CEW Beauty Finalist Announced — Who made your list?

Alas, the 2013 CEW Beauty Awards finalists have been announced. And I don’t know about you, but I love me a good round up. It keeps me on my toes and helps me update my list of products I need to try. There are more then a few of my favorites on this list, what about you, what have you tried? 


Bath and Body Mass

Aveeno – Positively Ageless® Skin Strengthening Body Cream

Burt’s Bees® – Ultimate Care Hand Cream

Dove – Visible Care™ Toning Crème Body Wash with Nutrium Moisture™

Eucerin – Professional Repair Lotion

NIVEA – Touch of Renewal

Vaseline® – Total Moisture®


Bath and Body Prestige

AERIN – Rose Hand and Body Cream

Aveda – Stress Fix™ Soaking Salts

Bliss – Fatgirlsixpack

Darphin – Nourishing Satin Oil

Laura Mercier – Ambre Vanillé Soufflé Body Crème

philosophy – Living Grace Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel



Acne Treatment

CLEAN & CLEAR® – Advantage® Oil Absorbing Treatment

GLAMGLOW – Super-mud Clearing Treatment

Murad Skincare, Inc. – Overnight Soothing Gel for Red, Irritated Skin

Neutrogena Corporation – All-in-one Acne Control Treatment

philosophy – Clear Days Ahead Overnight Repair Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Pads

Yes To Tomatoes – Blemish Clearing Facial Towelettes

Anti-Aging Mass

Avon – Anew Clinical Pro Line Eraser Treatment

La Roche-Posay – Redermic [C] for Normal to Combination Skin

L’Oréal Paris – Revitalift Triple Power Serum

Olay – Pro-x Even Skin Tone Spot Fading Treatment

Palmer’s – Cocoa Butter Formula Eventone Dark Spot Corrector

RoC® – Retinol Correxion® Max Wrinkle Resurfacing System


Anti-Aging Prestige

Elizabeth Arden – Prevage Anti-aging + Intensive Repair Daily Serum

Estée Lauder – Perfectionist [CP+R] Wrinkle Lifting/Firming Serum

NARS Cosmetics – Skin Optimal Brightening Concentrate

Origins – Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ Mega-bright Skin Tone Correcting Serum

philosophy – Full of Promise Treatment Duo for Uplifting Days and Volumizing Nights

Shiseido Cosmetics America – White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum


Cleanser & Scrub

Aveeno – Ultra-calming® Makeup Removing Wipes

Cetaphil – Dermacontrol Foam Wash

Clarisonic – Acne Daily Clarifying Cleanser

Fresh, Inc. – Rose Cleansing Foam

NARS Cosmetics – Skin Double Refining Exfoliator

Neutrogena Corporation – Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser


Eye Treatment Mass

Avon – Anew Genics Eye Treatment

Burt’s Bees® – Intense Hydration Eye Cream

La Roche-Posay – Redermic [C] Eyes

L’Oréal Paris – Revitalift Triple Power Eye Treatment

Olay – Regenerist Micro-sculpting Eye & Lash Duo

Simple Skincare – Revitalizing Eye Roll-on


Eye Treatment Prestige

Clinique – Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector

Elizabeth Arden – Ceramide Premiere Intense Moisture & Renewal Regeneration Eye Cream

KORRES® – Wild Rose Instant Brightening Eye Treatment

Lancôme – Génifique Eye Light-Pearl

Origins – Plantscription™ Anti-aging Eye Cream

philosophy – Miracle Worker Miraculous Anti-aging Retinoid Eye Repair

Shiseido Cosmetics America – Benefiance Wrinkleresist 24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream


Lip Treatment

Aquaphor – Lip Repair + Protect

Burt’s Bees® – Ultra Moisturizing Lip Treatment

Fresh, Inc. – Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy

NIVEA Lip Care – A Kiss of Olive Oil and Lemon

Vaseline® – Lip Therapy® Mini Cocoa Butter

Vivant Skin Care – Maxilip Lip Plumper

Moisturizer Mass

Aveeno – Positively Ageless® Correcting Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30

Burt’s Bees® – Intense Hydration Night Cream

Cetaphil – Dermacontrol Moisturizer SPF 30

Neutrogena Corporation – Naturals Multi-vitamin Nourishing Moisturizer

Olay – Regenerist Micro-sculpting Cream Reformulation

Simple Skincare – Hydrating Light Moisturizer


Moisturizer Prestige

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics – BB Cream SPF 35

Clinique – Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator

KORRES® – Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial

M∙A∙C Cosmetics – Prep + Prime Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30

