The Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) association has announced the finalists for the ninth annual Cosmetic Innovator of the Year Award. These finalists represent the best new breakout products, packaging and advertising campaigns in the industry. From cosmetics to marketing, hair products to body care, each new product or concept has stood out above the rest.

Winners will be announced Tuesday, June 18, at the exclusive awards ceremony. Judges include Ron Robinson, former cosmetic chemist and founder of; Maria Corbiscello, president of creative beauty concept firm Studio MC²; Jerome Bérard of Bérard Associates strategic thinking consultants, David Lyon, creative design and brand strategist at Syntax NYC, and Laura Kenney, editor in chief of, the first science-based beauty and wellness site.

Carol Hamilton, President of L’Oréal, Luxury Products Division, will deliver the keynote address.

The 2013 ICMAD Cosmetic Innovator of the Year (CITY) Award Finalists include:

Product Innovation

• Product Color Cosmetic:

DePasquale/Beauty ADDICTS ShowOFF Mascara

NYX Cosmetics Wonder Pencil
Forsythe/Solar Club Ruby Wing Spring Garden

• Product Skincare Face:

Atlantic Coast Media-Hydroxatone- Hydrolyze
Intensive Under Eye Treatment

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum

IT Cosmetics No. 50 Serum Anti-Aging Collagen Veil Primer

• Product Bath & Body:

Daily Concepts/ Industrias T.TAIO LLC Daily Concepts

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Mega Fan Body Brush

Suki Body Sensitive Cleansing Bar

• Product Fragrance:

Groupe Trapeze Callas LaDivine
Intertrade Europe Eight & Bob
Royal Apothic Conservatories Interior Perfumes

• Product Haircare:

Oribe Haircare Gold Lust

Tangle Teezer LTD Aqua Splash

Thermafuse Amino Express

Package Design Innovation

• Color Cosmetics:

Blinc Ultrathin Eyeliner Pen

IT Cosmetics Tightline Full Lash Length Black Primer with Skinny Wand

NYX Cosmetics The Curve

• Package Skincare Face:
eos Products Alice in Wonderland Lip Balm Trio

GlamGlow Supermud
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Color Correcting Cream with Stand & Brush

• Package Bath, Body and Haircare:

DePasquale/ECRU Travel Hair Dryer

KVG Group Inc/ Footlogix Pediceuticals

Thymes Temple Tree Jasmine Body Lotion

• Package Fragrance:

Royal Apothic Conservatories Botanical Fragrances

Intertrade Europe Eight & Bob

Intertrade Europe AGONIST

Marketing/Advertising Innovation

• Print:

CIS Not a Time of Loss

Good for You Girls

• Social Media:

NYX Cosmetics 2012 NYX Face Award

Jane Iredale What Makes You Grow

DePasquale Beauty ADDICTS Blogger Outreach Campaign

• Grass Roots Marketing:
Amazing Cosmetics Even More Shady
DePasquale/ECRU New York Cross Promotion Campaign

The Elixery Dessa Lipstick