ICMAD Recognizes Product Innovation

Jul 8, 2011 | Contact Author | By: Katie Schaefer
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Title: ICMAD Recognizes Product Innovation
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The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors Association (ICMAD) recognized member companies for innovative products, packaging and advertising at the association’s seventh annual Cosmetic Innovators of The Year (CITY) Awards. The winners, which included manufacturers such as Ecru, IT Cosmetics and Bella Vino, among others, were announced during ICMAD’s 38th annual meeting on June 29, 2011, at the Astra restaurant in New York City.

There were eight awards given for product, package design, sales and marketing innovation including: the CITY Award for Personal Care Product, awarded to Ecru for Ink Shield; the CITY Award for Color Cosmetic Product, awarded to IT Cosmetics for Brow Power; the CITY Award for Professional Skin Care Product, awarded to Bella Vino for La Bella Vita Cosmetico; the CITY Award for Mass Skin Care Product, awarded to IT Cosmetics for Bye Bye Lid Lines; the CITY Award for Personal Care Package Design, awarded to Ecru for Freedom of Style Tube; the CITY Award for Color Cosmetic Package Design, awarded to Iredale Mineral Cosmetics for My Steppes; the CITY Award for Advertising and Marketing, awarded to CBI Laboratories for “Think of Us as the Ladder”; and the NEW CITY Award for NEW Beauty Innovation (For a member company in business three years or less), awarded to IT Cosmetics.

Winning products with ingredient listings available online are provided below. Perhaps these products can be used by formulators to inspire future innovative formulating and product design.

Ingredients: IT Cosmetics Brow Power: Hydrogenated Coco Glycerides, Serenoa Serrulata (Saw Palmetto) Fruit Extract (Saw Palmetto), Biotin (Vitamin H), Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Powder (Nettle), Iron Oxides (77492), Ceresin, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract, Lecithin, Pantothenic Acid, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed) Extract, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla Cera) Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Beeswax (Apis Mellifera), Microcrystalline Wax, BHT, Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A).

Ingredients: IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Lid Lines: Isododecane (and) Disteardimonium Hectorite (and) Propylene Carbonate, Talc, Dimethicone (and) Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Beeswax (Apis Mellifera) (Cera Alba), Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Phenoxyethanol (and) Ethylhexl Glycerin, Soluble Collagen, Hydrolized Collagen, Collagen Amino Acids, Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A) (and) Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Phytonadione (Vitamin K1), Euterpe Oleracea (Acai), Green Tea Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed) Oil. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide, Black Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Yellow Iron Oxide, Red Iron Oxide.

Ingredients: Jane Iredale My Steppes: PureGloss for Lips: Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Jojoba Esters, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Bisabolol. May Contain (+/-): Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850).
PurePressed Blush: Mica (CI 77019), Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Pinus Strobus (Pine) Bark Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007).
So-Bronze: Mica (CI 77019), Boron Nitride, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Pinus Strobus (Pine) Bark Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Isopropyl Jojobate. May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470).