Who Made the CITY Awards Cut?

Posted on June 1, 2012 @ 08:16 am

Award season is in full swing and The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors has just announced 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 association reports that applications were up a whopping 180 percent this year. 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 awards event; along with Pam Busiek, CEO and president of ICMAD where they will reveal the winners.

The winners also will take part in the first CITY 2012 Beauty Trunk Show. This 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.

And the Finalist are…
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