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The CEW 2022 Beauty Creators Awards Winners Are In!

A banquet-style lunch – cobb salad to be precise – never tasted so good. For the first time in three years CEW held court for the beauty industry with an in-person luncheon at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in Manhattan announcing the winners of its 29th annual Beauty Creators Awards. The awards recognize the year’s most innovative beauty products and the creators behind them. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, programming for the 2020 and 2021 awards were held virtually.

Beekman 1802 Hits the Hot Skin-Care Trends to Fast Become One of the Industry’s GOATs (Pun Fully Intended)

Beekman 1802 checks all the boxes for today’s skin care consumer and is also a 2022 CEW Beauty Creator Awards finalists in Cleanser & Scrub.

Beauty’s Leading Science Minds Talk Ingredients and Formulations Changing the Product Landscape

An elite group of scientists talked about the eight finalists for the 2022 CEW Ingredients & Formulation Award.

Dyson Blows Away the Competition, Earning Rank as a 2022 CEW Beauty Creators Awards Finalist

One of this year’s finalists for CEW’s 2022 Beauty Creators Awards in the Hair Tools category is Dyson for its Supersonic Flyway Attachment.

Brow Queen Anastasia Soare on the Power of Perfect Arches

Anastasia Soare created the brow category 25 years ago. It’s why her company, Anastasia Beverly Hills, is up for a CEW Beauty Creators Award.

Glow Recipe Founders Sarah Lee and Christine Chang Talk Breakouts, Pores, and Skin Acceptance on Cheddar News

Glow Recipe recently appeared on Cheddar News to spotlight one of their most popular products, Strawberry Smooth BHA + AHA Salicylic Serum.

The Ultimate Cure for the Monday Blues — the CEW Beauty Creators Awards Gift Bag! Almost Gone!

CEW’s Beauty Creators Awards are Friday, November 11, and everyone who comes will walk out with a gift bag worth around $1,500.

The Top Trending Ingredients and Formulas Broken Down in Layman’s Terms

To dive deeper into these innovative ingredients and formulations, make sure to tune into NYSCC’s upcoming webinar on November 2, 2022.

Urgent: There’s One Day Left to Vote for the Winners of the Beauty Creators Awards

Cast your vote for the Beauty Creators Awards and the People’s Choice categories: voting comes to a close at midnight on October 5 EST.

The Big Reveal: CEW’s 2022 Beauty Creators Awards Finalists Are In

From the 1,000 plus entries, all 269 product finalists for the 29th annual 2022 CEW Beauty Creators Awards program have been revealed.

Don’t Miss the Most Talked About Beauty Event of 2022: CEW’s Beauty Bazaar

CEW’s 2022 Beauty Bazaar is in less than 48 hours with time to purchase tickets for our September 15 live event at Chelsea Industrial in NYC.

L’Oréal’s Nathalie Gerschtein: Never Apologize for Ambition

Beauty executives need look no further than Nathalie Gerschtein for advice on how to handle their ambition.

The Distinct Trends that are Redefining Fragrance in 2022 and Beyond

If the beauty industry was awarding annual superlatives for 2022, it’s no doubt that fragrance would take home the Best All Around award.

Dermatologists’ Sun Care Recommendations for Summer 2022

CEW Beauty News talked with dermatologists on how to properly protect skin from sun damage and the best sun care products to use this summer.

Indie Beauty Spotlight: Adwoa Beauty Founder Julian Addo  

Julian Addo spoke with CEW Beauty News about her brand’s latest launch and her thoughts on the current state of the clean hair care category.

From Elevated Grunge to Sexy Sustainability, Wende Zomnir’s Caliray Makes a Mark

Fifteen years after launching Urban Decay, beauty industry trailblazer Wende Zomnir is still breaking new ground.

Nicolette Bosco on Macy’s Omni Evolution

Department store beauty consumers are changing and Macy’s is paying close attention, Nicolette Bosco elaborates on Macy’s omni evolution. 

