OTC Product News: February 2023

Pharmacy TimesFebruary 2023
Volume 89
Issue 2

Products include acne patches and immune boosting power.

Acne Day Dot

From: Peace Out SkincarePeace

Out Skincare’s ultrasheer version of its Acne Dot is designed to be worn under makeup. The acne patch is meant for invisible wear and is made from hydrocolloid polymer technology, salicylic acid, and other active ingredients to reduce pimples in 6 hours or less. The patches are cruelty free, gluten free, and vegan, and they are made for combination, dry, normal, oily, and sensitive skin types. The new Acne Day Dots are 61% thinner than the company’s original. The patches absorb impurities, protect pimples, prevent picking, promote healing, and reduce irritation and redness of the skin. They contain aloe vera leaf extract, encapsulated salicylic acid, and retinyl acetate.

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On-the-Go Immune Booster

From: Jarrow Formulas

Jarrow Formulas’ On-the-Go Immune Booster powder is a single-serve packet that helps maintain a healthy immune system and normal digestion. The product contains prebiotic and probiotic ingredients with an orange flavor, as well as 2 clinically supported ingredients: DE111 and PreforPro. The vegan powder can be dissolved directly onto the tongue once daily and without water.

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Children’s Afrin Extra Moisturizing Stuffy Nose Pump Mist

From: Bayer

Bayer’s Children’s Afrin Extra Moisturizing Stuffy Nose Pump Mist is for patients aged between 2 and 6 years. Containing active ingredient oxymetazoline hydrochloride 0.025%, the product provides nasal congestion relief with a fast response that lasts up to 12 hours. The mist provides temporary relief of nasal congestion related to the common cold, hay fever, and upper respiratory allergies. Under adult supervision, 2 to 3 pumps should be administered in each nostril no more than every 10 to 12 hours and no more than 2 doses within a 24-hour period. The product should not be used for more than 3 days, as frequent and prolonged use could cause the nasal congestion to recur or worsen.

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Urban Calm Collection

From: FaceTory

FaceTory’s Urban Calm Collection includes a gel cleanser, a soft essence, a vita serum, and a barrier cream. Each product uses ferments, which help balance the skin’s microbiome and are rich in antioxidant minerals and vitamins. The gel cleanser is intended to exfoliate, hydrate, and purify the skin while protecting the microbiome. It is a blend of capryloyl salicylic acid and fermented pear. The soft essence has fermented cica and seaweed and is intended to balance, hydrate, and soften the skin. The vita serum is formulated with fermented mung bean and vitamins B3 and B5 to brighten, calm, and smooth the skin. The barrier cream is formulated with fermented honeybush and hyaluronic acid to calm, firm, and hydrate the skin.

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