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CEW Announces 2008 Insider’s Choice Awards

Posted: May 6, 2008

On May 2, 2008, nearly 1,300 beauty industry professionals gathered at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City to celebrate the 2008 Cosmetic Executive Women Beauty Awards. The awards season began in February with CEW’s new product demonstration expo at the Metropolitan Pavilion and the Altman Building, which attracted 2,000 attendees. Former Sex and the City star Mario Cantone awarded the accolades during the seasons’ annual culminating event, the CEW Beauty Awards Luncheon. 

This year 280 beauty brands entered nearly 600 products for consideration. More than 100 finalists were chosen across 27 categories, with the Indie Beauty Award category garnering 33 entrants. CEW members, industry insiders and experts in the field of beauty selected the finalists, and the CEW Board of Governors determined the winners.

2008 CEW Beauty Awards winners include:

Men’s Scent: Bond No. 9 New York, Andy Warhol Silver Factory; Fragrance Supplier: Givaudan

Women’s Scent – Prestige: Marc Jacobs Fragrances, Daisy Marc Jacobs; Fragrance Supplier: Firmenich

Scented Bath and Body – Mass: Johnson’s, Softoil Melt Away Stress Massaging Moisturizer

Scented Bath and Body – Prestige: Tom Ford Beauty, Black Orchid Finishing Oil Spray

Body Treatment – Mass: Olay, Thermal Pedicure

Body Treatment – Prestige: Origins, Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins - The Way of Bath Matcha Tea Body Scrub

Facial Skin Care – Acne Treatment: Bare Escentuals, RareMinerals Blemish Therapy

Facial Skin Care – Antiaging, Mass: Olay, Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream

Facial Skin Care – Antiaging, Prestige: Shiseido Cosmetics (America) Ltd., Bio-Performance Intensive Skin Corrective Program

Facial Skin Care – Cleanser and Scrub, Mass: Dove, SkinVitalizer

Facial Skin Care – Cleanser and Scrub, Prestige: Philosophy, The Microdelivery Micro-massage Exfoliating Wash

Facial Skin Care – Eye Treatment, Mass: Olay, Regenerist Eye Derma-Pod Anti-Aging Triple Response System

Facial Skin Care – Eye Treatment, Prestige: Estée Lauder, Future Perfect Anti-Wrinkle Radiance Eye Crème

Facial Skin Care – Moisturizer, Mass: L’Oréal Paris, Revitalift UV Daily Moisturizing Cream with Mexoryl SX

Facial Skin Care – Moisturizer, Prestige: Estée Lauder, Hydra Bright Skin-Tone Perfecting Moisturizer

Makeup – Eye Product, Mass: CoverGirl, LashBlast Mascara

Makeup – Eye Product, Prestige: Dior, DiorShow Blackout Mascara

Makeup – Face Product, Mass: Mark, Little Block Box Shimmer Cubes and Bars, All Over Face Color

Makeup – Face Product, Prestige: Estée Lauder, Resilience Lift Extreme Ultra Firming Makeup SPF 15

Makeup – Lip Product, Mass: L’Oréal Paris, Infallible Never Fail Lipcolour

Makeup – Lip Product, Prestige: YSL Beaute, Lip Twins

Men’s Grooming: Clinique, Skin Supplies for Men M Cover

Hair Care and Coloring Product – Mass: Garnier, Fructis Style Sleek & Shine Anti-Humidity Hairspray

Hair Care and Coloring Product – Prestige: Frederic Fekkai, Coiff Contrôle – Ironless Straightening Balm

Sun Product – Mass: Neutrogena, Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 70

Sun Product – Prestige: Estée Lauder, Multi-Protection Sun Towelettes for Body SPF 15 

Fifth Annual CEW Indie Beauty Award (tie): BettyBeauty, Inc. and Clark’s Botanicals