Ellis Brooklyn’s Bee Shapiro Talks Post-COVID Fragrance Gains

Bee Shapiro, founder of niche NY-based fragrance house Ellis Brooklyn, talks to Beauty News about post-COVID fragrance gains.

Sasha Plavsic on Ilia’s Content Edge

Ilia Beauty’s Chief Executive Officer Sasha Plavsic elaborates on Ilia’s content edge and why relatability is the core asset of the brand.

MAC’s Art-Meets-Makeup Metaverse Play

MAC Cosmetics is one of the first in beauty to play in the metaverse. It’s recent initiative is a unique art-meets-makeup play.

Nunzio Saviano Talks Post-Covid Hair Salon Evolution

According to salon owner Nunzio Saviano, salon client trends are more relaxed as they seek low-maintenance color and cuts.

Olaplex’s JuE Wong Talks Social Growth, Sustainability, and Transparency

Olaplex CEO and serial TikToker, JuE Wong, shares the brand’s secret to success and how to create campaigns that prioritize the consumer.

Supergoop!’s Sun Care Revolution Revs Up

As sun care continues to shift from a beach day purchase to an everyday investment, revolutionary sun care brand, Supergoop!, is poised to continue leading the category. With innovative SPF-first…

TULA CEO Talks Post-Acquisition Growth, Social Relevancy

Tula CEO Savannah Sachs chats brand growth, beauty trends, and how the company is faring post-P&G acquisition.

5 Minutes with Love Wellness Founder Lauren Bosworth

In a 5 Minutes Q&A, Love Wellness founder Lauren Bosworth talks about taking the embarrassment out of shopping for personal care products.

2022 Beauty Creators Awards Ambassador Class Announced

The 2022 CEW Ambassadors for Beauty Creators Awards have been revealed. See who’s supporting product innovation + the teams behind them.

The Big Reveal: Winners of CEW 2021 Beauty Creators Awards!

Today CEW hosted a celebratory virtual event announcing the winners of its 27th annual Beauty Creators Awards program, recognizing the year’s most innovative beauty products. Hosted by Julia Haart and daughter Batsheva Haart, the stars of the hit Netflix show “My Unorthodox Life,” this marks the second year the winners have been revealed virtually.

Cora Founder Molly Hayward Featured on Cheddar News as a Beauty Creators Award Finalist

Cheddar News recently spotlighted Molly Hayward, the founder of Cora’s Period Balm, a product that looks to serve as an all-natural solution to ease period pain and discomfort using a blend of essential oils.

A Peek Inside CEW’s Bountiful Gift Bag for Upgraded Ticket Holders

Perhaps the most exciting part of attending CEW Beauty Creators Award is the gift bag.

Beautycounter Founder and CEO Gregg Renfrew Featured on Cheddar News as a Beauty Creators Award Finalist

Beautycounter’s Beyond Gloss is a finalist in this year’s CEW Beauty Creators Awards Lip Product category.

How CEW’s Specialty Awards Highlight Beauty’s Leading Innovations

CEW’s Beauty Creators Awards (BCA) program is known for recognizing the best innovations in beauty, and the program has continuously evolved to highlight top performers across the entire industry.

Firmenich Focuses on Innovation, Equality, and Sustainability

Ilaria Resta talked to CEW Beauty News about how the pandemic has elevated the role of fragrance to play a pivotal role in self-care and the importance of anticipating trends and changing consumer needs in the age of COVID.

