ICMAD Announces CITY Award FinalistsThe Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) announces the finalists for the seventh annual Cosmetic Innovators of The Year (CITY) Awards, taking place Wednesday, June 20th at the Manhattan Penthouse in New York City (6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.). The 35 beauty brands were selected by a panel of industry experts, who casted their votes based on innovative products, packaging, and advertising/marketing concepts from 2011. Janet Gurwitch, founder and former CEO of Laura Mercier Cosmetics, will be the keynote and special presenter at the event; along with Pam Busiek, CEO and president of ICMAD where they will reveal the winners that evening.

In addition to winning the CITY Award this year, the winners also will take part in the first-ever CITY 2012 Beauty Trunk Show. This all-new initiative will give the winners another platform to display their award-winning products at national retailers.  The retailers include Ron Robinson, Apothia, Beauty.com, C.O. Bigelow, Henri Bendel New York and Skins 6|2. The CITY Beauty Trunk Show will take place simultaneously at all retailers in late August.

Best Color Product:

Jouer Cosmetics - Sheer Bronzing Tint

IT Cosmetics - Vitality Cheek Flush Powder Blush Stain

rms beauty - Cream Eye Shadows


Best Skincare Facial Product:

CellCeuticals - InterActive Moisture Serum 2

Hydroxatone (Atlantic Coast Media Group) - Anti-Aging BB Cream

Murad - Rapid Age & Pigment Lightening Serum


Best Bath & Body Product:

JA Cosmetics - e.l.f. Lotion Wipes

MD Skincare - Alpha Beta Glow Pad for Body

Naked Princess - Love Lust Light Body & Boudoir Candle


Best Fragrance:

Lux Beauty Group - Holland Park Eau De Parfum

Spadaro Luxury Fragrances – Noche Del Fuego


Best Hair Product:

Aloxxi - Colour Rich Treatment Masque

ColorMetrics - TouchBack Plus

Oribe - Apres Beach


Best Color/Cosmetics Packaging:

IT Cosmetics - Hello Lashes 5in1 Grip Mascara

Jouer Cosmetics - Blushing Beauty

NYX Cosmetics - Haute Jersey Leopard Couture


Best Skincare Packaging:

World Wide Packaging - Murad: Time Release Retinol Concentrate for Deep Wrinkles

HSS Sales - Hevia Skin Science

vbeaute - vbeaute It Kit


Best Bath & Body Packaging:

Dayna Decker - Essence Wash & Lotion

eos - eos Hand Lotion

World Wide Packaging - Oscar de la Renta Tube


Best Fragrance Packaging:

Crafting Beauty - It's Me

Nicka K Cosmetics - Absolute! Perfume Stick

Spadaro Luxury Fragrances - Noche Del Fuego


Best Print Ad:

CellCeuticals - Unlock the Code to Visibly Younger Skin Ad Campaign

eos - Smooth Sphere Lip Balms

Iredale Mineral Cosmetics - Awaken Your Beauty Campaign


Best Grass Roots Marketing Campaign:

Ecru - Little Green Pediatrician Program

Skindinavia - Skindinavia True Hollywood Makeup Campaign

Yes To - Yes To Market Takeover in Denver


Members’ Choice: Bath, Body & Hair

American International - Woody’s JUST4PLAY Body Spray

Miss Smarty Pants - BareEase & Cream

Swedish Skin Care - Razor Burn Freedom for Women


Members’ Choice: Color Cosmetics

Besame Cosmetics - Crimson Rouge

Forsythe Cosmetic Group - Magnetic Force

Iredale Mineral Cosmetics - Chocoholicks Lip Color


Members’ Choice: Skincare

Chella - Anti-Fatigue Eye Mask

Jack Black - DIY Power Peel Multi-Acid Resurfacing Pads

Temptu - Temptu Base Smooth & Matte Primer

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