ICMAD Bestows Seventh Annual CITY Awards

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

CITY Award for Professional Skin Care Product: 21-Day Dermal Detox by Suki, Inc., Northampton, MA; accepted Suki Kramer, president

CITY Award for Mass Skin Care Product: Essential Fatty Acid Cream by Reviva Labs, Haddonfield, NJ; accepted by Stephen Strassler, principal

CITY Award for Personal Care Package Design: Chocoholicks by Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, Great Barrington, MA; accepted by Jane Iredale, founder

CITY Award for Color Cosmetic Package Design: YOYO Lip Gloss Mini by YOYO Lip Gloss, College Point, NY; accepted by Angie Parlionas, principal

CITY Award for Skin Care Package Design: Avon ANEW Dual Tube by World Wide Packaging, Florham Park, NJ; accepted by Barry Freda, CEO, and Jeffrey Hayet, executive vice president of global sales

CITY Award for Print Advertisement—Trade or Consumer: “Lip Fixation/Our Little Two-Timer” Ad by Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, Great Barrington, MA; accepted by Jane Iredale, founder

CITY Award for Web Site Innovation: www.temptu.com by Temptu, New York; accepted by Michael Benjamin, principal

ICMAD, founded in 1974, is a trade association of independent cosmetic manufacturers, distributors and suppliers of services and components to the cosmetic industry. Approximately 90% of ICMAD’s 700 member companies are small, entrepreneurial businesses in the highly creative and competitive cosmetic, toiletry and fragrance field. ICMAD provides a powerful voice for its members to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in Congress and with consumer groups and the media. Visit www.icmad.org for more information.

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