December 14th, 2022
Regulatory, Sustainability and the Big Winners: SCC Annual Day
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.”