14 Beauty Companies Win ICMAD's 2012 CITY Awards

2012 ICMAD CITY Award winners

The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors’ seventh annual CITY (Cosmetic Innovator of The Year) Awards took place June 20 at the Manhattan Penthouse in New York City.

Fourteen winners were selected by a panel of industry experts who cast their votes based on innovative products, packaging, and advertising/marketing concepts from 2011.

Janet Gurwitch, founder and former CEO of Laura Mercier Cosmetics, Pam Busiek, CEO and president of ICMAD, and Ian Ginsberg, chairman of the ICMAD board, presented the prestigious awards.

The 2012 CITY Award winners are:

Best Color Cosmetics Packaging
NYX Cosmetics: Haute Jersey Leopard Couture

Best Grass Roots Marketing Campaign
ECRU: Little Green Pediatrician Program

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 Skincare Packaging
HSS Sales: HEVIA MD SKIN SCIENCE

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

Members’ Choice: Color Cosmetics
Bésame Cosmetics: Crimson Rouge

Members’ Choice: Skin Care
Jack Black: DIY Power Peel Multi-Acid Resurfacing Pads

Members’ Choice: Bath, Body & Hair
Swedish Skin Care: Razor Burn Freedom for Women

[Photo caption: The 2012 CITY Award winners celebrate with ICMAD officials after the New York City ceremony June 20. Photo credit: Christine Butler]