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ExTracts Picks the Best New Products

By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor | February 12, 2010

Joya�s Solid Perfume, Diffuser from Fruits & Passion Net Honors.

ExTracts has announced the Best New Product Award winners from its Winter 2010 show, which was held in conjunction with the New York International Gift Fair, Jan. 31-Feb. 4 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.

ExTract’s named Joya’s Shades of Dusk solid perfume as “Best in Show.” The New York-based firm was honored for the perfume which captures romance and rituals throughout the ages in mythic amulets containing fragrances reminiscent of classical aphrodisiacs.

Fruits & Passion, Montreal, won the Best New Product in the Cosmetics & Fragrance category for its Decorative Diffuser Set, a perfumed oil diffuser featuring a birchwood flower design with a ceramic base.

In total, six companies received Best New Product Awards at the show; one winner and two finalists were selected in each of five awards categories—Bath & Body; Beauty Accessory; Cosmetic & Fragrance; Natural/Organic; and Packaging. Criteria judges considered included innovative design; creative use of materials/construction; and use of new materials/technology.
Fruits & Passion, Montreal, won ExTracts’ Best New Product in the Cosmetics & Fragrance category for its Decorative Diffuser Set, a perfumed oil diffuser featuring a birchwood flower design with a ceramic base.
Other Winter 2010 winners were:

BATH & BODY CATEGORY: DayNa Decker (Los Angeles, CA) for its Botanika Body Essence Buffer with fine pumice lava crystals which gently remove dead skin cells while rejuvenating skin regeneration, and meadowfoam seed oil to prevent moisture loss.

BEAUTY ACCESSORY CATEGORY: J.R. Watkins Naturals (Winona, MN) for its Life's A Beach travel kit featuring aloe and green tea shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion, and signature wash cloth in zipped travel pouch.

NATURAL/ORGANIC CATEGORY: Sapothecary (Ukiah, CA) for its Season Sampler, a handmade, Nepalese box with four soaps made with essential rosemary, barley grass oil, lavender peppermint oil, spruce oil and orange cinnamon clove oil representing the four seasons.

PACKAGING CATEGORY: Votivo (Spartanburg, SC) for the black, cut glass tube with embossed Votivo seal featured in its two-piece Dalian Collection packaging.

The Summer 2010 edition of Ex•Tracts will take place Aug. 15-19, 2010.

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