Industry Leaders select 2013 Most Innovative Products

Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) celebrated this year’s breakthrough beauty products today at the 19th Annual CEW Beauty Insiders’ Choice Awards. This year, CEW awarded 36 products across 30 product categories, plus Best Seller Awards, the Indie Beauty Award, Eco Beauty Award, and QVC Beauty Quest Award. The award-winning products included bath and body care, cosmetics, hair care, skin care and the newly-added skincare tools and lip treatment categories. The full list of the winning products is included below.

The CEW Beauty Awards is the only awards program in which the winners are determined exclusively by beauty industry professionals, CEW’s 5,500+ members who know the best in beauty. 185 finalists were selected from more than 650 entries. The CEW Beauty Awards exemplify the industry’s highest recognition for manufacturers and brands, and serve as a trusted guide for consumers to the most innovative new products for the year.

“With so many options to choose from, it can be challenging for consumers to distinguish between them,” says Carlotta Jacobson, President of CEW. “A CEW Beauty Award seal stands for the best innovations in beauty, helping consumers make informed decisions when purchasing a product.”

In addition to identifying advancements in beauty products, CEW announced the winner of the Indie Beauty Award for the leading new start-up in the world of beauty. This year’s winner is Julep™.
The CEW Best Seller Award recognizes the product categories with the largest growth in sales and the most successful product in that category for both mass and department stores. Winners are based on retail sales data from Symphony/IRI and NPD. This year’s winners are: Best Seller Mass: Makeup, L’Orèal Paris Colour Riche Nail and Best Seller Prestige: Skincare, Estée Lauder Perfectionist [CP+R] Wrinkle Lifting/Firming Serum.
CEW also recognized the breakthrough fragrance of the year with a Best Seller Award. Lancôme La Vie est Belle was the top fragrance launch of 2012 across both mass and prestige.
This marks the first year for the CEW skincare tools and lip treatment categories. The awards were added to recognize these growing categories in the beauty marketplace.  This year’s winning product for skincare tools was NuFACE - Trinity Skin Boosting System with Microcurrent and Red LED. The winning product for Lip Treatment was Fresh, Inc. - Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy.
Also new this year, CEW collaborated with QVC buyers to discover the next big beauty product. The winner, Neydharting Moor, will be featured on QVC this summer.
Highlights of this year’s event include:
  • More than 650 entries
  • 185 Finalists 
  • Host: Mario Cantone, comedian and star of Sex and the City 2
  • Retail Presenters  Included:
· Chance Wales, Director, Category Leader of U.S. Health & Beauty
·         Bloomingdales: Howard Kreitzman, Vice President of Cosmetics & Fragrance
·         Lord & Taylor and Hudson’s Bay: Barbara Zinn-Moore, Group Vice President of Cosmetics
Macy’s: Nancy Schmidt, Group Vice President, Divisional Merchandise Manager, Cosmetics, Trend & Prestige
·         Saks Fifth Avenue: Deborah Walters, Senior Vice President of Cosmetics and Fragrances
·         Walgreens: Shannon Curtin, Divisional VP/GMM of Beauty and Personal Care & Seasonal
  • Sponsor Presenters  Included:
·         QVC: Claudia Lucas, Director of Merchandising (*QVC is also a retailer)
·         Allure: Linda Wells, Editor-in-Chief
·         Arcade Marketing: Diane Crecca, Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Business Development
·         Conair: Paulette Heller, Vice President of Marketing
·         Givaudan: Pascal Becker, Sustainability Programme Coordinator for Americas (TK)
·         Givaudan: Kate Greene, Vice President of Marketing, Fine Fragrances
·         Kimberly-Clark: Giusy Buonfantino, Vice President of Global Brands
·         NPD: Diane Nicholson (Best Seller), President of U.S. Softlines
·         Procter and Gamble: Carlos Quintero, Brand Manager for Crest 3D White Whitestrips
·         IRI: Victoria Gustafson (Best Seller), Principal of Strategic Insights at IRI

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, Beiersdorf, Elizabeth Arden, DeVries Global, The Natural Step, and WWD. Categories are defined by The NPD Group and votes are tabulated by Ernst & Young LLP.

A full list of winners can be found below and online at

The 2013 CEW Beauty Awards winners are:
Eucerin - Professional Repair Lotion Extremely Dry Skin Lotion
Bliss - Fatgirlsixpack

GLAMGLOW, Inc. - Super-mud Clearing Treatment

Avon - Anew Clinical Pro Line Eraser Treatment A-F33

philosophy - Full of Promise Treatment Duo for Uplifting Days and Volumizing Nights
Fresh, Inc. - Rose Cleansing Foam
L'Oréal Paris - Revitalift Triple Power Eye Treatment
Eye Treatment Prestige
Lancôme - Génifique Eye Light-Pearl
Lip Treatment
Fresh, Inc. - Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy

Moisturizer Mass
Neutrogena Corporation - Naturals Multi-vitamin Nourishing Moisturizer
Clinique - Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator

Skincare Tools
NuFACE - Trinity Skin Boosting System with Microcurrent and Red LED
Sun Product
Elizabeth Arden - Prevage Triple Defense Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 50+++

Ojon™- Rare Blend Oil Total Hair Therapy
Hair Coloring Product
Rita Hazan New York - Foaming Color Gloss in Tones Down Brassiness
Hair Styling Product
Ojon™ - Super Sleek Restorative Blowout Perfector

Maybelline New York - The Mega Plush Mascara by Volum' Express Mascara
Dior Beauty - Diorshow New Look Mascara

Sonia Kashuk for Target® - Chic Luminosity Bronzer in Goddess

Smashbox Cosmetics - Photo Finish More Than Primer Dark Spot Correcting
Sonia Kashuk for Target® - Satin Luxe Lip Color with SPF 16
Dior Beauty - Addict Extreme Lipstick

Jack Black - Dry Erase® Ultra-calming Face Cream

Sally Hansen - Salon Insta-gel Strips™

Viktor & Rolf- Spicebomb
Perfumer- IFF

Coty - Closer by Halle Berry
Perfumer- Firmenich

Coty Inc. - Dot Marc Jacobs


* Sponsored by Givaudan and vetted by The Natural Step
Nourish | Organic Food For Healthy Skin

Neydharting Moor

L’Orèal Paris Colour Riche Nail

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

Lancôme La Vie est Belle


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