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CEW Beauty Awards salute innovative products

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK Cosmetic Executive Women recognized the most innovative beauty products of the year at the 16th annual CEW Beauty Awards, held May 21 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.

A full list of 31 winning products — covering makeup, hair care, sun care and more — can be found below.

The CEW Beauty Awards is the only awards program where the winners are determined exclusively by beauty insiders — more than 3,600 professionals working in beauty, cosmetics, fragrance and related industries.

“Women are very savvy when it comes to buying beauty products; they’re looking for the best results at the best price. The CEW Beauty Awards provides consumers with insight into the best products the industry has to offer,” said Carlotta Jacobson, CEW president.

There were nearly 550 entries and 155 finalists among 31 categories, ranging from makeup to hair care, sun to scent. Both mass products (available at drug stores) and prestige products (available at department and specialty stores) were honored.

To make the winning products available to consumers, CEW has national retail partnerships with CVS/pharmacy, Nordstrom and QVC. Moreover, the 2010 Beauty Award Winners will be showcased and promoted with custom promotions in store, online and on television throughout the year.

Sponsors of the 2010 CEW Beauty Awards included, but were not limited to: Allure, CVS/pharmacy, Crest and Oral-B 3D White, Veet, Nordstrom and TRESemme. NPD Group defines the categories while Ernst & Young tabulates the ballots.

The 2010 CEW Beauty Awards winners are:

  • BATH AND BODYBody Treatment MassVaseline sheer infusion with stratys-3Body Treatment PrestigeOrigins Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins night health bedtime sprayBath/Shower Product MassOlay body wash plus tone enriching ribbonsBath/Shower Product PrestigeFresh sugar acai body scrub
  • FACIAL SKINCAREAcne TreatmentLa Roche Posay effaclar AI intensive acne spot treatmentAnti-Aging MassOlay professional pro-x deep wrinkle treatmentAnti-Aging PrestigeLancome Genifique youth activating concentrateCleanser & Scrub MassVisine total eye soothing wipesCleanser & Scrub PrestigeShiseido Future Solution LX extra rich cleansing foamEye Treatment MassOlay Regenerist anti-aging eye rollerEye Treatment PrestigeShiseido Benefiance NutriPerfect eye serumMoisturizer MassGarnier Nutritioniste skin renew awakening face massagerMoisturizer PrestigeShiseido Future Solution Total Regenerating Cream
  • HAIRHair Care Product MassL’Oreal Paris EverPure sulfate-free color care moisture shampooHair Care Product PrestigeLiving Proof no frizz shampooHair Coloring Product PrestigeColorMetrics TouchBack by ColorMarkHair Styling Product MassKlorane no rinse care with papyrus milkHair Styling Product PrestigeLiving Proof full thickening cream
  • MAKEUPEye Product MassCoverGirl Smoky ShadowBlastEye Product PrestigeLancome Oscillation powerbooster vibrating amplifying primerFace Product MassCoverGirl Simply Ageless sculpting blushFace Product PrestigeClinique Redness Solutions instant relief mineral powderLip Product MassMaybelline New York Color Sensational lipcolorLip Product PrestigeGuerlain Rouge G de Guerlain
  • MEN’S GROOMINGAmerican Crew Trichology Hair Recovery Patch
  • SCENTMen’s ScentJohn Varvatos ArtisanWomen’s Scent MassP&G Prestige Avril Lavigne Black StarWomen’s Scent PrestigeCoty Prestige Lola Marc Jacobs
  • SUNSun Product MassNeutrogena sensitive skin sunblock lotion SPF 60+ with PureScreenSun Product PrestigeBare Escentuals BareMinerals SPF 30 natural sunscreen
  • INDIE BEAUTY AWARDLiving Proof

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Lander rolls out in West Coast Rite Aid stores

BY Michael Johnsen

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Grand Brands on Tuesday announced the debut of its new Lander line of bubble baths, shampoos and men’s and women’s body washes at 751 West Coast Rite Aid stores this June.

The product line will feature several new additions created exclusively for Rite Aid including new label designs and a convenient hand pump. It will also be the first time the brand’s shampoo and body washes are available in a 64 oz. size and mark the debut of the brand’s new Lander Men’s body wash.

“Customers have been continuously asking for the 64 oz. Lander Bubble Bath in California and other Western states,” stated Susan Hunt, CEO of Grand Brands, the parent company of Lander. “They love the natural ingredients in our products like the real honey and milk we use compared with other value brand options on the market. In addition, all our bubble bath products are made in the U.S. and are of the highest quality.”

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Hugo Naturals seeks to expand business, appoints new CEO

BY Antoinette Alexander

CHATSWORTH, Calif. Hugo Naturals, a manufacturer and marketer of all-natural personal care products, has finalized an investment led by private equity firm Manhattan Growth Partners and appointed a former Freeman Beauty Labs executive to serve as CEO as it gears up for growth.

Founded in 2006, the company recently finalized a strategic investment led by Manhattan Growth Partners, and included an investment from the Matthew Pritzker Company.

“With the demonstrated brand success and now the significant capitalization, we are now ready to grow this gem of a business,” stated Steven Dickstein, a sales and marketing veteran of 25 years, who was recently appointed CEO. Dickstein most recently served as president of Freeman Beauty Labs.

Founders Hugo and Debra Saavedra have taken on the positions of chairman/chief innovation officer and president/chief creative officer, respectively.

According to Dickstein, plans include a scale-up of operations to better support current customer demand and then expand distribution across the United States and internationally. Hugo Naturals will transition into a nearby manufacturing and headquarters facility in the coming months. The new facility will support a 10-fold increase in production to support the increasing demand, according to the company.

Hugo Naturals’ product portfolio includes more than 150 SKUs in such categories as bar and bulk soaps, body and hand lotions, hair care products, face and body scrubs, and baby care products. The products are currently sold primarily in U.S. and Canadian specialty food and independent health and beauty care channels.

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