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Green Star™ Award  
Sponsored by Colonial Chemical

The Green Star™ Award is presented by the Society of Cosmetic Chemists to recognize a green, sustainable formulation developed during the past 12-month period.  Submissions are accepted by completing the online form below prior to the deadline.  The Green Star™ Award winner(s) will receive an award certificate, honorarium, and complimentary SCC membership for one full year.  
Winner(s) will also be invited to accept the framed certificate award on-stage during the SCC78 Annual Scientific Meeting & Showcase, December 11-13, 2024, in Los Angeles, CA.

Submissions for the 2024 Green Star Award will be accepted May 1, 2024 through July 13, 2024.

Program & Submission Details  

  1. To be considered for the Green Star™ Award, complete applications must be received by July 13, 2024.
  2. The submission must be a commercialized product and must include the following:
    1. ONLINE:
      1. Completed application
      2. Appropriate documentation uploaded, as requested
    2. BY MAIL:  Three (3) samples of the product in its commercial packaging, postmarked by July 13, 2024 to:
      Society of Cosmetic Chemists
      Attn: Green Star™ Award Committee
      C/O Jen Lewis
      108 Kent Place
      Bayville, NJ 08721
  3. Submissions will be reviewed by a Committee of formulation and ingredient experts who will make their determination based on the Green Star™ Rating, a classification system developed by industry professionals designed to allow the formulation chemist the ability to maximize the natural component in products. The higher the Green Star™ rating, the “greener” the product.
  4. Award determination is governed by the Committee's assessment of the product’s:
    • novelty
    • level of innovation in formulation
    • creativity in fulfilling the marketing claims
    • efficacy using “green” ingredients
    • packaging sustainability 

The Committee’s decision is final.  Winner(s) will be notified on or about October 1, 2024.

The submission deadline for the Green Star Award is Saturday, July 13, 2024. 

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the National Office Good luck!





2023 – Alexis Forbes-Moorehead

2021 – Peyton Munoz

2020 – Samantha Guertin

2019 – Cynthia Johnson

2018 – Chaz Hudak

2017 – Daniel Joutard


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