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Live From New York: Shopping for Necessity, Not Luxury

By: Nancy Jeffries
Posted: February 4, 2009, from the February 2009 issue of GCI Magazine.

Celebrating the launch of Coty's latest Nautica fragrance, Ocean. From left, Bernd Beetz, CEO, Coty; Karen Murray, president, Nautica; Andy Sharpless, CEO, Oceana; and Steve Mormoris, senior vice president, global marketing, Coty.

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Opening session moderator Zoe Draelos discussed multicultural skin care technology and Hitoshi Masaki, PhD, presented on the effects of filaggrin inducer pyroxidene (VB6) and its derivatives on human keratinocytes and intact human skin. Also, David More, PhD, analyzed the potential of confocal raman spectroscopy of active permeation into the stratum corneum from lamellar lipid formulations.

Thursday’s awards luncheon recognized the winners of a variety of scientific achievements. The Shaw Mudge Award, sponsored by Ciba Corporation, went to Shaow Lin, PhD, Stephanie Postiaux and Joanna Newton, PhD, for their paper, “Vesicular Delivery Systems: From Phospholipids to Silicones for Targeted Skin Sites.”

The Allan B. Black Award, sponsored by Presperse, LLC, went to Leila Song, PhD, Gabriel Uzunian, Betty Aucar and James Carroll, Jr., PhD, for their paper, “Complex Effect Pigments: Innovative Solutions for Ethnic Color Cosmetics.”

The Hans Schaeffer Award, sponsored by Arch Personal Care Products, went to Michael Daley, PhD, and David Koenig, PhD, for their paper, “Removal of Microbial Pathogens from Skin Using Magnets,” and the Joseph Ciaudelli Award, sponsored by Croda, Inc., went to Karin Keis, PhD, Craig Huemmer and Yash Kamath, PhD, for “Effect of Oil Films on Moisture Vapor Absorption on Human Hair.”

The Frontiers of Science Award was presented to Buddy Ratner, PhD, for his paper, “Rebuilding People: The Coming Era of Tissue Engineering.” Ratner presented on his findings earlier in the conference, stating: “I believe that tissue engineering will revolutionize medicine and cosmetic strategies within the next 10 years.”