The Australian retail beauty industry, while proud of its home-grown brands, is fascinated by what the go is on global beauty. Looking at London’s recent beauty awards by the UK’s leading beauty association there – Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW), gives an insight into what’s hot in the influential UK market. CEW members, guests and press gathered to celebrate the winners of the 2019 CEW Beauty Awards, presented by Lucy Horobin. From 31 winners CEW named four noteworthy brands: Charlotte Tilbury, Drunk Elephant, The Handmade Soap Company and Elemis.
With Amazon Beauty and Sainsbury’s as the headline sponsors, the 2019 Awards received just under 300 entries across 31 categories.

Key highlights from 2019 CEW Beauty Awards
The Responsible Beauty Award sponsored by Givaudan is an additional category and saw The Handmade Soap Company as the winner. The Handmade Soap Company prides itself on its products being 99.7% natural. Also named: ‘Best Hand or Food Product – Mass & Prestige’ category and ‘Best New Brand – Mass’.
ELEMIS saw four outstanding wins – being awarded the prestigious seal of approval in ‘Best New Targeted Skincare – Prestige’, ‘Best New Mask – Prestige’, ‘Best Beauty Icon – Prestige’ and ‘Best New Vegan Beauty Product – Mass & Prestige’.

CEW Beauty Award 2019 Winners
The Responsible Beauty Award Sponsored By Givaudan
The Handmade Soap Company

Best New Body Product – Mass
Rituals Cosmetics: Shower Foam Flower

Best New Hair Product – Mass
Batiste: Dry Shampoo & De-Frizz

Best New Skin Prep – Mass
Rituals Cosmetics: Cleansing Balm

Best New Skintellectual – Mass
Balance Me: Vitamin C Repair Serum

Best New Targeted Skincare – Mass
Yes to Tomatoes: Detoxifying Charcoal Blemish Fighting Zit Zapping Dots

Best New Mask – Mass
Balance Me: Congested Skin Sheet Mask

Best New Face Makeup – Mass
Sleek MakeUP: Highlighting Elixir Illuminating Drops

Best New Eye Makeup – Mass
KIKO MILANO: Standout Volume Buildable Mascara

Best New Lip Makeup – Mass
Burt’s Bees®: Liquid Lipstick

Best Beauty Icon – Mass
Tweezerman: Classic Steel Slant Tweezer

Best New Brand – Mass
The Handmade Soap Company

Best New Body Product – Prestige
Aromatherapy Associates: City Serenity Bath and Shower Oil

Best New Hair Product – Prestige
Living Proof: full dry volume blast

Best New Skin Prep – Prestige
Charlotte Tilbury: Hollywood Flawless Filter

Best New Skintellectual – Prestige
Drunk Elephant: A-Passioni™ Retinol Cream

Best New Targeted Skincare – Prestige
ELEMIS: Peptide4 Eye Recovery Cream

Best New Mask – Prestige
ELEMIS: Peptide4 Thousand Flower Mask

Best New Face Makeup – Prestige
Laura Mercier: Translucent Loose Setting Powder – Glow

Best New Eye Makeup – Prestige
NARS: Climax Mascara

Best New Lip Makeup – Prestige
Charlotte Tilbury: Matte Revolution Lipstick – Pillow Talk

Best New Fragrance – Prestige
Molton Brown: Jasmine & Sun Rose Eau de Toilette

Best Beauty Icon – Prestige
ELEMIS: Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

Best New Brand – Prestige
Drunk Elephant

Best New Sun Care Or Self Tan – Mass & Prestige
Isle of Paradise: Self Tanning Water

Best New Hand Or Foot Product – Mass & Prestige
The Handmade Soap Company: Lemongrass & Cedarwood Hand Wash

Best New Beauty Tool Or Accessory – Mass & Prestige
Tangle Teezer: The Wet Detangler

Best New Wellbeing Product – Mass & Prestige
This Works: sleep power nap spray

Best New Vegan Beauty Product – Mass & Prestige
ELEMIS: Superfood Day Cream

Best New Beauty Supplement – Mass & Prestige
Absolute Collagen: Daily Dose of Beauty

Best British Brand – Mass & Prestige
Charlotte Tilbury

About CEW
Founded in 1992, Cosmetic Executive Women is a not-for-profit professional organisation with more than 1,000 members in the United Kingdom, from the beauty industry and related fields. Essentially it is an inclusive (non-specific) age and gender networking/mentor group bringing the beauty community together, at every stage of their careers, from every facet of the industry.

In the UK, CEW has grown to become the most influential organisation, promoting and defining the British Beauty Industry, and has for the last quarter of a century worked to reach a pre-eminent position as the only voice of the UK beauty industry.

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