Cheddar News Highlights Briogeo Founder Nancy Twine for Hair Care, Indie Beauty Creator Awards Finalist Nominations

Nancy Twine’s Briogeo Hair Care brand is a finalist in not one but two categories for this year’s CEW Beauty Creators Awards, including best Indie brand and best Hair Style/Hair…

Cheddar News Highlights Iconic Beauty Creators Awards Finalist and Founder, Lilli Gordon

Lilli Gordon is a finalist in this year’s CEW Beauty Creators Awards with First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream, a product designed to soothe and hydrate all skin types, including…

Cheddar News Highlights Sun Care Beauty Creators Award Finalist and Founder, Holly Thaggard

Holly Thaggard, aka “The Sunscreen Queen,” is a finalist in this year’s CEW Beauty Creators Awards with Glowscreen SPF 40, a product designed not only to protect skin from the…

CEW Taps Beauty for All Community to Vote on People’s Choice Awards

IPSY, the beauty subscription service founded in 2011 and synonymous for its Glam Bags, is today the world’s largest, digitally native, vertically integrated beauty innovation platform. Having acquired BoxyCharm at…

Vote Now for 2020’s Beauty Social Media Superstar

Surfing social media for the best in beauty can be similar to an Olympic sport. So which beauty products garnered the highest engagement on social media in 2020? Tribe Dynamics,…

QVC Celebrates Beauty with Virtual Event and New Inclusive Programming

QVC is a world leader in multi-platform video commerce and reaches 218 million homes worldwide through its TV broadcasts, and tens of millions more through its streaming, digital, and social platform. Here, the top not-to-miss news from QVC.

CEW x QVC Beauty Quest Awards Finalists Revealed

Since 2010, CEW and QVC have partnered for the annual QVC Beauty Quest award, established to help the shopping platform discover the next “big thing” in beauty.

Lela Coffey’s Passion for Building Inclusive Brands Keeps Her Charged, Focused

Lela Coffey, VP, North America Hair Care and Multi-Cultural Beauty, P&G Beauty, told CEW the power brands have to affect change is what excites her most.

And the Finalists for CEW’s 2021 Sustainability Excellence Award Are…

Read all about the eight Finalists for the 2021 CEW Sustainability Award.

Spate: Sun Savvy Consumers Search Sunscreen Solutions on Google Almost 1 Million Times a Month

Spate: Sun Savvy Consumers Search Sunscreen Solutions on Google Almost 1 Million Times a Month There’s no remedy like a stroll, nap or picnic in the sun to cure fatigue,…

Trending Makeup Tools: Vanity Mirrors, Brow Combs and Brush Cleansers

Spate shared the top 10 trends as seen in Google searches made in the past year ended June 2021.

Eyeliner, Magnetic Lashes and Aging Solutions Keep Eye Makeup Category in Spotlight

Spate ranks the top 10 trends in eye makeup search results for the most recent 12 months ended June 2021.

Wrinkles Begone: Spate Data Shows Consumers Seek Wrinkle Solutions at Remarkable Rates

Consumers are obsessed with the lines on their faces—and how to get rid of them.  Searches for “Botox for wrinkles,” “glabellar lines,” and wrinkle patches are exploding. Here, Spate lays…

Spate: Metallics, Matte and Lip Liner Among Top Lipstick Trends

Who would have thought that celebrating National Lipstick Day would mean so much to so many? With not much reason to color lips in 2020, there’s no time like right…

Spate Reveals Top 10 Search Trends in Skin Care’s Most Competitive Category: Moisturizers

Moisturizers are proving to be the most productive—and competitive—category in skin care, especially those with strong supporting hero ingredients. “Retinol, niacinamide and bakuchiol continue to be wildly successful drivers in purchasing…

CEW + Spate Present Top 10 Skin Care Cleansing Google Search Concerns, Interests and Trends

Spate shares the top 10 searches by consumers looking for skin care solutions.

CEW + Spate Present Top 8 Hair Care Category Google Search Trends

Spate lists the top eight Google search trends as it relates to hair care for 2021.

View This Year’s CEW Beauty Creators Awards Finalists!

The Finalists for the 28th annual 2021 CEW Beauty Creators Awards program are in!

5 Minutes with Brooke Shields

Brooke shares everything from her most recent film project; her recovery from an excruciating leg injury sustained in January; what’s most important in her beauty routine and how she maintains balance.  

