Each season, Extracts asks several members of the media (including this editor) to vote on the show’s best products. Here, the contest’s winners and finalists, which for the first time featured a Best Natural Product category.
Best Overall Product: Fruits & Passion, Quebec, for its Cucina Dolce scented candle set, in dessert and coffee fragrances. Finalists: Paper Doll Cosmetics and Ling Skin Care
Best Natural Product: Barefoot Botanicals Ltd. of San Francisco, for its antiaging, all-natural skin care from London, made with with organic essential oils and plant extracts. Finalists: Hot Topics’ Ojon Haircare line and A Muse Sings Inc.
Most Creative Booth: Mor Cosmetics of Victoria, Australia. Finalists: Fruits & Passion and Serenity Group
Outstanding Creative Packaging: Pure Life International Co. Ltd. of Bangkok for its sleek, innovative packaging, including lotion, shower gel and shampoo and conditioner bottles. Finalists: Australia Steamboat Connection, Inc. and Paper Doll Cosmetics
Best New Product: Serenity Group of Ontario for its Vodka grooming products for men. Finalists: Kama Ayurveda and Fresh Body Market