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Products to Watch: HRG’s 5 picks from August 2021

From the 129 products introduced in August, HRG’s new product team found five that stood out for their innovative bona fides and their potential on the shelf.
David Salazar
Managing Editor
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As summer began to draw to a close, suppliers were not short of innovation. In August, companies introduced 129 new products. From the 17 health items, 46 wellness products and 66 beauty offerings, HRG’s new product team found five that stood out for their innovative bona fides and their potential on the shelf. They were:

1.Mederma Cold Sore Patch
Scar and stretch mark skin care brand Mederma is broadening its horizons into cold sore relief. The Mederma Cold Sore Patch is designed to relieve cold sore breakouts quickly, using an ultra-thin adhesive patch. Made to be easy to apply, the patches provide discreet healing and protection from contamination for up to 12 hours and contain hydrocolloid gel to reduce the formation of scabs.

2. Hyland’s Quitter’s Relief Irritability Tablets
Quitting smoking can be a nerve-wracking undertaking. To combat the irritability, anxiety, restlessness, nervous tension and occasional sleeplessness that comes with nicotine withdrawal, Hyland’s is rolling out its Quitter’s Relief Irritability Tablets. Sold in 100-count packages, the product is made with natural active ingredients to provide a nicotine- and drug-free offering that is nonaddictive, non-drowsy and able to quickly dissolve without water.

3. Halls Minis Cough Drops Honey Lemon, Sugar Free
Designed to pack a full-sized punch while delivering on-the-go convenience, Halls Minis Cough Drops are formulated to be just as effective as a standard cough drop with a cough suppressant

and oral anesthetic. The drops are designed to dissolve quickly for fast relief and the package is portable for carrying in a pocket or purse, while the flip-top dispenser provides easy access.

4. Bic Us. Smooth Razor Starter Kit
Bic is introducing a gender-neutral razor line called Us. The Us. Smooth Razor Starter Kit includes a premium metal razor handle with two five-blade cartridges. Blades for the brand are made thin with titanium and feature a multilayer nano coating for durability, as well as nano-sharpening technology to enhance the razor edge for fluidity and irritation protection.

5. Azo Boric Acid Vaginal Suppositories
Azo is growing its lineup of urinary, vaginal and bladder health products with the Azo Boric Acid Vaginal Suppositories. Designed with soothing aloe vera, the product is meant to control and minimize infection symptoms using boric acid, which has been shown to help improve and restore vaginal pH levels. It also helps treat common infection symptoms, including odor, itching, burning and discharge. dsn