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Products to Watch: HRG’s top 5 picks from May 2022

See which items stood out from the 203 product launches last month.

Hamacher Resource Group’s new product team evaluated 203 new items introduced last month, choosing five that stood out.

Product introductions picked up pace in May, as suppliers unveiled 203 new items — 98 more than they did in April when the war in Ukraine and inflationary pressures stunted activity. Waukesha, Wis.-based HRG looked at three products in the health category, 65 in the wellness section and 135 in beauty to see which ones stood out as Products to Watch. Here is what they found:

1. Dulcolax Soft Chews Kids
Developed by Sanofi, Dulcolax Soft Chews Kids is a stimulant-free laxative that the company claims is safe for children ages 4 and up. The chews were formulated to work naturally with water in the body to provide fast, gentle constipation relief in as little as 30 minutes, the company said. It comes in a 15-count pack.

2. Banana Boat Sport Ultra Sunscreen
Edgewell Personal Care’s Banana Boat Sport Ultra Roll-On is made for on-the-go sun protection. Water resistant for 80 minutes, the product offers a convenient application in a TSA-friendly size that’s easy to carry. The high endurance, mild formula is meant to be gentle and is free from oxybenzone, octinoxate, parabens and phthalates, the company said. It comes in a 2.5-oz. Bottle.

3. Neutrogena Build-A-Glow Gradual Self-Tanning Moisturizing Spray
Neutrogena’s Build-A-Glow Gradual Self-Tanning Moisturizing Spray by Johnson & Johnson is designed to give users a natural glow. Formulated with argan oil, the spray is hypoallergenic, streak and mess free and has a clear, lightweight formula. It comes in a 5-oz. bottle and can be used daily or reapplied for a deep color, the company said.

4. Nature Made Wellblends Sleep & Immune Gummies 
Developed by Pharmavite, Nature Made Wellblends Sleep & Immune Gummies is a 5-in-1 supplement that is drug free and non-habit-forming. It contains 6 mg of melatonin, vitamins and elderberry and is formulated to help users fall asleep faster and support a healthy immune response, the brand said. It comes in a 40-count bottle.

5. AxSmartMouth Dry Mouth Dual-Action Mints 
Triumph Pharmaceuticals’ SmartMouth Dry Mouth Dual-Action Mints are designed to promote improved oral health. The mints include zinc and xylitol to increase saliva production for temporary relief of minor dry mouth, as needed. Each package contains 50 mints.

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