Fourteen of the beauty industry’s leading independent cosmetic companies will have a bit more to carry home from Cosmoprof North America, as they were awarded the 2015 Cosmetic Innovator of the Year (CITY) Award, established by the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD).
“It is ICMAD’s great honor to recognize these fine innovators in segments from cosmetics, fragrances and hair and body care to marketing, packaging and accessories. Our industry will be stronger for their contributions and we look forward to the winners’ using the CITY Award as a platform for expanding their influence in the multibillion-dollar beauty industry,” said Pamela J. Busiek, president and CEO, ICMAD.
The winners were announced in each of fourteen categories on July 13 at the CITY Awards ceremony during Cosmoprof North America. Finalists, still on display in ICMAD booth 27278, were selected in June from a wide array of entries. Winners were then selected from among the three finalists by an esteemed group of industry-leading experts in the fields of beauty, design and marketing, including Rebecca Bartlett, principal and creative director at Bartlett Brands; Dr. Brooke Carlson, Fashion Institute of Technology, School of Graduate Studies, Cosmetics and Fragrance Master's Program; Maria Corbiscello, president, Studio MC2; Claudia Lucas, executive vice president of business development, Behrman Communications; and Paula Scandone, vice president and e-commerce merchandise manager of beauty at HauteLook.
Founded in 1995 by ICMAD, the CITY Award is the highest honor in the independent beauty industry, a gold-standard award for breakthrough beauty products. The awards program is open to all who seek to represent the best in cutting-edge products, beautiful design and brilliant marketing.
Learn more about the CITY Award program at www.icmad.org/innovators/icmad-city-awards-2015.
The 2015 CITY Awards Winners
Product Color Cosmetic: Cover FX, Contour Kit
Product Facial Skincare: COOLA Suncare, COOLA SPF 30 Organic Makeup Setting Spray
Product Bath & Body/Fragrance: Liberta Company, Baby Foot Socks Set
Product Haircare: Living Proof, Inc, Perfect Hair Dry (PhD) Night Cap Overnight Perfector
Product Accessories & Tools: FOREO, ISSA Revolutionary Electric Toothbrush
PACKAGE DESIGN INNOVATION
Package Color Cosmetics: Stowaway Cosmetics, Stowaway Cosmetics
Package Facial Skincare: Iontera, Inc, FlashPatch Eye Gels
Package Bath & Body/Haircare: amika, amika Un.Done Texture Spray
Package Fragrance: Terra Continens, Eau De Parfum- Esprit Kanak
Package Accessories & Tools: Artis LLC, Artis Elite Mirror Collection
MARKETING/ADVERTISING INNOVATION PRINT
Print: amika, amika sexture campaign
Social Media/ Grass Roots Marketing: NYX Cosmetics, 2014 NYX Cosmetics FACE Awards
MEMBER'S CHOICE PRODUCT
Lisa Hoffman Beauty, Brazilian Begonia Fragrance Bracelet
MEMBER'S CHOICE PACKAGE
Nanokeratin Systems Inc, REPLENISH Colour Preserving Mask for coloured hair
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