Best in Bath and Body Winner: The boot-shaped soaps by Gianna Rose Atelier.
Online Exclusive: Extracts Awards Beauty Products in Six Categories

Best New Products - and Best Packaging - were chosen at the Extracts show, at NYIGF, on January 28th.

By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Six companies have been presented with Extracts Best New Product Awards, with Mosaiq receiving
“Best of Show” honors for Mosaiq Fragranced Candles and Diffusers. Extracts is one of 10 divisions of the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF), held at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Extracts features 100 exhibitors of cosmetics, perfumes, skin care, bath & body care, beauty accessories, hair care, natural and organic products and well-being lines.

Mosaiq Fragranced Candles and Diffusers won Best in Show.

The division presents awards in five categories:

Bath & Body, Beauty Accessory, Cosmetic & Fragrance, Natural/Organic and Packaging.

Winners and finalists in each category were selected by a panel of trade and consumer editors based on criteria, including innovative design, creative use of materials/construction and use of new materials/technology. The Extracts Best New Products awards are presented semi-annually at NYIGF.

The winter 2013 winners and finalists, selected from 100+ products, are:

BEST OF SHOW: Mosaiq (West Jordan, UT) for Mosaiq Fragranced Candles and Diffusers, two complementary product collections of nearly 30 floral and herbal scents, presented in custom, hand-blown glass vessels.

BEST PACKAGING: Winner: Belle Fleur (New York, NY) for Sa Majeste La Rose collection of four scents of roses harvested from different regions of the world, presented in a purple glass vessel in homage to the Purple Rose, the “Queen” of flowers. 
Finalist: ILLUME (Bloomington, MN) for Color Block Tin Candle.
 Finalist: AQUIESSE (Simi Valley, CA) for White Currents Collection.

BEST in BATH and BODY: Winner: Gianna Rose Atelier (Edison, NJ) for the “Made in the USA” Gardener Collection Garden Boots, a pair of boot-shaped soaps, which are 100% vegetable-based, triple-milled, and presented in shoe box-style packaging. 
Finalist: Thymes (Minneapolis, MN) for Thymes Temple Tree Jasmine Body Lotion.
 Finalist: Votivo (Spartanburg, SC) for Lock Your Love Perfume.

 Winner: Abahna (London, England) for its Make-up/Cosmetic Bag, which includes a small mirror and is available in three rich color patterns. 
Finalist: Niche Marketing & Sales, Inc. (Parkland, FL) for Lisa Hoffman Fragranced Jewelry.
 Finalist: Bote à Savon (Simi Valley, CA) for Luxe Candles.

Best in Cosmetic and Fragrance winner: Royal Apothic for Conservatories Eau de Parfums collection.

BEST in COSMETIC & FRAGRANCE: Winner: Royal Apothic (Los Angeles, CA) for Conservatories Eau de Parfums collection of seven botanical fragrances inspired by England’s stately homes and gardens, and capped with a porcelain sculpture of its flower namesake.
 Finalist: Studio Hall, Inc. (St. Louis, MO) for Milk Body Wash.
 Finalist: Esteban Paris Parfums (Torrance, CA) for Esteban’s Scent Spheres.

 Winner: Caldrea (Minneapolis, MN) for Aromatherapeutic Body Collection of soaps, lotions, and balms available in three fragrances: aloe water apricot; tea olive lime; and coconut fig leaf. 
Finalist: Whats Hot! Inc. (Woodbury, NY) for Frais Luxury Products for Australia.
 Finalist: J.R. Watkins Naturals (Winona, MN) for Apricot and Pequi Oil Body Butter.

“Our panel of judges, representing a variety of perspectives within the industry, were impressed by these stand-out products,” said Melissa Engongoro, sales manager, Extracts. “These products were rewarded for their unique, fresh take on personal care products.”

The Best New Product Award judges were:

Candice Sabatini, Beautynews NYC; Tina Benitez-Eves, Gifts & Decorative Accessories; Susan Tucker, Giftware News; Regina Molaro, Beauty Store Business; Jolene Turner, American Salon; Jamie Matusow, Beauty Packaging; Paula Kajankova, Insiders Guide to Spa's/Spirituality & Health; and Hillary Wehrle, Beautifile. 

The summer 2013 edition will take place Sunday, August 18, through Wednesday, August 21.

More Awards: See who won The Fragrance Foundation's Indie Award, along with photos from the reception at Elements Showcase.