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Friday, May 15, 2015

The 21st Annual CEW Insiders’ Choice Beauty Award Winners

In case you haven't heard, the Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) just announced its annual beauty product awards, so I thought you might like to see the list of this year's winners. If you haven't heard of the CEW Awards, they're basically like the Oscars of the beauty industry. CEW is a non-profit professional organization and their awards program is "the only beauty awards program in which the winners are determined exclusively by industry professionals." CEW's 6,000+ US members vote on which products make the cut, and awards are given to both mass and prestige products.

More info about the CEW and the list of this year's winners, after the jump...

New York, NY, May 15, 2015 – Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) celebrated this year’s breakthrough beauty products today at the 21st Annual CEW Insiders’ Choice Beauty Awards. CEW awarded 38 products across 37 categories, including cosmetics, hair care, bath and body care, skin care, lip products and more. The complete list of the winning products is included below.

The Insiders’ Choice Beauty Awards is the only beauty awards program in which the winners are determined exclusively by industry professionals who know the best in beauty. CEW’s 6,000+ U.S. members selected 210 finalists from more than 750 entries.  Winners were selected from the finalists by CEW’s Board of Governors and a select group of industry experts.  

The CEW Beauty Awards are the industry’s highest recognition for manufacturers and brands, and serve as a trusted guide for consumers to the most innovative new products of the year. New this year is the launch of the CEW Insiders’ Choice Digital Beauty Guide, the ultimate guide for consumers for what’s best in beauty. This interactive digital magazine includes winning and finalist products, expert tips from beauty industry insiders, trend forecasts and clickable icons to purchase products from retailers. Beginning May 18th, an online version of the guide will be available on and an app version will be available on the Apple App Store and Google Play by searching “CEW Beauty Awards Insiders’ Choice Guide”.

“Every year there are countless innovations and advancements in the industry and we rely on these Beauty Awards to feature the very best,” says Carlotta Jacobson, President of CEW. “Our list of winners represents the most groundbreaking products, perfectly curated by CEW experts. We are thrilled to bring consumers the first-ever Insiders’ Choice Digital Beauty Guide to help them discover the most innovative products of the year and make informed purchasing decisions.”

For the first time in award history, there was a tie in the Eco Beauty Award category, between COOLA Suncare and Marula | Pure Beauty Oil™. This Award, sponsored by Givaudan, is given to a brand that has moved further toward the goal of sustainability.

CEW awarded T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Barrel Styling Wand in the new Hair Tools category. The category highlighted any tools that aid the preparation and styling of hair, such as blow dryers, curling irons, flat irons, brushes and other like products.

A full list of winners can be found below and online at

The 2015 CEW Beauty Award winners are:

Acne Treatment

Estée Lauder - Clear Difference Targeted Blemish Treatment

Anti-Aging Mass

La Roche-Posay - Pigmentclar Dark Spot Correcting Serum

Anti-Aging Prestige

Shiseido Cosmetics America- Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate

Bath and Body Mass

Jergens - BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream

Bath and Body Prestige

Urban Decay - Naked Skin Body Beauty Balm

Best Seller Award Mass

Coty Inc. - Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

Best Seller Award Prestige 

MAC Cosmetics - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

Cleanser & Scrub

GLAMGLOW - Powermud Dualcleanse Treatment

Eco Beauty Awards presented by Givaudan

COOLA Suncare

Marula | Pure Beauty Oil™

Eye Product Mass

FLOWER - Eye 2 Eye Eye Marker & Volumizing Mascara

Eye Product Prestige

Lancôme - Grandiôse Mascara

Eye Treatment Mass

L'Oréal Paris - Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Eye Smoother

Eye Treatment Prestige

Shiseido Cosmetics America - Benefiance Wrinkleresist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask

Face Product Mass  

Laneige - BB Cushion

Face Product Prestige

Charlotte Tilbury - Wonderglow Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash Primer

Hair Coloring Product

L'Oréal Paris - Superior Preference Mousse Absolue

Hair Shampoo/Hair Conditioner

Living Proof - Curl Conditioning Wash

Hair Style/Hair Care

Living Proof - Instant Texture Mist

Hair Tools

T3 - Whirl Trio Interchangeable Barrel Styling Wand

Iconic Beauty Award Mass

Crest - 3D White Whitestrips

Iconic Beauty Award Prestige

Estée Lauder - Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex

Indie Brand Beauty Award presented by Piper Jaffray & Co.


