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By Candice Sabatini


The 2013 Cosmetic Executive Women Beauty Insider Choice Awards Finalists are in! Over 5,500 beauty industry members voted from over 650 products and have narrowed it down to 186 finalists in 30 categories. Whew! CEW President Carlotta Jacobson says, “Our list of finalists represents the most innovative products, perfectly curated by CEW experts for consumers to use as a guide to find beauty’s best.”

New this year is the category of Skincare Tools and Lip Treatments as well as a special QVC Beauty Quest, which will announce the next big beauty product and be featured on QVC.

The winners will be announced at an elegant awards ceremony in May. Actor Mario Cantone will again host and no doubt cause our mascara to run as he keeps everyone hysterically laughing. As an official CEW Ambassador, I’ll be there on the scene sharing the moments with you as they happen. And of course, BeautyNewsNYC will give you a list of the winners shortly after the awards are chosen.

And the finalists are…

Bath and Body – Mass
Aveeno – Positively Ageless® Skin Strengthening Body Cream
Burt’s Bees® – Ultimate Care Hand Cream
Dove – Visible Care™ Toning Crème Body Wash with Nutrium Moisture™
Eucerin – Professional Repair Lotion
NIVEA – Touch of Renewal
Vaseline® – Total Moisture®

Bath and Body – Prestige
AERIN – Rose Hand and Body Cream
Aveda – Stress Fix™ Soaking Salts
Bliss – Fatgirlsixpack
Darphin – Nourishing Satin Oil
Laura Mercier – Ambre Vanillé Soufflé Body Crème
philosophy – Living Grace Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel

Acne Treatment
CLEAN & CLEAR® – Advantage® Oil Absorbing Treatment
GLAMGLOW – Super-mud Clearing Treatment
Murad Skincare, Inc. – Overnight Soothing Gel for Red, Irritated Skin
Neutrogena Corporation – All-in-one Acne Control Treatment
philosophy – Clear Days Ahead Overnight Repair Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Pads
Yes To Tomatoes – Blemish Clearing Facial Towelettes

Anti-Aging – Mass
Avon – Anew Clinical Pro Line Eraser Treatment
La Roche-Posay – Redermic [C] for Normal to Combination Skin
L’Oréal Paris – Revitalift Triple Power Serum
Olay – Pro-x Even Skin Tone Spot Fading Treatment
Palmer’s – Cocoa Butter Formula Eventone Dark Spot Corrector
RoC® – Retinol Correxion® Max Wrinkle Resurfacing System

Anti-Aging -Prestige
Elizabeth Arden – Prevage Anti-aging + Intensive Repair Daily Serum
Estée Lauder – Perfectionist [CP+R] Wrinkle Lifting/Firming Serum
NARS Cosmetics – Skin Optimal Brightening Concentrate
Origins – Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ Mega-bright Skin Tone Correcting Serum
philosophy – Full of Promise Treatment Duo for Uplifting Days and Volumizing Nights
Shiseido Cosmetics America – White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum

Cleanser & Scrub
Aveeno – Ultra-calming® Makeup Removing Wipes
Cetaphil – Dermacontrol Foam Wash
Clarisonic – Acne Daily Clarifying Cleanser
Fresh, Inc. – Rose Cleansing Foam
NARS Cosmetics – Skin Double Refining Exfoliator
Neutrogena Corporation – Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser

Eye Treatment – Mass
Avon – Anew Genics Eye Treatment
Burt’s Bees® – Intense Hydration Eye Cream
La Roche-Posay – Redermic [C] Eyes
L’Oréal Paris – Revitalift Triple Power Eye Treatment
Olay – Regenerist Micro-sculpting Eye & Lash Duo
Simple Skincare – Revitalizing Eye Roll-on

Eye Treatment – Prestige
Clinique – Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector
Elizabeth Arden – Ceramide Premiere Intense Moisture & Renewal Regeneration Eye Cream
KORRES® – Wild Rose Instant Brightening Eye Treatment
Lancôme – Génifique Eye Light-Pearl
Origins – Plantscription™ Anti-aging Eye Cream
philosophy – Miracle Worker Miraculous Anti-aging Retinoid Eye Repair
Shiseido Cosmetics America – Benefiance Wrinkleresist 24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream

