Beauty Store Business magazine - January, 2020

ICMAD Announces 2013 Cosmetic Innovator of the Year Awards Finalists

ICMAD Announces 2013 Cosmetic Innovator of the Year Awards Finalists

The finalists are now out for the 2013 Cosmetic Innovator of the Year Awards from the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors. From cosmetics to marketing and hair products to body care, they're considered among the best new breakout products, packaging and advertising campaigns in the beauty industry.

The winners will be announced the evening of June 18 during the CITY Awards ceremony at the Battery Gardens Restaurant (Opposite 17 State Street, On The Water, Inside Battery Park) in New York City.

Carol Hamilton, president of the L’Oréal Luxury Products Division, will deliver the keynote address at the event. The 2013 CITY Awards finalists are:

Product Innovation

Product Color Cosmetic:

  • DePasquale/Beauty ADDICTS ShowOFF Mascara
  • NYX Cosmetics Wonder Pencil
  • Forsythe/Solar Club Ruby Wing Spring Garden

Product Skincare Face:

  • Atlantic Coast Media-Hydroxatone-Hydrolyze Intensive Under Eye Treatment
  • Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum
  • IT Cosmetics No. 50 Serum Anti-Aging Collagen Veil Primer

Product Bath & Body:

  • Daily Concepts/Industrias T.TAIO LLC Daily Concepts
  • IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Mega Fan Body Brush
  • Suki Body Sensitive Cleansing Bar

Product Fragrance:

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

Product Haircare:

  • Oribe Haircare Gold Lust
  • Tangle Teezer LTD Aqua Splash
  • Thermafuse Amino Express

Package Design Innovation

Color Cosmetics:

  • Blinc Ultrathin Eyeliner Pen
  • IT Cosmetics Tightline Full Lash Length Black Primer with Skinny Wand
  • NYX Cosmetics The Curve

Package Skincare Face:

  • eos Products Alice in Wonderland Lip Balm Trio
  • GlamGlow Supermud
  • IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Color Correcting Cream with Stand & Brush

Package Bath, Body and Haircare:

  • DePasquale/ECRU Travel Hair Dryer
  • KVG Group Inc./Footlogix Pediceuticals
  • Thymes Temple Tree Jasmine Body Lotion

Package Fragrance:

  • Royal Apothic Conservatories Botanical Fragrances
  • Intertrade Europe Eight & Bob
  • Intertrade Europe AGONIST

Marketing/Advertising Innovation Print


  • CIS Not a Time of Loss
  • Good for You Girls

Social Media:

  • NYX Cosmetics 2012 NYX Face Award
  • Jane Iredale What Makes You Grow
  • DePasquale Beauty ADDICTS Blogger Outreach Campaign

Grass Roots Marketing:

  • Amazing Cosmetics Even More Shady
  • DePasquale/ECRU New York Cross-Promotion Campaign
  • The Elixery Dessa Lipstick

The 2013 CITY Awards judges are experts in the beauty, design and marketing industries: Ron Robinson, former cosmetic chemist and founder of; 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, a science-based beauty-and-wellness site.

The CITY Awards—which are open to all—will be held along with ICMAD's 40th Annual Meeting. A brief annual meeting and election of the board of directors will take place at 7 p.m. ICMAD members may attend only the annual meeting and election at no charge. The cost to attend the cocktail party and dinner is $135 per person. You can register for the event by clicking here.

Shuttle service from the HBA Global Expo & Conference at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is provided. Staging is at 5 p.m.; departure is scheduled for 5:25 p.m. To arrange seating, please contact ICMAD's Lisa Lopofsky, 847.991.7496.

[Logo courtesy of the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors]