The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors Association (ICMAD) has announced the finalists for the 2019 Indie Beauty Innovator (IBI) Awards.
The annual IBI Awards celebrates innovation across product development, brand stewardship and overall talent in the beauty industry.ICMAD is a non-profit trade association supporting creative, innovative companies.
The award submissions were reviewed by this panel of judges, including Ian Ginsberg of C.O. Bigelow, Annie Jackson of CREDO, and Daniela Ciocan of Access Beauty Insiders.
The winners will be announced at the Indie Beauty Innovators Awards event on Monday, July 29th at The Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas. Tickets to the awards dinner are available for purchase.
In addition to being honored at ICMAD’s Indie Beauty Innovators Awards event on Monday, July 29th, award recipients will receive complimentary access to leverage the Indie Beauty Innovator Award seal across communication touchpoints.
Plus -- leading 'clean' beauty retailer Credo will feature the winner of the Green Innovator Brand of the Year in all Credo stores in mid-August 2019. The runner-up in the category will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the merchant team to present the brand and discuss possible distribution plans. The finalists in this category are shown above.
The 2019 IBI Awards Finalists
Accessories / Tools / Brushes
- WorldWide Packaging, Beauty Blender Queen
- NuFace, Fix Line Smoothing Device
- Nutrafol, Core for Women Plus
Bath & Body
- Queen V, Rub Me The Right Way
- Sway, The Complete Underarm Detox Kit
- Tiffany Andersen Brands, Cell Salt Detox Bath Soak
- OSEA, Vagus Nerve Oil
- Raw Spirit INC, Wild Spirit Discover Set
- WEN Hair & Body Care by Chaz Dean, Strength Eau de Parfum
Innovator Brand of the Year
- Geltor INC
- Virtue Labs
- Grande, GrandeHAIR Rejuvenation Serum
- Virtue Labs, Virtue ColorKick
- WorldWide Packaging, Living Proof Dry Scalp Treatment
- Beautyblender, BOUNCE Liquid Whipped Longwear Foundation
- Iredale Cosmetics Inc., Triple Luxe Long Lasting Naturally Moist Lipstick
- Sara Happ Inc., Sara Happ Sweet Dreams Lip Kit
- Caldera + Lab, The Good
- Distil Skincare LLC (AO Skincare), 6000x Elemental Screen with SPF30
- Rascal, Ponce's Eye Cream
- Novare Beauty LLC, Kiss Your Cravings Behind
- Skinbuzz, Bee*Safe Organic Mineral Sunscreen 30SPF
- SPF Ventures LLC, Brush On Block Protective Lip Oil SPF32
Green Innovator Brand of the Year
- Distil Skincare LLC (AO Skincare)
- Kudarat INC
- Little Green
- Earthly Body
- Handcrafted Honey Bee LLC (Smarty Pits)
- MONAT Global
Entrepreneur of the Year
- Alee Cao of Cao Cosmetics
- Alicia Grande of Grande
- Carolyn Aronson of It’s A 10 Haircare
Photo above: The finalists in the IBI Awards "Green Innovator of the Year" -- AO Skincare by Distil, Kudarat, and Little Green.