Digital Advances In Consumer Health At CES: Oral Care, Nausea, Beauty Products
OTC drug, supplement and beauty firms are spreading into digital health devices showcased at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show as technological advancements help consumers reach health and wellness goals. Colgate debuted a smart toothbrush that detects biofilm build-up while L’Oreal introduced AI-powered skin care.
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P&G launches Oral-B iO rechargeable toothbrush priced at between $199-$299 and promoted with a 15-second TV spot. In September, Colgate will introduce Hum by Colgate toothbrush using sensors that can gauge personalized brushing style for more accurate cleaning.
This fall, Robb Akridge’s Opulus Beauty Labs will be launching stripped-down, “peak potency” skin-care formulas in the form of Opoules that users warm and blend in an Activator appliance, providing fresh, single-dose treatments. The system bears similarities to Swiss startup Réduit’s Hairpods and applicator device, as well as L’Oreal’s AI-powered Perso, slated to debut in 2021.
Colgate says ‘premiumization’ of its oral care products in North America should drive improved product mix and pricing; higher-end offerings will include a recyclable Tom’s of Maine toothpaste tube and a Colgate Optic White offering. North American Q3 sales grew 1.2% to $869m.