ICMAD Announces the 2012 CITY Award Winners

The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) announces the winners of the seventh annual Cosmetic Innovators of The Year (CITY) Awards, which took place on Wednesday, June 20th at the Manhattan Penthouse in New York City. With a record-breaking increase of 180% applicants, the CITY Awards solidified their position in the industry as the place where entrepreneurs are recognized for their achievements. Janet Gurwitch, founder and former CEO of Laura Mercier Cosmetics, Pam Busiek, CEO and President of ICMAD, and Ian Ginsberg, Chairman of the Board of ICMAD, presented the awards to the 14 winners. The winners were selected by a panel of industry experts, who casted their votes based on innovative products, packaging, and advertising / marketing concepts from 2011.

In addition to earning the CITY Award this year, the winning companies will take part in the first-ever CITY 2012 Beauty Trunk Show. This all-new initiative will give the winners another platform to display their award-winning products at national retailers. The retailers include Ron Robinson, Apothia,, C.O. Bigelow, Henri Bendel New York and Skins 6|2. The CITY Beauty Trunk Show will take place simultaneously at all retailers in late August.

Beauty Launchpad congratulates the ICMAD CITY Winners!

Best Color Cosmetic Product:

IT Cosmetics - Vitality Cheek Flush Powder Blush Stain

Best Skincare Face Product:

Murad - Rapid Age & Pigment Lightening Serum

Best Bath & Body Product:

MD Skincare - Alpha Beta Glow Pad for Body

Best Fragrance:

Royal Apothic - Holland Park Eau De Parfum

Best Haircare Product:

Oribe - Après Beach

Best Color Cosmetics Packaging:

NYX Cosmetics - Haute Jersey Leopard Couture

Best Skincare Packaging:


Best Bath & Body Packaging:

Dayna Decker - Essence Wash & Lotion

Best Fragrance Packaging:

Crafting Beauty - It's Me

Best Print Ad:

eos - Smooth Sphere Lip Balms

Best Grass Roots Marketing Campaign:

Ecru - Little Green Pediatrician Program

Members' Choice:

Color Cosmetics - Besame Cosmetics / Crimson Rouge
Skin Care - Jack Black / DIY Power Peel Multi-Acid Resurfacing Pads
Bath, Body & Hair - Swedish Skin Care / Razor Burn Freedom for Women

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