Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) recognized the most innovative beauty products of the year today at the 18th Annual CEW Beauty Insiders’ Choice Awards. The award-winning products ranged across 29 categories including cosmetics, hair care, skin care, the newly-added nail category and more. The complete list of the winning products is included below.
The CEW Beauty Awards is the only awards program where the winners are determined exclusively by beauty industry professionals. More than 4,600 CEW members, whose business it is to know beauty’s best, selected the winners. The CEW Beauty Awards signify the industry’s highest recognition for manufacturers and brands, and serve as a well-respected guide to the most innovative new products for consumers.
“When it comes to buying beauty products, women are looking for proven performance and claims they can trust,” says Carlotta Jacobson, CEW President, “The CEW Beauty Awards seal helps consumers cut through the clutter so they can make an informed decision about the best products in the marketplace. A CEW Beauty Award winning product signifies the ultimate endorsement from beauty industry insiders, providing the peace of mind the customer needs.”
In addition to recognizing product innovation, CEW announced the winner of the Indie Beauty Award for the brightest new start-up in the world of beauty. This year’s winner is Supergoop!
The CEW Best Seller Award recognizes the product categories with the most growth in sales and the best-selling 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 winner is Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips for mass and Lancôme Visionnaire [LR 2412] Advanced Skin Corrector for prestige department stores.
This marks the first year for the CEW Nail Product category. The award was created based on the strength of the nail category in the marketplace. This year’s winning product is Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips.
Also new this year, CEW invited top beauty bloggers and online beauty thought leaders to present at this year’s CEW Beauty Awards. (TGATP hopes to join the illustrious panel next year!)
The presenters included:
Rachel Adler, BeautyHigh.com
Kristin Booker, FashionStyleBeauty.com
Dawn Davis, TotalBeauty.com
Lizzie Dunlap, RealBeauty.com
Liesa Goins, DailyGlow.com
Rachel Hayes, DailyMakeover.com
Megan McIntyre, Refinery29.com
Jeannine Morris, BeautySweetSpot.com
Candice Sabatini, BeautyNewsNYC.com
Susan Trumpbour, MyBeautyBerry.com
Felicia Walker Benson, ThisThatBeauty.com
Nola Weinstein, Glam.com
Mario Cantone, a future TGATP BGF and comedian and c0-star of Sex and the City 2, was the hilariously raunchy host with the most. He brought a naughty sexiness to the luncheon, which one doesn’t usually hear at work events. One CEW employee and I conversed about the etiquette of laughing too loudly at dirty jokes in front of colleagues and potential clients. To create a proper amount of respect, you should always act much more shocked than you really are! 146 finalists were picked from more than 625 entries in 29 product categories including: Bath & Body Mass, Bath & Body Prestige, Acne Treatment, Anti-Aging Mass, Anti-Aging Prestige, Cleaner & Scrub, Eye Treatment Mass, Eye Treatment Prestige, Moisturizer Mass, Moisturizer Prestige, Hair Care Product, Hair Coloring Product, Hair Styling Product, Eye Product Mass, Eye Product Prestige, Face Product Mass, Face Product Prestige, Lip Product Mass, Lip Product Prestige, Nail Product, Men’s Grooming, Men’s Scent, Women’s Scent Mass, Women’s Scent Prestige, Sun, Indie Beauty Award, Eco Beauty Award (sponsored by Givaudan and vetted by The Natural Step) and Best Seller Mass, Best Seller Department Stores.
Guests were also encouraged to Tweet throughout the luncheon using the hash tag #CEWEVENTS
Cosmetic Executive Women, Inc. (CEW) is a nonprofit professional organization with more than 4,500 female and male executives in the beauty, cosmetics, fragrance and related industries. CEW advances the professional growth and leadership development of women in the cosmetic industry through professional development and networking, industry insights, access to leaders, recognition of achievement and innovation and its philanthropic foundation. CEW’s membership is multigenerational and equally representative of entry level, mid-career level and senior level executives. CEW is based in New York City; and it has associated organizations in France and the United Kingdom. The CEW Foundation supports Cancer and Careers, a resource for employees balancing work and cancer treatment.
For more information, log on to www.cew.org.