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ICMAD announces finalists for 2019 Indie Beauty Innovators Awards

The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors association (ICMAD) has announced the finalists for the annual Indie Beauty Innovator (IBI) Awards. The awards program celebrates innovation across product development, brand stewardship and overall talent in the beauty industry.

This year’s winners will be announced at the Indie Beauty Innovators Awards event on Monday, July 29th at The Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas. Tickets to the awards dinner are available for purchase here.

The full list of 2019 finalists include:

Accessories / Tools / Brushes

  • WorldWide Packaging, Beauty Blender Queen
  • NuFace, Fix Line Smoothing Device
  • Nutrafol, Core for Women Plus

Bath & Body

  • Queen V, Rub Me The Right Way
  • Sway, The Complete Underarm Detox Kit
  • Tiffany Andersen Brands, Cell Salt Detox Bath Soak


  • OSEA, Vagus Nerve Oil
  • Raw Spirit INC, Wild Spirit Discover Set
  • WEN Hair & Body Care by Chaz Dean, Strength Eau de Parfum

Innovator Brand of the Year

  • Geltor INC
  • NuFace
  • Virtue Labs


  • Grande, GrandeHAIR Rejuvenation Serum
  • Virtue Labs, Virtue ColorKick
  • WorldWide Packaging, Living Proof Dry Scalp Treatment


  • Beautyblender, BOUNCE Liquid Whipped Longwear Foundation
  • Iredale Cosmetics Inc., Triple Luxe Long Lasting Naturally Moist Lipstick
  • Sara Happ Inc., Sara Happ Sweet Dreams Lip Kit


  • Caldera + Lab, The Good
  • Distil Skincare LLC (AO Skincare), 6000x Elemental Screen with SPF30
  • Rascal, Ponce’s Eye Cream


  • Novare Beauty LLC, Kiss Your Cravings Behind
  • Skinbuzz, Bee*Safe Organic Mineral Sunscreen 30SPF
  • SPF Ventures LLC, Brush On Block Protective Lip Oil SPF32

Green Innovator Brand of the Year

  • Distil Skincare LLC (AO Skincare)
  • Kudarat INC
  • Little Green

Charitable Company

  • Earthly Body
  • Handcrafted Honey Bee LLC (Smarty Pits)
  • MONAT Global

Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Alee Cao of Cao Cosmetics
  • Alicia Grande of Grande
  • Carolyn Aronson of It’s A 10 Haircare

In addition to being honored at ICMAD’s Indie Beauty Innovators Awards event on Monday, July 29th, award recipients will receive complimentary access to leverage the Indie Beauty Innovator Award seal across communication touchpoints. Furthermore, Credo, a leading clean beauty retailer, will feature the winner of the Green Innovator Brand of the Year in all Credo stores in mid-August 2019. The runner-up in the category will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the merchant team to present the brand and discuss possible distribution plans.

The award submissions were reviewed by an independent and esteemed panel of industry experts across the media, retail, product development, design and packaging sectors. The roster of judges consisted of: Ian Ginsberg of C.O. Bigelow; Daniela Ciocan of Access Beauty Insiders; Sherri Koetting of MSLK Design Group; Annie Jackson of CREDO; Jeb Allured of Global Cosmetics Industry Magazine; Lara Eurdolian of PrettyConnected and Nina Vargas of LA Fashion Magazine.

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