OTC Product News: May 2021
Zeiss AntiFOG Wipes
Manufactured by Carl Zeiss Vision, Inc
Based on the same formula as the Zeiss Fog Defender System, the new AntiFOG Wipes will help individuals who wear eyeglasses prevent the fogging that often comes with wearing a mask. Each wipe is made of a soft, microfine tissue to ensure clean glasses and prevent harm to antireflective coatings. According to a company statement, 74% of eyeglass wearers struggle with masks causing foggy lenses, and the wipes aim to solve that problem.
Children’s Vitamin Gummies
Manufactured by Nature’s Truth
In addition to its line of adult gummy vitamins, Nature’s Truth
is adding 3 children’s gummy products, including black elderberry, a multivitamin, and vitamin C. The market for children’s vitamins has grown substantially during the COVID-19 pandemic as parents try to keep their children healthy, according to a statement from the company. The gummies have immune-boosting ingredients, such as echinacea and zinc, and the multivitamin has probiotics for gut health. The gummies are kid-tested and -approved, according to the statement.
Plant-Based Collagen Boost Drink Blend
Manufactured by Copina Co
Copina Co is expanding its gluten-free and non–genetically modified organism vegan collagen blends with its new Vanilla Plant-Based Collagen Boost Drink Blend and a single-serve option of its Matcha Plant-Based Collagen Boost Stick Packs. Unlike other collagen products, which
source peptides from cowhides, eggshells, and fish skins, the company uses ingredients such as amla berry powder, bamboo leaf extract, hyaluronic acid, and organic tremella mushroom extract. The vanilla blend is available in a 28-servings pouch, and the matcha blend is available in a 10-pack of single-serve sticks.
Chocolate, Cinnamon Toothpastes
Manufactured by Dr. Sheffield’s
Dr Sheffield’s is adding chocolate and cinnamon toothpaste flavors to its fluoride-free line of oral care products. With natural flavors, the chocolate blend has a creamy taste and aims to freshen breath, reduce plaque, and whiten teeth. The second new flavor is made with real cinnamon and does not contain artificial flavors or colors. The new offerings were created to fill a consumer need for alternatives to harsh, synthetic toothpaste formulas, according to a company statement. They are fluoride free; made without detergents, foaming agents, or genetically modified organisms; and are safe for adults and children.