CEW has announced the finalists for the 2013 Eco Beauty Award, honoring products that have moved toward the goal of sustainability. “It’s a great vehicle to send a message out how manufacturers and brands can be successful and manufacture products in a sustainable fashion,” said Cosimo Policastro, executive vice president for fine fragrances at Givaudan, which spearheaded the creation of the award and sponsors it. “It recognizes exemplary behavior.”

Finalists were selected from a field of 15 entrants by The Natural Step, a non-profit global environmental education organization. The judging was based on four science-based sustainability principles promoted by The Natural Step, and their integration through the entire life cycle of a product. The winner will be announced at the CEW Beauty Awards Luncheon on May 17 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York.

Here are the finalists—click to read more about each one.

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