Beauty Store Business magazine - January, 2020

ICMAD 2019 Indie Beauty Innovators Awards Finalists Announced

The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors Association (ICMAD) has announced the finalists for the 2019 Indie Beauty Innovators (IBI) awards. The IBI awards will be announced as part of a dinner reception ceremony in Las Vegas on Monday, July 29, 2019 at the Four Seasons Hotel, connected to the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.

Formerly known at the Cosmetic Innovator of the Year (CITY) awards, the IBI awards recognize innovation across product development, brand stewardship and overall talent in the beauty industry.

Submissions were reviewed by an independent panel of industry experts across media, retail, product development, design and packaging sectors, which included the following people:

Ian Ginsberg, C.O. Bigelow
Daniela Ciocan, Access Beauty Insiders
Sherri Koetting, MSLK Design Group
Annie Jackson, Credo
Jeb Allured-Gleason, Global Cosmetic Industry magazine
Lara Eurdolian, PrettyCo­nnected
Nina Vargas, LA Fashion magazine

The 2019 finalists are:

World Wide Packaging, Beautyblender Queen
NuFace, Fix Line Smoothing Device
Nutrafol, Core for Women Plus

Bath & Body
Queen V, Rub Me the Right Way
Sway, The Complete Underarm Detox Kit
Tiffany Andersen Brands, Cell Salt Detox Bath Soak

OSEA, Vagus Nerve Oil
Raw Spirit INC, Wild Spirit Discovery Set
WEN Hair & Body Care by Chaz Dean, Strength Eau de Parfum

Innovator Brand of the Year
Geltor INC
Virtue Labs

Grande, GrandeHAiR Rejuvenation Serum
Virtue Labs, Virtue ColorKick
World Wide Packaging, Living Proof Dry Scalp Treatment

Beautybl­ender, BOUNC Liquid Whipped Longwear Foundation
Iredale Cosmetics Inc., Triple Luxe Long Lasting Naturally Moist Lipstick
Sara Happ Inc., Sara Happ Sweet Dreams Lip Kit

Caldera + Lab, The Good
Distil Skincare LLC (AO Skincare), 6000x Elemental Screen with SPF 30
Rascal, Ponce’s Eye Cream

Skin Care
Novare Beauty LLC, Kiss Your Cravings Behind
Skinbuzz, Bee Safe Organic Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
SPF Ventures LLC, Brush On Block Protective Lip Oil SPF 32

Green Innovator Brand of the Year
Distil Skincare LLC (AO Skincare)
Kudarat INC
Little Green

Charitable Company
Earthly Body
Handcrafted Honey Bee LLC (Smarty Pits)
MONAT Global

Entrepreneur of the Year
Alee Cao, Cao Cosmetics
Alicia Grande, Grande Cosmetics
Carolyn Aronson, It’s A 10 Haircare

For more information or to purchase tickets to the IBI awards event, visi