MedZone Wins ECRM Buyer’s Choice Award For Face Balm For Masks

The second consecutive win for the company who won Chub Rub anti-chafe balm in 2019


(LENEXA, Kan.) August 3, 2020 - MedZone, an industry leader in sports medicine, skincare, anti-chafe and hygiene products was voted by retail buyers as the #1 ECRM Buyers’ Choice Award for the second year in a row for its Face Balm for Masks. The brand won in 2019 for its Chub Rub anti-chafe balm under the Zone Naturals brand and is one of the only companies to win in back to back years with innovative products that help underserved markets.


“Winning this award once is a great honor for any company considering the competition during an ECRM event,” said Seth Mendelson, Editor-in-Chief of Drug Store News. “Winning the award two straight years is unheard of and shows how important innovation is to the Medzone team. Keep it coming.”


Face Balm, which was selected from dozens of entries, is the first all-natural solution to help reduce chafing, chapped skin and friction caused by wearing masks. On the heels of the successful launch of their line of high-quality hand sanitizers available at, the brand moved quickly to bring this much-needed product to the market for first responders, medical professionals as well as everyday consumers who are now wearing masks regularly. The award, voted by large retail buyers, chose Face Balm as the most innovative product for its creative packaging and the timely need in the marketplace for an effective product for mask wearers. Given the increased need and requirements to wear face masks globally, this product is applicable to many market segments.

“We are very excited and humbled that retail buyers from national and regional stores saw the innovation, benefit and need of Face Balm for face mask usage. The MedZone team has worked hard to develop unique and effective products for consumers and having won this award for back to back years is a great testament to the hard work of our team members. Being highlighted on the Today Show, getting extremely positive customer comments, significant interest by retail partners and now being voted as the #1 Buyer’s Choice Award winner has made for a wonderful past few weeks for our brands. All of us enjoy seeing our hard work ultimately creating products that help our customers feel better,” says MedZone CEO, Joe Freeman.

Face Balm has been in the market for less than 30 days and has captured national attention on The Today Show in addition to various prestigious digital outlets. The product was quickly developed and brought to market following inquiries from customers regarding ways to prevent irritation or ‘maskne’ by using other MedZone anti-chafe products. The team took the customers' feedback and used their years of expertise to create a gentle, easy-to-apply formula made with natural ingredients such as coconut oil, sweet almond oil, shea butter, aloe extract, avocado, jojoba and olive oil, making it great for all skin types. This entrepreneurial mindset and ability to act fast to market conditions is something MedZone has come to be known for in the industry.


MedZone has donated products to various hospitals around the country to help medical teams and first responders during this chaotic time. Plans are being made to contribute a portion of sales to charitable organizations, previously the company engaged in social responsibility programs for its hand sanitizer products. Face Balm for Masks is available now at Amazon and coming to additional retailers in the coming weeks.


About MedZone

The mission of MedZone® is to make EveryBODY Feel Better. MedZone products work to prevent, treat and manage aches, pains, discomforts, wounds, hand hygiene and skin-chafing issues for individuals in sports, industrial settings and recreational activities.

Our products were initially designed in 2001 based on requests from medical professionals, athletes and U.S. Military. Over the years the products have been adapted to work for athletes, active people, law enforcement, military and for certain healthcare needs. With the increase in market need for sanitizers and hand hygiene products, Medzone has created a new brand of products including hand sanitizing gel, hand sanitizing spray and foaming hand sanitizers in addition to Face Balm. Many of our formulations have been used for years by medical professionals.

The Made in USA company is growing its Hygiene and Health Product category due to the increased need in the marketplace.  Additional new products in this category are planned through the Summer 2020.

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