ICMAD announces Cosmetic Innovator of the Year Award finalists

Written on: June 3, 2013 by SprayTM

The Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) association is pleased to announce the finalists in each category for the prestigious 2013 Cosmetic Innovator of the Year Award. These finalists represent the best new breakout products, packaging, and advertising campaigns in the industry. From cosmetics to marketing, hair products to body care, each new product or concept has stood out above the rest this year to warrant inclusion in this exclusive pantheon.

Winners will be announced Tuesday, June 18 at the exclusive awards ceremony, after careful consideration by five renowned judges and experts from the beauty, design, and marketing industries. Judges include Ron Robinson, former cosmetic chemist and founder of BeautyStat.com; Maria Corbiscello, president of creative beauty concept firm Studio MC²; Jerome Bérard of Bérard Associates strategic thinking consultants, David Lyon, creative design and brand strategist at Syntax NYC, and Laura Kenney, editor in chief of YouBeauty.com, the first science-based beauty and wellness site.


President of L’Oréal, Luxury Products Division, and beauty industry leader, Carol Hamilton will deliver the keynote address at this illustrious event. ICMAD offers congratulations to all the finalists.


The 2013 ICMAD Cosmetic Innovator of the Year (CITY) Award Finalists include:


Product Innovation

  • Product Color Cosmetic:
    • DePasquale/Beauty ADDICTS ShowOFF Mascara
    • NYX Cosmetics Wonder Pencil
    • Forsythe/Solar Club Ruby Wing Spring Garden
    • Product Skincare Face:
      • Atlantic Coast Media-Hydroxatone- Hydrolyze Intensive Under Eye Treatment
      • Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum
      • IT Cosmetics No. 50 Serum Anti-Aging Collagen Veil Primer
      • Product Bath & Body:
        • Daily Concepts/ Industrias T.TAIO LLC Daily Concepts
        • IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Mega Fan Body Brush
        • Suki Body Sensitive Cleansing Bar
        • Product Fragrance:
          • Groupe Trapeze Callas LaDivine
          • Intertrade Europe Eight & Bob
          • Royal Apothic Conservatories Interior Perfumes
          • Product Haircare:
            • Oribe Haircare Gold Lust
            • Tangle Teezer LTD Aqua Splash
            • Thermafuse Amino Express


Package Design Innovation

  • Color Cosmetics:
    • Blinc Ultrathin Eyeliner Pen
    • IT Cosmetics Tightline Full Lash Length Black Primer with Skinny Wand
    • NYX Cosmetics The Curve
    • Package Skincare Face:
      • eos Products Alice in Wonderland Lip Balm Trio
      • GlamGlow Supermud
      • IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Color Correcting Cream with Stand & Brush
      • Package Bath, Body and Haircare:
        • DePasquale/ECRU Travel Hair Dryer
        • KVG Group Inc/ Footlogix Pediceuticals
        • Thymes Temple Tree Jasmine Body Lotion
        • Package Fragrance:
          • Royal Apothic Conservatories Botanical Fragrances
          • Intertrade Europe Eight & Bob
          • Intertrade Europe AGONIST


Marketing/Advertising Innovation

  • Print:
    • CIS Not a Time of Loss
    • Good for You Girls
    • Social Media:
      • NYX Cosmetics 2012 NYX Face Award
      • Jane Iredale What Makes You Grow
      • DePasquale Beauty ADDICTS Blogger Outreach Campaign
      • Grass Roots Marketing:
        • Amazing Cosmetics Even More Shady
        • DePasquale/ECRU New York Cross Promotion Campaign
        • The Elixery Dessa Lipstick

ICMAD created the coveted “Cosmetic Innovator of the Year” prize nine years ago to recognize small companies who are creating revolutionary new skin, makeup, hair, and fragrance products and put them on even ground to compete with large multinationals. The CITY Awards “Cosmetic Innovator of The Year” honors standout global products that have advanced their categories and gives them a prestigious platform to launch to wider acclaim. Judged by an esteemed panel of expert industry insiders and media editors, past winners include breakout companies like IT Cosmetics, Murad Skin Care, and NYX Cosmetics.