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Extracts Announces Winners of 2009 Best New Products Awards

Posted: August 18, 2009

DayNa Decker's Botanika Collection was awarded "Best of Show" in the Best New Product Awards competition at Extracts, a division of the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF). Five additional awards were presented in product-specific categories: Bath & Body; Beauty Accessory; Cosmetic & Fragrance; Natural/Organic; and Packaging. The winners and finalists were selected by a panel of trade editors based on several criteria: innovative design; creative use of materials/construction; and use of new materials/technology.

The summer 2009 winners and finalists, selected from more than 140 entries, are:

BEST OF SHOW:

  • Dayna Decker (Los Angeles) for its Botanika Collection, a collection of candles, diffusers, parfum, bath and body products

BATH & BODY CATEGORY:

  • Winner: Earthworks Products (Tustin, CA) for its Earthworks Soap Wrapper, eco-friendly hand-cut papers
  • Finalist: Flora Napa Valley (Napa, CA) for its Olivina Meyer Lemon Body Butter
  • Finalist: Seda France Candles (Austin, TX) for its Classic Toile hand lotion

BEAUTY ACCESSORY CATEGORY:

  • Winner: Warren Tricomi Haircare (Ronkonkoma, NY) for its Green Walnut Masque, a repair treatment for hair
  • Finalist: Dayna Decker (Los Angeles) for its Le Petite Parfum
  • Finalist: Aglow A Soy Candle Company (Canoga Park, CA) for its Recycled Glass Vase

COSMETIC & FRAGRANCE CATEGORY:

  • Winner: Fragonard Parfumeur (Grasse, France) for its Cette Nuit La, an oriental fragrance made of amber, leather, and patchouli in organic pouch
  • Finalist: Floris London (London) for its Floris No. 89 Eau de Toilette
  • Finalist: Fruits & Passion (Candiac, Quebec, Canada) for its Electric Fragrance Diffuser

NATURAL/ORGANIC CATEGORY:

  • Winner: Compagne de Provence (San Diego) for its Ylang Noir Dry Oil, moisturizing oil for body
  • Finalist: Dayna Decker (Los Angeles) for its Essence Buffer
  • Finalist: Soy Delicious (Miami) for its Moisturizing Candle

PACKAGING CATEGORY:

  • Winner: Tatine (Chicago) for its Garden & Forest Infusions, handmade candles in glass
  • Finalist: Earthworks Products (Tustin, CA) for its Earthworks Soap
  • Finalist: Berjang USA Inc (Rancho Domingues, CA) for its Jacadi Paris

"These products stand out in the already impressive field of high-caliber personal care products at Extracts,"said Melissa Engongoro, sales manager, Extracts.