Question: What do Fresh Rose Cleansing Foam, Diorshow New Look Mascara, Dot Marc Jacobs, and Lancôme Génifique Eye Light Pearl have in common? Answer: They are all 2013 CEW Beauty Awards winners.
Cosmetic Executive Women celebrated this year’s breakthrough products at the 19th Annual CEW Beauty Insiders’ Choice Awards, a gala luncheon held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City last Friday, May 17. Thirty products across 36 categories were named the best in their class and all chosen by people who really know beauty, the 5,500 members of CEW, the beauty industry’s leading professional organization.
“With so many options to choose from, it can be challenging for consumers to distinguish between them,” said 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.” The CEW seal will be prominently displayed on packaging and/or store displays.
In addition to celebrating the winning products, the awards luncheon is always a great time, especially with emcee Mario Cantone, who portrayed Anthony, the erstwhile loud, but oh so fun, wedding planner from Sex and the City.
This year, two new categories appeared: skincare tools and lip treatments. There was also a host of special awards like the Indie Beauty Award, Eco Beauty Award, and Best Seller Awards.
So without further ado, here are the 2013 Beauty Awards Winners:
BATH AND BODY
Bath and Body Mass
Eucerin Professional Repair Lotion Extremely Dry Skin Lotion
Bath and Body Prestige
GLAMGLOW Super-mud Clearing Treatment
Avon Anew Clinical Pro Line Eraser Treatment A-F33
Cleanser & Scrub
Fresh Rose Cleansing Foam
Eye Treatment Mass
L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Eye Treatment
Eye Treatment Prestige
Lancôme Génifique Eye Light-Pearl
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy
Neutrogena Naturals Multi-vitamin Nourishing Moisturizer
Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator
Hair Care Product
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
Eye Product Mass
Maybelline New York The Mega Plush Mascara by Volum’ Express Mascara
Eye Product Prestige
Dior Beauty Diorshow New Look Mascara
Face Product Mass
Sonia Kashuk for Target® Chic Luminosity Bronzer in Goddess
Face Product Prestige
Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish More Than Primer Dark Spot Correcting
Lip Product Mass
Sonia Kashuk for Target® Satin Luxe Lip Color with SPF 16
Lip Product Prestige
Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick
Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb
Women’s Scent Mass
Closer by Halle Berry
Women’s Scent Prestige
Dot Marc Jacobs
INDIE BEAUTY AWARD
ECO BEAUTY AWARD*
QVC BEAUTY QUEST AWARD
BEST SELLER MASS
BEST SELLER PRESTIGE
BEST SELLER FRAGRANCE
Whether aiming for the smoothest of legs to show off flirty skirts and short shorts, or readying your body as a canvas for self-tanner, smooth and silky is a summer skin must.
B. Kamins, the excellent cosmeceutical brand from our neighbors to the north in Montreal, is, as I write, launching two new products to get skin warm weather ready.
B. Kamins Rice Body Polish ($26) is a creamy exfoliant so easy to use you’ll forget your are spending time on body prep. Apply in the shower or bath and massage gently with a circular motion, then rinse off. The gentle buffing will stimulate circulation for a healthy glow, dead skin will be removed, and fresh smooth skin revealed. It’s the perfect prep for self-tanning to ensure even application, and great to use just before shaving.
The polish’s exfoliating action comes from rice beads, recommended for the body, but a little too harsh for the face. Like all B. Kamins products it also contains the company’s BioMaple™ Compound, a proprietary blend featuring AHAs derived from Canadian maple trees. Jojoba oil and rice bran extract are added as moisturizers.
For those tough to keep smooth areas, like elbows, feet, hands, and knees, try B. Kamins Maple Butter Body Wrap ($24). It’s a super-hydrating cream for dry, parched skin. Winter is not the only cause of dry skin; too much time in the water, sun, or even playing sports can leave skin rough and flaky. In addition to the BioMaple Compound, the body wrap features the hydrator of all hydrators, shea butter, as well as cocoa butter and vitamin E.
Maple Butter Body Wrap can be used all over the body or just on super parched spots. But remember not to apply the butter wrap until your self-tanner has completely dried and the color has developed.
The testing of cosmetics on animals has been a hot debate for years. The US allows it, but the European Union banned animal testing on finished products in 2004, and just this year, completed the process by banning the sale of cosmetic products with ingredients that were tested on animals. The EU regulators hope to set an example for other areas of the world.
Now, Sir Paul McCartney, a dedicated vegetarian (as is his daughter, designer Stella McCartney) has announced his efforts to back Cruelty Free International’s work for a global ban of cosmetic tests on animals.
“I have supported Cruelty Free International’s founding organization, the BUAV over the years with its campaign to end cosmetics testing on animals. I congratulate Cruelty Free International for succeeding in taking the cruelty out of beauty across the European Union. Together we have made a huge difference, yet animals continue to suffer because over 80% of the world still allows cosmetics testing on animals,” stated Sir Paul.
In addition to the US, other countries that permit animal testing include Australia, Korea, Japan, and India. Reportedly, China requires animal testing on all cosmetics that are sold in the country.
But that doesn’t mean that all or most products sold in those countries (except for China) have been tested on animals. Many companies, like Estee Lauder, have voluntarily phased out testing products on animals.
Sir Paul McCartney’s goal is to seek a global ban that ensures animals do not suffer for the sake of beauty anywhere in the world. He joins a roster of CFI celebrity supporters, including singer Joss Stone, and Global Ambassadors Peter Dinklage of Game of Thrones fame, and comedian Ricky Gervais.