Six companies were presented with EX•TRACTS "Best New Product Awards" Tuesday, with Votivo receiving "Best of Show" honors for its Dulce Caramelo Holiday Collection. EX•TRACTS, one of 10 divisions of the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF), which ran through yesterday at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
Five additional EX•TRACTS awards were
presented in the categories of Bath & Body, Beauty Accessory,
Cosmetic & Fragrance, Natural/Organic and Packaging. A panel of
editors selected the Winners and finalists in each category based on
several criteria, including innovative design, creative use of
materials/construction and use of new materials/technology.
The summer 2012 EX•TRACTS Best New Product Award winners selected from 133 products, are:
BEST OF SHOW: Votivo (Spartanburg, NC) for
Dulce Caramelo Holiday Collection, a new buttery caramel fragrance
designed to warm the senses, available as a holiday candle, holiday tin
and holiday sample tin.
BATH & BODY: Napa Soap Company (St.
Helena, CA) for Tuscan Citrus Zest, Blood Orange and Syrah all-natural
lotions, made with fresh grape seed oil and wine.
BEAUTY ACCESSORY: Metropolis Soap Company
(Brooklyn, NY) for Vegan Lip Creams, a 100 percent vegan product made
with essential oils, sunflower wax and sunflower oil.
COSMETIC & FRAGRANCE: RICA bath &
body (Brooklyn, NY) for Bourbon Cavendish Body Tonic, a warm, woodsy
blend of leather and tobacco with notes of patchouli, cedar and
NATURAL/ORGANIC: European Soaps LLC
(Seattle, WA) for The Queen's Honey Collection, a bath and body
collection harvested from organic honey and royal jelly combined with
PACKAGING: AQUIESSE (Moorpark, CA) for
Decorative Tin Candle, an 11-ounce stackable tin candle with "perfect
match" matchbook compartment.
The judges noticed these particular
products for their unique and innovative approach to personal care
products," said Melissa Engongoro, EX•TRACTS sales manager. "These
awards further extend EX•TRACTS positioning as a showcase for the
industry's best new products."
The Best New Product Award judges were: Tina Benitez-Eves, Gifts & Decorative Accessories; Rona Berg, Organic Spa Magazine; Nancy Jeffries, contributing editor; Patricia Norins, GIFT SHOP; Candice Sabatini, Beautynews NYC; Barb Wujcik, Giftware News; Jean Warshaw, Beauty Store Business; and Victoria Wurdinger, Salon Today.
EX•TRACTS features 100 exhibitors of
cosmetics, perfumes, skincare, bath & body care, beauty accessories,
haircare, natural and organic products and well-being lines. The winter
2013 edition will take place January 27-31. Information is available at