Saturday, May 21, 2011

Cosmetics Executive Women Names Best Beauty Products of 2011

Yesterday, the beauty industry celebrated its finest, as Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) recognized the most innovative beauty products of the year at the 17th Annual CEW Beauty Awards. The winning products spanned 26 categories, including cosmetics, hair care, skin care, sun care, and more. I showed you the finalists not too long ago. Today, I can tell you about the winners, the 2011 Beauty Oscars.

The CEW Beauty Awards is the only awards program where the winners are determined exclusively by more than 4,000 beauty insiders and professionals working in the beauty industry. The CEW Beauty Awards signify the industry’s highest recognition for manufacturers and brands, as well as a trusted guide to the most innovative new products for consumers.

Without further ado, the 2011 winners!
  • Bath and Body Mass: Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Advanced Anti-Aging Body Wash Deep Penetrating Moisture
  • Bath and Body Prestige: Fresh Brown Sugar Hand Cream (a Fresh product won this category last year)
  • Eco Beauty Award: Yves Rocher Culture Bio
  • Acne Treatment: Zeno Corporation Heat Treat Blemish Prevention Treatment
  • Anti-Aging Mass: AVEENO Ageless Vitality Elasticity Recharging System–Day SPF 30
  • Anti-Aging Prestige and Prestige Product: Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector
  • Cleanser & Scrub: Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Cleansing Foam (Shiseido won in the cleanser category last year)
  • Eye Treatment Mass: RoC Brilliance Eye Beautifier
  • Eye Treatment Prestige: Shiseido Future Solution LX Eye and Lip Contour Regenerating Cream
  • Moisturizer Mass: Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Elixir
  • Moisturizer Prestige: Lancôme Génifique Repair Youth Activating Night Cream
  • Hair Care Product: Bumble and bumble Mending Masque
  • Hair Coloring Product: Samy Fat Foam Hair Color
  • Hair Styling Product: Ojon Volumizing Brush-On Mousse
  • Indie Beauty Award: blow, the new york blow dry bar, Blow, The New York Blow Dry Bar
  • Makeup Eye Product Mass: COVERGIRL Liquilineblast Eye Liner (COVERGIRL won in this category last year)
  • Makeup Eye Product Prestige: Dior Beauty Diorshow Maximizer
  • Makeup Face Product Mass: mark. Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes All Over Face Palette
  • Makeup Face Product Prestige: Clinique Redness Solutions Makeup SPF 15 with Probiotic Technology (Clinique won in this category last year)
  • Makeup Lip Product Mass: L'Oréal Paris Infallible Le Rouge
  • Makeup Lip Product Prestige: Fresh Sugar Plum Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15
  • Men's Grooming: Gillette Fusion ProSeries Thermal Scrub
  • Men's Scent: Chanel Bleu de Chanel
  • Women's Scent Mass: Coty Beauty Beyoncé Heat
  • Women's Scent Prestige: Gucci Fragrances Guilty
  • Sun Product: Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 60
  • First Annual Best Seller Award: Maybelline Falsies Volum’Express
To see information about each award-winning product, go to this CEW link and click the hyperlink for each product that interests you.

Photo courtesy of CEW


lovethescents said...

What??? I'm so shocked by the fragrance winners! Bleu? Gucci? Beyonce Heat? My goodness...

Charlestongirl said...

Yep....remember that niche fragrances are never "big" enough to get industry-wide attention, even though they may get a lot of attention in the fragrance world.

The WWD magazine that just came had a fab little article on niche fragrances and how they are now catching on in England, just as they did not too many years ago in the U.S.

Hopelessly Devoted To Makeup said...

I too was shocked by the fragrance winners and does not know one person who wears either of those scents??

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Hopelessly Devoted,

Y'all leave me chuckling. Of course we don't know them - but they are out there in huge numbers. Guilty and Bleu have been huge commercial successes. I'm not sure about Heat, except for the magazine pages.

lovethescents said...

I know most people aren't aware of niche fragrances, but there are far better mainstream ones out there. I quite like Annick Goutal's Le Mimosa, the Atelier Colognes are lovely, the Jo Malone tea range is interesting, and what about your recently-reviewed Jasminora?

I'll have to look for that article, thank you. The UK has a lot to offer the fragrance world, Ormonde Jayne, Floris, Penhaligon's, Jo Malone, and Basenotes too :-)

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Anonymous said...

I find it very hard to believe that these products came in as #1. Were these women paid to pick those particular products? What happened to L'Athene, Ren and Rodial products just to name a few? Not buying it.