The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) has revealed the winners of its annual awards to be presented during its 76th Annual Scientific Meeting & Showcase in Los Angeles this December.
The SCC’s highest honour, the Maison G. deNavarre Medal, has been bestowed on David C. Steinberg in recognition of his technical contributions to the cosmetic industry.
These include founding of the MS in Cosmetic Science programme at Farleigh Dickinson University in 1982; authoring five industry textbooks and chapter authorship in 11 other books; numerous regulatory accomplishments in North America and the EU; course instructor and educator; and his service as advisory board member for many industry publications.
Steinberg was also recognised as a technical fellow of the SCC in 1987 and has received many other industry accolades and awards. He retired in December 2021 from Steinberg & Associates but remains active on its board of directors.
“This year, the Society is presenting its highest honour to David C. Steinberg in recognition of his industry expertise and contributions to advancing cosmetic science,” said SCC chief executive Erica O’Grady.
“We are pleased to recognise all that he has accomplished during his exceptional career,” she added.
The SCC Merit Award has been won by Bart Maxon, a senior technical service & development scientist for Dow’s home & personal care group, in recognition of his 23 years of membership.
Maxon has over 39 years of experience in the personal care, healthcare and medical diagnostics industries and has been with Dow/Dow Corning for over 26 years in a variety of roles within their beauty and health care businesses.
He holds 20 patents and has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Central Michigan University and a second Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Northeastern Illinois University.
“We are thrilled to honour him with the 2022 SCC Merit Award. A tireless champion of the SCC and its mission to advance cosmetic science, we thank Bart for his dedication and service to SCC over the years,” said O’Grady.
Meanwhile, the Florence Wall Women In Cosmetic Chemistry Award has been won by Dr Mindy Goldstein for her scientific and leadership contributions to the cosmetics and personal care industry.
Goldstein holds three patents and has authored texts and articles for various publications during her more than 31 years of active membership in SCC.
She also served two terms as SCC National President; President of the Long Island Chapter; a member of the Committee on Scientific Affairs and various other SCC Committees; served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Cosmetic Science; and was also recognised as a technical fellow of the SCC in 2002.
She currently serves on the PCPC Nomenclature Committee where she chairs the subcommittee on biotechnology, botanicals, and ferments.
“Mindy is a well-respected subject matter expert, inspirational leader, and a distinguished contributor to the field of cosmetic science,” said O’Grady.
The SCC 76th Annual Scientific Meeting & Showcase takes place on 12-14 December at the JW Marriott LA Live in Los Angeles, California.