Industry Experts Headline CITY Awards

The Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) has announced its three esteemed beauty business leaders for its 11th annual Cosmetic Innovators of the year Awards. The event will honor innovation and creativity in beauty product manufacturing and distribution July 13 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, during Cosmoprof North America.

Federal Bill Introduced on Oversight of Personal-Care Products

On April 20, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) introduced and U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) co-sponsored the Personal Care Products Safety Act, which they say will protect consumers and streamline industry compliance by strengthening the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s authority to regulate ingredients in personal-care products.

2014: The Year in Review

How well did you follow beauty news this past year? Take our quiz and find out. Have fun!

1.) Sally Beauty Supply celebrated its ...

A. 60th anniversary
B. 50th anniversary
C. 40th anniversary
D. 75th anniversary

2.) For the first time ever, the Professional Beauty Association presented ...

A. a distributor executive conference
B. an event for beauty store owners
C. an executive summit
D. ISSE in Long Beach, California

ICMAD Announces New Chairman, Board Members

Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors

Clarisonic co-founder Robb Akridge, Ph.D., is the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors new chairman of the board. ICMAD has also welcomed six new members to its board of directors.

ICMAD’s 2014 CITY Awards Winners

ICMAD’s 2014 CITY Awards Winners

The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors awarded its 2014 Cosmetic Innovator of the Year (CITY) Awards at an event in New York City June 11. Here are the winning entries:


Product Color Cosmetic: Grande Naturals, Grande Liner
Product Skincare Face: Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare, Ferulic + Retinol Fibroblast Anti-Aging Moisturizer
Product Bath & Body: KALLISTA, Daily Moisturizing Cream for Creative Hands