By Susan Romero

EX•TRACTS, a division of the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF), that covers the latest in beauty and cosmetic products, recently presented its Best New Product Awards. The awards are given twice a year in five categories: Bath & Body, Beauty Accessory, Cosmetic & Fragrance, Natural/Organic, and Packaging. The judges include a panel of trade and consumer editors, one of whom is our own Editorial Director, Candice Sabatini.

Winners and finalists in each category are judged on innovative design, creative use of materials and construction as well as use of new materials and technology. Many of these products are great for early holiday shopping or to treat yourself to some truly innovative, natural pampering.

Best of Show
Worker B Rescue Putty by Worker B, Minneapolis, MN
Skin repair putty made with olive oil, beeswax and raw honey.

Bath & Body
Argan Bath Collection by European Soaps, LLC, New York, NY
Made with Argan oil, an anti-aging anti-oxidant used as a beauty regimen by Moroccan women.

Beauty Accessory
Finalist: The Propolizer by Worker B, Minneapolis, MN
A dietary supplement made from bee propolis, which acts as the immune system of the bee hive.

Cosmetic & Fragrance
Floure Collection, by Votivo, Spartanburg, SC
A soy vegetable blend candle with five fragrances, inspired by scents of the early 1900’s.

B. Witching Organic Shave Jelly by B. Witching Bath Co., Hawthorne, NJ

Made with organic aloe, cucumber and cranberry extracts in a kosher vegetable glycerin.

Decadence Range by ECOYA, Beverly Hills, CA

Find out more about all of the winners and finalists at

Originally published September 2011
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