Product introductions ended the year on a very strong note as inflation eased and the Federal Reserve indicated a willingness to ease off “jumbo” interest rate hikes starting in December.
For the month of December, suppliers introduced 266 new products, which is 17 more than they introduced in November (and 129 more than they introduced in October). Waukesha, Wis.-based HRG reviewed 39 products in the health category, 90 in the wellness sector and 137 items in the beauty category to see which ones stood out as Products to Watch. Here is what they found:
1. Absorbine Jr. Plus Pain Relief Knee Patch 6ct
Specifically designed with an upper and lower patch, the Absorbine Jr. Plus Pain Relief Knee Patch from Bridges Consumer Healthcare can be customized to fit any knee. It contains 7% menthol and 7% camphor, and is formulated to provide up to 12 hours of joint stiffness and muscle soreness relief. The company said the patches are created with flexible material to stay in place with sweat-proof technology and non-greasy, non-messy, and nonstaining. It comes in a 6-ct. pack.
2. Certain Dri Prescription Strength Dry Spray Antiperspirant Deodorant Extra Fresh
Bridges Consumer Healthcare claims that its Certain Dri Prescription Strength Dry Spray Antiperspirant Deodorant is made with 25% aluminum chlorohydrate that is more of the active ingredient than the leading dry spray. Formulated to provide advanced sweat and odor protection all day, the dry spray is available in extra fresh scent and can be used in combination with other Certain Dri antiperspirants. The product comes in a 4.2-oz. Bottle.
3. ARC Leave On Teeth Whitening Treatment
Procter & Gamble’s ARC Leave On Teeth Whitening Treatment is for use on the go. The active peroxide droplets are meant to absorb fast and stay on the teeth while being safe on enamel. P&G claims the treatment will make teeth up to two times whiter compared to the ARC pen. Each tube has 18 mint-flavored leave-on treatments and can be used up to four times a day for quicker results. The tube is .35 ounces.
4. L’Oréal Paris Elvive Hyaluron + Plump Hydrating Shampoo
L’Oréal Paris took inspiration from skin care formulas when creating Elvive Hyaluron + Plump Hydrating shampoo. Intended for dry, dehydrated hair, it is formulated to provide 72 hours of moisture without weighing hair down. Containing hyaluronic acid, the shampoo is free of parabens, and has a fragrance blend that combines berries, cherry blossom, sweet vanilla and sandalwood. The shampoo comes in a 12.6-oz. bottle.
5. Blink Triple Care Dry Eye 3-in-1 Extended Relief Drops
Blink Triple Care Dry Eye 3-in-1 Extended Relief Drops from Johnson & Johnson combines hyaluronic acid and a lipid nanoemulsion to provide instant soothing and long-lasting hydration. Johnson & Johnson claims they have developed the first and only over-the-counter dry eye drop that combines these two active ingredients that tackle both evaporative and aqueous-deficient dry eye. It comes in a 10-ml. bottle.