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Live From New York: SCC Meets in NYC

By: Nancy Jeffries
Posted: February 11, 2008, from the February 2008 issue of GCI Magazine.
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Accompanied by a light snow, which arrives on cue each December for the Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ Annual Scientific Meeting and Technology Showcase, experts in cosmetic science gathered in New York to honor the achievements of their peers and preview the latest technological innovations. The technology showcase featured more than 90 exhibitors and scientific presentations on hair color protection and solar damage, tensile strength, skin care, immune response and irritation. In addition, there were sessions devoted to ethnicity and the unique challenges and solutions for skin and hair problems, as well as grooming practices.

The Awards Luncheon, moderated by SCC president Guy Padulo, presented the following:
•    Donald Orth, PhD, with The Maison de Navarre Award
•    Robert Lochhead, PhD, with the Shaw Mudge Award, sponsored by Ciba Chemicals Corporation
•    Yelena Loginova, Ralph Maccio and Alan Farer with the Allan B. Black Award, sponsored by Presperse
•    Yin Hessefort, Brian T. Holland and Richard Cloud with the Hans Schaeffer Award, sponsored by Arch Personal Care Products
•    Leonard Guarante, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with the Frontiers of Science Award
•    Takashi Itou, Masayoshi Nojiri, Yoshikazu Ootsuka and Koichi Nakamura with the Joseph Ciaudelli Award, sponsored by Croda, Inc.

CEW’s Beauty of Giving
In December, Carlotta Jacobson, president, Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW), welcomed attendees to the annual, and newly named, Beauty of Giving Luncheon at New York’s Waldorf=Astoria. Jacobson acknowledged the work of the many supporters and sponsors of Cancer and Careers who continue to give generously so that women and their employers may work together through cancer treatment.

In 2007, Cosmetic Executive Women Foundation, the philanthropic arm of CEW, honored Pantene Pro-V for its Beautiful Lengths Program, which brings people together to donate their hair to create wigs that are given to women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment. The award was presented to Craig Bahner, general manager and vice president, North America hair care, Procter & Gamble, who said, “We are proud to support women who are living and working with cancer.” There are plans to take the program, which began in July 2006 in the U.S. and Canada, international.