Category growth, trends and innovation were showcased at this year’s Elegance Creators Awards , held earlier this month at New York’s Ziegfeld Ballroom. Cosmetic Executive Women President Carlotta Jacobson and Jill Scalamandre, CEO, Beekman 1802; and chairwoman, CEW, welcomed guests to the Awards luncheon, which honored the year’s most innovative products across 33 categories. The event included an in-person networking reception and lunch, hosted by Hena Doba, anchor/breaking news correspondent for Cheddar, Inc.; and guest presenter, Olivia Lux, star of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13, taking the stage to present the makeup category; and DJ Tiana Verhage providing the particular event’s soundtrack.

Jill Scalamandre plus Carlotta Jacobson. Photo: JF Productions

Jacobson noted the development and evolution of the Attractiveness Awards, saying, “When we created the Beauty Honours no one recognized the particular creators. Today, more than 29 years later, we have more than 1, 200 award nominees. ”

Scalamandre said, “Beauty consumers have a profound understanding of ingredients; and this year, for the first time, consumers weighed in on the Launch from the Year, as well as Influencer of the Year, and Retailer from the Year. ” 

CEW aligned its groups with the most popular trends today, which include personal care and sexual wellness, according to Jacobson. She mentioned the success of CEW’s first-ever Beauty Bazaar, which showcased the particular entries, plus thanked participating Innovation Partners, Firmenich, CVS Pharmacy, Financo/Raymond James, Amazon Premium Elegance, QVC, Creators Corner, NielsenIQ, New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists, Snap Incorporation., Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health, Dyson, Inkbox, Bodymark, Drunk Elephant, P& G Beauty, Glow Recipe, Advent International, L’Oréal Paris, Dove, and Beekman 1802. Event partners incorporated, RPG, PIMS, Badger Agency, Beauty Inc, Cheddar News, Consultancy Media, Fairchild Press Group, Suite-K, Kaplow Communications, The NPD Group, Cosmoprof N. A., and Spa Chicks on the Go.  

Emcee Doba acknowledged the 9, 000-strong, diverse membership associated with CEW, representing leading brands, indies, retailers, fragrance houses, media outlets, and suppliers, and kicked off the program with the Iconic Beauty Award category.

Winners of the 2022 Beauty Makers Awards 

Iconic Award 
La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream

Fragrance, Men’s Scent winners (TIE)
Burberry Hero
Hermès H24 Eau de Toilette

Perfume, Women’s Fragrance
Billie Eilish for Eilish 

The Bath & Body Award was presented simply by Lori Monaco, president, US Beauty, The NPD Group.

Shower & Entire body
Olay Firming Body Lotion with Collagen

The Sustainability Excellence Award was presented by Robin Mason, president fine fragrance, NAM, Firmenich. CEW and Firmenich have been sustainability partners for the past 10 years.

Durability Award
UpCircle Beauty

Wellness Products, Aromatherapy, plus Beauty Wellness Supplements
Dr . Teal’s Sleep Spray with Melatonin and Essential Oils

Sexual Wellness
The particular Honey Pot Company Soothing Vulva Wash

Men’s Grooming
SheaMoisture Men Smoothing Shave Butter

CBD Beauty
Saint Jane Attractiveness Sacred Rest Overnight Repair

Personal Care
Dove Ultimate Antiperspirant

The Indie Award in Skincare was presented by Vennette Ho, managing director, global head of beauty & personal care, consumer investment banking, Financo/Raymond James.

Indie Skincare Brand 
Glow Recipe Strawberry Smooth BHA + AHA Salicylic Serum

Indie Brand
Summer Fridays

The Makeup Category has been introduced simply by Olivia Lux, drag artist, actor, singer and musician of RuPaul’s Drag Competition Season thirteen.


Face Product
Nars Cosmetics Light Reflecting Foundation

Makeup Tools
ELF Cosmetics Putty Primer Brush and Applicator

Eye Product
Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Long-Wear Lotion Shadow Stick

Lip Product
MAC Cosmetics Shine Play Lips Balm

Nail Product
Essie hard to resist nail strengthener

Special Awards
The Launch of the particular Year was presented by Anna Mayo, VP-beauty Vertical, NielsenIQ. This award has been based solely on sales and data, and chosen by consumers.

Release of the Year
Olay Regenerist Vitamin C + Peptide 24 Hydrating Moisturizer

Retailer from the 12 months and Influencer of the Yr Awards had been presented simply by Doba.

Retailer associated with the Season

Influencer from the Year
Mariale Marrero

The Skincare Category Awards were presented by Dr. Michelle Henry, Dermatologist, Skin & Aesthetic Surgery of Manhattan.


Drunk Hippo C-Firma Fresh Day Serum

Vision Treatment
L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 2. 5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid + Caffeine Attention Serum

Lip Treatment
Biologique Recherche Liftkiss

Skincare Tools
FaceGym FaceShot

Suncare Product
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face Serum SPF 60 +
Supergoop! (Re)setting Refreshing Mist SPF 40

Moisturizer (Face)
SK-II Skinpower Airy Milky Cream

Cleanser & Scrub
Beekman 1802 Milk Clean

Encounter Masks
Kiehl’s Since 1851 Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Face Mask with 10. 5% Squalane

Supplier Award: Ingredients & Formulation, presented simply by New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists
Symrise SymHair Thermo

Emcee Heda Doba of Cheddar. Photo: JF Productions

Hair Care

Hair Shampoo/Conditioner
Briogeo Tresses Care Don’t Despair, Restoration! MegaStrength + rice water protein + moisture strengthening treatment
Ouai Haircare Detox Shampoo

Hairstyle/Hair Care
Olaplex No . nine Bond Protector Nourishing Curly hair Serum

Hair Coloring
Color Wow Root Cover Up

Hair Equipment
Dyson Flyaway Attachment

Beauty by the Numbers       

Statistics pertinent to each category had been shared throughout the event. In Bath & Body, said to be the fastest growing group within skincare, sales were up 36%, according to NielsenIQ). Online searches for exfoliating rose17%; plus online searches for men’s bath & body had been up 13%, according in order to Label Insights Consumer Search data. Bath beads rose 22% and bath salts increased 24%, according to NielsenIQ.  

Scent dollar product sales rose 16% in the US, along with in-store growing 10% plus online soaring 42%, in accordance to NielsenIQ. Online looks for refillable packaging surged 89%, according to Label Information Consumer Research Data. In hair treatment, online searches for scalp health are up 13% (Label Ideas Consumer Search Data. Locks serum outpaced the entire hair care category by 74%. Strong growth has been noted in the wellness category, as well, up 33%. Vegan beauty is up 9%, according to NielsenIQ. Men’s bath and body sales were up 13% (NielsenIQ); and CBD product growth continues to be strong.

Within Cosmetics, eye cosmetics are usually up 11%, while eye brow is up 17% (NielsenIQ). Face product sales are up 18%, with growth in face primer (37%); tinted moisturizer (37%); plus setting spray (40%). Eyesight makeup sales rose 11%, accorind in order to NielsenIQ.

Skin care sales continue to be strong, up 30% this year. Facial cleanser wipes flower 16% (NielsenIQ). Facial treatments gained10%, with in store development +4%, and online growth +28% (NielsenIQ). Plastic free beauty is jumped 25% (NielsenIQ). Additional growth had been seen in artificial nails, right up 37%, plus Peel-off Nails, up 53%. All statistics shared in the event were provided by NielsenIQ, Label Insights Customer Search Data, and The particular NPD Team.

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