Independent Beauty Innovator Awards

Recognizing the Best in Independent Beauty’s Cutting-Edge Products, Beautiful Design and Brilliant Marketing.

The IBI Awards recognize the most cutting-edge, game-changing product launches and brands in the independent beauty industry. IBI Awards represent one of the highest honors in the independent beauty industry, a gold-standard award for breakthrough beauty products. Applications are reviewed by a panel of industry judges that include product development, branding, package design, marketing specialist, leading media and social influencer experts.


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Unbeatable Marketing Opportunities: Sharing your IBI Award recognition increases brand awareness, and provides a unique opportunity to promote your business.


Credibility & Prestige: Being a finalist or winning an award gives a seal of approval to your work, and is an assurance of quality


Pride to your Company: The IBI Awards recognize the hard work and achievements of your team. When employees are proud of their company’s achievements, it shows and attracts more great talent


Submission Deadline

May 8th

Judging Period


Finalists Announced

June 1

Awards Event in Vegas

June 29

As a small entrepreneurial company, receiving this honor from such an esteemed group of my colleagues was, and continues to be, so inspiring. The support of ICMAD, not only as a recipient of an award, but with all the resources they provide has been more beneficial for the growth of my company than I could ever have imagined.




Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the 2020 Awards are closed.Get updates for 2021.