CEW Honors The Best In Beauty
Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) annually recognizes the year’s leading product innovations with its Insiders’ Beauty Awards. For the 2012 awards, over 625 products were entered in both mass and prestige divisions to contend to become finalists across 26 product categories—selected by nearly 4,000 members of CEW. The CEW Board of Governors then voted on the top finalists to narrow down the winners in each category, which were awarded at the luncheon and ceremony on May 18 at the Waldorf=Astoria. Crowd-favorite Comedian and Actorof Sex in the City-fame once again emceed the event. In lieu of the award’s customary celebrity presenters, this year’s ceremony put the spotlight on prominent beauty bloggers to announce the 2012 honorees.
Throughout the year, the winning products will display the CEW Beauty Award winners’ seal and will be promoted in-store, online as well as on television. “The awards are meant to make stars out of your products,” stated, President of CEW. Based on the voting and expertise of industry insiders, the awards concede that the winning products are the top launches of the year.
In addition, several derivative categories honored brands and products that exhibited exemplary development within the industry. The second annual Eco Beauty Award, sponsored by Givaudan and vetted by the Natural Step, recognized Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser for its effort in moving towards the goal of sustainability. Acknowledging innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit in small, independent companies, the 9th annual Indie Beauty Award was presented to Supergoop!. Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips and Lancôme Visionnaire [LR 2412 4%] were both awarded with the second annual Best Seller Award, which is given to the best-selling products within the highest sales-growth categories for mass and department stores.
The winning products were promoted on national television with an appearance by Ms. Jacobson on NBC’s TODAY Show on June 5 and are slated for an upcoming segment on QVC for July 23. The complete listing of the 2012 CEW Insiders’ Beauty Award winners can be found on cew.org.
|P&G’s Gina Drosos and Kelly Vanasse (r.)
with Ms. Chapski
|Oscar de la Renta’s Jean Hoehn Zimmerman with Macy’s Linda Levy and Alessandra Giansanti Zorlas of Euroitaly||L’Oréal’s Karen Fondu and Steven Waldberg|
|IRI’s Victoria Gustafson with The NPD Group’s Lori Monaco and Diane Nicholson||Fresh’s Desiree Lesting, Rose Pilato, Jean Marc PIisson, Lucy Perdomo-Ruehlemann and Michael Forrest||Clarins’ Lionel Uzan with Studio MC2’s
Maria Corbiscello and Olivier Delcour of IFF
|Kaplow Communcation’s Liz Kaplow with
Claudia Poccia of Gurwitch Products
|Fresh’s Lev Glasman and Alina Roytberg (2nd r.) with Laura Geller Beauty Ingenuity’s Laura Geller and Cos Policastro of Givaudan||Essie Weingarten with Allure’s Michelle Thorp|
|Elizabeth Arden’s Art Spiro with Diane Crecca and Larry Berman of Arcade Marketing||Givaudan’s Yara Karmiloff and Rose Eckert
with Derek Bowen of Coty Beauty (c.)
|Coty’s Marsha Brooks with Florence Bagneris
|CEI’s Fred Rakity with Robin Burns of
|Bumble and bumble’s Bernard Zion and
Peter Lichtenthal join Ms. Monaco and
Don Loftus of P&G Prestige.
|Reckitt Benckiser’s Yvonne Anekwe and
Pam Asplund with Joe Lattarulo of Robertet
|Givaudan’s Rodrigo Flores-Roux (c.) with
P&G’s Joe Arcuri and Brent Miller
|CHANEL’s Gena Starr and Christine Dagousset||Ms. Wells (c.) with Macy’s Muriel Gonzalez
and Ms. Levy
|Firmenich’s Westly Morris and Jerry Vittoria with Coty Prestige’s Lori Singer||Nars’ Tracy Dennis (2nd r.) joins Shiseido’s Maree Lavo, Rita Mangan and Gisela Ballard.||Meredith’s Dorene Bair and Jeannine Shao Collins (r.) with Johnson & Johnson’s Stefano Curti|