WWD announced the winners of its Beauty Inc Awards for Makeup, Fragrance, Skin and Hair-Care Products of The Year. While there were some surprise winners (yes, KKW Fragrance took top Prestige Fragrance), the competition was rather fierce. For Prestige Makeup, Shiseido took top prize with its revamped color cosmetics line, Beauty Bio’s prosumer micro-needling tool, GloPro, was awarded best Prestige Skin Care, and the Prestige Hair Care honor went to Hair Rituel by Sisley Paris.
For Mass Makeup, Maybelline New York TattooStudio got a gold star for its sculpting and defining products inspired by the microblading trend. Skin Care’s top award went to Johnson & Johnson’s youth-driven new-to-market C&C by Clean & Clear line, as Hair went to TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist for its environmentally-friendly, flexible hold spray which has none of the “crunchiness” of traditional hairsprays.
The Newcomer Of The Year Award was given to Billie, the subversive, subscription shave and body care company designed for Millennial women, while Influencer of the Year was awarded to the inclusive YouTuber, Jackie Aina. Tatcha’s Vicky Tsai was given The Founder’s Award and Beautycounter won the Corporate Social Responsibility Award and the Transformational Deal of The Year Award was bestowed to L’Oréal for its acquisition of ModiFace, merging beauty with technology.