ICMAD Announces CITY Award Finalists

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The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors Association (ICMAD) has announced the finalists for the annual Cosmetic Innovator of the Year (CITY) Awards, honoring industry contributions, product innovation and advertising/marketing concepts within the cosmetic and personal care industry during.

“Since the inception of ICMAD’s CITY Awards in 1995, we have been recognizing and celebrating the creativity and ingenuity of our industry’s professionals and their breakthrough innovations,” said Pamela Busiek, ICMAD president and CEO. “We received many outstanding nominations this year and it is my great pleasure to congratulate this year’s finalists. I look forward to celebrating their collective success at ICMAD’s CITY Awards dinner and celebration in Las Vegas on July 30.”

This year’s nominees include:


  • AmazingCosmetics, Illuminate Primer Highlighter
  • Colorescience, Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50
  • Peter Thomas Roth, Skin to Die For, submitted by World Wide Packaging, Inc.

Facial Skin Care Product

  • Colorescience, Total Eye 3-in-1 Renewal Therapy SPF 35
  • COOLA Suncare, COOLA Full Spectrum 360° Sun Silk Drops SPF 30
  • Jandy Brands Inc. (Kocostar USA), Lip Mask

Bath & Body

  • Parodi Professional Care, Parodi Comforting Muscle Lotion
  • Visha Skincare, Face 2 Feet
  • Y Inc., Bodipure/Keratin Gloves and Keratin Socks

Hair Care

  • Luxury Brand Partners, R&Co. Spiritualized Dry Shampoo Mist
  • Mirai Clinical, Hair Brush with Brush Liner
  • Ouai, Anti-Frizz Sheets

Accessories & Tools

  • Ardell Lashes, Magnetic Lashes
  • Foreo, UFO (Ur Future Obsession)
  • Orchard Custom Beauty, Ergonomic Wedge Blending Sponge


  • Biomod, Nature Source Dry Mask
  • One Love Organics,  love + charcoal masque
  • Skinfix Inc, Skinfix Renewing Scrub

Luxury Items

  • ColorProof, BioRepair-8 Anti-Aging Scalp & Hair Therapy System
  • House of Sillage, Limited Edition Lipstick
  • Replenology, Replenology Hair Care

Campaign of The Year

  • Atlantic Coast Brands, I Want My Hair Back
  • Ecru New York, Born in the Salon
  • Grande Cosmetics, LLC, Grande Cosmetics: 10 Year Anniversary

Innovative Company

  • Dynamic Blending, Project Ignite
  • Iontera Inc. (Patchology), Patchology
  • Replenology, Replenology Hair Care

Charitable Company

  • Arbonne Int'l., LLC, Arbonne/ Arbonne Charitable Foundation
  • Freedom, Freedom Natural Deodorant
  • Monat Global, CSR Program, Monat Gratitude

Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Cao Cosmetics- Alee Cao
  • Sundial Brands – Rich Dennis
  • Vertere Skin Care (b.hilt Cosmeceuticals LLC) – Bethany Hilt

Best All Around Indie Brand

  • Nat-A-Tat2 Tattoo Aftercare Kit
  • Skin Fix
  • Tiffany Andersen Brands

Best All Around Brand

  • Amika
  • Coola Suncare
  • Ouai Hair Care
  • Green Brand
  • BASF Care Creations
  • One Love Organics
  • Tiffany Andersen Brands

The 2018 CITY Awards will be held July 30 at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, in conjunction with Cosmoprof North America. The evening will include a dinner and award presentation, along with live entertainment. For more information or tickets, visit https://www.icmad.org/

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