Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) Beauty Award Winners 2018

CEW (Cosmetic Executive Women) celebrated its 24th year of their coveted Beauty Insider Awards and I was honored to attend and cheer on all the nominees at the packed-to-the rafters Hilton ballroom. Each year, this event grows and grows as more brands come into the market place and deserve to be recognized for their outstanding contributions to the beauty industry. Over 500 brands entered over 1000 products in skincare, makeup, hair care, fragrance, beauty tools, and more. The finalist list gets narrowed to 256, of which there are 47 winners selected by CEW’s Board of Governors and select beauty industry experts.

New categories this year included: Indie Hair, Nutricosmetic Product, Niche Fragrance, Packaging Innovation, and Formula Innovation. CEW President Carlotta Jacobson tells us, “As innovation in the beauty space grows, so does the abundance of products for consumers to choose from. Now, more than ever, the CEW seal of approval helps consumers navigate the beauty space to make their purchase decisions,” She adds, “That’s why the CEW Beauty Awards have become the industry’s most important recognition for brands and manufacturers.”

Raspberry Trifle & Vanilla Custard made the wins even sweeter

And the winners are…

Acne Treatment (Blemish Busters)
• Philosophy Purity Made Simple Pore Extractor Exfoliating Clay Mask

Anti-Aging Mass (Turn Back Time)
• NEUTROGENA® Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream

Anti-Aging Prestige (Turn Back Time)
• LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask

Bath and Body Mass (Does A Body Good)
• Aquaphor Ointment Body Spray

Bath and Body Prestige (Does A Body Good)
• OUAI Haircare Rose Hair & Body Oil

Best Beauty App ((H)appy Beauty)
• Perfect Corp. YouCam Makeup

Best Seller – Mass
• Herbal Essences Bio: Renew

Best Seller – Prestige
• Philosophy Purity Made Simple Pore Extractor Exfoliating Clay Mask

Cleanser & Scrub (Keep It Clean)
•Shiseido Cosmetics America Waso Soft + Cushy Polisher

Eye Makeup Mass (All Eyes on Me)
• L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise

Eye Makeup Prestige (All Eyes on Me)
•Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

Eye Treatment (Eye on The Prize)
•Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix Synchronized Recovery

Face Makeup Mass (#NoFilter)
•NEUTROGENA® Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint

Face Makeup Prestige (#NoFilter)
•NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer

Hair Coloring Product (Dying for Color)
• L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color

Hair Shampoo/Hair Conditioner (The Mane Attraction)
• Oribe Gold Lust Pre-Shampoo Intensive Treatment

Hair Style/Hair Care (Hair-spiration)
• Oribe Swept Up Volume Powder Spray

Hair Tools (DIY Style)
• Drybar Wrap Party Curling & Styling Wand

Iconic Beauty – Mass
• Dove White Beauty Bar

Iconic Beauty – Prestige
• Beautyblender The original beautyblender

Indie Brand (New Game in Town)
• Drunk Elephant

Indie Hair (New Game in Town)
• Briogeo Hair Care Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo

Indie Makeup (New Game in Town)
• The BrowGal The Weekender

Indie Skincare (New Game in Town)
• Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial

Lip Product Mass (Seal It with A Kiss)
• PIXI by Petra Matte Last Liquid Lip

Lip Product Prestige (Seal It with A Kiss)
• NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment

Lip Treatment (Lip Service)
• Fresh Sugar Lip Caramel Hydrating Balm

Makeup Tools (Tools of The Trade)
• Beautyblender beautyblender Swirl

Men’s Grooming (Man Made)
• Tom Ford Beauty Shave Cream

Men’s Scent (Male Attraction)
• YSL Beauty Y Eau de Toilette

Men’s Scent Perfumer
• Dominique Ropion, IFF

Moisturizer Mass (S.O.S – Save Our Skin)
• Aveeno® Positively Radiant Overnight Hydrating Facial

Moisturizer Prestige (S.O.S – Save Our Skin)
• IT Cosmetics Secret Sauce™

Most Buzzed About Beauty Collaboration
• BECCA Cosmetics Becca x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

Nail Product (Nailed It)
• Essie Treat Love & Color in Sheers to You

Niche Fragrance
• Derek Lam 10 Crosby Parfum Stick

Niche Fragrance Perfumer Award
• Clément Gavarry, Pascal Gaurin, Yves Cassar and Laurent LeGuernec, IFF

Nutricosmetic Product
• Sakara Life Beauty Chocolates

Skincare Tools (Device Advice)
• Rodan + Fields Redefine Amp MD Micro-Exfoliating Roller

Sun Product (Bring on The Sun)
• Supergoop! Super Power Sunscreen Mousse SPF 50

Women’s Scent Mass (It Makes Sense)
• Pacifica Beauty Aromapower Hardcore Happy

Women’s Scent Prestige (It Makes Sense)
• Gucci Bloom

Women’s Scent Prestige Perfumer
• Alberto Morillas, Firmenich

Packaging of the Year
• Derek Lam 10 Crosby Parfum Stick

Innovation of the Year
• Geltor, Inc. N-Collage

Sustainability Excellence
• NaturaBrasil

QVC 2018 Beauty Quest
• Chuda

Congrats to all the finalists and winners!