Origins – Make a Difference™ Plus + Rejuvenating Moisturizer

Shiseido Cosmetics America – Bio-performance Advanced Super Restoring Cream


Skincare Tools

BMR – Facial Toner

Clarisonic – Aria Sonic Skin Cleansing Brush

LightStim International Inc. – Light Stim for Wrinkles

NuFACE – Trinity Skin Boosting System with Microcurrent and Red LED

Serious Skin Care – Microcurrent + Facial Toning System

Tweezerman – Folding Foot Smoother


Sun Product

Clarins USA – UV Plus HP SPF 40 Day Screen Tint

Elizabeth Arden – Prevage Triple Defense Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 50+++

La Roche-Posay – Anthelios 50 Tinted Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid

Neutrogena Corporation – Wet Skin Lotion SPF 45

Shiseido Cosmetics America – Urban Environment Oil-free UV Protector SPF 42

St. Tropez – Self Tan Dark Bronzing Mousse


Hair Care Product

Aveda – Invati™ Scalp Revitalizer

Aveeno – Pure Renewal™ Dry Shampoo

Kérastase Paris – Elixir Ultime Thé Imperial

Living Proof – Restore Targeted Repair Cream

Ojon™– Rare Blend Oil Total Hair Therapy

Zotos International – Purite Healthy Color Protect Shampoo

Hair Coloring Product

Garnier – Nutrisse Nourishing Color Foam

John Frieda Hair Care – Precision Foam Colour Salon Blends

L’Oréal Paris – Healthy Look Crème Gloss Color

Rita Hazan New York – Foaming Color Gloss in Tones Down Brassiness

Vidal Sassoon – Pro Series Precision Mix™ Color Crème Permanent Color Formula

Zotos International – Age Beautiful Anti-aging Demi Permanent Hair Color

Hair Styling Product

Aveda – Pure Abundance Style Prep

Bumble and bumble – Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil

Living Proof – Prime Style Extender

Ojon™ – Super Sleek Restorative Blowout Perfector

Pantene Pro-V – Daily Moisture Renewal Silky Moisture Whip

Zotos International – Flat Iron Addict


Eye Product Mass

Almay – Wake-up Eyeliner + Highlighter

COVERGIRL – Lashblast Clump Crusher Mascara

L’Oréal Paris – Infallible Eye Shadow

Maybelline New York – The Mega Plush Mascara by Volum’ Express Mascara

Revlon – Colorstay™ 16 Hour Eyeshadow Quads

Sonia Kashuk for Target® – Long Wear Gel Eye Liner Twist Up


Eye Product Prestige

Clinique – Quickliner for Eyes Intense

Dior Beauty – Diorshow New Look Mascara

Elizabeth Arden – Prevage Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum

M∙A∙C Cosmetics – In Extreme Dimension Lash

NARS Cosmetics – Eyeliner Stylo

Shiseido Cosmetics America – Perfect Mascara Full Definition


Face Product Mass

COVERGIRL – Covergirl + Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation

La Roche-Posay – Anthelios 50 Primer Daily Anti-aging Primer with Sunscreen

L’Oréal Paris – True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Foundation

Maybelline New York – Dream Bouncy Blush in Rose Petal

Neutrogena Corporation – Shine Control Liquid Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 20

Sonia Kashuk for Target® – Illuminating Bronzer in Goddess


Face Product Prestige

bareMinerals – Ready SPF 20 Foundation

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics – Long-wear Even Finish Foundation SPF 15

