Gold Bond® No Mess Powder Spray and Gold Bond Ultimate® Rough & Bumpy Skin Daily Therapy Cream Named 2015 Product of the Year
America's Leading National Consumer Research Survey Ranks Gold Bond Products #1 in "U.S. Body Comfort and Relief" and "U.S. Skincare" Categories

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Feb. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Chattem, Inc., the U.S. consumer healthcare division of Sanofi, announced today that its Gold Bond® No Mess Powder Spray and Gold Bond Ultimate® Rough & Bumpy Skin Daily Therapy Cream have been named 2015 Product of the Year, the world's largest consumer-voted award for product innovation. Gold Bond No Mess Powder Spray received top honors in the U.S. Body Comfort and Relief category and Gold Bond Ultimate Rough & Bumpy Skin Daily Therapy Cream topped the U.S. skincare category of the 40,000-consumer national representative survey conducted by TNS, a global leader in consumer research. 

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"We are honored that Americans have expressed their preference and enthusiasm for these two Gold Bond products this year," said Jennifer Hardwick, Associate Director, Skincare, Chattem. "Gold Bond No Mess Powder Spray and Gold Bond Ultimate Rough & Bumpy Skin Daily Therapy Cream are two of our most innovative products that offer trusted relief from common skin discomforts."

Gold Bond No Mess Powder Spray offers a continuous, targeted spray that delivers the cooling, absorbing relieving power of proven and trusted Gold Bond powder, right where you want it. The triple action formula cools, absorbs and relieves skin discomfort and the 360-degree valve lets you spray in any direction, including upside down. The convenient formula, available in Classic and Fresh scents, benefits those who are looking to stay cool and dry for peak performance, or who just want cooling skin relief and odor protection.

Gold Bond Ultimate Rough & Bumpy Skin daily therapy cream works to smooth and soften extremely dry, rough skin and even reduces the appearance of Keratosis Pilaris (KP) bumps. The fragrance-free cream is non-greasy, non-irritating and contains a triple exfoliating complex of AHA, BHA and PHA to gently exfoliate rough skin, along with eight intensive moisturizers to condition and soften. In a clinical study, participants saw a visible improvement in the appearance of KP bumps in just one hour. With daily use, after one week 90% of trial participants saw smoother, softer skin and after four weeks participants had a 72% reduction of bumps and 89% saw consistently less bumpy, significantly softer skin.

About Product of the Year
Product of the Year (POY) is the world's largest consumer-voted award for product innovation. Established 28 years ago, POY currently operates in 40 countries with the same purpose: Guide consumers to the best products in their market and reward manufacturers for quality and innovation. Product of the Year winners are backed by the votes of over 40,000 consumers in a national representative survey conducted by research partner TNS, a global leader in consumer research.  The award is a powerful merchandising program for marketers proven to increase product sales, distribution and awareness.  Winning products are announced in February each year and receive the right to use the Product of the Year seal in marketing communications for two years.  For more information, visit www.productoftheyearusa.com.

About Gold Bond
Powerful, hard-working and trusted since 1908, Gold Bond offers a broad line of products, including some of the fastest-growing hand and body lotions, as well as the top-selling medicated body powder, foot powder, foot cream and foot pain cream in America. Visit www.goldbond.com or www.goldbondultimate.com for more information.

About Chattem
Chattem, Inc. is the U.S. consumer healthcare division of Sanofi.  Founded in 1879 as the Chattanooga Medicine Company, Chattem is now one of the leading manufacturers and marketers of branded consumer healthcare products in the United States. With more than 30 well-known brands, including ACT® Fluoride Mouth Rinse, Allegra®, Cortizone-10®, Gold Bond®, Icy Hot®, Nasacort® Allergy 24HR and Rolaids®, Chattem's products are medicine cabinet staples in millions of homes. For more information, please visit www.chattem.com

Contact:

Corporate Media Relations
Carrie Brown
Tel: 908-981-6486
Carrie.Brown@sanofi.com

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