ICMAD Names New 2013 Cosmetic Innovator of The Year Winners

Written on: June 20, 2013 by SprayTM

On Tuesday, June 18th the Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) awarded the 2013 Cosmetic Innovator of the Year Awards at an exclusive ceremony in Battery Gardens. The winning brands represent the current best new breakout products, packaging, and advertising campaigns in the industry. From cosmetics to package design, body care to social media, each new innovation stood out above the rest this year. With the title of “Cosmetic Innovator of the Year” plus inclusion in the ICMAD prestigious nationwide trunk show, these brands will now have the opportunity and support to gain acclaim on the world’s stage.

Winners were selected by five renowned judges and experts from the beauty, design, and marketing industries. Judges included Ron Robinson, former cosmetics 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, executive director at Syntex NYC, and Laura Kenney, editor in chief of YouBeauty.com the first science-based beauty and wellness digital.

President of L’Oréal Luxury Products Division and beauty industry leader, Carol Hamilton delivered the keynote address and offered words of wisdom and encouragement to all those in attendance.

2013 The 2013 ICMAD Cosmetic Innovator of the Year (CITY) Award Winners are:

Product Innovation

  • Product Color Cosmetic:
    • ECRU Lifestyle Beauty/BeautyADDICTS ShowOFF Mascara


  • Product Skincare Face:
    • Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum


  • Product Bath & Body:
    • Your Body Scrubber/Daily Concepts


  • Product Fragrance:
    • Intertrade Europe Eight & Bob


  • Product Haircare:
    • Oribe Haircare Gold Lust


Package Design Innovation


  • Color Cosmetics:
    • Blinc Ultrathin Eyeliner Pen


  • Package Skincare Face:
    • IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Color Correcting Cream with Stand & Brush


  • Package Bath, Body and Haircare:
    • Thymes Temple Tree Jasmine Body Lotion


  • Package Fragrance:
    • Intertrade Europe Eight & Bob




Marketing/Advertising Innovation


  • Print:
    • Cosmetic Insurance Services Not a Time of Loss


  • Social Media:
    • NYX Cosmetics 2012 Face Award


  • Grass Roots Marketing:
    • The Elixery Dessa Lipstick


Member’s Choice Product

  • Classic Cosmetics Jelly Eye Shadow


Member’s Choice Package Design

  • Crafting Beauty Hayari Goldy



ABOUT CITY AWARDS: ICMAD, the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors, 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.