M∙A∙C Cosmetics – Prep + Prime Natural Radiance

Shiseido Cosmetics America – Radiant Lifting Foundation SPF 17

Smashbox Cosmetics – Photo Finish More Than Primer Dark Spot Correcting

YSL Beaute – Le Teint Touche Éclat


Lip Product Mass

Avon – Shine Attract Lipstick

COVERGIRL – Jumbo Gloss Balm

L’Oréal Paris – Colour Caresse by Colour Riche Luminous

Revlon – Just Bitten Kissable™ Balm Stain

Rimmel London – Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipstick

Sonia Kashuk for Target® – Satin Luxe Lip Color with SPF 16

Lip Product Prestige

Dior Beauty – Addict Extreme Lipstick

Laura Mercier – Crème Smooth Lip Colour

M∙A∙C Cosmetics – Cremesheen Glass

Shiseido Cosmetics America – Lacquer Rouge

Smashbox Cosmetics – Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

YSL Beaute – Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Glossy Stain


Dove – Men + Care® Clean Defense Body and Face Wash

Gillette – Fusion Proglide Clear Shave Gel

Jack Black LLC – Dry Erase™ Ultra-calming Face Cream

Kiehl’s Since 1851 – Facial Fuel UV Guard SPF 50+

Lab Series Skincare for Men – Instant Skin Booster

Neutrogena Corporation – Men® Skin Clearing Acne Wash



COVERGIRL – Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss

Deborah Lippmann™ – Gel Lab Set

Essie Cosmetics, Ltd – Penny Talk Nail Color

JINsoon – Top Gloss

Sally Hansen – Salon Instagel Strips™

The New Black – Rock ‘n’ Roll Royalty Kit



Men’s Scent

Aramis and Designer Fragrances – Zegna Essenze – Italian Bergamot

Bond No. 9 New York – Sag Harbor Eau de Parfum

Diptyque – Volutes Eau de Toilette

Giorgio Armani Beauty – Armani Code Ultimate

Issey Miyake – L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Sport

Viktor & Rolf Parfums – Spicebomb


Women’s Scent Mass

Avon – Unplugged for Her

Cherry Vanilla – Body Mist

Coty Beauty – Closer by Halle Berry

Demeter Fragrance Library – Dragon Fruit Pick-me-up Cologne Spray

mark. – Very Sassy Eau de Parfum Spray

Roger&Gallet – Fleur d’Osmanthus Fragrant Water

Women’s Scent Prestige

Aramis and Designer Fragrances – Donna Karan Woman

Bond No. 9 New York – Central Park West Eau de Parfum

Coty Prestige – Dot Marc Jacobs

Dior Beauty – Miss Dior Le Parfum

Elizabeth Arden – Viva La Juicy La Fleur

Hermès – L’Ambre des Merveilles Eau de Parfum

Narciso Rodriguez Parfums – ‘For Her’ Eau de Toilette Délicate


Blind Barber




Swedish Skin Care

Tata Harper Skincare



Aveda – Stress Fix™

Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics – Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream

Josie Maran Cosmetics

La Fresh Eco-Beauty – Oil Free Face Cleanser (Scented)

Nature’s Gate – Facial Care Collection

Naturopathica Holistic Health – Plant Stem Cell Serum

Nourish – Organic Food For Healthy Skin

Paula’s Choice – Earth Sourced Antioxidant-enriched Natural Moisturizer

Weleda North America – Body Lotions

Yves Rocher North America Inc – Culture Bio Certified Organic Shower Gels

* Sponsored by Givaudan and vetted by The Natural Step



BeautyRx Skincare by Dr. Schultz

Dermelect Cosmeceuticals

Neydharting Moor


Scalisi Skincare

Zotos International

MORE ABOUT THE CEW BEAUTY AWARDS: Now in its 19th year, the awards celebrate the most innovative new products. The 186 finalists across 30 categories, including the new Skincare Tools and Lip Treatment categories, were chosen from more than 650 products.

Finalists were voted on by CEW’s 5,500+ beauty industry members.  Winners will be selected from the finalists by the CEW Board of Governors and will be announced at the CEW Beauty Awards Luncheon Friday, May 17, 2013.

New this year, a special award will be presented by QVC.  CEW is collaborating with QVC to discover the next big beauty product. QVC buyers have selected six finalists. The QVC Beauty Quest winner will be announced at the Beauty Awards Luncheon and will be featured on QVC.

For the complete list of 2013 CEW Beauty Insiders’ Choice Award Finalists, please visit the Finalist Viewbook by following this link. Tickets can be purchased for this event at www.cew.org.

The 2013 CEW Beauty Awards is sponsored by Allure, Givaudan, CVS/pharmacy, Crest and Oral-B 3D White, QVC, Poise, Conair, Venus, Beauty Inc, Arcade Marketing, Birchbox, RPG, MaCher, Albéa, Rpr Marketing Communications, The Beauty Company, KraftWorks, Consultancy Media, Suite K, Raw Media Network, Proof Seven, The Natural Step, and WWD. Categories are defined by The NPD Group and votes are tabulated by Ernst & Young LLP.