Lip Product Mass

Sonia Kashuk - Dewy Luxe Lip & Cheek Balm

Lip Product Prestige

Dior - Addict Fluid Stick

Lip Treatment

Fresh - Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy

Men's Grooming

LAB SERIES Skincare for Men - Age Rescue+ Water-Charged Gel Cream

Men's Scent

Dior - Homme Eau for Men

Perfumer for Men’s Scent

Parfums Christian Dior

Moisturizer Mass

Laneige - Water Sleeping Mask

Moisturizer Prestige

GLAMGLOW - Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment

Most Buzzed About Mass

L'Oréal Paris - Advanced Suncare Quick Dry Sheer Finish Spray SPF 50+

Most Buzzed About Prestige

Lancôme - Grandiôse Mascara

Nail Product

Coty Inc. - Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

QVC Beauty Quest Award

Scalisi Skincare      

Skincare Tools

FOREO - Luna™ T-Sonic™ Cleansing and Anti-Aging System

Sun Product

Shiseido Cosmetics America - Ultimate Sun Protection Spray SPF 50+

Women's Scent Mass

Coty Inc. - Love 2 Love Jasmine + Sparkling Mimosa

Perfumer for Women’s Scent Mass


Women's Scent Prestige

Coty Inc. - Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream

Perfumer for Women’s Scent Prestige


About CEW
Cosmetic Executive Women, Inc. (CEW) is a global, nonprofit professional organization with 8,000 global members, both men and women, from over 2,250 companies in the beauty and related industries. CEW brings the beauty community together, at every stage of their careers, from every facet of the industry.  CEW leads the conversation in beauty, addressing topics that are shaping the future of the industry and provides unparalleled access to industry influencers and thought leaders.  CEW provides the connections, tools and leadership development resources to move careers forward.  CEW recognizes professional achievement and innovation in the industry to inspire the next generation of leaders. CEW is based in New York City, and also hosts events for the beauty community in Los Angeles. Additionally, CEW has associated organizations in France and the United Kingdom. The CEW Foundation supports Cancer and Careers, a comprehensive program for people balancing work and cancer. For more information, log on to

Did any of your favorite beauty products make the cut? How many of these products have you tried? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this year's winners.


  1. I see I need to try the new GlamGlow cleanser and Dior Fluid Sticks

  2. I'm a big fan of Korean skin care products, but I keep seeing high praise for Laneige's Water Mask. Does anyone have personal experience with the product? Right now the silvery bullet in my regimen is PocketDerm, but I need some extra moisture in the Sahara that is my face.

  3. I've been using crest white strips and Sally Hansen miracle gel so I'm glad they're getting recognized. Now I want definitely plan to try the loreal instant eye smoother. I've never tried Flower beauty products so I want to give the mascara a go and I would like to try glam glow now that I know it's worth the price. Thank you G!

  4. I am glad to see Love to Love scents getting an award. I love them! Also good for Drew Barrymore! Her Flower eye shadow getting awarded too!

  5. I did not care for that lanergie cushion BB cream.

  6. I didn't care for the Laneige cushion BB cream either - it felt really oily on my face and it never set. And it smelled very unpleasant. However, I did love the Laneige water sleeping mask. It gave my winter-dried skin a great glow and was not greasy feeling at all. Every morning after I use it I notice how smooth, soft, hydrated, and glowing my skin is, without *any* break outs from my skin. So rare! I'll probably keep purchasing it. Thanks for sharing these, G!


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