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CITY Award Finalists Announced

The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) announced the finalists for its seventh annual Cosmetic Innovators of The Year (CITY) Awards, which are set to take place Wednesday, June 20 at the Manhattan Penthouse in New York.

With a 180% increase of applicants this year, the CITY Awards saw 35 beauty brands selected by a panel of industry experts, who casted their votes based on innovative products, packaging and advertising/marketing concepts from 2011. The finalists include:

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 It Kit

Best Bath & Body Packaging

  • Dayna Decker Essence Wash & Lotion
  • 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 Grassroots Marketing Campaign

  • Ecru Little Green Pediatrician Program
  • Skindinavia True Hollywood Makeup Campaign
  • 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 Base Smooth & Matte Primer

In addition to winning the CITY Award this year, winners also will take part in the first-ever CITY 2012 Beauty Trunk Show. This initiative will give the winners another platform to display their products at national retailers, including include Ron Robinson, Apothia,, 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.

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