Dettol, India’s most trusted germ protection brand, entered a new category with the launch of its multi-use Dettol Antiseptic Cream prevents infection in a variety of minor wounds, cuts, scratches. Dettol Antiseptic Cream is the only product in the Dettol portfolio to be exclusively available in drugstores and pharmacies across India. This ‘Made in India’ product is formulated and crafted specially to cater to the first aid needs of Indian consumers.
Nielsen’s consumer research indicates that only 56% of consumers use any form of branded first aid products, while the remaining 44% use basic home remedies or avoid applying anything with a marginal few consulting a doctor*. With the launch of this antiseptic cream, Dettol aims to create a niche for itself in the cuts and wounds segment, building on its existing antiseptic liquid heritage. This OTC product with its soothing formulation is an effective and easy-to-use first level treatment attending to various kinds of minor cuts/wounds to prevent infections.
Commenting on the product launch, Dilen Gandhi, Regional Marketing Director, South Asia – Health & Nutrition, Reckitt said, “As market leaders, it is our responsibility to address consumer gaps with products that cater to the needs of the Indian consumer. Dettol antiseptic cream is OTC product to be used by consumers to address minor cuts, and injuries to avoid the spread of any infection on open wounds. With this cream we want consumers to manage their first aid needs more effectively and efficiently. This ‘Made in India’ product is a simple and safe product built on Dettol’s iconic antiseptic liquid heritage.”