Well, the nominations have been counted and the shortlist for the In-Cosmetics 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award are: Dr. Alain Khaiat, Dr. Karl Lintner, Dr. Daniel Maes and Dr. Johann Wiechers. A winner will be determined via a public vote at: www.in-cosmetics.com/award
According to organizers, nominations came in from all corners of the globe but it was these four individuals who stood out and have been chosen for their outstanding professional accomplishments and dedication to the field of cosmetic science.
“The number of nominations we received for the award was astounding and it was great to see how many inspiring individuals are respected within this industry," said Richard Hesk, group exhibition director. "All of the finalists have clearly earned their place to be shortlisted and the public now have a very tough job to decide the overall winner. We’re incredibly excited about the ceremony that will take place to announce the winner, at In-Cosmetics in Paris on April 14 and we hope it will give the chosen person the recognition and thanks they deserve.“
Here's a brief look at the finalists and their areas of accomplishment:
Dr. Khaiat has always dedicated his time to educating and emphasizing the importance of safety within the cosmetics industry and was the founding member of several ASEAN associations. He has been credited for bringing together the Asian, American and European cosmetic markets and is considered to be a key educator in the field.
Dr. Lintner has made fundamental contributions to the understanding of skin aging and has been responsible for the technical and commercial development of peptide technology, a leading solution to reducing the visible signs of aging. He has also been highly praised for his significant contribution to the training and education of others within the industry.
Dr. Maes is known for his unparalleled ability to develop cutting-edge technologies, understand consumer needs and communicate his discoveries with great passion and clarity. As well as publishing a whole host of scientific papers and more than 25 patents, he has had unrivalled success with cutting edge products such as Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair cream. Over the course of his career he has established himself as the industry authority on DNA repair, glycation, collagen synthesis and skin barrier function and has always shown great dedication to passing his knowledge on to colleagues.
Having written over 350 papers, posters, presentations, columns and patents, Dr. Wiechers has shown great dedication to cosmetic education. He’s best known for his work on "Formulating for Efficacy," a systematic approach to formulation design that allows the cosmetic industry to make more effective cosmetic products at lower ingredients levels.
An online public vote is now open until March 31, 2010. Place your vote at www.in-cosmetics.com/award