The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors Association (ICMAD) recognized member companies for innovative products, packaging and advertising at the association’s seventh annual CITY Awards for Cosmetic Innovators of The Year.

The winners were announced during ICMAD’s 38th annual meeting on June 29 at the prestigious Astra restaurant in New York City. Claudia Lucas, beauty merchandise director for QVC, presented the CITY awards.

In opening remarks to members, ICMAD President/CEO Pamela Jo Busiek noted: “the CITY Awards are about the creativity and effort by our member companies and their dedicated teams. These awards truly represent everything that makes the cosmetics business so dynamic.”

Ms. Lucas and Ms. Busiek presented eight awards to ICMAD Member Companies entered in categories for Product, Package Design, Sales and Marketing Innovation. The winners are:

· CITY Award for Personal Care Product

Ink Shield

By Ecru, Fairlawn, NJ

Accepted by Carmen DePasquale

· CITY Award for Color Cosmetic Product

Brow Power

By IT Cosmetics, Jersey City, NJ

Accepted by Jamie Kern Lima

· CITY Award for Professional Skin Care Product


La Bella Vita Cosmetico

By Bella Vino, New York, NY

Accepted by Dawn Catherine

· CITY Award for Mass Skin Care Product


Bye Bye Lid Lines

By IT Cosmetics, Jersey City, NJ

Accepted by Jamie Kern Lima

· CITY Award for Personal Care Package Design

Freedom of Style Tube

By Ecru, Fairlawn, NJ

Accepted by Carmen DePasquale

· CITY Award for Color Cosmetic Package Design

My Steppes

By Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, Great Barrington, MA

Accepted by Sharon Gregory on behalf of Jane Iredale, Founder

· CITY Award for Advertising and Marketing

“Think of Us as the Ladder”

By CBI Laboratories

Accepted by Cindy Anderson and Karen Stiles

· NEW CITY Award for NEW Beauty Innovation


(For a member company in business three years or less)


IT Cosmetics, Jersey City, NJ

Accepted by Jamie Kern Lima

ICMAD Announces CITY Awards Winners

Pictured left to right: Pamela Busiek, ICMAD CEO/President; Penni Jones, ICMAD executive director; Cindy Anderson and Karen Styles, CBI Laboratories; Sharon Gregory, Iredale Mineral Cosmetics; CITY Awards presenter Claudia Lucas, QVC; Dawn Catherine, La Bella Vita Cosmetico; Carmen DePasquale and Mark DePasquale, ECRU; Jamie Kern Lima and Paulo Lima, IT Cosmetics. Photo credit: Christine Butler.