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Published April 1, 2010
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2010 Annual Scientific Seminar Is June 3-4



The 2010 Annual Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) Annual Scientific Seminar, hosted by Area 1, is scheduled for June 3-4 at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, NY.

The seminar opens on Thursday morning at 9 a.m. Session A, moderated by Mindy Goldstein, includes opening remarks from Ken Marenus of Estée Lauder Companies. Marenus will be followed by the Henry Maso keynote award lecture, sponsored by the Henry Maso Family and Siltech Corp. The speaker is John Warner, who will speak about green cosmetic chemistry. Other presentations are: Bruce Uhlman, BASF Corp., “Measuring Sustaining and Integration into Strategic Decision Making;” Gilles Pauly, Charlotte D’Erceville, Florence Henry and Patrice Lago, Cognis France (Laboratories Serobiologiques), “Beyond Sustainability: A Pioneering Tripartite Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility;” Paula Lennon, Gattefosse France, “Improved Sensorial Performance in Natural Formulations Using Polyglycerol Modified Plant Waxes;” and Oliver Thum, Evonik Goldschmidt, “Process Innovations for Sustainable Biocatalytic Esterification.”

Session B on Hair,which begins at 1:30 p.m. and is moderated by Randy Wickett, kicks off with keynote speaker Jennifer Marsh, Procter & Gamble, who will discuss “New Product Design Strategies for Colored Hair.” Presentations will also include Timothy Gao, Ryuji Akatsuka and Jung-Mei Tien, Croda, Inc., “Study of Emulsion Structure (Liquid Crystals): Performance Correlation in Hair Straightening Formulas;” Karl Lintner, Sederma, “Hair Growth Modulation, Up or Down: A Review of Ways to Influence the Biological Events in the Hair Follice;” Pail Mouser, Catherine Gondran, Claude Dal Farra, Nouha Domloge, International Specialty Products, “Energizing the Hair Follicle: Modulation of Hair Follice Components;” and Trefor Evans, TRI Princeton, “Quantifying and Modeling the Propensity for Hair Breakage.”

Session C on Formulations, scheduled for 9-11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 4, begins with keynote speaker Betsy Schmalz Ferguson of American Flavors and Fragrances. Her discussion will cover how to unravel consumers to reveal opportunities in a presentation entitled: “A Historical Perspective, a Psychological Perspective and Global Trend Perspective.” Additional presentations in this session, which will be moderated by Barbara Wolf, include Gabriel Uzunian and Betty Aucar, BASF Corp., “Complex Effect Pigments: The Challenge of Formulating with Pigments of Diverse Optical and Physical Properties;” Jane Hollenberg, Yunmi Kim, Youlin Pan and Barry Arkles, Gelest, “Surface Treatments to Improve Pigment Dispersion in Aqueous Media;” and Santosh Yadav, David Streuli, Roger McMullen and Hani Fares, International Specialty Products, “Luster Measurements of Lip Gloss.”

The final session on Dermatology and Cosmetology, which is moderated by Martha Tate, will open at 1:30 p.m. with keynoter Zoe Diana Draelos. Draelos will discuss “Moving Line of Drug Activity.” Following will be Vince Gruber, Francesca Muia, Vito Cataldo and Lisa Bouldin, Arch Personal Care Products, “Stimulation of Extracellular Matrix Proteins by UV and Monochromatic Red Light in the Presence of Optically Responsive Powders;” Carla Perez, Laetitia Cattuzzato, Ambre De Pooter, Mickael Puginier and Sandy Dumont, Seppic, “A New Lipoaminoacid Able to Restore Aging-Induced Modifications in Biomechanical Properties of Human Dermal Fibroblasts an in Functional Properties of Preadipocytes;” Howard Epstein, Sohelia Anzali, Ruediger Graf and Nicole Beyer, EMD Chemicals Inc. and Merck, KGaA, “Skincare Application for a Novel Cylcopeptide;” and Neena Philips and Salvador Gonzalez, Farleigh Dickinson University, “Beneficial Regulation of Expression of Extracellular Matrix Proteins and Transforming Growth Factor-ß in Dermal Fibroblasts, and Epidermal Keratinocytes by Polypodium leucotomos.”

