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ICMAD Recognizes Beauty Innovators With CITY Awards

Posted: June 25, 2012
ICMAD president Pam Busiek, Laura Mercier founder and former CEO Janet Gurwitch, and and ICMAD chairman Ian Ginsberg

ICMAD president Pam Busiek, Laura Mercier founder and former CEO Janet Gurwitch, and and ICMAD chairman Ian Ginsberg

The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) announced the winners of its seventh annual Cosmetic Innovators of The Year (CITY) Awards, which took place on Wednesday, June 20, at the Manhattan Penthouse in New York. With a 180% increase in applicants, the CITY Awards solidified its position as a place where entrepreneurs are recognized for their achievements.

Janet Gurwitch, founder and former CEO of Laura Mercier Cosmetics; Pam Busiek, CEO and president of ICMAD; and Ian Ginsberg, chairman of the board of ICMAD, presented the awards to the 14 winners, which were selected by a panel of industry experts. In addition to earning the CITY Award this year, the winning companies are taking part in the first-ever CITY 2012 Beauty Trunk Show at retailers including Ron Robinson, Apothia, Beauty.com, C.O. Bigelow, Henri Bendel New York and Skins 6|2, which will take place in late August.

The ICMAD CITY Winners:

  • Best Color Cosmetic Product—IT Cosmetics Vitality Cheek Flush Powder Blush Stain
  • Best Skincare Face Product—Murad Rapid Age & Pigment Lightening Serum
  • Best Bath & Body Product—MD Skincare Alpha Beta Glow Pad for Body
  • Best Fragrance—Royal Apothic Holland Park Eau De Parfum
  • Best Haircare Product—Oribe Après Beach
  • Best Color Cosmetics Packaging—NYX Cosmetics Haute Jersey Leopard Couture
  • Best Skincare Packaging—HSS Sales Hevia MD Skin Science
  • Best Bath & Body Packaging—Dayna Decker Essence Wash & Lotion
  • Best Fragrance Packaging—Crafting Beauty It's Me
  • Best Print Ad—eos Smooth Sphere Lip Balms
  • Best Grass Roots Marketing Campaign—Ecru Little Green pediatrician program
  • Members' Choice Color Cosmetics—Besame Cosmetics Crimson Rouge
  • Members’ Choice Skin Care—Jack Black DIY Power Peel Multi-Acid Resurfacing Pads
  • Members’ Choice Bath, Body & Hair—Swedish Skin Care Razor Burn Freedom for Women