The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) is pleased to announce Nava Dayan, PhD as the recipient of the 2020 Florence Wall Women in Cosmetic Chemistry Award. The award honors women’s scientific and leadership contributions to the cosmetics and personal care industry.
“Dr. Dayan, a consultant specializing in skin care product innovation, efficacy claims, safety assessment and more, understands the importance of innovative ideas, education, mentoring and service to others,” said Erica O’Grady, CAE, Executive Director/CEO of the Society. “Nava is representative of the stellar women in this industry who have made significant contributions while serving as an example of leadership and passion for future generations.”
In her 30 years of experience, Nava has offered a wide range of services to the Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Personal Care, Research Entities, Regulatory Agencies and Academic Institutions through her consulting company, Dr. Nava Dayan LLC. She has worked on inventions that resulted in many patent applications, delivered 100+ oral presentations, has 150 publication credits in numerous industry-respected journals and in five books, and served as educator and advisory board committee member at several professional organizations including: American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientist, Society of Cosmetic Chemists, and The Center for Dermal Research. She has also written a monthly column for the HAPPI magazine.
“Much like the namesake of this award, Dr. Dayan has made noteworthy technical contributions to the cosmetic science field,” said Mindy Goldstein, PhD, 2020 SCC President and President of Mindy S. Goldstein, PhD Consulting. “As a fellow entrepreneur and woman in STEM, I am delighted to acknowledge Nava for fierce dedication to skin care product R&D and her involvement and influence in the cosmetic science industry,” she added.
This award is generously supported through Concept to Commerce by Rodan + Fields – an open innovation portal where beauty start-ups, inventors, universities, and biotech companies can submit ideas for new products and technologies to develop in partnership with the brand. Rodan + Fields is a prestige, dermatology-inspired skincare brand founded by Stanford-trained dermatologists, Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields. This open innovation portal follows their legacy to support the successful careers of women in both the business and science sectors.