Regulatory, Sustainability and the Big Winners: SCC Annual Day

Posted on December 14th, 2022

Day Three of the 76th SCC Annual Scientific Meeting (SCC76) began with the awards breakfast, sponsored by Ashland, where Katherine Oglesby, of Nuritas, presented the Henry Maso keynote lecture about how AI is “revolutionizing” cosmetic actives discovery and commercialization. A showcase exhibition and discussions on sustainability and the future of skin care followed, wrapping up with a networking luncheon, and regulatory and modern formulating and sunscreen sessions.

The Big Winners

Acknowledging the scientists who have made great contributions to cosmetic science within the past year, several awards were presented:

  • Allan & Jeanette Black Award: Sponsored by Presperse, this award was presented to Amy Ethier, Ph.D., of BASF for the SCC75 presentation, “Evaluating the Environmental Impact of Natural and Synthetic Mica Through Life Cycle Assessment.”
  • Hans Schaffer Award: Sponsored by the SCC, Daphne Benderly, Ph.D., of Presperse, was honored for the SCC75 presentation, “Screening of Personal Care Ingredients for Potential in Immediate Wrinkle Blurring.”
  • Society of Cosmetic Chemists Award: Sponsored by Hallstar, this year’s recipient was Anna Howe, of Evonik Corp., for the SCC75 presentation, “Bottle Your Sustainability Goals – Minimize Your Environmental and VOC Footprint in Sun Care Products.”
  • Shaw Mudge Award: Sponsored by The Grant Mudge Trust, Kate Beers, Ph.D., of the National Institute of Standards Technology, received the award for her SCC75 presentation, “Soft Matter Circular Economy.”
  • Joseph P. Ciaudelli Award: Sponsored by Croda, this award was presented to Evelyne Maes, Ph.D., Jolon M. Dyer, Ph.D., Santanu Deb-Choudhury, Ph.D. and Stefan Clerens, Ph.D., for the Journal of Cosmetic Science vol 72 special edition Nov./Dec. 2021 article, “Mapping Protein Cross-links in Human Hair via Mass Spectrometry.
  • Des Goddard Award: Also sponsored by the SCC, this award was presented to Brittany Pease, Ph.D., of Inolex, for her SCC75 presentation, “Bridging Personal Care and Environmental Care: A Holistic Approach to Formulation Development in the post-COVID-19 Era.”
  • Student Poster Awards: This year’s first place student poster winners were Olivia Meyer and Harshita Kumari, of the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, and Roneisha Hainey and Hilmar Koerner, of the Materials & Manufacturing Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory, who co-authored, “3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing: The Future of Cosmetic Science.”


Posted on May 3rd, 2019

Sumitomo Seika received the 2018 Sensory Award at In-Cosmetics North America, and the 2019 Bronze Sensory Award of In-Cosmetics Global, for Aqupec MG N40R. This is a sodium carbomer described as having a ‘fresh’ texture.

Presperse has now quantified, using a texture analyzer, the behavior of an emulsion with Aqupec MG N40R, as compared to standard carbomer. The emulsion with Aqupec MG N40R is demonstrably softer than an emulsion thickened with carbomer.

An additional benefit for use of this polymer was discovered at Presperse, using its’ patent-pending method of in-vitro soft focus evaluation. Surprisingly, use of Aqupec MG N40R instead of carbomer provides excellent soft focus test results. This benefit is demonstrated in the prototype “Blurred and Primed” exhibited at the 2019 NYSCC Suppliers’ Day show.

Presperse Features Prototypes at 2019 Beauty Awards Product Demo

Posted on March 2nd, 2019

Presperse showcased two prototypes at this year’s Beauty Awards Product Demo Event on February 28th, hosted by CEW. Event attendees spent the evening exploring the newest formulations and ingredients featured by beauty retailers and suppliers. This year, Presperse shared its new Blurred & Primed and Color Reveal Tint Stick SPF 30. Both prototypes feature ingredients that support the most prominent trends in personal care, including Soft Focus, Environmental Defense, Free From and Optical Wow.

The Beauty Awards will be presented at CEW’s annual luncheon on Friday, May 17, 2019.

Alexis Blackmon Visits the Lab at Presperse

Posted on October 11th, 2018

Vlogger Alexis Blackmon visited the Presperse laboratory on Tuesday, September 11th and spent the day with our Technical Service Specialist Kristina Kannheiser. We were excited to share all of our technologies with her and how we use our cosmetic ingredients to formulate personal care and cosmetic prototypes. Check it out now! Click here to watch the video.

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