The Latest Sunscreen Trends and Innovations Designed to Meet Consumer Demands

Dr. Corey L. Hartman talks about the latest sunscreen innovations, as well as challenges for the category.

Deep Dive: The Ingredient + Trends Moving the Needle from NYSCC Chair Susanna Fernandes

CEW Beauty Creators Ambassador Susanna Fernandes, Chair, New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists [NYSCC], spoke to Beauty News about the ingredients and trends that brands are turning to in their…

What’s Selling in C.O. Bigelow?

C.O. Bigelow, Manhattan’s oldest pharmacy and a must-see for anyone visiting the city, experienced a spectrum of trends and buying patterns among its consumer base during the pandemic. Here, third-generation…

Scentbird Study: The Impact of the Pandemic on Consumer Fragrance

To understand how consumer behavior shifted in the category during this time, luxury fragrance subscription service, Scentbird, recently conducted a survey among its database to uncover how the pandemic impacted their usage, purchasing behavior and future plans for discovery.

The Harris Poll: Women Turned to Sexual Pleasure Devices During COVID-19 to Release Stress

Over the years, beauty standards have expanded, with the body-positive movement as a leading example. Along with this, standards and the understanding of sexuality have also shifted. This sex-positive movement…

Scent During Quarantine: How a Pandemic Changed the Way Consumers Explore Fragrance

The psychology of scent, and the power it has over our emotions, was never more present than in 2020 when most of the world lived in quarantine, unsure of what…

What’s Selling at Credo Beauty?

Annie Jackson, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of clean beauty pioneer Credo Beauty, discusses what the retailer is doing to move the needle for sustainability, and also what’s selling in Credo Beauty stores.

The Power of Indie Beauty Companies

All things considered, the beauty industry was remarkably resilient during COVID-19, led mostly by digitally-born indie brands. ‘These companies,’ said Vennette Ho, Managing Director of Financo Raymond James, ‘were set…

What Hair Care Habits Emerged in 2020 That Will Change the Category Forever?

Erica Culpepper, General Manager, Carol’s Daughter, SoftSheen Carson, and Thayers Natural Remedies at L’Oréal USA, weighed in on what hair care trends emerged in 2020 as a result of the pandemic, and where the category is headed in 2021 and beyond.

CEW Ambassadors: Skin Care’s Q1 Rebound Jibes with 2020 Self-Care Splurge

Today, consumers appear to be readying their skin for more time outside, as facial exfoliators, body exfoliators, and sun care are all up year-over-year.

Sun Care Category Trends: Consumers Lean Toward Mineral Sunscreens

“The biggest trend in skin care over the past year has been the huge growth in popularity of mineral sunscreens,” said Dr. Josh Zeichner, an Associate Professor and the Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research in Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Frédéric Fekkai, Nancy Twine Discuss Consumers’ Gravitation to Self-Care, Experimentation and Hair Treatments

It took a pandemic and salon shutdowns nationwide, but last year was the first year the hair care category saw growth, while skin care and makeup sales declined, according to Kline &…

5 Minutes with Ulta Beauty’s CMO Monica Arnaudo

Monica talks about what consumers gravitated towards in 2020, what they’re craving now and what’s moving the needle.  

Meet Beauty Creators Ambassadors: Mimi Banks, Susanna Fernandes, and Dr. Ellen Marmur

CEW turned to three beauty executives for their expertise in product recommendation and peer recognition. Here’s what Mimi Banks, CEO & Founder, MB Social; Susanna Fernandes, Chair of the New…

Meet Beauty Creators Ambassadors: Katia Beauchamp, Ron Robinson, and Nancy Twine

Here’s what Birchbox Co-founder and CEO, Katia Beauchamp; BeautyStat Founder and CEO, Ron Robinson; and Briogeo Founder & CEO, Nancy Twine, had to say about peer recognition and product recommendation.

