SCC awards women in the field of cosmetics science

The Association of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) has announced the establishment of its first award to recognize women in the field of cosmetic science.

The Florence Wall Cosmetic Chemistry Women's Award recognizes women's scientific and leadership contributions to the cosmetics and personal care industry.

Wall was the first female recipient of the 1996 SCC Maison G. de Navarre Award, and she is a renowned hair dyeing authority. With the establishment of the first graduate school of hair dyeing experts in the 1920s, she was elected to the Beauty Hall of Fame in 1965.

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"In an era when men dominated the industry, Florence Wall was a pioneer for women in the field of beauty science," said Erica O'Grady, Executive Director and CEO of SCC. "During her lifetime, Florence published five books and more than 300 articles in the field, and expressed critical opinions during the drafting of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938, which was the first congressional act to affect the safety of cosmetics."

This award is sponsored by Rodan+Fields, a skin care brand founded by women, and will be presented at the 73rd Annual Scientific Conference and Technical Exhibition of the Association of Cosmetic Chemists held at Sheraton Hotel in Times Square, New York, from December 17 to 18, 2019

"Women like Florence Wall have paved the way for us in the field of cosmetics science," said Kelly Dobos, President of SCC and Technical Manager of Cosmetics for the Americas at Sun Chemical Corporation. "I am pleased that the board of directors has approved the establishment of this award to recognize scientists like Florence who have made great contributions to our industry."