PC Judges the ICMAD Beauty Awards. And the winners are…

Lara Eurdolian 2014 ICMAD awards

A few months back I was honored to be asked to judge the Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) Beauty awards, and accepted. Testing and reviewing 85 products, the categories we’re built under three pillars, best new breakout products, packaging, and advertising campaigns.

Winners were selected by myself and four other judges and experts from the beauty, design, and marketing industries which included Ron Robinson, former cosmetics chemist and founder of BeautyStat.comMaria Corbiscello, president of creative beauty concept firm Studio MC², Jerome Bérard of Bérard Associates strategic thinking consultants, Kaye Karch, Vice President at Laura Mercier Cosmetics.

ICMAD awards, Jennifer Walsh, Lara Eurdolian, Pamela Jo Busiek and Ian Ginsberg
Jennifer Walsh, Ian Ginsberg, Lara Eurdolian and Pamela Jo Busiek at the ICMAD awards

The award ceremony took place at Battery Gardens, beginning with a cocktail reception followed by dinner and the awards presentation. Three finalists we’re announced followed by the winners of each category. Opening statements were made by ICMAD’s Pamela Jo Busiek and Ian Ginsberg and Senior Vice President and Global General Manager of Clarisonic, Dr. Robb Akridge, delivered the keynote address and presented the awards.

ICMAD beauty award winners

So without further adieu, here are the winners of the 2014 ICMAD Cosmetic Innovator of the Year (CITY) Award Winners are:

Product Innovation Categories:

Best Product Color Cosmetic: Grande Naturals” Grande Liner

Best Product Skincare Face: Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare: Ferulic + Retinol Fibroblast Anti-Aging Moisturizer

Best Product Bath & Body: KALLISTA: Daily Moisturizing Cream for Creative Hands

Best Product Fragrance: Lux Beauty Group: Jasmine Vine

Best Product Haircare: Ecru Lifestyle Beauty: Little Green Lice Guard Collection

Best Nail Color & Treatment: ProStrong: ProBite Natural Nail Whitener

Best Accessories & Tools: IT Cosmetics: Tightliner 10-in-1 Custom Cut Brush


Package Design Innovation 

Best Color Cosmetic & Nail: Japonesque: Velvet Touch Finishing Powder

Best Skincare Face:  Foreo: LUNA

Best Bath, Body and Haircare: Lux Beauty Group: Holland Park Cream Crème

Best Fragrance: Thymes: Jade Matcha Cologne

Best Accessories & Tools: Patchology: Energizing Eye Patches

Marketing/Advertising Innovation

Best Print: Orly International: “It All Started with Pink” Ad campaign

Best Social Media: NYX Cosmetics: NYX Cosmetics 2013 FACE Award

Best Grass Roots Marketing: The Elixery: Roller Girls Team Lipsticks

Member’s Choice Product

Clarisonic: Deep Pore Detoxifying System

Member’s Choice Package Design

Iredale Mineral Cosmetics

ABOUT CITY AWARDS: ICMAD, the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors, created the coveted “Cosmetic Innovator of the Year” prize nine years ago to recognize small companies who are creating revolutionary new skin, makeup, hair, and fragrance products and put them on even ground to compete with large multinationals. The CITY Awards “Cosmetic Innovator of The Year” honors standout global products that have advanced their categories and gives them a prestigious platform to launch to wider acclaim. Judged by an esteemed panel of expert industry insiders and media editors, past winners include breakout companies like IT Cosmetics, Murad Skin Care, and NYX Cosmetics.

I gave Pride & Glory's Jennifer Walsh "My Favorite Person" award
I gave Pride & Glory’s Jennifer Walsh “My Favorite Person” award
Dr. Robb of Clarisonic at the ICMAD awards
Dr. Robb of Clarisonic, ICMAD Awards keynote speaker
Skype Selfie station at the ICMAD awards
Skype Selfie station at the ICMAD awards