UPDATE: CEW Awards Uncover the Most Exciting Beauty Launches of Past Year


Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) recently held its 22nd annual CEW Beauty Insider Awards at the Waldorf Astoria, celebrating the winners who were selected from 800 entries and 212 finalists. (See who won in 2015 here.) It was a good year for Neutrogena, Sonia Kashuk, charcoal-based products and several others. For a complete list, scroll down.

UPDATE: Now you can watch a video of some of the winners demonstrated on The Today Show.

“Thousands of beauty products are launched every year," said says Carlotta Jacobson, president of CEW. "With so many options to choose from, it can be challenging for a shopper to distinguish between them. Because these winners are selected by industry insiders, the award seal helps the consumer identify and trust that these are the most innovative products in beauty.”

The winners are:

Best Beauty App Award

L'Oréal Paris Makeup Genius.

Iconic Consumers’ Choice Beauty Award Mass

NEUTROGENA Makeup Removing Cleansing Towelettes

Iconic Consumers’ Choice Beauty Award Prestige

Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief

Eco Beauty Award


Indie Brand Beauty Award

Color Wow

Bath and Body Mass

NIVEA – In-shower Body Lotion

Bath and Body Prestige

Fresh – Cocoa Body Exfoliant

Acne Treatment

Kate Somerville – EradiKate Mask Foam-activated Acne Treatment

Anti-Aging Mass

Sonia Kashuk – Detox Purifying Black Mask

Anti-Aging Prestige

GLAMGLOW – Flashmud Brightening Treatment

Cleanser & Scrub

Simple Skincare – Micellar Cleansing Water

Eye Treatment

IT Cosmetics – Your Skin but Better CC+ Eye™ Cream SPF 50+

Lip Treatment

Fresh – Sugar Nourishing Lip Balm Advanced Therapy

Skincare Tools

Clarisonic – Alpha Fit

Sun Product 

St. Tropez – Gradual Tan in Shower Lotion

Moisturizer Mass

NEUTROGENA – Hydro Boost Water Gel

Moisturizer Prestige

Clinique – Dramatically Different Moisturizing Cream

Hair Coloring Product

Oribe Hair Care – Airbrush Root Touch-up Spray

Hair Shampoo/Hair Conditioner

Living Proof – Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo

Hair Style/Hair Care (three-way tie)

Bumble and bumble – Don’t Blow It (H)air Styler

Drybar – Triple Sec 3-in-1

Living Proof – Blowout

Hair Tools

T3 Micro, Inc. – PROi Professional Hair Dryer

Eye Product Mass

L’Oréal Paris – Voluminous Superstar Mascara

Eye Product Prestige

Dior – Diorshow Mascara

Face Product Mass

Sonia Kashuk – Undercover Liquid Concealer

Face Product Prestige

Laura Mercier – Silk Crème Moisturizing Photo Edition Foundation

Lip Product Mass

FLOWER – Lip Radiance High Shine Lip Lacquer

Lip Product Prestige

Charlotte Tilbury – Matte Revolution

Men's Grooming

Clinique – Clinique for Men Charcoal Face Wash

Men’s Scent

Dior – Sauvage (Perfumer - Christian Dior)

Women’s Scent Mass

Sonia Kashuk – Eau de Toilette in White Etheriana (Perfumer - Robertet)

Women’s Sent Prestige

Yves Saint Laurent Beauté – Black Opium (Perfumer - Firmenich)

Nail Product (two-way tie)

butter LONDON – Patent Shine 10x Nail Lacquer

essie – Gel Setter

QVC Beauty Quest Award


Most Buzzed-about Award Mass

Bioré – Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips

Most Buzzed-about Award Prestige

Prestige Urban Decay – Naked Smoky

Best-seller Award Mass

Covergirl – The Super Sizer by Lashblast Mascara

Best-seller Award Prestige

Urban Decay – Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette

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