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Nine member companies of the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors Association (ICMAD) were recognized for their innovative products, packaging and advertising at the association’s seventh annual CITY Awards for Cosmetic Innovators of The Year. The winners were announced at an awards ceremony during ICMAD’s 37th annual meeting on June 17, 2010, at the prestigious 3 West Club in New York City. Stephanie McClellan, MD, presented the CITY awards to the winners.
In opening remarks to the more than 100 members attending the dinner, annual meeting and awards ceremony, ICMAD president Pamela Jo Busiek of CBI Laboratories, Inc. said, “The CITY Awards represent dedication, effort and creativity by members of ICMAD and recognize the innovations that independent companies bring to the beauty industry. For me, the CITY Awards represent everything that makes our business so dynamic.”
The awards were judged by respected advertising, marketing and sales executives with experience, but without current affiliation, in the cosmetic industry. Nine awards were given to ICMAD member companies entering in the following product, package design, sales and marketing innovation categories:
CITY Award for Personal Care Product: Opal Sonic Infusion System by Clarisonic, Bellvue, WA; accepted by Robb Akridge, PhD, principal
CITY Award for Color Cosmetic Product: Huge Lips Skinny Hips by Purple Lab, New York; accepted by Sharon Hirsch, communications director