Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Cosmetic Executive Women Finalists for the 2011 CEW Beauty Awards

Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) announced the Finalists for the 2011 CEW Beauty Awards, the industry’s highest honor. Now in its 17th year, the CEW Beauty Awards celebrate the most innovative products of the year. The finalists were chosen from more than 600 products from nearly 350 top brands.

The CEW Beauty Awards program is the only program in which the finalists are chosen exclusively by beauty insiders. The roster of finalists, voted on by more than 4,000 professionals in the field, has become the beauty consumers’ most coveted shopping list. “Due to the vast amount of beauty products on the market, it’s difficult for consumers to determine which products they need. Each year, CEW members select the best products from over 600 submissions,” said Carlotta Jacobson, President of CEW.

The CEW Board of Governors will vote on the 139 finalists to determine the winners across 26 categories. The winners will be announced at the CEW Beauty Awards Luncheon on Friday, May 20, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. This marks the first year for the CEW Eco Beauty Award. The new award is a response to the growing importance of products’ environmental impact on the planet. The award recognizes products or product lines that have specifically moved towards the goal of sustainability. Ten finalists, from more than 40 entrants, have been vetted by the global organization, The Natural Step. A special Eco Beauty Voting Committee will vote on the winner, which will be revealed at the luncheon.

I left the men's products off this list. For the complete list of 2011 CEW Beauty Award Finalists, you can visit this link. What's cool at the finalist site: you can click on the link for each finalist and read about the product and why it's innovative.

Bath and Body Mass Market
AVEENO Positively Nourishing Smoothing Body Wash
Burt's Bees Cranberry & Pomegranate Sugar Scrub
Dove Gofresh Revive Beauty Body Wash with NutriumMoisture
Eucerin Daily Skin Balance Skin-Fortifying Hand Cream
Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Advanced Anti-Aging Body Wash Deep Penetrating Moisture

Bath and Body Prestige

Fresh Brown Sugar Hand Cream
Kiehl's Creme de Corps Soy Milk and Honey Whipped Body Butter

Laura Mercier Fresh Fig Soufflé Body Crème
Origins All-Purpose High-Elevation Cream Dry Skin Relief
philosophy Be Somebody Water Lily Hot Salt, Tub and Shower Scrub

Acne Treatment
Bliss No 'Zit' Sherlock Correcting Serum
CLEAN & CLEAR Advantage 2-in-1 Acne & Mark Eraser Kit

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Trifix Acne Clearing Lotion
mark Break Out Plan Anti-Acne Gel Lotion
Neutrogena Rapid Clear Sore Pimple Gel
Zeno Corporation Heat Treat Blemish Prevention Treatment

Anti-Aging Mass Market
AVEENO Ageless Vitality Elasticity Recharging System–Day SPF 30
Avon Anew Clinical Luminosity Pro Brightening Serum
La Roche Posay Redermic [+] Intensive Daily Anti-Wrinkle Firming Fill-In Care
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum

Yes To Blueberries Intensive Skin Repair Serum

Anti-Aging Prestige
Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector
DDF Revolve 400X Micro-Polishing System
Kiehl's Since 1851 Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Origins Brighter By Nature High-Potency Brightening Peel with Fruit Acids
Shiseido Cosmetics America Bio-Performance Super Corrective Serum

Cleanser & Scrub
Fresh Soy Face Exfoliant
Neutrogena Deep Clean Long-Lasting Shine Control Daily Scrub
Olay Professional Pro-X Exfoliating Renewal Cleanser
Origins Zero Oil Deep Pore Cleanser with Saw Palmetto and Mint

Shiseido Cosmetics America White Lucent Brightening Cleansing Foam

Eye Treatment Mass Market
Avon Anew Reversalist Illuminating Eye System
Grassroots Research Labs Triple Mushroom Intensive Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream with Wild Ginseng Root

RoC Brilliance Eye Beautifier
Vichy Aqualia Antiox Anti-Fatigue Eye Stick
Yes To Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment

Eye Treatment Prestige
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex

KORRES North America Quercetin & Oak AntiAging & AntiWrinkle Eye Cream
Lancôme Rénergie Lift Volumetry Eye Volumetric Lifting and Reshaping Cream

