The following information is from a press release by Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors:
Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors Announces the Winners of the 2017 Cosmetic Innovator of the Year Awards
12 Innovative Companies Win Coveted CITY Award
July 11, 2017; Deer Park, IL – The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD)
association presented 12 awards to companies that exceeded in creativity, entrepreneurship and
charitable giving during the 2017 Cosmetic Innovator or the Year (CITY) Awards. The CITY Awards,
founded in 1995 by ICMAD, is the highest accolade in the independent beauty industry and goldstandard award for breakthrough beauty products. During the ceremony, all the CITY Awards finalists were recognized for their ingenuity and tireless efforts to make the industry stronger through their innovative contributions. The CITY Awards dinner was held on July 10, 2017, during Cosmoprof North America at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
You can find photos from the event on the ICMAD Facebook.
“ICMAD has proudly recognized and honored the exceptional achievements of personal care and beauty industry professionals for over twenty years during the CITY Awards ceremony,” said Pam Busiek, ICMAD President and CEO. “This year’s winners are exemplary representatives of our industry’s creative entrepreneurs who have accomplished remarkable feats this past year, and we are thrilled to celebrate and publicize their reputable work.”
ICMAD wants to thank our remarkable CITY Awards event sponsors: Cosmetic Insurance Services
(CIS)- Frenkel, Oracle-NetSuite, NYSCC: New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists, C.O. Bigelow
Chemists, Locke Lord, Masterpiece International, Colour Collective, Color Essence Inc., Tiffany
Andersen, Gordon Labs, Brushes by Karen and Obliphica.
We would also like to thank the following companies for donating their fabulous products to our CITY
Award’s gift bags: Madison Reed, Macadamia, Fave4, Dear Clark, Billy Jealousy, Native, évolis
Professional, Amazing Cosmetics, Solely Jolie, PDC Brands, Bioelements, Visha Skin Care, Coola,
Manic Panic and ESLABONDEXX.
The finalists and winners were selected by an esteemed group of industry-leading experts in the fields of beauty, design and marketing, including: Ian Ginsberg, the President of C.O. Bigelow; Dr. Brooke Carlson, Professor at Fashion Institute of Technology; Ron Robinson, Founder & CEO of
BeautyStat.com; Jerome Berard, Principal at Berard & Associates; Jana Richele, CMO at Berard &
Associates; Maria Corbiscello, President of STUDIO MC2; and Lara Eurdolian, Editor at Pretty Connected.
2017 CITY Award Winners
Color Cosmetic Product: LYN Nail Polish | LYN Nail Polish
Facial Skincare Product: Magnetight Age-Defier Skin Recharging Magnet Mask | Dr. Brandt Skincare
Bath/Body/Fragrance Product: Cell Salt Enrich-Mineral Rich Body Moisturizer | Tiffany Andersen’s
Haircare Product: Dry Foam Shampoo | Ouai Haircare
Accessories and Tools: Sonic Foundation Makeup Brush | Clarisonic
Campaign: Time to Dream Again | World Wide Packaging LLC
New Product Launch: GrandeLIPS Nude Collection | Grande Cosmetics LLC
Product: Liquid Mattes | CAO Cosmetics
Package: Milk Makeup
Innovative Company: Dynamic Blending Specialists Inc.
Entrepreneur: Tish and Snooky Bellomo, Tish and Snooky’s MANIC PANIC NYC
Charitable Company: Redex Industries Inc.