ICMAD Announces Cosmetic Innovator of the Year (CITY) Awards Winners

ICMAD, The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors Association, announced the winners of its annual Cosmetic Innovator of the Year (CITY) Awards, which honor industry contributors, product innovation and advertising/​marketing concepts within the cosmetic and personal care industry during the past year. The nomination process was open to member and non-member companies both domestic and international.

 The 2018 CITY Award winners are:

 Product Innovation

Face/Nails: AMAZINGCOSMETICS – Illuminate Primer Highlighter

Facial Skincare Product: COOLA Suncare – Full Spectrum 360° Sun Silk Drops SPF 30 Bath & Body: Visha Skincare – Face 2 Feet Haircare: OUAI – Anti-Frizz Sheets Accessories & Tools: FOREO – UFO (Ur Future Obsession)

Organic: Biomod – Nature Source Dry Mask Luxury Items: House of Sillage – Limited Edition Lipstick


Campaign of The Year: Atlantic Coast Brands – I Want My Hair Back

Industry Contributor

Innovative Company: Patchology Charitable Company: Arbonne Charitable Foundation

Entrepreneur: Sundial Brands

Best All Around Indie Brand: Skinfix Inc. Best All Around Brand: COOLA Suncare

Green Brand: One Love Organics

“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, President and CEO, ICMAD. “ICMAD’s 2018 CITY Awards dinner was a wonderful celebration of the collective success of the companies in our industry. I congratulate the finalists and the companies honored with a CITY Award.”

The 2018 CITY Awards ceremony was held July 30 at The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, in conjunction with Cosmoprof North America. ICMAD hosted a dinner with award presentations, as well as an evening of live classic Las Vegas-style entertainment.

 ICMAD’s CITY Awards was possible thanks to generous support from: CIS (Cosmetic Insurance Services), CO Bigelow, Beauty Solutions, Gordon Labs, WWP, Obliphica Professional, Liquid Technologies (LTI), Dynamic Blending, Masterpiece International and Tiffany Andersen Brands.

 In addition to the CITY Awards, ICMAD offers many benefits of membership including critical ongoing educational programs and legislative advocacy. ICMAD members also receive access to key business services, which help beauty and cosmetics companies grow their business domestically and abroad. More information on ICMAD can be found here


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