Origins Starting Over Age-erasing Eye Cream with Mimosa
Shiseido Cosmetics America Future Solution LX Eye and Lip Contour Regenerating Cream

Moisturizer Mass Market
Avon Anew Reversalist Day Cream SPF 25
Garnier Nutritioniste Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream
GoodSkin Labs Filextra Facial Revolumizing Treatment with Collagen
Neutrogena Healthy Defense Liquid Moisturizer SPF 50 with Helioplex

Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Elixir

Moisturizer Prestige
Darphin Hydraskin Essential
Lancôme Génifique Repair Youth Activating Night Cream
Origins VitaZing SPF 15 Energy-Boosting Moisturizer with Mangosteen
philosophy Miracle Worker Miraculous Anti-Aging Moisturizer
SK-II Melting Rich Cream

Hair Care Product
Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair
AVEENO Nourish + Shine Shampoo
Avon Advance Techniques Frizz Control Lotus Shield
Bumble and bumble Mending Masque
Pantene Pro-V Medium-Thick Hair Solutions Frizzy to Smooth Shampoo

Hair Coloring Product
Clairol Professional Liquicolor Permanente
Garnier Herbashine Color Crème with Bamboo Extract

L'Oréal Paris Root Rescue 10 Minute Root Coloring Kit
Samy Fat Foam Hair Color
Zotos International Age Beautiful Anti-Aging Haircolor

Hair Styling Product
Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray
blow, the new york blow dry bar Blow Out Spray
Frederic Fekkai Essential Shea Tame and Style Pot de Crème
Living Proof Full Thickening Mousse
Ojon Volumizing Brush-On Mousse

Eye Makeup Mass Market
COVERGIRL Liquilineblast Eye Liner
FLIRT! It Curl Lash Curling Mascara
L'Oréal Paris Double Extend Lash Boosting Serum
Maybelline Falsies by Volum’Express
Rimmel Lash Accelerator

Eye Makeup Prestige

Bare Escentuals Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadow
Dior Beauty Diorshow Maximizer
Lancôme Définicils Precious Cells High Definition Amplifying Mascara
MAC Cosmetics Haute & Naughty Lash
YSL Beauté Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Noir Radical

Face Product Mass Market
COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Serum Primer
L'Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base
mark Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes All Over Face Palette
Neutrogena Cosmetics SkinClearing Mineral Powder
Sonia Kashuk for Target® Perfecting Luminous Foundation

Face Product Prestige
Bare Escentuals BareMinerals Mineral Veil SPF 25
Clinique Redness Solutions Makeup SPF 15 with Probiotic Technology

Lancôme Teint Miracle Lit-from-Within Makeup
MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear SPF 10 Foundation
NARS Cosmetics Orgasm Illuminator

Lip Product Mass Market
COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Lipstick
L'Oréal Paris Infallible Le Rouge
mark Gloss Gorgeous Stay On Lip Stain
Pixi Lip & Line
Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain by ColorStay

Lip Product Prestige
Chanel USA Rouge Coco Hydrating Crème Lip Colour
Estée Lauder Pure Color Gloss
Fresh Sugar Plum Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15
MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Lipcrème
Tom Ford Beauty Private Blend Lip Color Collection

Women's Scent Mass Market
American Beauty True Delight Perfume Spray
Avon Outspoken by Fergie
Coty Beauty Beyoncé Heat
P&G Prestige Christina Aguilera
PUIG USA S by Shakira

Women's Scent Prestige
Anthropologie Happ & Stahns Perfumers 1842 Rosa Alba Eau de Parfum
Bond No. 9 New York High Line
Chanel USA Chance Eau Tendre
Coach Poppy Fragrance
Gucci Fragrances Guilty
Narciso Rodriguez Parfums For Her Eau de Parfum Intense

Sun Product
AVEENO Positively Ageless Sunblock Lotion with Enviroblock SPF 70

Coppertone Oil Free Foaming Lotion
La Roche Posay Anthelios 45 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid for Body
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Daily Sunblock Lotion SPF 55
Shiseido Cosmetics America Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 60

Indie Beauty Award
Barista Bath and Body
blow, the new york blow dry bar
First Aid Beauty LLC
JOON Skincare
Tata Harper

Eco Beauty Award
Alterna Bamboo Smooth
Amala Rejuvenate Collection
Aveda Men Pure-Formance Family
Jurlique Purely Age-Defying
Pomega, Inc. Healing Cream
Sophyto Organic Skincare
Super by Dr. Nicholas Perricone
The Body Shop Rainforest Hair Care Collection
Vapour Organic Beauty
Yves Rocher North America Inc Culture Bio

What do you think? I see some of my favorite brands here. I'm glad they are getting the recognition.