Lip Treatment
Aquaphor – Lip Repair + Protect
Burt’s Bees® – Ultra Moisturizing Lip Treatment
Fresh, Inc. – Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy
NIVEA Lip Care – A Kiss of Olive Oil and Lemon
Vaseline® – Lip Therapy® Mini Cocoa Butter
Vivant Skin Care – Maxilip Lip Plumper

Moisturizer – Mass
Aveeno – Positively Ageless® Correcting Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30
Burt’s Bees® – Intense Hydration Night Cream
Cetaphil – Dermacontrol Moisturizer SPF 30
Neutrogena Corporation – Naturals Multi-vitamin Nourishing Moisturizer
Olay – Regenerist Micro-sculpting Cream Reformulation
Simple Skincare – Hydrating Light Moisturizer

Moisturizer – Prestige
Bobbi Brown Cosmetics – BB Cream SPF 35
Clinique – Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator
KORRES® – Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial
M?A?C Cosmetics – Prep + Prime Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30
Origins – Make a Difference™ Plus + Rejuvenating Moisturizer
Shiseido Cosmetics America – Bio-performance Advanced Super Restoring Cream

Skincare Tools
BMR – Facial Toner
Clarisonic – Aria Sonic Skin Cleansing Brush
LightStim International Inc. – Light Stim for Wrinkles
NuFACE – Trinity Skin Boosting System with Microcurrent and Red LED
Serious Skin Care – Microcurrent + Facial Toning System
Tweezerman – Folding Foot Smoother

Sun Product
Clarins USA – UV Plus HP SPF 40 Day Screen Tint
Elizabeth Arden – Prevage Triple Defense Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 50+++
La Roche-Posay – Anthelios 50 Tinted Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid
Neutrogena Corporation – Wet Skin Lotion SPF 45
Shiseido Cosmetics America – Urban Environment Oil-free UV Protector SPF 42
St. Tropez – Self Tan Dark Bronzing Mousse

Hair Care Product
Aveda – Invati™ Scalp Revitalizer
Aveeno – Pure Renewal™ Dry Shampoo
Kérastase Paris – Elixir Ultime Thé Imperial
Living Proof – Restore Targeted Repair Cream
Ojon™ – Rare Blend Oil Total Hair Therapy
Zotos International – Purite Healthy Color Protect Shampoo

Hair Coloring Product
Garnier – Nutrisse Nourishing Color Foam
John Frieda Hair Care – Precision Foam Colour Salon Blends
L’Oréal Paris – Healthy Look Crème Gloss Color
Rita Hazan New York – Foaming Color Gloss in Tones Down Brassiness
Vidal Sassoon – Pro Series Precision Mix™ Color Crème Permanent Color Formula
Zotos International – Age Beautiful Anti-aging Demi Permanent Hair Color

Hair Styling Product
Aveda – Pure Abundance Style Prep
Bumble and bumble – Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil
Living Proof – Prime Style Extender
Ojon™ – Super Sleek Restorative Blowout Perfector
Pantene Pro-V – Daily Moisture Renewal Silky Moisture Whip
Zotos International – Flat Iron Addict

Eye Product – Mass
Almay – Wake-up Eyeliner + Highlighter
COVERGIRL – Lashblast Clump Crusher Mascara
L’Oréal Paris – Infallible Eye Shadow
Maybelline New York – The Mega Plush Mascara by Volum’ Express Mascara
Revlon – Colorstay™ 16 Hour Eyeshadow Quads
Sonia Kashuk for Target® – Long Wear Gel Eye Liner Twist Up

Eye Product- Prestige
Clinique – Quickliner for Eyes Intense
Dior Beauty – Diorshow New Look Mascara
Elizabeth Arden – Prevage Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum
M?A?C Cosmetics – In Extreme Dimension Lash
NARS Cosmetics – Eyeliner Stylo
Shiseido Cosmetics America – Perfect Mascara Full Definition