In addition to the seminars, there are COSA mini breakfasts scheduled each morning running from 7:30-8:50 a.m. (concurrent). On June 3 are “Image Analysis Techniques for Cosmetic Science” and “Color and Cosmetic Colorants: An Overview.” On June 4 are “Sunscreen Photostability: and “Aquaporins and Tight Junctions in the Epidermis.”

Student posters will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on June 3 and from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on June 4.

In addition, a welcome event and two continuing education courses have been scheduled for June 2. The all-day courses are on “Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry” and “Formulating for the Natural Market” ($300 for members, $400 for non-members). The welcome event will be held at Warehouse 5 at Bridgeview Yacht Club, Island Park, NY from 7:30-11:30 p.m. The cost is $100 per person and includes dinner, drinks, and a coffee and dessert bar.

More info: www.scconline.org

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day Is May 11-12



The New York Chapter of the SCC will hold its annual Suppliers’ Day, May 11-12 at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, Raritan Center, in Edison. Show hours are from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

This two-day event provides attendees with an opportunity to see the newest products and discuss the latest innovations with technical, marketing and business associates from around the world. A complimentary buffet lunch will be provided on both days of the show. There will be several beverage stations and an espresso bar available to all those exhibiting and attending.

More info: www.nyscc.org/suppliersday.html


NYSCC Event Raises $10,000 For Look Good Feel Better



Bill Woods, 2010 chairman of the New York New York Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC), recently welcomed more than 160 members and their guests to the first annual NYSCC Chairman’s Charity Event. Held at the newly restored historic Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal located in Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ, the highlight of the evening was the official presentation of a check for $10,000 to the Personal Care Products Council Foundation in support of its Look Good…Feel Better program.

Joseph Albanese, 2009 chair of the NYSCC, presents the $10,000 check to Lisa D. Burris, director of Personal Care Product Council’s Look Good Feel Better program.
The rail terminal, which was built in 1889, operated from 1890–1967. Between 1892-1954 approximately two-thirds of the 12-17 million immigrants who passed through Ellis Island started their new lives in America with a train ride from the terminal—including some of the people who were founders of the cosmetics industry in the U.S., such as Max Factor, Helena Rubinstein and Gerhard Mennen.

Working with the historical significance of the location, attractive posters were exhibited at the event to summarize the histories of 12 organizations that contributed their information, including: Avon, Brenntag, Coty, Croda, Johnson & Johnson, Kobo, Lipo, Mennen, Personal Care Products Council (formerly CTFA), Revlon, Rhodia and the SCC.

Cosmetic Chemistry in The Internet Age



The world is changing rapidly and companies that don’t adapt and incorporate new technologies will be left behind by the ones that do. As such, the SCC will hold a one-day course on “Cosmetic Chemistry in the Internet Age,” April 27 at the Sheraton Newark Airport Hotel in Newark, NJ.

According to SCC, the day-to-day job function of a cosmetic scientist is moving more and more out of the lab and onto a computer. While one can waste many hours on minimally productive activities like email, presentation creation and web surfing, when used properly, the internet can be a lucrative source of innovation, new product ideas, research, networking and problem solving. It can even be a place to inexpensively test products before deciding to invest heavily in a launch. This course explores the five key areas for most productive use of the internet, including a review of open innovation resources; specialized search engines to go beyond Google; social media for finding solutions; using blogs and forums to figure out what consumers want, and how to test products before inventing them. This talk will jet propel your approach to your job, whether it be in technology, marketing or the business end of our industry.

Perry Romanowski, vice president of Brains Publishing, which specializes in the creation of information products including websites, traditional books, ebooks, audio and video focusing on science and its application to the real world, is the instructor. He has numerous publications to his credit, including “Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry.” He has a Masters degree in Biochemistry from DePaul University.

The fees are $300 for SCC members, $150 for SCC student members and $425 for non-members before April 14. After that date, fees are $350, $175 and $475, respectively.

More info: www.scconline.org


Marie Thadal of NYSCC provided personal insight into how the earthquake has affected Haiti.

NYSCC Donates to Haiti Relief



At its February monthly meeting, the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists announced plans to donate $1,400 to the American Red Cross Haitian Earthquake Relief Fund.Helping Bill Woods, Chair 2010, make the announcement was Marie Thadal, NYSCC public relations chair, who provided some personal and heartfelt insights into how this catastrophic earthquake affected Haitians here and in Haiti. Thadal presented her own pictures of Haiti before and after the earthquake and asked members and the general public to remember the Haitian people in their charitable donations.




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