Logo courtesy of CEW; Photos courtesy of Fresh, AVEENO, and Shiseido


Laetitia said...

Thanks so much for posting. I forgot to be on the lookout for the finalists already! This year is flying by.

I'm always a little nonplussed by these awards. Glad to see Chanel is receiving some praise and Darphin too (what a surprise in light of how niche they have become!), but the prestige list seems a bit Origins heavy. I would have loved to see Guerlain garner some credit for the 2nd-generation molecular extract featured in the Orchidee Imperiale cream relaunch, or even Lauder's new Age-Correcting cream. I will be looking forward to see if Philosophy and their (over-)hyped Miracle Worker win for the moisturizer category.

Charlestongirl said...

I have to agree on some of these, Laetitia!

Some of our faves, like Guerlain, Edward Bess, LMdB, and CdP aren't on the list. Maybe they don't get the mass attention the bigger companies get?

I would LOVE to join CEW, but I can't afford it. No company to pay my way. :)

Speaking of flying by...can you believe it's already mid-April?

Laetitia said...

You raise a great point about "mass attention." It takes a certain kind of beauty consumer (with great taste and keen interest) to champion the likes of Chantecaille's Biodynamic series, etc. I do find it interesting that Chanel's new Sublimage serum made the short-list. That is one top-tier product that has left me ambivalent.

Charlestongirl said...


I guess Chantecaille will be our little secret - LOL! They have so many loyal fans.

I just got a few samples of the Chanel serum. Will let everyone know what I think later.


lovethescents said...

What surprises me most is the Scent Prestige list. Gucci?? Prestige?? Really??? Maybe I'm a scent snob :-)

Charlestongirl said...

Hey there, Lovethescents!

Gucci Guilty has been an enormous commercial success. It isn't "me," but I can appreciate that it has a huge audience.

I liked High Line, but a friend loved it so much, I gave her mine. Not like I "need" fragrance. I probably have enough to last the rest of my life. I still keep buying more. :)

lovethescents said...

Charlestongirl, no, we don't 'need' more fragrance, but it's part of the wardrobe, isn't it? How naked would we feel without it? Even in my flannels, in the dead of winter, I need a little spritz :-)

Re: High Line, I haven't tried it. I've become rather disenchanted with the Bond range. That being said, I do love Chinatown, and I've been lemming Eau de Noho recently. Not enough linden blossom frags out there, I think!

Charlestongirl said...

Did you try Zeta yet?

I'm going to sleep now, in fragrance! :)

lovethescents said...

No, I didn't! Have you? I'm a little scared of Tauer, to be honest. I love l'Air du Desert, and tiny doses of Carillon, but the rest are too 'thick' for me, if you know what I mean...

So what did you wear to sleep in? One of my faves is Sinfonia di Note's Blanc des Cotons....good night!

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Lovethescents!

A lot of women think Andy Tauer is too heavy for them. I have heard it often. Zeta is pretty light, though. I will review it in the next few days.

I slept in a rose-scented spray olive oil moisturizer. It was heavenly. :)

lovethescents said...

Oh, a moisturizer! Great! Which brand?

Re: Tauer, it's strange. I can do Carillon and don't get much celery or heaviness...I can also do other 'heavies' like the Elixir Charnels, but oh well!

Charlestongirl said...

This one: http://bestthingsinbeauty.blogspot.com/2010/04/dauget-huile-seche-pour-le-corps-my.html

lovethescents said...

Thank you for posting that. I have just contacted the company to see if they have stockists in my country. Fingers crossed!

Charlestongirl said...

Good luck! It's almost impossible to find here, and the regional distributor never answered me. Glad I stockpiled it!

Anonymous said...

Sad that WEN hair care didn't win. I recently returned my Ojon product... even while in the shower I went back to WEN and got the soft, clean, manageable hair I needed. Rescued!