POGO Automatic Blood Glucose Monitor
The POGO Automatic Blood Glucose Monitor from Intuity Medical is an FDA-cleared automatic blood glucose monitoring system with 10-test cartridge technology, the manufacturer said. The all-in-one design means users do not need to handle or dispose of individual lancets or tests. Moreover, the monitor can sync, track and manage results with the free Patterns app.