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CEW Beauty Award Winners 2015

One of the most prestigious and respected awards ceremonies in the industry, CEW announced this year’s winners at New York’s elaborate Waldorf Astoria – and of course, no list would be complete without several Cult Beauty favourites.

Cosmetic Executive Women dates back to 1954 – and what began as a social organisation, has developed into a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting women’s contributions to the industry; encouraging conversations, nurturing careers, recognising brilliance and shaping the future of beauty.

Winner: GLAMGLOW’s {POWERMUD DualCleanse Treament} scrubs up incredibly well – it was named ‘Best Cleanser and Mask’

Why it won: This mud-to-oil cleanser is beauty innovation – eliminating surface scurf while purifying pores to leave skin ‘sparkling’. A cocktail of clays works to draw out impurities while a blend of four non-greasy and fast-absorbing deep cleansing oils (including prickly pear, pine, frankincense and myrrh) – delivers skin-essential fatty acids, to leave skin velvety soft and glowing.


Winner: Living Proof secured TWO hair care prizes. {Curl Conditioning Wash} was named ‘Best Shampoo/Conditioner’ while the brand’s {Instant Texture Mist} won ‘Best Styling Product’.

Why they won: SOS (Save Our (S)tresses) for curly gurlz, LP’s strand-strengthening and separating Co-wash stars ‘Extended Curl Memory Technology’ – to counteract frizz and promote definition. {Instant Texture Mist} is then essential for achieving that lived-in, tousled look so many long for – granting (non-greasy) ‘grit’ to create weightless, long-lasting volume and some sexy ‘tszuj’.


Winner: {NudeStix} was named ‘Best Indie Beauty Brand’

Why it won: Crayons for grown-ups, NudeStix make ‘making up’ as easy as your ABCs. Each pencil comes complete with sharpener, and the creamy textures apply and blend effortlessly for long-lasting ‘you, but on a great day’ beauty. The colour palette is neutral and the slimline ‘stix’ are perfect for popping in pockets, purses or pencil cases.


Winner: {THIRSTYMUD Hydrating Treatment} brought home yet another accolade for GLAMGLOW – winning ‘Best Prestige Moisturiser’

Why it won: Tackling dehydration from all angles, this supercharged sleeping pack infuses skin with immediate, and long-lasting moisture thanks to a high-tech mix of nourishing ingredients. Dewdration, HydraPack, GreenEnergy and Teaoxi attract and retain water levels, to ‘plump’, firm and strengthen parched complexions.


Winner: The ‘Best Skin Care Tool’ is Foreo’s {LUNA} (obviously)…

Why it won: This vibrating, sonic cleansing and collagen-stimulating gizmo makes the most of your cleanser – purging pores of impurities and stimulating circulation to ‘feed’ cells and kick-start repair and renewal processes. Brilliant for battling blackheads, this helps to oxygenate cells and inhibit inflammation, which slows the skin-ageing process and quickly counteracts congestion. Blemish-battling and age-defying? Er… yes please!


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Cult Beauty’s Content Editor and a Cult Beauty OG, Verity loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm. A quintessential Libran, she’s a self-professed magpie for luxury ‘must-haves' and always pursuing the new and the niche — from the boujee-est skin care to cutting-edge tech. Balancing an urge to stop the clock with her desire to embrace the ageing process (and set a positive example for her daughter), Verity's a retinol obsessive and will gladly share her thoughts about the time-defying gadgets, masks and treatments worth the splurge...