• Deanna Utroske

14 thought-provoking quotes from the 75th SCC Scientific Meeting & Showcase


“I don’t think there has been a time when science and the work that you do has been more important.”

~ Robert Skinner, Deputy Director and Chief of Partnerships and Global Engagement at United Nations



“The consumer wants reliable knowledge.”

~ Howard Maibach, PhD Dermatologist with the University of California, San Francisco


“Water controls everything healthy that happens.”

~ Jason Harcup, PhD, Global Vice President R&D Skin Care at Unilever


“Everything that goes into the fermentation tank goes into the INCI name.”

~ Joanne Nikitakis, Senior Director of Cosmetic Chemistry at PCPC


“Capturing information and making it useful in a way that isn’t an impediment to the industry is a challenge.”

~ Joanne Nikitakis, Senior Director of Cosmetic Chemistry at PCPC


“We all need to make our industry open to all people….Small steps matter.”

~ Lisa Napolione, PhD, Senior Vice President of Global R&D at Estée Lauder


“I challenge us all to mentor and be mentors.”

~ Lisa Napolione, PhD, Senior Vice President of Global R&D at Estée Lauder


“An advantage we have is that our products and advertising reach into almost every household.”

~ Robert Skinner, Deputy Director and Chief of Partnerships and Global Engagement at United Nations


“Many of our products depend on clean water.”

~ Robert Skinner, Deputy Director and Chief of Partnerships and Global Engagement at United Nations


“Our industry is about relationships and educating people.”

~ Perry Romanowski


“Sustainability is absolutely mainstream in the cosmetics and personal care market. They’re buying for change.”

~ Amy Ethier, PhD, Global Expert Services and Regulatory Manager for the Cosmetic Effect Pigment business at Sun Chemical


“Most of the waste used in beauty is from the beverage industry.”

~ Heather Rochelle Grove, Native Extracts Pty Ltd


“The boardroom should reflect an industry’s core consumer.”

~ Cynthia Johnson, Cindy J Cosmetics Labs, LLC


“There have been a lot of safety marketing claims over the years—hypoallergenic, free-from, green, clean, blue. No matter what the words are, it comes down to two fundamental things: consumer safety and [ensuring] that were not doing any harm as we’re creating these products or, after use, as they go out into the environment.”

~ Dennis Abbeduto, Personal Care Business Manager at Colonial Chemical, Inc.



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