Face Product – Mass
COVERGIRL – Covergirl + Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation
La Roche-Posay – Anthelios 50 Primer Daily Anti-aging Primer with Sunscreen
L’Oréal Paris – True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Foundation
Maybelline New York – Dream Bouncy Blush in Rose Petal
Neutrogena Corporation – Shine Control Liquid Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 20
Sonia Kashuk for Target® – Illuminating Bronzer in Goddess

Face Product – Prestige
bareMinerals – Ready SPF 20 Foundation
Bobbi Brown Cosmetics – Long-wear Even Finish Foundation SPF 15
M?A?C Cosmetics – Prep + Prime Natural Radiance
Shiseido Cosmetics America – Radiant Lifting Foundation SPF 17
Smashbox Cosmetics – Photo Finish More Than Primer Dark Spot Correcting
YSL Beaute – Le Teint Touche Éclat

Lip Product – Mass
Avon – Shine Attract Lipstick
COVERGIRL – Jumbo Gloss Balm
L’Oréal Paris – Colour Caresse by Colour Riche Luminous
Revlon – Just Bitten Kissable™ Balm Stain
Rimmel London – Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipstick
Sonia Kashuk for Target® – Satin Luxe Lip Color with SPF 16

Lip Product – Prestige
Dior Beauty – Addict Extreme Lipstick
Laura Mercier – Crème Smooth Lip Colour
MAC Cosmetics – Cremesheen Glass
Shiseido Cosmetics America – Lacquer Rouge
Smashbox Cosmetics – Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
YSL Beaute – Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Glossy Stain

Dove – Men + Care® Clean Defense Body and Face Wash
Gillette – Fusion Proglide Clear Shave Gel
Jack Black LLC – Dry Erase™ Ultra-calming Face Cream
Kiehl’s Since 1851 – Facial Fuel UV Guard SPF 50+
Lab Series Skincare for Men – Instant Skin Booster
Neutrogena Corporation – Men® Skin Clearing Acne Wash

COVERGIRL – Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss
Deborah Lippmann™ – Gel Lab Set
Essie Cosmetics, Ltd – Penny Talk Nail Color
JINsoon – Top Gloss
Sally Hansen – Salon Instagel Strips™
The New Black – Rock ‘n’ Roll Royalty Kit

Men’s Scent
Aramis and Designer Fragrances – Zegna Essenze – Italian Bergamot
Bond No. 9 New York – Sag Harbor Eau de Parfum
Diptyque – Volutes Eau de Toilette
Giorgio Armani Beauty – Armani Code Ultimate
Issey Miyake – L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Sport
Viktor & Rolf Parfums – Spicebomb

Women’s Scent – Mass
Avon – Unplugged for Her
Cherry Vanilla – Body Mist
Coty Beauty – Closer by Halle Berry
Demeter Fragrance Library – Dragon Fruit Pick-me-up Cologne Spray
mark. – Very Sassy Eau de Parfum Spray
Roger&Gallet – Fleur d’Osmanthus Fragrant Water

Women’s Scent – Prestige
Aramis and Designer Fragrances – Donna Karan Woman
Bond No. 9 New York – Central Park West Eau de Parfum
Coty Prestige – Dot Marc Jacobs
Dior Beauty – Miss Dior Le Parfum
Elizabeth Arden – Viva La Juicy La Fleur
Hermès – L’Ambre des Merveilles Eau de Parfum
Narciso Rodriguez Parfums – ‘For Her’ Eau de Toilette Délicate

Blind Barber
Swedish Skin Care
Tata Harper Skincare

Aveda – Stress Fix™
Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics – Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream
Josie Maran Cosmetics
La Fresh Eco-Beauty – Oil Free Face Cleanser (Scented)
Nature’s Gate – Facial Care Collection
Naturopathica Holistic Health – Plant Stem Cell Serum
Nourish – Organic Food For Healthy Skin
Paula’s Choice – Earth Sourced Antioxidant-enriched Natural Moisturizer
Weleda North America – Body Lotions
Yves Rocher North America Inc – Culture Bio Certified Organic Shower Gels
*Sponsored by Givaudan and vetted by The Natural Step

BeautyRx Skincare by Dr. Schultz
Dermelect Cosmeceuticals
Neydharting Moor
Scalisi Skincare
Zotos International

Originally published April 2013



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