The ‘common cold’ is the most common human illness we face, with the average person suffering 200 colds over the course of their lifetime. This equates to around two to five colds per year for adults and seven to 10 for children. These cold occasions can result in a host symptoms including a cough, sore throat, blocked nose, excess mucus in airway, runny nose and sneezing, all of which take valuable energy, time and happiness from families across New Zealand.
For more than 100 years Vicks has provided efficacious cold and flu treatments which people trust, allowing families to get on with life, even on sick days. Headed by the iconic Vicks Vaporub, the Vicks range in NZ also includes:
Vicks Vaporub (RRP $16.75) – Trusted by families for generations, Vicks Vaporub includes active and proven ingredients including Eucalyptus Oil, Menthol and Camphor. The ointment provides up to 8 hours relief from a blocked nose and up to 3 hours relief from a cough and is suitable for adults and children aged 2 and above.
Baby Balsam (RRP $10.65) – Specially formulated for babies, Baby Balsam’s calming fragrances of Lavender, Eucalyptus and Rosemary help to relax little ones aged three months and up. The soothing ointment also includes Aloe extract and is dermatologically approved for use on delicate infant skin.
Vicks Inhaler (RRP $9.29) – Economical, compact and effective, Vicks Inhaler offers fast, on-the-go relief from nasal congestion due to colds, hayfever and upper respiratory allergies.
Vicks Sinex (RRP $10.99) – A fast decongestant nasal spray that gives you temporary relief from nasal congestion for up to 12 hours. With active ingredient Oxymetazoline and Fine Mist Technology, Vicks Sinex works to effectively reduce sinus pressure and swelling in a few sprays. Available in Vicks Sinex and Vicks Sinex ExtraFresh for a greater menthol burst.
Vicks Vapodrops (RRP $4.39 24 pack))– Available in four flavours including Original Menthol, Butter Menthol, Burst of Mint and Cooling Peppermint, Vicks Vapodrops clear the nose and soothe the throat in seconds.
Vicks Formula 44 (RRP $13.99) – Quick and long lasting, Formula 44 Syrups are specially formulated to coat the throat, offering up to eight hours relief from both dry or chesty coughs.