The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) has announced its annual award winners who will be honored virtually at the 74th Annual Scientific Meeting and Showcase, held on Dec. 11, 2020.
2020 Florence Wall Women in Cosmetic Chemistry Award
Nava Dayan, Ph.D., received The Florence Wall award, honoring women’s scientific and leadership contributions to the cosmetics and personal care industry.
Mindy Goldstein, Ph.D., 2020 SCC president and president of Mindy S. Goldstein, Ph.D. Consulting said, “Much like the namesake of this award, Dr. Dayan has made noteworthy technical contributions to the cosmetic science field. As a fellow entrepreneur and woman in STEM, I am delighted to acknowledge Nava for fierce dedication to skin care product R&D and her involvement and influence in the cosmetic science industry."
Maison G. deNavarre Medal Award
Howard A. Epstein, Ph.D., director of technical services at EMD Performance Materials received the Maison G. deNavarre Medal Award—the society’s highest honor, recognizing an individual for accomplishments and activities supporting the best interests of the cosmetics and personal care industry.
Erica O’Grady, CAE, executive director/CEO of the Society said, “Howard Epstein is recognized and well-respected by professionals in the cosmetic and personal care industry for his outstanding technical contributions in functional skin care technologies. Howard has been on stage or in a classroom providing education to colleagues for the past decade. He is a renowned researcher and expert in skin product development, and a deserved recipient of the society’s highest award.”
The society's Merit Award will be presented to Martha Tate, Ph.D., of Tate Science.
Erica O’Grady, CAE, executive director/CEO of the society said, "Martha Tate, Ph.D. (Tate Science) has been an engaged and contributing member since the day she joined the SCC. We are delighted to present the Merit Award for her numerous contributions during her nearly 30-year membership, including lecturing at various education events, serving on the education advisory committee, volunteering countless hours of her time, and much more toward the advancement of cosmetic science.”
Young Scientist Award
Lex Pelger, of CV Sciences, will receive the Young Scientist award, sponsored by Surfatech, for his paper entitled, "CBD, GRAS and The Largest Organ."
The award recognizes the best paper by a young scientist under the age of 40 for a podium lecture at the preceding Annual Scientific Meeting.
Green Star Award
Sponsored by Colonial Chemical, the Green Star Award will go to Samantha Guertin, of Aveda, for her work on the Botanical Repair Strengthening Leave-In Treatment.
The award recognizes a formulator who has done outstanding work in green formulations during the previous 12-month period.
Society of Cosmetic Chemists Award
Sponsored by Hallstar, this award will be presented to Juan Brito, of BASF Corp., for his paper entitled, "Formulating with Zinc Oxide."
This award recognizes the best paper presented at the preceding SCC Annual Scientific Meeting that made the greatest scientific contribution to knowledge in the field of protecting against or ameliorating damage to human skin caused by exposure to UV radiation.
The Hans A. Schaeffer Award
This award, sponsored by Lonza, will be presented to Philip Ludwig, of BASF Corp., for his paper entitled, "Quorum Quenching: The New Way to Keep Microbiome Under Control."
This award recognizes the most innovative paper presented at the preceding SCC Annual Scientific Meeting.
Joseph P. Ciaudelli Award
Sponsored by Croda, this award will go to Manuel Gamez-Garcia, Ph.D., of Ashland Specialty Ingredients, for his paper entitled, "Protein and Cellular Structures Stabilizing the Shape of Curly and Textured Hair: A Finite Element Analysis."
This award recognizes the best article published in the Journal of Cosmetic Science or presented at the preceding SCC Annual Scientific Meeting on the subject of hair care technology.
Shaw Mudge Award
The Mudge family sponsors the Shaw Mudge Award, which will be presented to Anna Langerveld, Ph.D., of Genemarkers, for her paper entitled, "CBD: Next Big Thing in Skincare."
This award recognizes the best paper presented at the preceding SCC Annual Scientific Meeting.
Des Goddard Award
Finally, Hy Si Bui, Ph.D., of L'Oréal USA, will receive the Des Goddard Award for his paper entitled, "Physical Chemistry of Long-Lasting Color Cosmetics."
This award recognizes the most innovative paper on the topic of polymer science related to cosmetics or personal care and presented at the preceding Annual Scientific Meeting or published in the Journal of Cosmetic Science.