SCC Annual Meeting •
been explored to any significant extent to
date in dermatocosmetic research. The researchers have shown that autophagy may
be used as a valid target for increasing skin
cellular resistance to oxidative stress. This
new cellular mechanism may serve as a
basis for further developments of innovative natural active ingredients for the cosmetic industry.
Melanie Sabadotto of Laboratoires Ser-
obiologiques/Cognis France demonstrated
the suitability and validity of the corneo-
vacumeter, which is a new device for eval-
uating the skin’s biomechanical properties.
The speaker measured these properties
with Cutometer SEM575 and Corneo-
vacumeter. For both devices, the evaluation
of the mechanical properties of the skin
was based on skin deformation induced by
suction, but different systems were used for
the measurement of displacement. The
Corneovacumeter was found to be suitable
for the evaluation of the skin’s biomechan-
A Look at Devices
Brian Czetty of Procter & Gamble presented his findings on powered devices for
facial cleansing. The title of his presentation
was“Powered devices for facial cleansing:
should they occupy space in the facial
cleansing device toolbox?” This research
was initiated because there are little clinical data proving the advantages of device-aided cleansing versus conventional
Rotating and oscillating brushes were
compared to conventional manual skin
cleansing for makeup removal, stratum
corneum exfoliation, barrier function, effects on anaerobic bacteria populations and
stratum corneum hydration when cleansing was followed with topical moisturizer.
Several standardized test methods were
used to compare two powered facial
cleansing devices to traditional manual
cleansing. The study found several beneficial uses of the powered cleansing devices.
For example, a significant change in viable
anaerobic bacteria population on the face
was detected after successive uses of the
powered rotating device. •
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Yash Kamath Earns the SCC’s Highest Honor
The Maison G. deNavarre Medal Award
YASH KAMATH, PH.D., received the Maison G. deNavarre Medal Award uring the Awards Luncheon, which was held Dec. 9. Prior to his
retirement in 2006, Kamath was with TRI/Princeton for 34 years. He
was a co-winner of the SCC Literature Award in 1986, while his team
at TRI/Princeton won the SCC Best Paper Award three times. Currently,
he has his own consulting company, Kamath Consulting, where he continues his research work in hair and skin.
The deNavarre Medal Award is the Society’s highest honor and is
awarded to an individual for his or her technical contributions to cosmetic science. Other award winners honored during the annual meeting included:
Shaw Mudge Award, sponsored by BASF: Betsy Schmalz Ferguson for her paper, “Remix. Reformulate. Renew. Red, the New Chemistry of Success.” The award recognizes the best paper presented at the
Annual Scientific Seminar.
Allan B. Black Award, sponsored by Presperse: Jane Hollen-berg, Yun mi Kim, Youlin Pan and Barry Arkles for their paper, “Surface
Treatments to Improve Pigment Dispersion in Aqueous Media.” The
award recognizes the best paper on makeup technology either presented at the previous annual scientific meeting or seminar or published
in the Journal of Cosmetic Science. This paper was presented at the
2010 annual scientific seminar.
Hans A. Schaeffer Award, sponsored by Arch Personal Care
Products: Jennifer Marsh for her paper, “New Product Design Strategies for Colored Hair.” The award recognizes the most innovative paper
presented at either the previous annual scientific meeting or seminar.
This paper was presented at the 2010 annual scientific seminar.
Joseph P. Ciaudelli Award, sponsored by Croda, Inc.: Hiroto
Tanamachi, Shigeto Inoue, Noriyuki Tanji, Hisashi Tusjimura, Masashi
Oguri, Mio Ishita, Shinichi Tokunaga and Fumiko Sazanami for their
paper, “Deposition of 18-MEA onto alkaline-colored-treated weathered
hair to form a persistent hydrophobicity.” The award recognizes the best
article submitted to the Journal of Cosmetic Science on the subject of
hair care technology in 2009.