The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) is pleased to announce Howard A. Epstein, PhD, Director of Technical Services at EMD Performance Materials, as the recipient of the Maison G. deNavarre Medal Award. The medal is the Society’s highest honor, recognizing an individual for accomplishments and activities supporting the best interests of the cosmetics and personal care industry.
“Howard Epstein is recognized and well respected by professionals in the cosmetic and personal care industry for his outstanding technical contributions in functional skin care technologies,” said Erica O’Grady, CAE, Executive Director/CEO of the Society. “Howard has been on stage or in a classroom providing education to colleagues for the past decade. He is a renowned researcher and expert in skin product development and a deserved recipient of the Society’s highest award.”
Dr. Epstein has authored chapters in various cosmetic technology textbooks, including Harry’s Cosmeticology, and holds eight patents and two patent applications. Howard has also previously served as editor of the SCC’s Journal of Cosmetic Science and is a member of the International Academy of Dermatology. He is on the editorial board of the dermatological journals, Clinics in Dermatology and SKINmed, representing the cosmetics industry to dermatologists.
“Dr. Epstein’s significant technical contributions are representative of what the Society’s founders envisioned this organization to be: highly ethical and educated professionals sharing research and innovations for the advancement of cosmetic science,” said Mindy Goldstein, PhD, 2020 SCC President and President of Mindy S. Goldstein, PhD Consulting. “I am excited to present Howard with this award recognizing his professional achievements.”