2013 CITY Award Finalists Announced

The Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) association announced the finalists in each category for its 2013 Cosmetic Innovator of the Year (CITY) Awards. These finalists represent the top new breakout products, packaging and advertising campaigns in the beauty industry. From cosmetics to marketing, hair products to body care, each new product or concept has stood out above the rest this year to warrant inclusion.

Winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at an exclusive awards ceremony after careful consideration by five renowned judges and experts from the beauty, design and marketing industries. Judges include 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, creative design and brand strategist at Syntax NYC; and Laura Kenney, editor in chief of YouBeauty.com. President of L’Oréal luxury products division and beauty industry leader Carol Hamilton will deliver the keynote address at the event.

The 2013 ICMAD Cosmetic Innovator of the Year (CITY) Award Finalists include:

Product Innovation, Color Cosmetics

  • DePasquale's Beauty Addicts ShowOff Mascara
  • NYX Cosmetics' Wonder Pencil
  • Forsythe/Solar Club's Ruby Wing Spring Garden

Product Innovation, Skin Care Face

  • Atlantic Coast Media's Hydroxatone
  • Dr. Dennis Gross' Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum
  • IT Cosmetics' No. 50 Serum Anti-Aging Collagen Veil Primer

Product Innovation, Bath & Body

  • Daily Concepts' Industrias T.Taio LLC Daily Concepts
  • IT Cosmetics' Heavenly Luxe Mega Fan Body Brush
  • Suki's Body Sensitive Cleansing Bar

Product Innovation, Fragrance

  • Groupe Trapeze's Callas LaDivine
  • Intertrade Europe's Eight & Bob
  • Royal Apothic Conservatories' Interior Perfumes

Product Innovation, Hair Care

  • Oribe's Gold Lust
  • Tangle Teezer Ltd.'s Tangle Teezer Aqua Squash
  • Thermafuse's Amino Express

Package Design Innovation, Color Cosmetics

  • Blinc's Ultrathin Eyeliner Pen
  • IT Cosmetics' Tightline Full Lash Length Black Primer
  • NYX Cosmetics' The Curve

Package Design Innovation, Skin Care Face

  • EOS's Smooth Sphere Lip Balm
  • GlamGlow's Supermud
  • IT Cosmetics' Bye Bye Redness Color Correcting Cream with Stand & Brush

Package Design Innovation, Bath, Body and Hair Care

  • Depasquale's Travel Hair Dryer
  • KVG Group Inc.'s Footlogix Pediceuticals
  • Thymes' Temple Tree Jasmine Body Lotion

Package Design Innovation, Fragrance

  • Royal Apothic Conservatories' Botanical Fragrances
  • Intertrade Europe's Eight & Bob
  • Intertrade Europe's Agonist

Marketing/Advertising Innovation, Print

  • CIS's Not a Time of Loss

Marketing/Advertising Innovation, Social Media

  • NYX Cosmetics

Marketing/Advertising Innovation, Grass Roots Marketing

  • Amazing Cosmetics' Even More Shady
  • DePasquale/Ecru New York's Cross Promotion Campaign
  • The Elixery's Dessa Lipstick
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