Meet Beauty Creators Ambassadors: Tiffani Carter-Thompson, Mariya Nurislamova and Lisa Marie Ringus

Here’s what Shiseido VP Integrated Communications, Tiffani Carter-Thompson; Scentbird CEO, Mariya Nurislamova; and 24 Seven EVP Global Client Strategy & Growth, Lisa Marie Ringus had to say about community, peer recognition and product recommendation.

Meet the CEW Beauty Creators Ambassador: Ian Ginsberg on the Three Musts for Product Recommendation

Ian is the third-generation owner and President of C.O. Bigelow, America’s oldest apothecary; he is also a pharmacist

Meet the CEW Beauty Creators Ambassador: Erica Culpepper on Validation Via Peer Recognition

Erica is best known within L’Oréal and the beauty industry as an inspirational leader with a relentless fighting spirit for her business, her team, and her consumer.

Meet the Beauty Creators Ambassador: Lisa Price, Founder, Carol’s Daughter

Today, Lisa is considered one of the most successful brand founders in beauty. She often mentors young brands and founders, sharing her advice to help the next generation of beauty brands.

Meet the Beauty Ambassador: Ulta Beauty’s Monica Arnaudo on the Validation of Industry Recognition

Since joining Ulta Beauty in 2017, Monica has become known for building product assortments that reflect how beauty lovers want to shop.

Meet the CEW Beauty Creators Ambassador: Annie Jackson, Retail’s Clean Beauty Pioneer

The seasoned beauty executive, who currently serves as Chief Operating Officer at clean beauty retailer Credo, earned her stripes in beauty by holding both manufacturer and retailer roles.

Meet the CEW Beauty Creators Ambassadors: Sarah Lee and Christine Chang of Glow Recipe on the Power of Prestige Recognition

Sarah Lee and Christine Chang have a combined 20-plus years of experience in global beauty, working in both Korea and the U.S.

Meet the CEW Beauty Creators Ambassador: Drunk Elephant’s Tiffany Masterson on Connecting with Peers

Tiffany was awarded a CEW Achiever Award in 2018 for her leadership and entrepreneur prowess; the brand has won several Beauty Creators Awards.

Meet the CEW Beauty Creators Ambassador: Frédéric Fekkai on the Power of Expertise Opinion

A stamp of approval by Frédéric Fekkai holds a lot of weight: he’s created some of the most luxurious hair and body care products—and high-end salons—in the business.

Meet the CEW Beauty Creators Ambassador: Alison Brod on the Power of Peer Recognition

The President and Founder of Alison Brod Marketing + Communications—one of the most accomplished beauty marketing and communications agencies in the biz—lists L’Oréal, Garnier, Urban Decay, Flower by Drew Barrymore and goop beauty by Gwyneth Paltrow as clients, just to name a few.

Meet the CEW Beauty Creators Ambassadors: Alina & Inessa Vike on Programs that Deliver Brand Exposure

Alina’s and Inessa’s passion for beauty came to life in a joint Instagram account, @theviketwins, where the sisters posted makeup and hair video tutorials to inform others of their favorite beauty tips.

Meet the CEW Beauty Creators Ambassador: Dr. Corey L. Hartman on the Importance of Industry Acknowledgement

Dr. Hartman is the Founder and medical director of Skin Wellness Dermatology in Birmingham, Alabama. He is also Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Alabama School of Medicine.

Meet the CEW Beauty Creators Ambassador: Linda Wells on the Pride of Product Discovery

Linda Wells has over 35 years of experience in beauty and fashion as a journalist, brand founder and brand builder.

Meet the CEW Beauty Creators Ambassador: Marianna Hewitt on Honoring Young Brands

This OG super influencer is a leading voice in social media with more than 1 million followers.

Meet the CEW Beauty Creators Ambassador: Elana Drell-Szyfer on the Power of Peer Recognition

Elana Drell-Szyfer is one of the most approachable C-suite executives in beauty—a good thing, as she’s on many people’s go-to list for advice, on everything from brand development to partnering with creative founders to mentorship.